Here is a list of best stock photo agencies to buy images online. Prices start at 1$ per image, and even less if you purchase a subscription plan (starting at approximately 14 cents per image). On the biggest sites (at the top of the list) you will often see many of the same images since photographers and illustrators often submit their work to multiple sites. To be able to download images, in most cases you will first need to create an account and then purchase “download credits” or choose a subscription plan. Usually the more credits you buy or the bigger subscription plan you get, the cheaper each image will cost.
Shutterstock is the largest subscription-based stock photo agency. Over 100 million royalty-free images are available for download (both commercial and editorial). More than 800,000 new high quality photos and illustrations are added to the collection weekly! This agency is the best choice if you or your company needs to buy a large volume of images on a regular basis. You can also buy footage and music.
A big collection of royalty-free images, as well as videos. Flexible plans to suit any budget. Credits or subscriptions.
Dreamstime is one of the leading microstock photo agencies, offering a huge collection of high-quality photos, illustrations and footage. You can purchase credit packages or a subscription plan.
Fotolia offers a big collection of royalty-free images, including photographs and Vector illustrations. You can buy download credits or a Subscription plan. If you already sell photos at Fotolia, it is very easy to exchange your earnings into download credits.
iStockPhoto offers a huge image collection and boasts the largest number of exclusive photos and vector illustrations that you will not find anywhere else. You can also buy footage and audio files. Choose a credit package or get a Subscription plan.
This site offers a rapidly growing collection of photos, vector illustrations and footage. A choice of flexible plans including monthly subscription.
123rf impressive collection contains photos, vectors, footage and audio. Both credit packages and subscriptions are offered.
CanStockPhoto adds over 3000 images every day, offering a nice collection of photos, vector illustrations and footage. You can buy credits or a subscription plan to start downloading.
FeaturePics offers credit purchases and savings plans. Simple Download is an economical way to purchase images for web publishing. Credits Option allows you to purchase individual high-resolution photos.
Pond5 offers a variety of media: photos, illustrations, footage, music, sound effects, 3D models. Credit packs include free bonus credits. The more you buy, the more you get.
ScanStockPhoto is a Scandinavian agency, offering high-resolution images at prices ranging between 3,79 EUR and 14,90 EUR, depending on the credit package that you buy. The site offers photos and JPEG illustrations.
StockPhotoMedia is another Scandinavian agency, offering photos and vector illustrations. All prices are in Euro, and start at just 1€.