Good stock imagery resources, anyone?

16 Feb 2009 - 11:56am
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Ryon Brown6
2008

I'm conducting as thorough a review as possible of the best stock
image companies who offer the best value (subscription-based and
pay-as-you-go). Any favorite companies that offer illustrations,
photography, video, etc?

Thanks
Ryon

(web media designer at Booz Allen Hamilton)

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16 Feb 2009 - 12:53pm
stepheneighmey
2008

i like veer quite a bit. not sure about the value; i just download
comps until i'm ready to buy, but they have a nice selection of
images.

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16 Feb 2009 - 1:11pm
Ricardo Porto
2009

Hi, Ryon.

My favorite one is iStockPhoto, with a very large choice of photos,
vector art, animations and even videos. One of the best cost /
benefit ratios I've found.

Have a look at http://www.istockphoto.com

All the best,
Ricardo

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16 Feb 2009 - 5:33pm
Angel Marquez
2008

also check out:http://www.stockxpert.com/
http://www.youworkforthem.com/

someone should compile these resources and cross reference them with DS's
vocabulary list. 1, 2, 3, not it.

16 Feb 2009 - 5:20pm
Angel Marquez
2008

Check out:
Stockxpert.com
Youworkforthem.com

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On Feb 16, 2009, at 10:11 AM, Ricardo Porto <ricardo at calepino.com>
wrote:

> Hi, Ryon.
>
> My favorite one is iStockPhoto, with a very large choice of photos,
> vector art, animations and even videos. One of the best cost /
> benefit ratios I've found.
>
> Have a look at http://www.istockphoto.com
>
> All the best,
> Ricardo
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16 Feb 2009 - 7:20pm
mcaskey
2008

I'm a stickler for the free (as in beer, too) imagery, found on SXC.

Angel Marquez wrote:
> also check out:http://www.stockxpert.com/
> http://www.youworkforthem.com/
>
> someone should compile these resources and cross reference them with DS's
> vocabulary list. 1, 2, 3, not it.
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16 Feb 2009 - 2:19pm
Michael Kim
2007

Hi Ryon;

I've used gettyimages.com quite extensively. I know they offer corporate
package pricing, which was quite helpful in downloading a bunch of images
without watermarks, for comping purposes. Good luck!

Michael Kim
Brand / UX / Design
310-415-0811

16 Feb 2009 - 2:49pm
Joel Laumans
2008

Hey Ryon,

I agree with Ricard - my favorite site is http://www.istockphoto.com/
Cheap, high quality, broad collection, and good search engine.

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16 Feb 2009 - 6:09pm
Patrick Aguilar
2008

I have made good use of stock.xchng (sxc.hu).

I haven't purchased anything from them, however they have a pretty
nice selection of free stock photos.

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16 Feb 2009 - 6:44pm
Joel Laumans
2008

I agree with Ricardo,

www.istockphoto.com is the best way to go! Great value, great photos,
powerful search engine.

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17 Feb 2009 - 2:12am
Andy Polaine
2008

On the Creative Commons side of things, Compfight is a useful resource
for trawling Flickr: http://www.compfight.com

Stock Xchng is another: http://www.sxc.hu/ very much along the lines
of istockphoto.com

Obviously Getty too: http://www.gettyimages.com/

Very specific one on travel brochure Graphic Design from the 1920s and
30s: http://www.travelbrochuregraphics.com/

Australian specific one: http://www.pictureaustralia.org/

One for visual arts: http://www.vads.ac.uk/

These are mostly more arts based, but there is a big list here too: http://www.vraweb.org/resources/diag/digreslist.html

Best,

Andy

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17 Feb 2009 - 4:00am
Martina Gobec
2009

Same here, gettyimages and istockphoto. But, just wanted to share a
link to some top quality photos (a lot of them from the world of
fashion). I'm not sure about the pricing, though.

http://www.trunkarchive.com/

Also, Flickr is a good possibility, especially when illustrating
concepts, when you are still in sketching phase. In the last phase,
you could write to the Flickr image owner, if they would sell the
photo to you, but beware: it can be a very lengthy process before
getting a deal through.

Good luck!
Martina

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17 Feb 2009 - 4:28am
Angel Marquez
2008

>>http://www.trunkarchive.com/very nice

just for fun:
http://www.manipulator.com/

On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 1:00 AM, Martina Gobec <martina at designeria.net>wrote:

> Same here, gettyimages and istockphoto. But, just wanted to share a
> link to some top quality photos (a lot of them from the world of
> fashion). I'm not sure about the pricing, though.
>
> http://www.trunkarchive.com/
>
> Also, Flickr is a good possibility, especially when illustrating
> concepts, when you are still in sketching phase. In the last phase,
> you could write to the Flickr image owner, if they would sell the
> photo to you, but beware: it can be a very lengthy process before
> getting a deal through.
>
> Good luck!
> Martina
>
>
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18 Feb 2009 - 5:07pm
Emarson Victoria
2008

http://www.sxc.hu has a good collection of free stock images.

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