Tool Description We liked We didn’t like
PICOGRAPHY Free high-resolution photos Offered by professional photographers. A scroll-through gallery of random shots.
MORGUEFILE Pictures on demand Simple site;
Carefully curated list of photos;
Wide range of topics.
Small selection of photos.
OPENPHOTO Site where you can download images for free. Keyword search facility;
Extensive collection of downloadable stock photography.
Not great quality;
Mostly amateur photos.
PEXELS Free stock photo collection Free to edit and redistribute;
No strings attached.
BEHANCE Portfolio site Easy interface;
Creates a design community conversation;
Allows to link social media.
Limited File size
FLICKR A online community for photographers The photo library is huge, literally;
Search photographies for licenses types;
Filter by color;
Explore by categories.
They share user information with Verizon companies and partners;
Be carefully with the terms of use.
ISTOCKPHOTO Online royalty free stock photo website Curated photo library;
High Quality (HD) photographies, videos, illustrations and audio;
Search for topics.
There is a monthly limit to download pictures;
High prices for single photo downloads.
GETTYIMAGES Stock photo agency website Focused on Trendy Events and Media coverage;
Pictures categorized by tags.
The website is a mix between stock photo search and news portal with advertisement.
SHUTTERSTOCK Stock photography footage, stock music and editing tools provider. Good looking website;
Categories clearly defined;
Search images by color palette.
123RF Royalty free stock photos, videos and audios. Visual search for similar images;
Online picture editor;
Multi-language search;
Orientation filtering;
Related terms searching;
Google Docs Add-on.
Search is not performed with tags.
BIGSTOCK Micro stock photography website Cheaper prices and better monthly plans;
The search directory is clear and easy to understand;
SafeSearch for sensitive content;
7-day free trial.
Smaller photography database than other stock websites.
ADOBE STOCK Stock photo database by Adobe Free trial;
Search by similar images.
You can’t search for contributor
STOCKSNAP User generated content stock photo Infinite scrolling;
Free stock database;
No need to sign up.
Fixed menu bar;
Categories are not sorted alphabetically.
500PX Photography community with stock photo Premium chosen photographies;
Users can decide if their sale their artwork;
Mobile app.
Limited upload for free plans.

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