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When it comes to finding top, quality stock image websites, it is not always about doing a quick Google search. As a designer, you will need a host of stock images to effectively create various design images, and finding the right images can sometimes be challenging.

5 stock image websites that you should try for your next project:

  1. Unsplash

Unsplash offers high-resolution photographs that will not only assist you in creating the best possible design image, but they will inspire your creativity too. With 10 new photos being added every day, Unsplash is definitely the place to start when looking for quality images for print or online design projects.
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  1. IM Free (from IM Creator)

IM Free offers a wide range of quality images from food, drinks, people, education, and business to technology, sports, fitness, fashion and beauty, and much, much more! They also have a blog, which shares some great design and business information and inspiration.


If you’re looking for photographs of breath-taking landscapes and interesting textures, then SUPERFAMOUS is the place to start looking. SUPERFAMOUS is the Los Angeles-based studio of Dutch interaction designer Folkert Gorter. It also offers an extensive (and impressive) design archive, which you can use for creative inspiration.
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  1. Snapwire

Their tagline – “Get custom photos you’ll love – Let our community of thousands of photographers create custom photos just for you”. In a nutshell, it works like this:
a)     Request a Photo – name your price and offer a brief
b)     The photographer submits photos according to the brief given
c)      The buyer now reviews the photos, nominates a photographer, and provides feedback
d)     The photo and photographer is chosen
This platform allows you to get exactly what you want from an image as well as supporting all the talent photographers out there. There is also a search function, which offers you hundreds of amazing photographs to choose from.
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  1. Stocksy

From amazing animals and iconic destinations to lifestyle photos and architecture – Stocksy is truly a must-visit stock image website. They describe their photos as high-end and curated, and that is exactly what you can expect.
To follow any of these stock image websites on Twitter, just click the links below:
https://twitter.com/StocksyUnited (Stocksy)
https://twitter.com/folkertgorter (SUPERFAMOUS)
https://twitter.com/getsnapwire (Snapwire)
https://twitter.com/IMC_official (IM Free)
https://twitter.com/unsplash (Unsplash)
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