Good, high-quality images are important to any website. This is especially true for eCommerce sites. To assist, we’ve put together a number of resources where you can find high-def, royalty free, professional images for little to no cost to you.
Stock Photographs (Royalty Free Images)
PhotoDune.net has a very large and extensive collection of images sold on a per image basis. Most (smaller) images start out at about 1$ and go up depending on the size of the image. Once purchased, the store the purchased image in your account allowing you to download it as many times are you like. We’ve seen bigger image collections, but for one-off’s the selection and price cannot be beat. Most images are professional done and work well with any website design. If you’re just getting stated or simply need to manage your costs, Photodune.net is one of the best image resources on the marketing today. Highly recommended.
iStockPhoto.com is one of the largest source for royalty-free stock images, media and design elements. In addition to a massive library of professional images, they have a large selection of media files (video and sound) and website and print design elements. iStockPhoto.com has an excellent search tool that helps you find exactly the image your looking for. It should be noted prices tend to vary widely depending on the image type and photographer and some image can be quite expensive. But if you’re looking for a particular image for a web and/print campaign, this is an excellent place to start.
Photoshop and Illustrator Files
We’ve been using GraphicRiver.net for years and can honestly say there’s nothing quite like it on the web. Generally speaking, it’s our go-to resource for anything graphic. Thousands of graphic designers have contributed to this marketplace and hundreds of .psd (Photoshop), .ai (Illustrator) and other files can be found here. All the files are layered ( when necessary) and ready to edit. Need a quick logo, they have hundreds of templates? Banner Ads, they got them. They also have a massive amount of posters, flyers, booklets and other types of printed material. Again, all layered and ready to edit. Don’t know Photoshop or Illustrator? No problem, they have a service that will edit the files to your requirements for a small fee. Highly recommended.