The leading free stock photo site. Share your photos with fellow designers. SXC is a friendly community of photography addicts who generously offer their works to the public free of charge. The gallery contains over 200,000 stock photos by more than 15,000 photographers.



Visual Elements for Creatives. A website dedicated to the needs of designers, and they are many and expensive. Veer makes them look beautiful, affordable and desirable: photography, illustration, type, motion graphics and clips, and other merchandise and ideas for creative types.



For inexpensive stock photography and illustration, there is no better source on the web. Getty Images now owns them, but things appear to be the same as before, and all is still well. For highly specific subject matter, iStockphoto may not be the best source, but for sheer affordability, it’s hard to beat.


Getty Images

First there was PhotoDisc, then there was Getty Images. The two became one and bought up as much as they could. They are still considered the premier resource for stock photography, both royalty-free and rights-managed. Expect to pay a premium for these images, especially if you choose rights-managed imagery.

Bauhouse Design

The Bauhouse is the digital sandbox and personal portfolio of Stephen Bau, Professional Member of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada.