Stock Photo Sites A to Z – Agencies in the US, UK, and More!

Welcome to your new, go-to English-based stock photo sites address book! 

With the stock photo industry being as big as it is, it can be really hard to know and to remember all the many good stock photo sites there are, especially to find the ones for your specific region and market segment. 

Our 2023-updated list of stock photo sites is perfect to solve this. Here you will find all the must-know stock photo agencies sorted alphabetically and by region in the English-speaking market. We have sites in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, and more. 

Take your pick!

Stock Photo Sites in the USA


Adobe Stock (Featured) 

Adobe Stock is a stock photo service offered by Adobe, built on the base of the old Fotolia agency which they acquired years ago. This library is fully integrated into Adobe Creative Cloud but also available as a stand-alone service.
Get 10 Adobe Stock standard assets with your free trial. Cancel risk-free within the first month.


Bigstock is a microstock agency owned by Shutterstock that offers a wider variety of pricing in royalty-free stock images. 

Cavan Images 

Cavan Images is a stock photography site that offers highly curated, premium images from talented artists on a variety of trending topics. 

Creative Market

Creative Market is, like the name gives away, a marketplace for creatives to find all the resources needed to bring their visuals to life. With a strong focus on fair compensation and opportunities for artists, they offer millions of stock photos, graphics, templates, and more. 

Dreamstime (Featured) 

Dreamstime is a well-known name in the stock photo industry, as a microstock company that has been selling royalty-free imagery for 20 years. 


EZ Media Art (CLOSED)

EZ Media Art is a stock photo site owned by photographers and artists who sell their work as well as the work of contributors. They have lots of photos, vectors, and even video and audio files available, all royalty-free.


FeaturePics is a stock photography agency that offers visual content for a variety of uses, and its multiple licensing options reflect it. From royalty-free to specific uses, they cover it all. 


Fotosearch is a website that hubs several stock photo libraries and offers both rights-managed and royalty-free licenses. 

Gallery Stock 

Gallery Stock is a stock photo catalog focused on authentic-styled, trendy images. They offer royalty-free and rights-managed licenses, and they have a service to hire custom photo shoots. 

Getty Images (Featured) 

Getty Images is arguably the most renowned stock photography company in the world. Having started in traditional stock photography back in the days of print, it is now a global, digital, royalty-free image provider famous for its exclusive content.


GL Stock started life as “Graphic Leftovers” offering vector graphics but have since grown to offer a rich stock photography collection under royalty-free licenses. 

Image Vortex (CLOSED)

Image Vortex is an old-school-styled website that has lots of royalty-free stock photos ready to download on-demand, paying as you go. 


iPhotos offers 5 million downloadable images under a royalty-free license, with several subscription plan options. 


Megapixl is a stock photo site owned by Dreamstime, which offers high-quality, handpicked images in a simple, pay-as-you-go fashion.

Offset by Shutterstock 

Offset is a premium stock image service under the Shutterstock umbrella that provides exclusive, high-end stock photography from renowned artists under flexible licensing. 

UPDATE 2023: Offset is now integrated into Shutterstock's main platform, and its entire collection with 1.2M+ premium images is available directly on the Shutterstock website, starting at $249 per image. Discover the Offset collection right here!

Pond5 (Featured)

Pond5 is primarily focused on stock video, but its large library includes stock photos as well as a rich, free historic image archive.

Shutterstock (Featured) 

Shutterstock is one of the leading stock photo sites for years and owners of the largest royalty-free image catalog with 230 million files and counting. This agency is known for its low prices and uber-commercial images.
Buy any image product (image packs or subscription) and get a 15% discount on Shutterstock with our Coupon Code.
Try Shutterstock for 1 Month and get 10 Images for Free! Cancel anytime!

Solid Stock Art

Solid Stock Art sells commercial stock photos from renowned artists and famous stock photo models, with extended royalty-free license at affordable prices.


StockFuel delivers a thoroughly curated collection of stock photos and stock footage with a current, artistic style. 


Storyblocks is a stock media platform that hubs collections of stock images, stock videos, and stock audio. Their highlight is their innovative, unlimited downloads subscription. 


Superstock is a stock photo agency that offers collections from renowned stock photography brands and includes personalized search requests. 


Tandem is a premium stock photo site offering a curated library of images and videos on the topics of nature and travel. They offer rights-managed licenses and a limited collection of royalty-free photos. A highlight is that they are partnered with environmentalist organizations. 

Tetra Images 

Tetra Images hosts collections from several stock photography brands on their site, including Blend Images. You can buy royalty free licenses as well as right managed licenses. 

Twenty20 by Envato

Twenty20 is a stock photo service focused on mobile-shot imagery, that was recently acquired by Australian stock media enterprise Envato. They sell royalty-free photos on demand. 

123RF (Featured)

123RF is a long-established microstock site that sells royalty-free images both on-demand and with subscription plans. They have millions of files and a very simple buying system. 
Get 20% off in any credit pack or subscription — valid ONLY FOR NEW customers. The coupon does NOT apply to image packs.

Stock Photo Sites in Canada


CanStockPhoto is a well-established microstock agency that offers millions of images, all royalty-free, and in a simple buying system that doesn’t require sign-up. 


Dissolve is a premium stock footage and stock photography agency offering high-quality content on demand. Their licenses are royalty-free with options for single-use and multiple uses. 

iStock (Featured)

iStock was the very first microstock agency, a pioneer in selling royalty-free stock images online with a micropayment structure. Today they are a leading company in the industry, backed by Getty Images and renowned for their exclusive collections. 

Don't waste time, and buy your choice of stock videos and stock images at iStock: 20% discount on everything: subscriptions and image packs.


Masterfile is a traditional stock photography company that shifted to a digital, online marketplace. They license stock images under royalty-free and rights-managed models

Stocksy United

Stocksy United is a niche agency centered on a more artistic take on royalty free stock photography. They are also an innovative, photographer co-op styled business. 

Stock Photo Sites in the UK (Featured) is our partner stock photo agency, thought for small and medium-sized businesses. They offer over 8 million high-resolution, royalty free photos at very low prices and with flexible plans.
Subscribe to's Club membership today and enjoy a bonus of 10 free image downloads!

Alamy (Featured)

Alamy is a long-standing stock photography agency, well-known for excelling in the editorial imagery segment. They provide commercial and editorial stock photos, both royalty free and rights managed.


Arcangel is a company selling premium, creative stock photography, illustrations, and footage with either royalty-free or rights-managed license. 

Image Source

Image Source is a stock photography company that sells photos by award-winning photographers, both their own and from contributors, with royalty-free or rights-managed licensing terms. 


Picfair is a stock photography service that lets photographers create storefronts and price their own photos. You can buy these images with several licensing options according to the intended use. 

Plain Picture

Plain Picture is a stock imagery site that aims at offering unique, non-mainstream stock photos. They have both exclusive and non-exclusive shots, and they work with a custom license they call “Rights simplified”. 

Robert Harding

The Robert Harding stock photo site is a stem of Robert Harding Photography company, focused on travel and nature stock photos and videos. They have a lot of exclusive content and offer royalty free and rights managed licenses. 

Stock Photo Sites in Australia


Canva Pro (Featured)

Canva Pro is an innovative graphic design service for the non-designer, that offers a simple graphic design tool, design templates, digital marketing, and publishing features, and a very large collection of stock photos, both free and premium (paid). A highlight is their premium plan comes with unlimited stock image downloads.  


Test Canva Pro for free for 30 days. Full access to Canva Pro features! Cancel risk-free anytime within the 30-day free trial.
Start Free Trial
25 days left


Envato (PhotoDune, GraphicRiver, VideoHive) – (Featured)

Envato is a stock media platform that encompasses several media-specialized marketplaces. PhotoDune is their stock photo brand, and there are also dedicated stock graphics (GraphicRiver) and stock footage (VideoHive) collections. Envato Elements is a subscription service that offers a bit of every stock media for a fixed monthly or annual fee. 


All Stock Photo Sites for English-Speaking Creatives in One Place!

And that's our list of all the relevant stock photo agencies aimed at the English-speaking market, from A to Z! 

Do you know of a cool stock photo site we haven't added? Drop us a comment!


Image header: Copyright sör alex/, all rights reserved. 


Ivanna Attié
Ivanna Attié

I am Content Manager, Researcher, and Author in and Stock Photo Press and its many stock media-oriented publications. I am a passionate communicator with a love for visual imagery and an inexhaustible thirst for knowledge. Lucky enough to enter the wonderful world of stock photography working side-by-side with experienced experts, I am happy to share my research, insights, and advice about image licensing, stock photography offers, and the stock media industry with everyone in the creative community. My background is in Communication and Journalism, and I also love literature and performing arts.

We will be happy to hear your thoughts

Leave a reply

Stock Photo Secrets