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!
Adobe Stock (Featured)
Cavan Images is a stock photography site that offers highly curated, premium images from talented artists on a variety of trending topics.
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 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 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)
GL Stock (CLOSED)
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
Arcangel is a company selling premium, creative stock photography, illustrations, and footage with either royalty-free or rights-managed license.
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 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”.
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.
Canva Pro (Featured)
Envato (PhotoDune, GraphicRiver, VideoHive) – (Featured)
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!
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