If you blog or create content for the internet, you know how important stock photos are for you to pull from. While there are a ton of free sites out there, for the most part, the images are not always of the highest quality. The last thing you want to do with a top-notch blog post is sprinkle in some cheesy stock photos which makes it look less professional. Thankfully, sites like Depositphotos exists to give you quality photos without paying an arm and a leg. Let’s take a look inside the site to see how it works.
Photos for any niche
Your first concern might be if it has enough content to cover your niche. While we can’t guarantee it for every single niche out there, you can know that there are a ton of categories that should work for almost any single site out there. As of typing this post, there are 107,762,702 photos to use. Some categories include:
- Jobs and careers
- Beauty and fashion
- Homes and interiors
- Transport and auto
Pricing of depositphotos
They have a few different pricing options (as of posting this article). Currently, their best plan is $29/month which gives you 30 hi-res photos and vectors every month to use as you need. If you need any additional photos, they’re just $1 each. The best part is that unused downloads transfer to the next month, so if you don’t use any for a month, they just simply rollover to the next month.
Outside of that plan, they also have subscriptions ranging from $69 to $200/month or on-demand options if you don’t want to sign up.
How to find and download photos
As soon as you log in, you are taken to the main page with a search bar to find exactly what you need. Since we are a technology site, we’ll search for ones related to that.
Once you find one you like, click on it. This screen will pop up:
As you can see, you get a ton of options for downloading a picture, depending on the quality and size you need. Here’s the HD picture downloaded and posted here:
As you can see, once you download it you even get a description that automatically comes with the picture, if you need to include it onto your website or need the tags so you can find the photos on your website or computer. Also when you purchase an image with credits you always have the ability to re-download that image again later on even if you have no credits remaining, images you purchase you own and can re-download.
Depositphotos is one of the most budget friendly stock photo sites out there and is highly recommended whether you run websites, blogs, email campaigns or just want to spruce up social media marketing efforts.