If you’ve ever done any kind of design work, especially on the web, you’ll know that a great source of stock images is an essential component in your toolbox. Very few clients can afford all-bespoke photography; nearly all companies need to use stock images at some point. So it’s essential that as a designer you have a reliable source of quality stock images to offer your clients.
And once you use a stock site, you’ll find that downloading one good image quickly leads to downloading a second, then a third, and then more. Whether you’re using photographs, illustrations, or just icons, the cost of many stock sites quickly mounts up.
A great source of high-quality images, that won’t weigh heavily on your budget, is GraphicStock. GraphicStock runs a subscription model, which means you can download as many files as you like, without paying more than the low subscription fee.
[pullquote]It’s essential that as a designer you have a reliable source of quality stock images to offer your clients.
Once you sign up for a GraphicStock subscription, you’ll have instant access to the entire graphicstock.com archive. You can download an unlimited number images per day, all royalty free, for personal and commercial projects. There are no hidden fees, the low subscription price is all you’ll ever pay.
Graphic Stock are so confident that you’ll love their service that they’ll allow you to cancel your subscription at any time. However, if you do decide to cancel, anything you’ve downloaded to date, is yours to keep, and use forever.
GraphicStock has a library of over 300,000 files, so you might think you’d struggle to find the perfect file, but they’ve introduced an advanced search feature that allows you to filter by orientation, and even by color. Further advanced search features allow you to find images with transparent backgrounds, or those that are supplied as a PSD, ensuring that the assets you download are easy to integrate with your project. What’s more GraphicStock’s library is divided into usable categories, like business, travel & transportation, and design elements. And when you’ve found a file you like, you can find complementary images by browsing based on the color palette of the file.
GraphicStock also provides project folders to keep your assets organized. You can create folders for different clients, along themes, to download later, and for any other breakdown. You can even share folders with clients or colleagues. It’s a great feature for making the most of your subscription.
With over 300,000 files at your disposal, if you download 10 files per day, every day of the year, you still won’t have exhausted the library until sometime around 2098 — and of course, they’re still adding new files.
With art direction being one of the most in-demand skills on the web, and images helping designs stand out from the crowd, can you afford not to check it out?
For freelancers and design agencies, Graphic Stock is an amazing resource, because you never need to check the budget before downloading the image you need to finish up your design work; if you need it, just download it, without worrying about the extra fees, license options, and tie-ins that many other stock sites impose.
Whether you’re looking to illustrate a concept, tell a story, reinforce brand values, or just engage users, GraphicStock’s library gives you fast access to the assets you need. To experience GraphicStock for yourself sign up for a free seven day trial, during which you can download up to 20 images per day; that’s 140 premium stock images absolutely free.
To further sweeten the deal, GraphicStock are offering WebdesignerDepot readers 25% off their annual subscription. To take advantage of the offer, just click here.
If you’re looking for a source of high-quality images that won’t blow a hole in your wallet, you need to check out graphicstock.com.
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