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BigStockWe’re able to extend free Big Stock Photo credits to our visitors for a limited time. Big Stock offers millions of stock photos and vector art to purchase – royalty free, starting at $1 per photo (pricing depends on how many credits you purchase).

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Search for images and select your resolution and image type

You can search for stock photos (or vector images) and choose your preferred image size. If you’re using the stock photography on your website the smaller images, optimized for faster load times, may be better suited to your needs. If you’re purchasing the stock images for print media, there are very large, high-resolution, as well as vector-based stock images for you to download.

You can search images by category, and use keyword searches to narrow down the type of images you are looking for. You can even use an image color picker to filter stock images based on the colors that are in them. This will help you narrow down images in specific categories to those that fit the look and colors of your graphic design, template or website.

Royalty free stock photography

The images at Big Stock Photo are royalty free, which means you can use them wherever you want, including on for-profit websites. You in effect inherit the right to use the image. You can also purchase extended licenses in the event that you wish to resell the images as part of a print or media product.

Editorial images

You can also search for editorial images – brand names in celebrities, music, and sports – without having to worry about model release forms. Looking for your favorite shot of Roger Federer blazing a serve down the T on the tennis court? Or Beyonce shaking her booty on the stage? You just might find what you are looking for on Big Stock Photo.

Stock Images for web design or PowerPoint templates

Finally, you can download versions of your selected stock photos that have been optimized in graphic design, web design, or PowerPoint formats.

Big Stock Vs. iStock

Big Stock Photo currently has over 11 million royalty-free stock photos and vectors. The main advantage Big Stock has over iStock at this time is more affordable pricing. Whereas iStock continually adjusts and raises their prices based on various “license” categories (premium, Vetta, etc.) in an attempt to encourage exclusivity with photographers, Big Stock Photo has more or less maintained their pricing schedule over the past few years.

A good way to go about your stock photography search is to simply search Big Stock first, and if you can’t find what you’re looking for there, try iStock or another stock photography site. We have done a lot of research to share the pros and cons of the various stock image companies.

What’s your favorite stock photography site? Share your thoughts with our web rockin’ readers below 🙂

Big Stock Photo promo code

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BigStock Contributor Tools

With millions more in stock photos, BigStock is growing at what appears to be a more rapid clip than iStock and its competitors, although we can’t be sure. One thing that appears to be helping are the various tools they’re providing to contributors (photographers or artists who are submitting their own images to the library in exchange for compensation). A new keyword trends tool, for example, lets contributors see volume trends in keyword searches based on seasons, so they can focus their photographic efforts and associate effective keywords with their uploads. This process should also help those looking for stock photography to find it more readily.

Why We Like BigStockPhoto

Big Stock Photo is our preferred stock photography provider. They have a user-friendly interface, a referral program that works, customer service that’s outstanding, and a growing collection of images. They have all sorts of tools, an API interface for photographers, and they make it easy for photographers to engage within their community. Pricing, on a group-credit basis (i.e. buy credits in packs) is also more competitive than iStock.

Seasonal BigStock Promo Codes

Big Stock Photo will occasionally offer discount codes that are only valid for a specified time period (a holiday, for example, or Black Friday’s online equivalent, Cyber Monday). Check above as well as in the comment section below for time sensitive promotional codes.


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Thanks so much for writing this article. I am a frugal person by nature and I am more likely to check out a site if they offer promotions like these. In fact, sometimes the only way I end up learning about some companies is when they offer promotion and I happen to run across them here on the Internet. As for Big Stock itself, I have yet to use them, but I have heard some great things about them. I really like iStock and if they are similar, I know I’ll enjoy using Big Stock. I’ve heard that they have… Read more »
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I didn’t even know this stock photo site existed. I just lost all my images when my motherboard developed a short, so I’m glad to have some kind of reference to affordable images. I’m wondering how often you can use them though. I mean, once you buy the image are you allowed to use it more than once? I have several websites and some of the images I use can be used on more than one of them. I’m wondering if I would be violating any rights by publishing the images on multiple sites. I really like iStock, just because… Read more »
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Thanks for the great references.
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All photo purchasing sites are not created equal. The point of this article is to illuminate why Big Stock Photos is a better deal than iStock. As someone who has used both sites plenty of times in the course of my web design and writing work, I can say that I clearly agree with the author. Of course, purchasing photos is a great method of getting needed images for whatever work or projects you have going on. In addition to millions of different photos and images, Big Stock also offers vector art. These images and art work are all royalty… Read more »
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The author gives a reasonable comparison between Big Stock Photo and iStock. These are both sites which provide royalty free images and other art for purchase. Both sites have an extensive selection, although the author correctly points out that Big Stock is the better site based on this criteria. This really makes them the preferred place to obtain photos. The suggestion is made that a user should start their search here and then only if they do not find what they are looking for (I do not imagine how that is even possible with millions of items to choose from),… Read more »
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I just signed up with Bigstock but the 5 free credit promo code is not working for me. How do I get 5 free credits.

Thanks.

Shweta

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Hi Shweta,

Can you share with us which codes you tried and which ones did not work?

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If you are in the market for royalty free images, photos or vector art to purchase, than BigStock is the right place for you. Here you will be able to choose from literally millions of different types of images and media. This article provides a good general overview of using BigStock photos and also provides some coupon codes so that you save some money on your image purchases. It actually sounds like a great deal to me. As an author and a web designer I am quite familiar with this site. It is a place that everyone should check out.… Read more »
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If you have never heard of using stock photography, then this article is a real treat. Anyone who is a website owner or product creator has probably known about these sites for years. They provide a number of photos and images and other types of artwork which can be used in a number of different ways. This means that if you have a web site about dogs, for example, you could probably find a number of really nice photos at these places and put them on your site. Now, it should also be understood that each site will have certain… Read more »
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Another thing I was thinking about these stock photo sites is that someone with a bit of photographic talent might have an opportunity here. Many people quite fancy themselves as excellent (even if amateur) photographers. Well, here is your chance to prove exactly how good you are. Why not go ahead and take some snapshots. Then upload them to Big Stock. Now, your photos will be up there with everyone else and you hope that people will start picking your photos and actually purchasing them. This is quite an interesting business. Obviously, you should probably study the art of taking… Read more »
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Save 15% on BigStockPhoto !

For a limited time in the month of March (expires 3/26), click here to save 15% on any BigStockPhoto credit pack. This is BigStock’s limited time Lucky Charm promotion that expires on 3/26/12. Stock up on some eye popping work from some of the industry’s hottest photographers with this exclusive March promotion.

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Why does our organization prefer BigStockPhoto over iStockPhoto? Because BigStock is a more honest company. We just got wind that the parent company of iStock, Getty Images, is sending out collection letters to companies to extort sums of money from companies small and large that they are finding are using their photos without permission. It’s not uncommon for web editors to go to Google Images and find images to add to their websites, or students to use them for projects, etc. Yes – we believe in copyright and respecting the rights of images, but we think there’s a better way… Read more »
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Click here and purchase at least 25 credits and you’ll automatically receive 10 credits for free (the promo code EMCMB25G10 will be auto-applied to your order). This gives you a huge discount (up to 40%) off of the normal price of credits. This promotion is good for 48 hours, beginning on Cyber Monday 2011.

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For a limited time (through August 10th, 2011), existing BigStockPhoto users can use promo code 5-FREE to get 5 free credits when you buy 25 or more.

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Try BigRock’s New Discount Promo Offering 22% off!! 🙂

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Hi the new promo code above doesn’t work as well.

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Sorry for the hassle. We’ve updated the article with a new code that should be working: DIGIX210

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Created an account and entered the code (DIGIX210) Pressed CREATE, then there was a message saying :

Your request for DIGIX210 free credits has been submitted for processing and will appear in your account within 24 hours.

We’ll see…

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HW2333 Promo Code is invalid or expired

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Thanks for pointing that out! We’ve added a new promo code above.

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Just a heads up to our Community members and visitors that Big Stock Photo and Shutterstock have now joined forces. To celebrate this union, Big Stock is offering a promo code to anyone that buys a 25-day Shutterstock subscription. Enter coupon code SB310 during checkout and receive 10% off any Standard License plan.

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