Sometimes you just can’t seem to find the right photos for your website.

Where do you begin?

There are a number of member generated stock image sites that we recommend that provide professional images at reasonable prices. These are Royalty Free images but still require you to license them. This allows you to use these in multiple marketing items for an indefinite period, instead of per usage, and have been released by the models and property owners for public use. The license is your agreement not to resell them and licensing also means instead of purchasing the image it allows others to use the same image.

Royalty free images are not free and we do not recommend anyone use or copy images from the web without first seeking permission or having signed a license agreement.

Some sites vary but usually you will…

  1. Sign up
  2. Search the site using your keywords such as ‘family at beach’ ‘office desk’ etc.
  3. Add images to a lightbox (this is the collection of photos you have chosen)
  4. Purchase enough credits for your images (usually $1.00 USD each)
  5. Agree to lIcense and download images onto your computer –  *You can also send us a link to your lightbox if we are using these on your site.


There are also a few good Free Stock Photo sites so please look there first.
Dreamstime (above) also offer a range of free images so you may just get lucky and find the ones you need in their free library.

These Free Photo sites have their own system but most are a few simple steps…

  1. Sign up
  2. Search the images
  3. Agree to license
  4. Download image

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