What Are Some Alternative Sites to Shutterstock?

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In the past, it was sometimes difficult to find good quality stock images for your projects, but it has become a relatively simple task these days, thanks to image services like Shutterstock. In fact, with more than 340 million royalty-free images available for download, Shutterstock is one of the most renowned stock photo websites in the marketplace today. The website's history, reputation, quality of service and competitive prices make it a favorite choice for many users across the globe.

However, the company’s rates — $29 per month to download 10 photos per month with a one-year commitment — may be competitive with other paid sites, but it’s still a pretty steep price to pay for a few photos, and not everyone can afford that rate. Thankfully, some websites allow you to download royalty-free images and use them at no charge. Let’s take a look at some of the best Shutterstock alternatives (free and paid) you can try out in the future.