Stock Image Resources

As designers, using images in your design can sometimes be unavoidable. 
 
Here’s everything you need to know about stock images, where to find them, and how to use them properly and creatively.

What you need to know about stock images

Understand what stock images are and how you can use them properly.

A how-to on finding, using and declaring stock
Stock it to Me: How to handle stock images properly
Your resource guide for third party imagery

Start here for a general summary of what you need to know about stock images and how you can use them on 99d.

Get started

Here we cover each point from the article before more extensively, including useful, practical tips. Downloadable slides available.

Learn more

How do you make sure the stock you want is usable? Read on to find the checklist. If you prefer to use stock images that are free, read about the different attribution types listed.

Stock properly

A how-to on finding, using and declaring stock
 

Start here for a general summary of what you need to know about stock images and how you can use them on 99d.

Get started

Stock it to Me: How to handle stock images properly
 

Here we cover each point from the article before more extensively, including useful, practical tips. Downloadable slides available.

Learn more

Your resource guide for third party imagery
 

How do you make sure the stock you want is usable? Read on to find the checklist. If you prefer to use stock images that are free, read about the different attribution types listed.

Stock properly

A field guide to stock image licenses (and how to protect yourself)
 
 
 
 

Familiarize yourself with all the key stock image licensing terms you’ll need to know. We’ve defined them in standard English.

Protect yourself

   
   
A field guide to stock image licenses (and how to protect yourself)
 

Familiarize yourself with all the key stock image licensing terms you’ll need to know. We’ve defined them in standard English.

Protect yourself

         
         

Stock on 99d

Be familiar of our policies surrounding stock and read up on some commonly asked questions.

Stock Image and Clip Art Policy
Stock Image Declaration
Do I need to declare placeholder imagery?

This is a must-read if you are going to use a stock image in a design that is not for a logo, illustration, or button/icon contest.

Must read

A how-to on declaring the stock images you use properly.

How-to

The short answer is ‘yes’.

More info

Stock Image and Clip Art Policy
 

This is a must-read if you are going to use a stock image in a design that is not for a logo, illustration, or button/icon contest.

Must read

Stock Image Declaration
 

A how-to on declaring the stock images you use properly.

How-to

Do I need to declare placeholder imagery?
 

The short answer is ‘yes’.

More info

Who purchases stock art, the client or me? When?
How do I report a copied or stock design?
 
 

It’s the client’s responsibility to buy any third-party elements, so that they can own the licenses to those elements, and avoid possible licensing issues.

Read on

What you need to know on how our dispute system works.

Dispute it

   
Who purchases stock art, the client or me? When?
 

It’s the client’s responsibility to buy any third-party elements, so that they can own the licenses to those elements, and avoid possible licensing issues.

Read on

How do I report a copied or stock design?
 

What you need to know on how our dispute system works.

Dispute it

         

Where can you find stock images?

Below you’ll find a list of websites for stock images and even some good stock image alternatives.

Using Adobe stock
30 free public domain image websites (use with care)
4 compelling stock image alternatives for web design

We’re partnering up with Adobe stock and it’s now easier than ever to use it as part of your workflow.

What's new

We’ve compiled a list of websites curating free public domain images and high quality stock photography that can be freely used by anyone worldwide.

Wow

Try one of these great stock image alternatives on your next website and stand out from the pack.

Stand out

Using Adobe stock
 

We’re partnering up with Adobe stock and it’s now easier than ever to use it as part of your workflow.

What's new

30 free public domain image websites (use with care)
 

We’ve compiled a list of websites curating free public domain images and high quality stock photography that can be freely used by anyone worldwide.

Wow

4 compelling stock image alternatives for web design
 

Try one of these great stock image alternatives on your next website and stand out from the pack.

Stand out

Get creative with stock images

Now that you're familiar with the essentials of stock images, let’s get creative with them!

How to develop your eye for stock photography
Why images might be ruining your website
How to create stunning photo manipulations using stock imagery

While as a designer you may not have to know enough to take your own photographs, you should know how to select the best ones.

Sharpen your eyes

Finding the best visual content for your site starts with understanding how powerful an image is.

Read on

Our starting guide so you can be on your way to create stunning photo manipulations. Practice makes perfect.

Start now

How to develop your eye for stock photography
 

While as a designer you may not have to know enough to take your own photographs, you should know how to select the best ones.

Sharpen your eyes

Why images might be ruining your website
 

Finding the best visual content for your site starts with understanding how powerful an image is.

Read on

How to create stunning photo manipulations using stock imagery
 

Our starting guide so you can be on your way to create stunning photo manipulations. Practice makes perfect.

Start now

99webinar: Use stock imagery to create your best design yet
 
 
 
 

Top Level designer Llywellyn teaches you the basics for manipulating images using several features on your image-editing software.

Get creating

   
   
99webinar: Use stock imagery to create your best design yet
 

Top Level designer Llywellyn teaches you the basics for manipulating images using several features on your image-editing software.

Get creating