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iStock Alternatives

iStock is described as 'Discover royalty-free images, illustrations and videos that will make you stand out' and is a Stock Photo service in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 50 alternatives to iStock, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including iPhone, Windows, iPad and Mac. The best alternative is Imgur, which is free. Other great sites and apps similar to iStock are Flickr, Openverse, 500px and Behance.

iStock alternatives are mainly Stock Photo Services but may also be Image Hosting Services or Photo Sharing Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of iStock.
This page was last updated Apr 21, 2022
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  1. Imgur is a free and simple image hosting service with image editing feature. Signup is optional. Imgur is pronounced like image-er; imager.

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    This is an image sharing site, not a stock art/photo/assets site.

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  2. Online social photo and short video sharing community. Flickr helps you organize that huge mass of photos you have and offers a way for you, your friends and family to tell stories about them.

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    This is an image sharing site, not a stock art/photo/assets site.

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    Openverse

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Google Chrome
    • Opera
    • Firefox

    There is no larger compendium of shared human knowledge and creativity than the Commons, including over 1.1 billion digital works available under CC licenses.

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    500px

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    500px lets you create stunning professional photo portfolios, find friends, express yourself and connect with likeminded people.

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    Behance

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    The Creative Professional Platform. The world's leading platform for creative professionals to gain exposure and manage their careers.

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    Pixabay

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Over 1.6 million royalty free stock photos and videos shared by our generous community.

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    Pexels

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    The best free stock photos & videos shared by talented creators.

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    LibreStock

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Need stock photos that you can alter however you need? LibreStock searches various photo sites for images that are released under the CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.

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    Shutterstock

    • Online

    Search and select from millions of high resolution royalty free images, stock photos, stock videos, vector art, and stock photography.

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    ImgPile

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    ImgPile is the best place to share and enjoy the most awesome images on the Internet. Every day, people use ImgPile to be entertained and inspired by funny, heartwarming and helpful images and stories from all around the world.

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