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Image and Content Marketplace Platforms

The best content has a mix of strong writing and eye-catching visuals. If you’re looking for that next level of polish, these platforms have a range of visual and design assets to boost your content.

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Last Updated November 24, 2018
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Andrew Marks

Growth Marketing Manager at Sensible Object & Content Manager at GrowthSupermarket. Experienced digital marketing manager with a flair for content strategy, customer acquisition, and product development & analytics.

GrowthSupermarket adheres to strict standards of editorial integrity to help you make decisions with confidence. We spent over 65 hours researching Image and Content Marketplace Platforms. And in order to help you find the best our Page Editors highlight their pros, cons and if they have any current offers.

Shutterstock

IN A NUTSHELL

Search millions of royalty-free stock photos, illustrations, and vectors. Get inspired by ten thousand new, high-resolution images added daily

PRICING

Accounts start from $29 per month

KEY FEATURES

  • Search through stock images, vector art, music, and video
  • Easily integrates with the Adobe Creative Suite

Great for

  • Finding high quality multimedia content for your digital marketing efforts
  • Enhancing your video content with professional audio and stock footage
  • Finding a series of images that reflect your brand

Be aware that

  • Paid plans can be monthly subscription or charged based on download quantity

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Unsplash

IN A NUTSHELL

Beautiful high quality free images and photos you can download and use for any project. No attribution required

PRICING

Free

KEY FEATURES

  • Search by keyword through a library of high quality images
  • Unsplash API lets you create dynamic feeds from their photo library

Great for

  • Enhancing your visual advertising if you do not have access to high quality photography production
  • Adding to your Pinterest boards and Instagram account and other channels with an emphasis on visual content

Be aware that

  • This collection generally looks very produced with shallow focus and high saturation
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Iconfinder

IN A NUTSHELL

Iconfinder is a leading search engine and marketplace for vector icons in SVG, PNG, CSH and AI formats

PRICING

Icons cost per item (some are free). Accounts start from $19 per month

KEY FEATURES

  • Search through a database of 2 million SVG icons
  • Paid accounts have access to the full library

Great for

  • Adding polish to your online products if you don't have in-house design resource
  • SVG icons are infinitely scalable so you won't have to worry about quality deterioration

Be aware that

  • Starter accounts are limited to 50 downloads per month
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Getty Images

IN A NUTSHELL

Find high resolution royalty-free images, editorial stock photos, vector art, video footage clips and stock music licensing in an searchable photo library

PRICING

Prices start at £150 per download

KEY FEATURES

  • Search through stock images, vector art, music, and video
  • Premium image library

Great for

  • Finding high quality multimedia content for your digital marketing efforts
  • Find leading, unique images for your premium brand

Be aware that

  • This is a premium image service, and best suited for larger brands or agencies
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99designs

IN A NUTSHELL

A marketplace for graphic design, including logo design, web design and other design contests

PRICING

Varies per project. Prices start from £159

KEY FEATURES

  • Pitch your brief to an online marketplace of designers
  • Get designs for logos, web apps, packaging, merchandise, illustration and more
  • Pro tools help aid agency-managed freelance talent

Great for

  • Finding freelance design talent for your projects
  • Get a range of designs submitted through a contests, and pick your favourite design

Be aware that

  • You'll need a completed design brief before engaging individual designers
  • Contests are more expensive, but allow you more freedom of choice if you're unsure about what direction to go in
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MyFonts

IN A NUTSHELL

Download a range of webfonts and desktop fonts from the classics to hot new fonts

PRICING

Individual pricing per font. Free options available

KEY FEATURES

  • Browse different fonts by category, designer, or popularity
  • Search for desktop fonts as well as webfonts

Great for

  • Discovering the perfect font for any visual creative task
  • See fonts in context for inspiring your choices
  • Browse plenty of free options in addition to the premium fonts

Be aware that

  • Not all fonts are suitable for online use, be sure to review the license and usability of each font
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iStock

IN A NUTSHELL

Explore millions of exclusive, royalty-free, stock files. Find the perfect stock for your project, fast

PRICING

Accounts start from £65 per month

KEY FEATURES

  • Search through stock images, vector art, and video
  • You have the option to purchase a subscription if you need images all year round

Great for

  • Finding high quality multimedia content for your digital marketing efforts
  • Enhancing your video content with professional audio and stock footage

Be aware that

  • Basic monthly subscription is good for 10 images per month
  • You can also buy credits for a more a la carte shopping style
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Pixabay

IN A NUTSHELL

Over 1,300,000 high quality photos, illustrations, and vector graphics, free for commercial use, no attribution required

PRICING

Free

KEY FEATURES

  • Search by keyword through a library of high quality photos, illustrations, vectors, and videos
  • Browse images by category

Great for

  • Enhancing your visual advertising if you do not have access to high quality photography production
  • Adding to your Pinterest boards and Instagram account and other channels with an emphasis on visual content

Be aware that

  • The photography section has the broadest selection
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Pexels

IN A NUTSHELL

Free stock photos you can use everywhere, free for commercial use, no attribution required

PRICING

Free

KEY FEATURES

  • Search by keyword through a library of high quality images

Great for

  • Enhancing your visual advertising if you do not have access to high quality photography production
  • Adding to your Pinterest boards and Instagram account and other channels with an emphasis on visual content

Be aware that

  • This collection has a range of user-generated photos and more produced images
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Fotolia

IN A NUTSHELL

Discover more than 35 million cheap royalty-free images, vectors and videos. Fotolia is the image bank for all your publishing and marketing projects

PRICING

Accounts start from £19.99 per month

KEY FEATURES

  • Browse affordable stock images, vectors, and illustrations
  • License stock video footage with no license time limits
  • Access even more formats (including templates and 3D models) through an Adobe Stock account

Great for

  • Finding high quality multimedia content for your digital marketing efforts
  • Exploring the breadth of Adobe Stock's offering
  • Getting large volume discounts if you require many images per month

Be aware that

  • Basic premium plan comes with 10 downloads per month
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