Nowadays, it’s just best to buy your images. As Gainesville Web Design experts, we purchase them almost on a daily basis. There are always projects that require different photos, icons or footage. Generally people purchase credits and then use those to buy images – kind of like an arcade, and seemingly archaic way to charge me more per image. I mean, just come out with it, they’re expensive.
Dreamstime does have subscription packages available. This is a useful resource if you are in need of a large number of images. When a single image might average $7 (up to $30 for nice ones) the subscription package knocks that down to about $0.31 per image. The trick, it’s about $240 so it is quite the investment.
Paying the per image price about 35 times would net you 35 images for the same price as the package, where you get 750, so the savings are significant. Again, significant if you’re in the market for a ton of images, which most people aren’t. Still, these are pretty awesome prices for those of us that do.