One of the most popular blog topics over the last decade has undoubtedly been “Where’s the best place to source stock images”. With posts popping up almost everyday, everyone seems to have an opinion … I thought it was about time I threw in my two cents. Naturally, I didn’t want to just follow the crowd, so I decided to take a closer look at a lesser known library … which on the surface seems to have a very different feel to it.

The site is called Ingimage and, rather unusually, their hallmark seems to be – not focusing on growing their collection to an astronomical size. Instead of crowd sourcing, Ingimage have a team of content scouts who ‘handpick’ all their images, giving it what they call a premium feel. So, does Ingimage really have the best images? I thought I’d conduct a little survey that delves into the world of ‘stock advertising’:

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First up – Shutterstock’s gorgeous poster girl of 2011: see this stock photo on Ingimage

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Secondly, this stunning portrait featured in Fotolia’s ‘Get Creative!’ advert: see this stock photo on Ingimage

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Depositphotos’ rock chick: see this stock photo on Ingimage

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Have they got the new Shutterstock one too? Yes, see this stock photo on Ingimage

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Lastly, ‘Be inspired by 12 million images’ at 123RF, or see this stock photo on Ingimage

In conclusion, they claim to feature all the best photographers and illustrators … and I was impressed to discover that most of the same images that bigger libraries use to promote their collections can also be found on Ingimage.

My survey gives Ingimage a resounding 5/5, why not have a browse yourself and see if you can find more – Ingimage.com

 

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