There are plenty of stock photo sites out there, but not necessarily many that allow you to use their copyright free images for almost any purpose. Bigstock tries to be a break from the norm in this regard, and has certainly built up a strong reputation among its steadily growing and loyal following.
Then-named BigStockPhoto, this leading stock image community was founded in Davis, California in 2004. Five years later, the world's biggest subscription-based image site - Shutterstock - purchased it, followed by a refresh and switch to a shorter name, Bigstock, in 2010.
Bigstock has evidently thought of (pretty much) everything as far as ways to buy stock photography are concerned, subsequently devising pricing plans that make sense for a wide range of users' image requirements, relating to both frequency of use and the sheer volume of images used.
1-image a month free trial - Choose one image or vector every month for free. Download any size. No obligation. Cancel at any time.
7-day free trial - Choose five royalty free images a day, free for seven days. Download any size. No obligation. Cancel at any time.
Image credits - Buy them now, use them within one year.
|10 image credits||$35|
|25 image credits||$49|
|100 image credits||$169|
|250 image credits||$399|
|500 image credits||$495|
Daily image subscriptions - Get the most value by downloading every day.
|1 Month||6 months||12 months|
|5 images per day||$79/month||$199/month||$639/month|
|10 images per day||$99/month||$269/month||$969/month|
|20 images per day||$169/month||$459/month||$1,589/month|
|50 images per day||$329/month||$929/month||$2,879/month|
Monthly image subscriptions - Get more flexibility by downloading monthly.
|10 images per month||$29|
|25 images per month||$69/month|
|50 images per month||$79/month|
|100 images per month||$99/month|
|200 images per month||$189/month|
|5 videos per day||$79/month|
|10 videos per day||$99/month|
|50 videos per month||$79/month|
✔ Over 29 million royalty free photographs and illustrations
✔ Comprehensive support and FAQs
✔ Several free trial options to choose from
- Library doesn't compare to the more than 60 million stock photos, vectors, videos and music tracks offered by Shutterstock
- Some negative reviews online about standard of customer service
- Some customers have also complained about being charged despite cancelling free trial - so check the small print
Bigstock may be Shutterstock's little brother, with less robust library, but it still compares well to most stock photo sites. We were especially pleased to see multiple free trial options, so why not register now to sample the site's free images for yourself?