• There are many online websites that provide stock images for low rates for commercial purposes. Even though these online websites are easily available, it is important to see their pricing structure. There are two factors related to the price structure and those are that the prices will increase as the number of downloads increase; moreover the prices will go up as the size of the images increase.
  • For instance dreamstime uses a level system. They have a level system that go from 1 to 5. On level 1 the image has not been downloaded at all and the images cost 1 credit, whereas on level 5 the images are downloaded more than 25 times and cost a minimum of 11 credits. Once you know how the pricing system works, you need to make sure to see the images that are only available on level 0.
  • There are two ways to check if the image is on level 0. You can go on the homepage and click on the advanced search option. Here you will find the price slider option, through this you can find the images that lie on level 0. Slide the price slider to 0 and in the search engine type the image you want to download. All the images shown will be worth 1 credit. Another option is to choose the option of “lowest price” so that the cheaper images are shown first. However this option is only available on mobile phones.
  • If the smaller images are not enough for you there are other ways to get a larger image at a cheaper rate. Firstly you can download several images for $1 and use a free app to combine them together. This option is great as it can create a large unique image at a cheaper rate. Another option is to search for pictures that have flat colors on the outer portion and can be edited through free software to make it bigger.
  • Lastly plan ahead and generate a way of knowing when you need your pictures, this way you would be saving up on a lot. Some may need the images on a daily basis while others might need images after every month. Many websites have options of subscriptions or credit packages, this way the more you download, the cheaper the images get. Credit packages are usually beneficial for the people who don’t prefer subscriptions.