5 Things You Didn't Know About iStockPhoto
- iStockPhoto.com is a fully owned subsidy of Getty Images, the first company to ever offer pictures, videos, audio including music, and illustrations online.
- No matter how small or how big your budget is, iStockPhoto has a pricing plan that will suit your needs. iStockPhoto is affordable!
- iStockPhoto has partnered with Dropbox! Now you can instantly access your content across all your devices, enabling you to work anywhere, at any time.
- Check out the Signature Artist of the month. Every month iStockPhoto.com features an in depth look at an artist's work, with a free download!
- iStockPhoto.com has millions of royalty free, photos, videos, illustrations, and audio files available for reasonable prices, including weekly free downloads!
How to Redeem a Coupon Code at iStockPhoto.com
Redeeming a coupon at iStockPhoto couldn't be easier. Go to the Giving Assistant web site and search for iStockPhoto. The company issues new coupons monthly. You'll have to join iStockPhoto in order use your coupon code by entering your email address and picking a password.
Once you've joined, you have the option to buy credits or a subscription, in order to purchase photos, videos, illustrations, or audio clips. Copy the coupon code that relates to the pricing plan of your choice. Now return to the iStockPhotos.com pricing page, pick the number of credits you want to buy or the subscription plan, and push the applicable button. This will be either the "buy credits" or "choose plan" button. This takes you to a page where you'll enter your payment information. On the right side of the page you will see "Order summary." Under this you'll see "Have a promo code?" in blue. Click on that and an empty box will appear. Paste your coupon code into this box and push the "Apply" button. Your coupon is activated.
In today’s competitive markets, businesses need every advantage to stay in the race. People are increasingly visual and so the incorporation of photographs, illustrations, and videos are important to get and keep the customers’ interest. Media is needed whether you are publishing a company newsletter, writing a blog online or publishing a marketing website. The question is how and where to get professional quality photographs, if you aren’t a photographer or don’t have a graphics department. Like creative content web stores, Shutterstock and DepositPhotos, iStockPhoto offers royalty free, professional-grade stock photos, videos, vector art illustrations, and even audio clips at bargain prices.
iStockPhoto is wholly owned by Getty Images, and it’s the original online purveyor of royalty free photos and creative content. Offering high quality at low prices since the year 2000, the site is one of the most lucrative sites of its kind online. The site features literally millions of photos and related creative content. Besides buying creative content, users also have the option of selling their art to the site, and making it available to the public. Because of this unique relationship to its members, iStockPhoto refers to itself as ‘by creatives for creatives.’
The range of content offered by iStockPhoto is astounding. Over 20 categories of photos alone are listed on the website, with thousands of photos in each category. In addition to stock photos, there are illustrations, videos, and audio clips available for purchase. For a relatively small price, one can chose any these items for your personal or business use. All are royalty free, and purchase allows the buyer worldwide rights, to publish the content for no further payment, without limitation on the number of times it’s used. If the content is going to be used in a for profit way, it must be purchased by subscription. Suddenly, the business playing field just got a little more even.
In the past, a small business couldn’t hope to compete with major corporations in their ability to make slick professional publications and attract sophisticated clients. Big companies had big budgets and access to photographers and graphics departments. Now Mom & Pop Stores can produce media that is on par with the giant corporations. iStockPhoto has flexible and affordable pricing plans for all customers. You can buy one photo to place at the top of your personal blog or purchase an annual subscription, providing hundreds of photos for your company’s needs. There are even corporate subscriptions available to accommodate the requirements of larger clients.
The iStockPhoto.com site has a very proactive feel to it, since users can sell their own content to the site, as well as buy content. iStockPhoto issues monthly discounts in its newsletter, in addition to the coupons available on the Giving Assistant web site, some of which never expire. iStockPhoto also offers a free download, each of a photo, video, audio, and illustration weekly so it is possible to build up an inventory of media over time.
As part of its monthly Signature Artist series, the site offers in depth coverage of a specific artist, showcasing their works and including interviews and detail about the artist personally. They also offer one free download of the featured artist’s work. Check out the Participate page. There you’ll find useful articles. Currently featured is an article about how to title your photos to make them more attractive to search engines. Several other articles offer advice and tips on social media use. An app allows you to access content from the site on your iPad or iPhone, and music and video clips can be downloaded to ITunes.
You must be a member of the site to take advantage of the free downloads. This is easily accomplished since all you do is enter your email address and assign a password to the account. With this small investment in time, you can begin to amass a preliminary collection of media. Over time, you too can put together an effortless, professional looking publication. All because of the content made available by iStockPhoto.
With the ever-growing popularity of web sites, the need for professional photographs, illustrations, videos, and music tracks also continues to grow. When you’re looking for digital media to enhance your web site or other published material, why not go to the innovator. iStockPhoto by Getty Images was the first to offer stock creative content, and they continue to set the standard for professional quality photos, illustrations, and video. With competitive pricing and flexible subscription plans, iStockPhoto.com is the website to choose, when looking for high quality, reasonably priced media content. iStockPhoto by Getty Images remains on the cutting edge of electronic media content.
A nice video to watch is iStockPhoto's Drop Dead Gorgeous video. It shows some breathtaking content in only 30 seconds.
iStockPhoto Social Media Links
iStockphoto on Facebook - Like us and see spectacular photos and links to video and other media content. The company will share articles with tips and advice about how to use the content available on the site. Watch for the Signature Artist of the month. Don't miss any of the striking content on the web site.
IStockPhoto on Twitter - Follow us on twitter, and share favorite photos and tweets with your friends. Watch for alerts and tips about organizing and using your visual and audio media content. Frequent tweets will let you know when new photos and other content become available.
iStockPhoto on Google+ - Add us to your circle and see how you can make use of the millions of stock photos, illustrations, videos, and audio clips to make your social media and print pages. Stand out from the rest.
iStockPhoto on YouTube - Go here for a very clear description of what iStockPhoto is and how to use the site. This is one of many uTube videos available for viewing. This video is put out by the company, but there are some by users, giving you in depth tips on how to use the photos you've bought on the iStockPhoto site. Really make an impact with your visual content.
iStockPhoto Contact Info
Phone support: 1 866 478 6251
International toll-free: 00 800 6664 6664
iStockPhoto L. P.
Suite 200 - 1240 20th Ave SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 1M8