Creative images

Contemporary stock photos, illustrations and archival images.

Your work matters

Everything you do demands your creativity, passion and originality. It’s what you do. So, we believe our job is to do everything we can to support you – with quality images that are the cornerstone of great communications.

More ways to tell your stories

Looking to add energy, texture or emotion to your work? We've got an array of powerful video clips and music tracks to help up the creative ante. Dive in and have a look.

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Right-managed images

Conceptual, cutting-edge, stylized, RM images come from our premier collections – like The Image Bank, National Geographic and Hulton Archive - and offer high production value. They're licensed for a defined scope of usage and some are available with exclusive rights.

Royalty-free images

Our RF images are flexible and accessible, spanning a range of popular themes and collections, including Photodisc, Digital Vision and Stockbyte. They feature simple, affordable pricing and can be used in any application, for as long as you like, in as many different projects as you like.

Image subscriptions

Looking for a simple, affordable way to tap into millions of premium royalty-free photos, vectors and illustrations from Getty Images and iStock? Thinkstock, our image subscription partner, puts a world of creative solutions all in one place.

Image collections

Whatever type of photo or illustration you're looking for – from edgy and offbeat to straightforward and familiar – you'll find it in our range of royalty-free and rights-managed image collections, including favorites like Stone, Time & Life Pictures and more.

Assignment photography

Don't have the time or resources to shoot it yourself? No problem. Our assignments services can set you up with award-winning photographers – as well as reps and in-house production teams – all around the world, handling everything from concept to post-production.

Exclusive content

Our exclusive content helps set your work apart, with one-of-a-kind images that can be found only on our site. And they're available in royalty-free and rights-managed options, offering unique creative solutions for every project and budget.

Archival images

From vintage photography to contemporary editorial coverage– our archival content puts over 80 million images at your fingertips. You'll find everything from iconic personalities to decisive cultural moments, shot by some of the biggest names in photography.

Get started on

Step 1: Search

Kick off your search by entering keywords in the search box to preview our Creative or Editorial library of images. And if you want to brainstorm while you search, try Catalyst.

Stock imagery

Choose Creative images to view stock photos that are trend-researched, art-directed and shot by professional photographers. Search keywords can include concepts like innovation or emotions like happiness.


News, sport and entertainment imagery

Choose Editorial images for news, sport and entertainment photography. Search terms can include names like barack obama or events like the oscars.

Step 2: License

Licenses are a good thing. They allow you to legally use our images in your projects. The most common types of licenses are royalty-free and rights-managed. Get a quick overview of licensing models, then start your search.

Royalty-free licenses

Royalty-free (RF) licensing is based on file size, and pricing is available right when you select an image. Royalty-free means you don't have to pay any additional royalties for successive uses of a product – it's an unlimited-use license.

Rights-managed licenses

Rights-managed (RM) image licensing is based on usage, and pricing is calculated once you provide usage specifications. These images are from our premier collections and offer highly stylized images with high production value – some can be licensed with exclusive rights.

Step 3: Download

So you've selected your image and now you're ready to download for preview, or add to your cart, then check out and download. You can bill to an established account or to a credit card.

You can also establish a company account for credit terms or tax-exempt purchasing, or add yourself to an existing company account. And you can contact us at any point if you need us.

Frequently asked questions

How do I price imagery on

During your search, you'll find images that are designated as either royalty-free (RF) or rights-managed (RM). Prices for royalty-free licensing are based on file size, and are available right when you select an image. Rights-managed licensing requires a few extra clicks to define usage specifications and establish pricing.

What am I actually purchasing?

When you "purchase" media on you are actually purchasing a license for the rights to use that media. The price of the media is based on the type of license you choose and the usage specifications you provide (note that usage specifications are only required for rights-managed and rights-ready media). Depending on how you assign the license, either you (the purchaser) or someone else (3rd party individual or company) will own the right to use the media as outlined in the licensing agreement.

My search results aren't what I expected. Why?

When you're searching 24.7 million images, sometimes it's tough to find exactly what you're looking for. So we've developed tools to make your search easier and more streamlined.

  • Our quick search demo will orient you on all of our search capabilities.
  • Our keyword guide will help you with keyword suggestions that enable you to locate the ideal image or clip. <