Sale on Stock Images
Who doesn’t love a good sale especially on the things we need. As a designer/developer, I am always in need of good graphics or images either for my own purposes or for my clients. Yet, it can be an expensive proposition whether you purchase individually or by subscription.
Recently, I came across a great deal for images (illustrations and photos). Graphic Stock is a “new kid” on the block offering stock image downloads for use in all types of media projects. They’re currently offering a subscription and trial offer can’t be beat.
Try Before You Buy
I subscribed for the 7 day trial first. It gave me a chance to explore before purchased. It was a good trial and it allowed me to fully experience the subscription and examine the products prior to subscribing.
Each day, I logged in and downloaded images though I didn’t always download 20 images a day. One can spend hours sorting through images, which is a luxury I rarely have these days.
A Chance to Explore
Yes, you will need to provide a credit card or some sort of payment authorization for the trial. However, the Member Dashboard provides a link to managing your subscription that allows one to end the trial or upgrade or cancel the subscription.
Was I happy with the quality and quantity of images? For the most part, yes. Though, I think they need more variety of new images for each month. For example, St. Patrick’s day falls in the month of March. The number of new images for March were mostly for St. Patty’s day and went on for pages. Toward the end of the month, new images focused on Earth Day and Water conservation. For my taste, I’d like more variety of new images. Then again, I did mention they are the “new kid.” They take submissions so I imagine and hope the variety of images will grow over time.
If the new images fail to meet your need, you can also sort by most downloaded, highest rated, most recent, recent updates, favorited and more. Also, the category selection is extensive and makes it easier to sort the 250,000 plus images.
Overall, I like the dashboard interface, it is clean and easy to understand.
Lastly, they provide the images in as many formats as possible (jpg, pdf, png, and eps).
In the final analysis, I give the free trial and the discounted subscription at Graphic Stock a thumbs-up. I encourage you to try it before the sale ends.