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Term2.png IMAGE BANK

Online repository of digital photos, illustrations and videos organized under the form of a website that allows users to browse, upload, and download files by respecting rules defined by the administrator of the website. Each of these websites offers a search engine that allows you to search for images by key words, types of files, orientation, image size, etc.

Some websites provide free images, others charge for their images with different prices according to the size, quality and type of image. To utilize the images there is a need to create a user account on the respective website. To purchase images, users need to buy credits. For free images, the website generally specifies the condition of use, such as attributing the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor.


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The table below provides a list of a number of image banks available on the Internet. [1]

Website Language Cost of image Performance of search engine User friendliness Comment
morguefile.com English Free Good Good
  • High resolution images
  • Few legal restriction for the use of its images
  • Possible to edit images before downloading them
  • No sign up required to download images
www.everystockphoto.com English Free Average Good
  • Large quantity of images
  • Combination of many free image websites
www.flickr.com English Free Average Average
  • Large quantity of amateur pictures
  • The format of certain images is less flexible for future use
www.stockvault.net English Free Average Average
  • Images are free only for personal and non-commercial use
  • No sign up required to download images
  • Provide images from other image bank websites
  • The images provided are not for free
www.photoxpress.com English Free Poor Average
  • Complex license for the use of its images
  • Up to10 downloads a day for members
www.sxc.hu English Free Poor Average
  • Complex license for the use of its images
  • Provide images from other image bank websites
  • The images provided are not for free
openphoto.net English Free Poor Average
  • Small quantity of images
  • Few legal restriction for the use of its images
  • Provide images from other image bank websites
  • The images provided are not for free
www.unprofound.com English Free Poor Average
  • Few legal restriction for the use of its images
  • No sign up required to download images
www.freemediagoo.com English Free Poor Average
  • Small quantity of images
  • Relatively low resolution of images
  • Few legal restriction for the use of its images
  • No sign up required to download images
www.freephotosbank.com English Free Poor Average
  • Images are mainly western life-oriented
  • Two forms of images are possible for downloading (Zip file or Jpeg image)
  • No sign up required to download images
www.dreamstime.com Multi-language Some images are free, others are not. Credits need to be acquired.
  • Very poor for free images’ search
  • Poor for not for free images’ search
Good
  • Large quantity of images
  • No pay-as-you-go credit proposed. Subscription is compulsory for the purchase of images
www.freedigitalphotos.net English Images of low resolution are free, others are not. Credits need to be acquired. Poor Good
  • Images are more nature-oriented and daily life-oriented
  • No sign up required to download images
eu.fotolia.com Multi-language Not for free. Credits need to be acquired. Excellent Good
  • Large quantity of images
  • Few amateur pictures
  • Images are mainly western life-oriented
www.istockphoto.com Multi-language Not for free. Credits need to be acquired. Excellent Good
  • Large quantity of images
  • Few amateur pictures
www.shutterstock.com Multi-language Not for free. Credits need to be acquired. Average Good
  • Large quantity of images
  • No pay-as-you-go credit proposed. Subscription is compulsory for the purchase of images
  • One free photo and one free vector every week for each registered user
www.japanesestreets.com English Not for free. Credits need to be acquired. Poor Poor
  • Small quantity of images
  • Images are mainly of current trends in Japanese street fashion
openclipart.org English Free Good Good
  • Large quantity of vector clipart
  • The entire collection is available for free to download.
  • All images are stored in Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format, often with thumbnails in Portable Network Graphics (PNG) format.
  • The platform is a collaborative community that creates, shares and remixes clipart.



References

  1. http://www.techradar.com