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Ask DN: Where Do You Find Stock Images for Ecommerce Sites?

almost 5 years ago from , Front End Developer

I'm working on an ecommerce site theme and need stock photos for the products. I'm trying to find images with transparent backgrounds such as https://dribbble.com/shots/1584147-Category-Page-Animation/attachments/244480 or https://dribbble.com/shots/2158709-Category-Page-for-IKEA/attachments/437114 or https://dribbble.com/shots/2197697-Bzb-Landing/attachments/406513 or https://dribbble.com/shots/2180508-E-commerce-Shoes/attachments/401790 or https://dribbble.com/shots/2327930-WIP/attachments/443117

Does anyone know of a stock site that I could use for this purpose?

15 comments

  • Pierre de MillyPierre de Milly, over 4 years ago

    Why don't you use product photos from another ecommerce website?

    6 points
  • Dean HaydenDean Hayden, over 4 years ago

    You selling stock photos?

    2 points
  • Matt CoadyMatt Coady, over 4 years ago

    I usually use http://photodune.net/ for stock photography. Most photos sell between $1-$5 depending on the resolution you need.

    1 point
  • Jon MyersJon Myers, over 4 years ago

    Why would you use stock photos for an ecommerce site?

    Unless it’s Amazon (crap photos) - most of the new wave of ecommerce sites that are killing it all have custom photos.

    0 points
  • Ray YipRay Yip, over 4 years ago

    You can just download the product images from Amazon, i think it's ok for offline design mockup.

    0 points
  • Thomas Michael SemmlerThomas Michael Semmler, over 4 years ago

    Shouldn't your client be responsible for that? Wouldn't it be weird for a product to not use images of their own products?

    0 points
    • , over 4 years ago

      I'm creating a theme (think like Wordpress but not for Wordpress) so I want to use some nice imagery that someone looking to buy the theme could relate to. Just looking for a legal method of utilizing good product images (no specific category of products)

      0 points
  • Andy Warburton, over 4 years ago

    I've run a couple of e-commerce sites of my own in the past and I was usually provided with images via the wholesaler/manufacturer I was buying from. Almost all are hidden away in a password protected "media" section on their website which is often not even listed on their sitemap etc. One company that doesn't hide their product images away is Apple (http://www.apple.com/uk/pr/products/) but I'm not totally sure what the law is around copyright given that you are using them as examples (I doubt any enlightened companies would bother taking you to court over such a thing given that it's basically free promotion!)

    0 points
    • , over 4 years ago

      ah never thought about checking PR from companies. Yea it would just be for examples and I wouldn't be tarnishing the brands, at least not purposefully. Thanks for the link.

      0 points
  • Joshua TurnerJoshua Turner, over 4 years ago

    Typically product images are available from the manufacturer/supplier. Although you should be aware that most will not have a transparent background, but rather a white background.

    0 points
  • George VouGeorge Vou, over 4 years ago

    Hey are you asking for free resources?

    0 points