Why Thinkstock

Thinkstock offers millions of premium art-directed and user-generated royalty-free photos, vectors and illustrations selected from Getty Images, iStock and our worldwide image partners. We are the only stock subscription designed with one goal in mind -– to give you the freedom to focus on being creative. Find out how we do it.

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Why buy an image subscription?

Concentrate on being creative

We want you to stop worrying about whether the images you love for your projects have the correct licence or worrying about making sure invoices get paid, or about tracking an image or staying within budget and on time. Start searching


Design without worrying about budgets

Imagine being able to approach any of your projects without thinking twice about the cost of using multiple images in a design.

An image subscription allows you to do just that -- to design and produce creative projects using images without having to worry about budgets. See our plans and pricing page


Always use the best images regardless of budget

What if projects with little or no budgets could get the same amount of high-quality imagery, love and attention as the projects with the larger budgets?

A Thinkstock subscription allows you to use great imagery for every project regardless of your budget. Find out more about subscription plans


Create designs that were never possible

Imagine having the freedom to use 20, 50, 100 or even more images in a design.

The types of designs that were never possible to create before because paying a licence fee for each image would have been too expensive are now possible.


Use any image at any size without affecting the price

Normally with royalty-free stock images, the price is different depending on the file size. Low-resolution files cost less and high-resolution files cost more.

With a subscription, you can download and use any image at any file size without affecting your price.


Pay less for the same great pictures that cost hundreds of dollars individually

Many of the images available on Thinkstock can be licensed individually on other websites.

For example, this picture would cost hundreds of dollars for a medium or high-resolution file if purchased individually. But on Thinkstock, this picture is included as part of the subscription and is simply counted as part of your specified download limit. Find out more about available pricing plans


No more low-resolution watermarked comps

Our subscription plans give you the freedom to download multiple images a day, so instead of low-resolution watermarked images in your comps you’ll always have an abundance of high-resolution images to use. Register or to view.


Save time

When you download an image from Thinkstock, it automatically comes with a licence to use the image.

You save lots of time by not having to go back and licence images from projects once they are approved. See our license overview page


Cut down on invoices and tracking

In most cases, you probably don’t want to get an invoice every time you use an image.

With Thinkstock, you can choose to receive only one invoice per month. . . or just one invoice for an entire year of service.

Want to learn more about acceptable uses for our premium royalty-free photos? View our Thinkstock licence overview

Why choose Thinkstock?

What makes us unique

Thinkstock is the only subscription that combines millions of photos, vector art and illustrations selected from Getty Images, iStock and worldwide image partners. Start searching


Access to premium image collections

Thinkstock is the only subscription that offers images from over 40 unique collections, some of which are the most recognisable and highest quality brands in the world. See the free image of the week


Access to a growing collection of vector illustrations

In addition to millions of photos from iStock, Getty Images and more, Thinkstock also offers a growing collection of vector art and stock illustrations. Browse our vector collection.


Fresh, new images added daily

We add fresh new images selected every day from Getty Images, iStock and worldwide image partners. So no matter which plan you choose --- subscription or image packs --- you have access to a constant supply of new content for all your projects.


Hundreds of thousands of images carefully edited

As part of the iStock and Getty Images family, we have access to a large team of editors who inspect hundreds of thousands of images before they appear on the site. Their eye for detail ensures you’re getting high-quality images. Start searching


Legal protection

Because we review and edit every image, we are able to offer industry-leading legal protection--anywhere from $10,000 to $250,000--for every Thinkstock image you use in a project. For an overview of licence options and acceptable uses for images, view our licence details.


Monthly payments

Thinkstock offers one of the only subscriptions that can be paid in 12 monthly instalments. For less than the price of a few images per month, use as many images as you need to create your best work. Find out more about available payment plans


Exclusive subscriber benefits

Thinkstock 1-year subscriptions include 10% discounts on additional purchases from Getty Images and iStock.

Want to learn more about acceptable uses for our premium royalty-free photos? View our Thinkstock licence overview