Nice list..thanks for sharing...
Pixabay is the most awesome website in my opinion. When I want an image that's not my own, I always go to Pixabay because I know I'm going to like what I find.Anyone uses Pixabay?
Now Pixabay have Shutterstock ads at the top row, but that website, damn it can catch people out also with the shutterstock popup every time you reload or go to a different page. They sure could work on their layout more.
Ah yes Getty... the company that uses a tool/company to search for their images and then goes about suing the original content creator who has NOT given them permission to sell said items.... because they're already available for free via the US Library of Congress lol.A company I used to work for got stung by Getty after the web design company they used put an image on their site without paying to use it again.
They have special software that scans the web searching for image algorithms. A bit like Google's image search.
I think it cost them about £800.
Getty Images/iStock has also decided to barely pay many of their photographers and illustrators anything. They are cutting the royalties of freelance photographers and illustrators by up to 93% on December 23, resulting in royalties as low as 2 cents. These royalties are much lower than what other competitors, such as Adobe Stock, Fotolia, Dreamstime, Shutterstock and Alamy, pay their artists. You can read about it here: https://blog.freelancersunion.org/2016/12/02/getty-images-istock-petition/Ah yes Getty... the company that uses a tool/company to search for their images and then goes about suing the original content creator who has NOT given them permission to sell said items.... because they're already available for free via the US Library of Congress lol.
If you want to support the photographers/illustrators who made the images, license them at Fotolia. If you want to support corporate greed license them at iStock Photo.