Solid Stock Art – Stock Photographs to Improve Your Design

It is utter foolishness to publish an article without a good image in it because good images attract readers. Also, when you share your article’s link on your social media sites like Facebook and Google Plus, their software automatically pulls in the image, if any, on the page whose link you are sharing. It is common sense to expect that the links displaying beautiful images will get far more shares, likes, +1’s and comments rather than those links which are bereft of any such media.

Statistics show that bigger, larger images in link sharing result in more interaction on social media sites than smaller ones. I think we can safely conclude that images in links will get more interactions than non-image links.

There are many more advantages of using quality images and you should Google it if you want to delve deeper as the subject is beyond the scope of this article. This article is about pointing you to a quality resource where you can find good images. That resource is Solid Stock Art.


It is a stock photography agency founded recently in Feb., 2013. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah it was born because its founders Taylor Hinton and Jimmy Scarbrough were frustrated with the rules and regulations imposed by other stock photo agencies and they wanted to do things the right way.

Most stock photo agencies impose a limit on their users that one image can be used by only one person and that too for only once. Rubbishing such norms Solid Stock Art allows its users to use the same image over and over again for no matter how many times he wishes to do so. They offer an unlimited license to all of their stock art! If you use their images under their terms of license agreement, you won’t be infringing on any intellectual property, moral right, copyright or trademark. This is the feature that sets them apart from the competition.

Their licensing and pricing is easy to understand and avoids technical jargon so that you won’t need to refer to a lawyers’ dictionary to understand them. Click here to take a look at the royalty free rules.

It is a two way agency, allowing people to download images and also allowing photographers to upload images and earn money.

The cost of an image can go as low as 2$ for both photographs and vector graphics. The cost depends upon the size of the image. For example a 2,200 pixels wide image will cost 16$ while a 5,600 pixels wide image costs 32$. By image I mean both a photograph and a vector graphic.


The screenshot above lists the details of the pixels of an image vs. the price of each one. The same rate holds for vectors too.

The search functionality of their website is designed by themselves and fine tuned to the surfers’ requirements. This means when you search for “snow” you actually get images of snow and not of Snow White and her seven dwarfs.

Liked what you read here? Go and take a look of the site and let me know what you feel in the comments below.




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