The best stock photo sites in 2024

The best stock photo sites are becoming increasingly pivotal in providing high-quality images for industries such as media, design and entertainment. In many cases, it's simply not cost-effective or practical to shoot specific scenes or subjects on one's own. And while AI image generators are coming on leaps and bounds, they're still full of errors and inconsistencies; which means for most professional uses, they're not yet ready for prime time.

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Tom May

Tom May is a freelance writer and editor specializing in art, photography, design and travel. He has been editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. He has also worked for a wide range of mainstream titles including The Sun, Radio Times, NME, T3, Heat, Company and Bella.