It’s been 3 years since we’ve mentioned Deposit Photos in one of our posts. Back then, they were a small, but enthusiastic agency which wanted to go after the big names in the industry. And with 1 million stock images made available for download in their first year, things looked promising.
However, in a scenario that we typically see in Sci-Fi movies, this project grew at an impressive rate, reaching 4 million stock images in 2011 and 9 million 6 months ago. Although huge increases like that might be made at the expense of quality, this didn’t happen with Deposit Photos. In fact, it seems to me that these guys actually increased the quality as they added more and more products to their shelves. Speaking of which, can you guys guess how huge is their database now? Well, 12.75 million photos! And that, I tell you, it’s impressive and according to them, they’ve increased the number of stock images by 140% in 2012 alone.
Time means money and deadlines are shorter than ever. Therefore, any tool that has the function of reducing your workload should be regarded as a blessing. However, most of the gizmos that you will find online aren’t free and in most cases cost so much that aren’t even worth considering them as an option.
So, what can you do then? Before I answer you this question, you need to take the following advice really seriously. Therefore, if you care about your money, then you should try to avoid the so called premium stock images companies as well as those websites that promise to magically transform overnight your code into a .PSD file.
CSSmatic is a slick new site that just launched last week. It’s a free toolkit that can help you save time (and money) by automatically creating the endless and complex codes that you used to have to write manually in order to apply graphic elements to your websites.
As many of my readers know, I’m a huge iStockphoto fan. Well they’ve taken notice and reached out to me with another special offer for you guys. Unfortunately this deal is limited to today only (Feb. 12th) so you need to take advantage of this one right away…