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Comstock

Comstock

Comstock

Comstock offers professional designers thousands of stock photography images. They have royalty-free images, as well as those which can be licensed for exclusive use. Comstock offers these images to users in two ways, via downloads and CDs.

Comstock also offers a subscription service. This means that professionals may, for a fee, download as many images as they desire within an agreed upon time-frame. Like a fee-based lending library, Comstock subscribers may, during the time of their subscription, access thousands upon thousands of unique images.

Comstock is owned by Jupiter Images, a giant within the industry. Comstock has been considered one of the finest "image banks", if you will, by both users and their peers. In business for over 25 years, they specialize in business and medical images.

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand . . . Dollars?
Being one of the biggest, and most well respected, also translates into being one of the most expensive. Many smaller image banks, such as PhotoSpin.com, offer the same high quality images at a fraction of the cost. While your design needs would most likely be very well met at Comstock, you may want to consider some of the smaller firms with reputations for excellence. Smaller firms, by nature, often deliver superior customer service. Consider all your options before you invest in pricey subscriptions, which may or may not meet all your design and customer service needs.