It's been said time and time again that images improve engagement and can even improve (or detroy) conversions. Plus, they plain look good. But, copyright laws make it so you can't just use any image you'd like. You need to have the rights to legally use the image commercially.
In years past, I was an avid iStockPhoto user ? back before they lost their mind. iStock was never "cheap" but about two years ago the prices of their "credits" to buy images went through the roof.
A photo that used to cost me 60 cents started costing me about $1.43. And I was buying credits in bulk (300 at a time) and getting a "discount" on them. And that was for the smallest of the available image sizes!
Along with the price increase, many images were suddenly available only in larger sizes ? meaning they'd require anywhere from three to ten credits to purchase them. I don't know about you, but I'm sure as hell not paying five to fifteen dollars for an average blog post image.
Considering the number of websites I own, iStock was becoming a BIG expense. So I went in search of a replacement for them about 14 months ago. Around that time, I found PhotoSpin.
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