Many say that the best things in life are free. When it comes to your creative projects, this is rarely the case. Creative professionals are often faced with the dilemma to download free images or let out a few bucks to buy them. Today, we will make a case why buying stock photo is better for your creative projects.

  • There is a limit to how you can free stock images and creative commons. You cannot alter them in any way you want. Free images and creative commons do not include the right license that will allow you to use the images in your liking. You have to give credits or attributions as specified to avoid being chased by the copyright police.
  • Buying stock photos gives you the right to use the images. When you buy stock photos, you are also buying the right to use them in any creative project for as long as you like – or as specified in the license agreement. Some stock photo sites give you the right to use them in print and physical products, provided you get the right license.
  • Buying stock photos save you money. If you are buying, how can you save money more than downloading for free? When you buy stock photos, you only spend a few bucks to gain the right to use them in any way you want. You don’t have to worry about violating any copyright laws that could cause you a lot more money.

When you buy stock photos, you can also save more time. Imagine if you get caught using other’s images without permission. You’d have to deal with copyright issues and take down the images you used. These are only some of the reasons why it’s better for you to buy stock photos. And, be sure to choose the right image source too.