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iStockPhoto Promo Code – Save 20%

I‘m always on the hunt for quality images to use for various web projects. When I need a high-quality image for use as part of a site layout, or to include as a high profile page element, I always buy these images at

Many of you may be wondering why I’d pay for an image when a simple search in Google Images will display a bazillion results… for free nonetheless.

Well… I’ll tell ya…

Just because an image appears online and in a search result does not give you the right to use it. It is not your intellectual property, therefore action could be taken against you if the image is used on your site without the owners’ consent. All images and photos on iStockPhoto are royalty free, so you can use them on as many projects as you like, without fear of consequence.

The images at iStockPhoto are high quality, and often available in various sizes – for print or web use. Web graphics often won’t cut it for any printed materials, so it’s extremely important to find high quality source graphics for use on posters, flyers, business cards, etc.

I am very particular about the images I’ll utilize on my websites, so I’d much prefer to cut to the chase and buy a high quality graphic — one I know that is royalty free — rather than spend a great deal of time sifting through search engine results trying to find a decent one.

iStockPhoto has a very advanced search feature which enables you to find just the image(s) you’re after within seconds. This makes locating just the right image very easy and painless.

There are a lot of great stock image sites out there, but I prefer iStockPhoto’s image credits system. Many sites require you pay a subscription based fee, but iStockPhoto offers a pay-as-you-go method of payment. To buy any of the images from their site, you need to purchase iStock credits. The credits begin at $1.54 each for 12, but you can buy larger quantities of iStock credits at an increasing discount. For example, if you buy 120 credits, then they’re only $1.46 each.

Images are available for as little as 1 credit, but the average one is going to run you about 7-10 credits, with some going as high as 15 and even 20 (for Exclusive Collection photos). I usually buy in for at least 50 credits at a time, which costs me $75.00.

Update: March 1, 2012 — Sorry folks, but iStockPhoto has contacted me and told me to remove the code from this post. It is an exclusive offer provided by one of their partner sites, so I can no longer feature it on this site; however, you can try SAVE17 to get 17% off your next credit pack.

131 thoughts on “iStockPhoto Promo Code – Save 20%”

  1. I just used the code today. πŸ™‚ However, it only works once – so if you need to go and purchase more, you will need a different code. Thank you very much! πŸ™‚

  2. Awesome! Still works as of 5.4.2012. Saved a lot of money. For those who can’t find the code, keep looking! Or just use this one (code removed).

  3. This was so nice to share. I can’t tell by the comments, but if you are emailing this to people, would you be able to send it to me as well? thanks!! Very much appreciated!

        1. iStockphoto Promo Codes

          Sorry for late reply. I was busy in my work. Here is the code

          Offer: 10% Off on All Order
          Expires: Jul 01, 2012

  4. Hi, can u send me the code please, please, please, please…?
    My email massimo.castelli(@)

  5. Would definitely appreciate the savings!! if you could email me the code I would be ecstatic! Thank you!! dania [at]

  6. If anyone can help me out please send me the code. I am making a project for a non-profit and every bit I can save helps. Thanks so much!

    TSUalum93 @ aol . com

  7. USE 11VE20 on any iStockPhoto purchase of $50 or more.

    $$$ TIP!! iStockPhoto has packages of credits they sell. Since it’s a min. $50 purchase for the coupon, their next highest package over the $50 mark is 62-credits for $78.50. That was a bit over my budget. BUT! You can combine a 6-credit package ($9.99) and a 26-credit package ($41.50) and the total is $51.49. Apply the coupon and you get outta there for $41.19 for 32 credits, about $1.28 per credit. πŸ™‚


  8. THANK YOU!!!!! I just saved $36.00 by using this code. WOOO HOOOOO!!!!!! I’m going to use it until the 300dpi cmyk cows come home!!!! Any idea when this coupon code runs out??

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