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Having great images is important for any website or online business.
It can, however, be very expensive, if you need a lot of images, and you need to make sure, you do not violate any copyrights.
So can StockUnlimited help you in this area, or is it a waste of money?
In this StockUnlimited review I will show you what the platform has to offer and what my experiences are with it, so you can see if it will be the right platform for you to get your visuals.
What is StockUnlimited and what does it offer?
StockUnlimited was founded in 2014, and it is a subscription-based platform that is mostly known for being a place to get stock images.
You will, however, get access to several other useful visuals on the platform as well. So let’s go over what it offers:
Feature 1 – Unlimited stock photos:
Having access to unlimited stock photos is more or less a necessity when working a lot with websites or content production.
There are websites that offer this for free, but they often do not have as big a collection and the images are often used on a lot of other websites as well, which can make it more difficult for you to stand out. Furthermore, you cannot be 100% sure that you will not violate any copyrights when using images from the free portals.
For these reasons, I started to look for a paid image platform that was not expensive, but still had a lot of images (more about the prices later).
StockUnlimited was the best option I found, and it has a lot of really good images, and it has made it a lot easier for me to find great images for my websites, and it has saved me a lot of time. You can get images both as jpg, png, vectors, icons, and more.
It is easy to find relevant images as there is a search bar, where you just write the topic.
The search bar makes it easy to find what you are looking for.
I have personally benefited a lot from joining, as I have found out how much easier it is to find relevant images here compared to the free portals I used to use. The selection is great, but I would also say that if you compare it to one of the most famous stock image platforms Shutterstock, it does not have quite as many images.
However, compared to the value for money, StockUnlimited is by far the best, and it is possible to afford a subscription here, even when you do not have a big budget, which I think is great.
Also, new images are added every week, so you will never run out and you can find images for more or less any occasion.
Feature 2 – Music and sound effects:
If you need small music clips or sound effects for videos or similar, you can find a big selection on StockUnlimited.
You can look through the selection either by looking at music or sound effects by genre, you can look by sorting by mood, or by sorting by the instrument. You can also use the search bar I showed (see image above) to search for a certain keyword, and then select it has to be an audio file.
Personally, I have not bought this as part of my subscription, as I do not use sound effects a lot, but it might be different for you, and now you know it is an option
Feature 3 – Download fonts:
Most website templates or design programs have quite a lot of fonts already, so you might not need this feature on StockUnlimited, depending on how much you design.
But if you need more specialized fonts, you can download a large number from StockUnlimited.
You can either use the search bar, or you can go through the different categories in the fonts section and see the most popular or see the fonts within a certain category.
Feature 4 – Templates:
Templates can be a big time saver when it comes to designing – especially if you like me is not a big designer, but still need something that looks nice.
Templates can give you a great starting point, and help you create something beautiful in a very short time.
StockUnlimited’s templates make it easy to design.
StockUnlimited has some really nice templates that can help you with this.
It, for example, has templates for PowerPoint, logos, banners, flyers, social media post, and more. It can save you a lot of time to use templates like this for design, and it can also save you a lot of money since you can take care of a lot of tasks yourself instead of hiring a designer.
Feature 5 – Collections:
StockUnlimited has a section with what is called collections. It is collections of images and graphics within a certain topic.
That means you can download a collection of relevant images for a certain topic, which can save you time, as you do not have to do all the searches yourself.
You can find several downloadable collections with content within a certain theme.
For me the collection of infographics is especially cool, as it gives you templates for infographics, you can use for your website. Other examples of collections are spring, mother’s day, winter, and premium backgrounds.
The collections can be a great way to get inspiration and ideas within certain topics and can give you easy access if you need graphics within one of the collections offered.
Be aware that the collections are only available to download if you have an annual or 3 years subscription.
Where can you use StockUnlimited images?
One thing is to know that you can find a lot of images, audios, fonts and more on StockUnlimited. But where you are allowed to use them are also very important to know, so you are sure it is what you need.
You do not have many restrictions on StockUnlimited, which is great. You can use all the content you download for both commercial and non-commercial projects, for websites, newsletters, banners, ads, documents, blogs, magazine articles, illustrations, business cards, videos, and more.
If you are a freelancer or do work for other people, you are also allowed to use the content to create this work, which makes it even better value for money.
There are a few things you cannot use the content on StockUnlimited for. You cannot use the images to create a logo – a logo is something that you will have copyright on, and you do not have the copyright for the images (you have a license to use them but you do not own the copyright).
Also, you cannot use the content to create non-editable templates such as WordPress themes – for this, you need to buy an extended license on StockUnlimited.
In general, you can use the content on StockUnlimited for many things, and if you are a freelancer or run some websites, it will give you all you need. The conditions and licensing agreement can of course change, so I advise you to check the updated terms and conditions on the websites itself before joining.
Are there any free images available?
So far I have shown you what you can get if you buy a subscription for StockUnlimited, but you can actually also find free images on the platform.
You can of course not find as many free images, as you can when you have a subscription, but there is still a good amount.
It is really easy to see which images are free compared to certain other platforms, where you will not know until you click and try to download the image. All the free images are marked with a small green banner saying “free”. You can also choose only to see the free images when you use the search bar.
You need to create an account to get access to the free images, which you can do without a credit card, and then you can start downloading the free images right away.
Be aware that you can maximum download 10 free images per day.
StockUnlimited pricing and licenses
You have different options if you want to get access to the paid content on StockUnlimited. You can either choose to buy a download pack for between 10-100 assets. That means that you can download a certain amount of content, which is great if you do not need access to unlimited assets.
The prices for this varies depending on the amount you want to buy, but it will be between $0.50-$0.90 per download. This is a very good price when you take into consideration that many other stock providers easily charge $40-$60 per download.
You can also buy subscriptions that give you access to unlimited assets. You can buy a monthly subscription, a yearly, or 3 years access. I am not going to post the exact prices here, as they regularly change and there are sometimes promotions, so it is better you check the updated prices on the website itself.
No matter what, I can, however, say that you get really good value for money compared to other stock platforms.
That is the reason I bought access, and I actually got the 3-year subscription, as that was the best deal for me at the time. But you can also start smaller and test it out, and then it is possible to upgrade later.
Also, there is a 7-day money back guarantee, so if you join and find out it is not for you, you can get your money back and cancel your subscription.
Having great visual content is very important for any business and website.
So let’s sum up the pros and cons of StockUnlimited, so you can get a better overview and see if it is the right platform for you.
- Big selection of images, audio, and content
- Very easy to use
- Great value for money
- You get access to downloaded content forever
- Different subscription plans according to your needs
- Not as big a selection as the more expensive stock platforms
Overall, I am really glad I found StockUnlimited. It saves me a lot of time and makes it easy to find great images for my projects. The best of all is that it is for a very reasonable and affordable price compared to other platforms.
The only disadvantage is that if you check out some of the more expensive stock platforms, they have an even bigger selection.
However, it all depends on your needs and budget. If you can afford potentially paying hundreds of dollars per month and want an even bigger selection, then maybe a more expensive platform like Shutterstock is a better choice.
But if you like me would like a more affordable solution with great options as well, and at the same time want to be sure you always use images for your projects that do not violate any copyrights, then StockUnlimited is, in my opinion, a really great choice.