Hey you! Are you fed up with the stale images that you find on the web? Go the extra mile to get fabulous photos, as well as be safe from legal retaliation if you misuse something that you’ve found on Google images. Stock photos are easy to get, reasonably priced, and most importantly – commercially valid. They’re also royalty-free, which means you pay once, and may use them endlessly.
I would like to introduce you to YAY Images, a recently-sprouted microstock agency. YAY’s specialty is images that are meant to be used online, so if you design, blog, keep a sales page, or send newsletters as part of email marketing campaigns – this article is for you.
YAY Images came up with a revolutionary solution as far as stock photos go. Streaming is an affordable monthly subscription to web-sized images. So, clients only pay $9.90 and get an unlimited amount of 700PX-wide images. And it’s not called Streaming out of the blue: instead of downloading a picture, altering it in Photoshop, and uploading it again somewhere – you can modify it with an in-browser editor and have it hosted for free.
Just to be clear, you paste the link with that image on your website, and YAY hosts it once and for all (even if your membership expires or is terminated by choice). Thus, your photo is ‘streamed’ live.
Another great thing about YAY Images is how fast you get to single out the items that you need. Once a keyword search is on, your results page shows some handy filters to the right. My favorite is the ‘visual search’, whereby you drag-and-drop a photo coming from YAY, from one of your own folders, or from another website – and receive similar matches.
There are three subscription plans you can go by – Streaming, Digital, or Print, all of which can be cancelled anytime. If you’re working on an app, an e-book, or a PowerPoint presentation, Digital offers stock images of 1500PX for the monthly price of $49.90. On the other hand, $99.90/month gets you a steady inflow of 3000PX-photos that are ideal for print advertising. Weigh your options, and see which solution fits your requirements best.
Attention, readers! Take this exclusive code – FREE_TRIAL_KARACHICORNER – to benefit from a free month of Streaming, 20% off the price of a Digital plan, or a 10% discount for Print.
The following images give you a small glimpse into the savory world of YAY: