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What companies in the United Kingdom provide royalty-free images?

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Getty Images, FreeImages.co.uk, Fotolia and Dreamstime provide royalty-free stock photography images for viewers in the United Kingdom. Some of the companies provide images at no charge, while others offer billing packages and plans for users who need royalty-free images for printed material, websites and other graphic designs.

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What companies in the United Kingdom provide royalty-free images?
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Getty Images is one of the largest stock photography providers in the world, with over 80 million images available to its customers. While its headquarters is in the United States, Getty Images has a large generic image portfolio along with images specific to the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe, such as photographs of entertainment events, images of European celebrities and industrial image catalogs. The company offers royalty-free purchase options, including UltraPacks, iStock credit packs, and individual and corporate subscriptions. Users can also purchase custom and exclusive rights to specific images.

Fotolia claims to have 46 million royalty-free images, vector graphics and videos available. It sells the images on an as-needed basis, in monthly packs or by subscription.

FreeImages.co.uk lists over 16,000 royalty-free images available for download at no charge and claims to have more available for people who subscribe to its free newsletter. Dreamstime has both free and commercial royalty-free image catalogs.

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