Stock images for web design can be found for free or purchased from websites like Shutterstock. The purpose of a stock image is to provide a base image that can be used for commercial use, such as in a logo or on a website.
Once a desired image has been found on Shutterstock, an account with a subscription plan is required to proceed with the download. Images can be purchased in packs of two, five and 25, or a user may choose to purchase a plan that affords them a monthly allowance of images. Shutterstock also offers plans with an enhanced license for those who are using their stock images for use on a larger, corporate scale.