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Alternative to Grandma’s Royalty Free Photo Albums

Judging by the past years events and major acquisitions of software companies, as well as the people stepping up to the political platter, it seems the world is moving towards technocracy as a whole. Newspapers are now online, job interviews and even more so personal memorabilia, just to name a few things that traditionally would happen in a different environment. Sitting on a couch at grandma’s and going through her old photo albums that has visual records of any significant life event that may have happened since, like… ever is now kind of obsolete because those pictures were scanned for posterity and uploaded in the cloud. As it should be, really, it’s the only way decent way of storing anything that deserves it and even what doesn’t.

Because the online became such a big part of everyday life there are more and more job openings in all related fields and, as it happens, a lot of the resources needed for them can also be found through a simple search. For instance any project that a designer has to finish is no longer a huge chore because of the multitude of resource depositories available to him and the staggering number of options within each. When the offer abunds the next thing to look at is quality.

Depositphotos is the fastest growing stock photo agency that can provide a virtually endless pool of premium royalty-free stock photos, illustrations and vector images therefor making it a prime target for any visual aid for an ongoing project. You can browse it not only to find the best image that would showcase your work, but you can also move over to the backgrounds and textures tab and find exactly what you need to add that extra layer of ‘Wow’ to it, as well as what it is you need to dot the ‘I’s and cross the ‘T’s for the best result.

With a growth of over 4 million files added in the past half year alone, their repository is ever expanding while keeping the same quality standards that made it grow so fast in the first place. This only means one thing for their customer database also expanding at the same pace: a cornucopia of answers. The fact that they offer what seems to be a gazillion payment offers, suitable for every pocket definitely helps.  You can either buy a subscription, of which there are two kinds, daily and monthly, or go for what they call ‘Pay-As-You-Go Credits,’ an option that lets you select exactly what you want to pay, based on your specific needs, the closest thing to a real-life 7-Eleven.

And thinking back to grandma’s couch and the hours spent going through her albums. When you’ll be old you’ll have your virtual glasses and show your grandkids the projects you’ve worked on and they’ll still look stunning.


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