Get inspired: stock content that sparks

Inspiration is everywhere on iStock. To make it easy to discover all that inspiration, we've brought it together right here. So whether you're looking for a unique feel with textures and wallpapers, you want to punch things up with a killer photo or design flourish, or you want a sleek, clean website with a great search bar and buttons, you'll find it all. Here are three ways to get inspired at iStock.

Top 10 categories

Want to see what's hot at iStock right now? Check out the 10 categories most searched by iStock clients.

Animals and pets stock photos

Animals and Pets

Arts and entertainment stock photos

Arts and Entertainment

Beauty and health stock photos

Beauty and Health

Business stock photos


Concepts and ideas stock photos

Concepts and Ideas

Food and drink stock photos

Food and Drink

Lifestyle stock photos


Nature stock photos


People stock photos


Technology stock photos


Design elements

This is all about getting the perfect look and feel by pulling unique items together for a great composition. Mix and match textures, wallpapers, vector elements, web elements and photographic elements.


Rich textures to give your projects a great look and feel that'll make people want to reach out and touch them.

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Vector elements

Scrolls, swirls, patterns and other doodads that'll punch up any design and bring it to life.

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Photographic Elements

Notepads, signs, frames and other copy-space elements, plus photographic supplies like tacks and tape to pull your designs together.

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Our favorites

Take a look at some of our favorite design elements here, and then start searching and discover your own favorites.

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Rich Media

Accompany your designs with great audio and video for an enhanced experience that inspires the senses.


Stock video Search video


Stock audio Search audio

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