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Top 7 Storyblocks alternatives

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If you’re a creative professional, having access to stock footage and music can be a lifesaver. Storyblocks is one of the best websites for this purpose and offers stock footage, music and even templates for popular editing programs like Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects and Apple Motion.

That said, there are always alternatives available. If Storyblocks doesn’t sit well with your project, here are the top seven Storyblocks alternatives you can try.


Envato Elements

Envato Elements is an all-encompassing site that covers everything from stock footage, photos, music and templates for editing programs as well as other assets that can skyrocket your production quality. Its subscriptions start at $16.50 per month and give you unlimited access to more than 15 million creative assets hosted on the site.

Their subscriptions also come with commercial licenses, meaning you can publish your work without copyright issues. Additionally, if you don’t want to continue using the service, you can cancel anytime for free.

Moreover, even if you don’t buy an Envato subscription, you still get 12 hand-picked files for free every month.

Explore Envato Elements here

Also read: Top 7 Procreate alternatives for Mac


Shutterstock

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Shutterstock is another popular service that initially only offered stock photos but has since expanded to include videos, music, templates and even 3D models. If that isn’t enough, it has an AI-powered image generator that can create images from text prompts if you don’t find what you’re looking for in its library.

Subscription plans are divided between photo, video and music and are slightly more expensive, but if you can afford it, Shutterstock as a service is well worth the money.

Explore Shutterstock here

InVideo

If professional-level video editors like Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve or Final Cut are too much for you to handle, InVideo can be an excellent alternative. However, while it is a pretty decent online video editor, it also has a massive library of templates. You can find templates for anything from intros, outros, end screen animations and even by categories.

In terms of pricing, InVideo won’t break the bank either. You can get started for free and gain access to their online editor as well as over 6,000 templates. Should you want to move to a more professional-looking end product, you can get either the Business or Unlimited subscriptions at $15 and $30 per month, respectively.

Explore InVideo here

Depositphotos

As the name suggests, Depositphotos features all sorts of photos, vectors, illustrations, and editorial pictures for you to download and use. However, the website also has stock videos, music, and sound effects. Overall, they have a library of over 270 million creative assets.

Subscriptions aren’t very expensive either, but they can be confusing. Photos, videos and music all come under separate subscriptions, starting at $8.99 for 10 images a month, $79 for five videos per month or $12.99 for unlimited access to their music library. You can also purchase assets on demand if that’s what you prefer.

Explore Depositphotos here

iStock by Getty

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If images are your primary requirement, iStock by Getty Images is a wonderful service. That said, they’re not just limited to videos; a subscription will give you access to millions of high-quality stock images and videos. You can find illustrations on the site, and there’s a music library as well.

That said, the pricing is a little expensive on this one. You can get a month-to-month plan for $149 for 10 downloads or an annual package that comes down to $99 per month for the same 10 downloads. Both plans allow limit rollovers until 250 downloads.

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WeVideo

Like InVideo, WeVideo is also a web-based video editor that aims to bring video editing to Chromebooks, among other web-enabled devices. The service features built-in templates and animations to make editing professional-quality videos a breeze, even for novices.

You get a video editor, screen recorder, green screen editor and video templates starting at $4.99 monthly. Plans can go as high as $36.99 per month, and there’s special pricing for schools, K12 educators and students.

Explore WeVideo here

Animoto

Animoto is another online video editor with a similar feature set to InVideo and WeVideo. You get to work with a drag-and-drop interface with plenty of templates ranging from product videos, launch promos, wedding invitations and even Amazon listings.

Pricing is also quite reasonable. You can get started for free, but if you want to remove Animoto branding from your videos, opt for their Basic, Professional or Professional Plus packages for $8, $15 or $39 per month, respectively.

Explore Animoto here

Also read: Top 7 iMovie alternatives for Chromebook?

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: yadullahabidi@pm.me.

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