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The world of stock photography can be a frustrating place for anyone who's in need of images for their own use, for freelance purposes, or for their small business. Most professional services are incredibly expensive, can be hard to navigate, and include limitations. As for the free options, the actual image inventory can be lacking, particularly when you need photos for more commercial purposes. If all of this sounds familiar, you'll be glad to learn about the stock photography startup JumpStory.

JumpStory has reinvented the photo and video industry with its feature-packed service that allows access to the world's top imagery with ease. It boasts over 25 million (and counting) images, illustrations, vector icons, and videos that are perfect for your blog, website, portfolio, email signature, social media profiles, avatars, ASMR YouTube channel, and pretty much everything else. There's no limit to the number of downloads, no matter what you're using the images for.

In addition to the fact that JumpStory lets you manually edit images (cropping, text overlay, contrast adjustment, logo overlay, and more), which is already a particularly useful tool, it boasts an impressive AI that removes backgrounds in just seconds. But that's not all the AI is used for.

First, there's HighJumper AI, which predicts which images will have the most impact on your visitors, viewers, or customers. Second, there's TextMatch technology, which helps you find exactly what you're looking for. With TextMatch, instead of searching a basic keyword, you enter whatever copy you've already written, and the AI finds relevant images to match—this is a huge time saver especially for people who've found themselves somewhat unexpectedly performing image sourcing tasks at work (digital and content marketers—we see you).

Another helpful search tool is JumpStory's Categories and Collections, which is there to spark inspiration when you have none. And if you're really stumped or stupid busy, you can reach out to them for help, and they'll find the photos for you!

Every month, 20,000 images are added to the library, but if that sounds overwhelming, don't worry. You can save all your favorites in a smart archive. And if all that somehow sounds like not enough, you can even upload your own photos, edit them, and integrate them with the AI tools.

As is typical of many startups, JumpStory believes in transparency, too. So they let you take a look at all the recent and upcoming improvements, additions, and changes to the platform on their Public Roadmap page. They also break down comparisons of the JumpStory offerings to those of a bunch of familiar stock photo sites for a look at the bigger picture (pun intended?).

At $25 a month for unlimited use, JumpStory is already a bargain at its standard pricing. But with this JumpStory Authentic Stock Photography: Lifetime Membership sale, you'll invest a one-time cost of $99.99 and score all the benefits plus all the updates, surpassing the value long before year's end.