Global Stock Images Market 2019-2023

Global Stock Images Market 2019-2023

Global Stock Images Market: About this market

Stock images refer to photographs, graphic images, illustrations, vectors, posters, presentations, and infographics. Stock images are mostly licensed content for specific purposes. Technavio’s stock images market analysis considers sales from stock images for editorial and commercial purposes. Our analysis also considers the sales of stock images in APAC, Europe, North America, South America, and MEA. In 2018, the editorial segment had a significant market share, and this trend is expected to continue over the forecast period. Factors such as the growing use of stock images for supporting stories in the publishing market will play a significant role in the editorial segment to maintain its market position. Also, our global stock images market report looks at factors such as the increased popularity of stock images for digital and social medial marketing, evolution of business models, and growth of e-commerce market. However, reducing profit margins, increasing concerns regarding theft and misuse of visual content, concerns regarding reliability of images, and other challenges may hamper the growth of the stock images industry over the forecast period.

Global Stock Images Market: Overview

Increased popularity of stock images for digital and social medial marketing

The digital media platforms are gaining traction for customer acquisitions, marketing, and advertisements. It enables marketing agencies to advertise their products and services with images to boost their views and responses from customers. This high visibility of images on social media platforms will lead to the expansion of the global stock images market at a CAGR of about 8% during the forecast period.

Growing use of technologically advanced devices in photography

The growing demand for high-quality images with effects is creating a growth opportunity for photographic equipment manufacturers as the equipment play a major role in capturing enhanced image quality. This rising use of advanced components such as advanced lenses, cameras, and filters in these devices will provide improved stock images. This is expected to have a positive impact on the overall market growth.

For the detailed list of factors that will drive the global stock images market during the forecast period 2019-2023, click here.

Competitive Landscape

With the presence of several major players, the global stock images market is fragmented. Technavio’s robust vendor analysis is designed to help clients improve their market position, and in line with this, this report provides a detailed analysis of several leading stock images manufacturers, that include Adobe Inc., Dreamstime.com LLC, Getty Images Inc., Inmagine Group, and Shutterstock Inc.

Also, the stock images market analysis report includes information on upcoming trends and challenges that will influence market growth. This is to help companies strategize and leverage on all forthcoming growth opportunities.


  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
    • Preface
    • Currency conversion rates for US$
  • Market landscape
    • Market ecosystem
      • Table Global digital publishing market
      • Table Segments of global digital publishing market
    • Market characteristics
      • Table Market characteristics
    • Market segmentation analysis
      • Table Market segments
  • Market sizing
    • Market definition
      • Table GDP 2012-2017 (constant 2010 $) (in $ billions)
      • Table Individuals using Internet 2012-2017 (% of total population)
      • Table Urban population 2012-2017 (millions)
      • Table Market definition - Inclusions and exclusions checklist
    • Market sizing 2018
      • Table Market size 2018
    • Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Global market: Size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table Global market: Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
  • Five forces analysis
    • Table Five forces analysis 2018
    • Table Five forces analysis 2023
    • Bargaining power of buyers
      • Table Bargaining power of buyers
    • Bargaining power of suppliers
      • Table Bargaining power of suppliers
    • Threat of new entrants
      • Table Threat of new entrants
    • Threat of substitutes
      • Table Threat of substitutes
    • Threat of rivalry
      • Table Threat of rivalry
    • Market condition
      • Table Market condition - Five forces 2018
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Table Application - Market share 2018-2023 (%)
    • Comparison by application
      • Table Comparison by application
    • Editorial - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Editorial - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table Requirements for perfect documentary and illustrative editorial images
      • Table Editorial - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Commercial - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Commercial - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table Commercial - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Market opportunity by application
      • Table Market opportunity by application
  • Customer landscape
    • Table Customer landscape
  • Geographic landscape
    • Geographic segmentation
      • Table Market share by geography 2018-2023 (%)
    • Geographic comparison
      • Table Geographic comparison
    • North America - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table North America - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table North America - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Europe - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Europe - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table Europe - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • APAC - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table APAC - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table Individuals that use Internet (% of population) 2012-2017
      • Table APAC - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • MEA - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table MEA - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table MEA - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • South America - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table South America - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table South America - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Key leading countries
      • Table Key leading countries
    • Market opportunity
      • Table Market opportunity
  • Market segmentation by license model
    • Table License model - Market share 2018-2023 (%)
    • Comparison by license model
      • Table Comparison by license model
    • RM - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table RM - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table RM - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • RF - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table RF - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table RF - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Market opportunity by license model
      • Table Market opportunity by license model
  • Market segmentation by image source
    • Table Image source - Market share 2018-2023 (%)
    • Comparison by image source
      • Table Comparison by image source
    • Macrostock - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Macrostock - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table Reasons for procuring macrostock images by different types of customers
      • Table Macrostock - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Microstock - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Microstock - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table Reasons for procuring microstock images by different types of customers
      • Table Microstock - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Market opportunity by image source
      • Table Market opportunity by image source
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
      • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Increasing investments in related business portfolios
    • Increased demand for stock images by IT product and service providers
      • Table Examples of IT products and services that use stock images for providing personalization services
    • Growing use of technologically advanced devices for photography
      • Table Different types of technologically advanced photographic equipment available
    • Other trends
  • Vendor landscape
    • Overview
      • Table Vendor landscape
    • Landscape disruption
      • Table Landscape disruption
    • Competitive scenario
  • Vendor analysis
    • Vendors covered
      • Table Vendors covered
    • Vendor classification
      • Table Vendor classification
    • Market positioning of vendors
      • Table Market positioning of vendors
    • Adobe Inc.
      • Table Adobe Inc. - Vendor overview
      • Table Adobe Inc. - Business segments
      • Table Adobe Inc. – Organizational developments
      • Table Adobe Inc. - Geographic focus
      • Table Adobe Inc. - Segment focus
      • Table Adobe Inc. - Key offerings
    • Dreamstime.com LLC
      • Table Dreamstime.com LLC - Vendor overview
      • Table Dreamstime.com LLC - Product segments
      • Table Dreamstime.com LLC - Key offerings
    • Getty Images Inc.
      • Table Getty Images Inc. - Vendor overview
      • Table Getty Images Inc. - Product segments
      • Table Getty Images Inc. - Organizational developments
      • Table Getty Images Inc. - Key offerings
    • Inmagine Group
      • Table Inmagine Group - Vendor overview
      • Table Inmagine Group - Product segments
      • Table Inmagine Group - Organizational developments
      • Table Inmagine Group - Key offerings
    • Shutterstock Inc.
      • Table Shutterstock Inc. - Vendor overview
      • Table Shutterstock Inc. - Product segments
      • Table Shutterstock Inc. - Organizational developments
      • Table Shutterstock Inc. - Geographic focus
      • Table Shutterstock Inc. - Key offerings
  • Appendix
    • Research methodology
      • Table Validation techniques employed for market sizing
    • List of abbreviations
    • Definition of market positioning of vendors
      • Table Definition of market positioning of vendors
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