How Do I Start Purchasing?

Welcome to Pond5! We’re here to power every stage of your creative process — from concept through to final edit.

Getting Started

Be sure to sign into your account. Need a free account? Find out how by checking out How do I sign up for Pond5?

Choose files from our vast and ever-growing library of over 33 million royalty-free video clips - plus music, sound effects, photos, After Effects templates, and more. You have the option to purchase content a-la-carte or gain even more access with our Subscription program. Choose a plan that fits your budget with our membership options. Find out more at Subscriptions Overview

You can add files to your cart, and proceed to checkout.  


To get started, just type your keywords in our search bar, hit the search icon or ENTER, and you’re on your way. Check out How Do I Search For Media?

Media Information

Watch or listen to a preview of any item on the search results page my hovering your mouse over the thumbnail or clicking on the play button. Find out more about previews at How Do I Download A Preview?

Clicking on an item takes you to the item detail page, where you can see the specification details and any additional information needed before completing purchase. To find technical information, click View Item Details.



The prices of our content are clearly displayed on each item thumbnail, or on each item page. For more information, see How Does Pricing Work?

Payment Options

We accept major credit cards or Paypal. When you pay for your purchases, you can download your files immediately from your Downloads page. For help checking out, see How Do I Checkout?


All of our creative content comes with a comprehensive Content License Agreement  to protect you, your business, and your work. Find out more about usage from Is My Usage Covered By Your License Agreement?

Still need help? Contact us!

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