Animation software company Toon Boom Animation has announced a partnership with royalty-free stock library iStockphoto that provides Toon Boom users with access to free images as well as a special discount to buy credits.

Users can import iStock images and vector illustrations into Toon Boom Animation's Storyboard Pro to build up a storyboard without the need for drawing – and importing iStock visuals into Toon Boom Studio, Animate and Digital Pro will help speed up the creative process, says the company. Users will be able to use iStock digital images for backgrounds, sets, props, characters and poses and then store iStock assets in the template library for later re-use.

Joan Vogelesang, president and CEO at Toon Boom Animation , said: "Partnering with iStock testifies to Toon Boom's dedication to further facilitate the creative process of our users, as well as widen the horizon of possibilities if they want to combine different techniques."