We understand that it can be a real pain to find copyright free images for your work! After having faced this problem time and time again, we decided to put together and share a list, to help you find the perfect images you seek.
Worry not, you can depend on the 7 websites listed here to give you a huge range of good quality, and as we promised, free images to choose from. We hope that this makes your life easier!
The first website that comes to mind when we think ‘free pictures’ and our first ‘go-to’ site, is Pexels. It provides stock photos, which helps designers all over the world, to create beautiful, well finished designs. You can download images in the size you desire and modify them as you please, making them suitable for commercial use. Pexels runs a photography contest every month, based on different themes, and awards winners attractively.
With a name like Free images you cannot go wrong! As its name suggests, this website also gives you access to hundreds of thousands of high-quality, hand-picked stock photos and graphics, which needless to say, are all free! Want to spice up your commercial website design project? Looking for inspiration? Need a wallpaper for your desktop or an illustration for your blog? You will find everything on Free images easily and quickly.
Unsplash has been cited as one of the world’s leading photography websites by Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, CNET, Medium and The Next Web. And we tend to agree! It has an ever-growing library of over 1,000,000 free (do-whatever-you-want-with) high-resolution photos. It also curates and lists pictures as per search!
Picjumbo, has a range of photo categories from business, food, nature, technology and abstract images. Within each of these categories, there are similar or different images from a particular photo shoot. You can subscribe to get the latest updates.
Are you a foodie? Well, then, Foodiesfeed could be a source for some great, natural looking food-related photos. The site provides high quality images. You can use these images both for commercial and non-commercial purposes without worrying about copyrights.
Would it excite you to know more about the picture you were using? Where it was shot, who the photographer was, what the different elements in the picture are. We thought that this was an exciting feature of Freestocks, because you have all these details available to you, at the click of a button.
We also love Pixabay. It offers a range of images, vector graphics, illustrations and even HD videos to choose from. This website has an advanced search tool option, which helps you to find just the right image you need. Pixabay, like Pexels, allows you to download images of different sizes, depending on your requirement (640×426 to 6000×4000).
A little bonus specially for you: Pixabay also offers you amazing stock video footage and clips for free.
And a word of caution: Not all pictures from the above websites are free! It might we worthwhile for you to ensure that you are not accidentally picking the paid one.