Struggling to find copyright-free images for your website? Well, copyright-free image sources are crucial as they will allow you to use images legally without infringing on someone else’s intellectual property rights.
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We understand that it can be quite a task 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 give you one less thing to worry about!
Enlisted below are seven Vanilla Skills approved websites that will give you a huge range of good quality, and as we promised, copyright-free images to choose from. We hope that this helps!
The first website that comes to our mind when we think of copyright-free images 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 challenge every month allowing users to upload their best pictures and awarding the best one!
With a name like Freeimages, you cannot go wrong! As the 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 FreeImages easily and quickly.
In the past, 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 photoshoot. You can subscribe to get the latest updates.
A website developed by a Polish photographer, Kaboompic offers a wide variety of high-quality images, ranging from landscapes and cityscapes to food and fashion. A unique feature provided by the platform is its color search functionality, that allows users to search for images based on a specific color! Isn’t that cool?
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. The best part? You can also download things like GIFs, sound effects, and even music!
A word of caution: Although these websites offer free images that are labeled as copyright-free, it is still a good idea to read the licensing terms and conditions carefully before using any of them to ensure that you’re using it legally and ethically.
Additionally, not all pictures are free, some may require you to upgrade to a premium version, so choose accordingly.
We hope this helps you find the best suitable images for your need, choose the website as per your requirements, and don’t forget to have fun exploring them!
Do let us know which website you loved the most!