If you have any experience with looking for stock photos on the web, you will understand how much of a hassle it can be. Looking for high quality photos for your blog is crucial, images can be the primary factor that draws people in to click on your blog post. In this post I will be listing the top places on the web to get free stock photos.
10 best sites for free stock images
- Free Images
Formerly known as Stock.xchng is on of the more popular stock photo sites. One of the first things you will notice is that it is absolutely free. This means you don’t have to spend any money on stock photos using this site, however it does require you to sign up to use their site which can be a hassle.
- Deviant Art
I’m sure you have heard of deviant art. You would usually think of it as a place for artists to share their work. However, it can also be a very good source for stock photos. Make sure you read the image rulings as they are set by the authors.
- IM Free
Im free is a relatively new stock images site. Not only does it have images, it also has buttons, templates and icons. The site is set out in an organised manner with different categories grouped together. The images that you can download are of a very high quality and will have many applications.
- Pic Jumbo
Pic jumbo includes a collection of images, such as illustrations and photos. These images can be used for both personal and commercial use. The is an extensive choice of photos to choose from, with the choice of premium photos as well. The photos are of high quality and they cover many different topics and scenes.
Unsplash offers very high quality beautiful pictures that can be used for many different applications. The photos are free therefore you can do whatever you want with them. The site adds 10 new images every 10 days, and it gives you the choice to subscribe.
Openphoto is a free stock photo site. It contains a solid collection of images. The images are arranged in different categories, this makes it easy for you to find images that you are looking for. Also clicking on any of the images will give you a gallery of related images.
Stockvault has a smaller collection of stock photos, however they are still of a very good quality. In addition to stock photos it also has logos, clipart and backgrounds. This can be very useful if you have a site. Keep in mind Stockvault’s images are only free for non-commercial use
The good thing about unprofound is that is doesn’t restrict the use of its collection of images. Not only can you use their images for whatever you want, but it also does not require you to sign up to their site. You won’t be hassled by the usual stuff stock photo sites throw at you, give unprofound a go!
You may know Flickr as the image sharing site from Yahoo. But did you know it can be a great place to get images for your site. However, you must pay attention to the licences each author gives their images as not all the images on their can be used for personal and commercial use.
- Freerange Stock
Freerange stock offer photos for both personal and commercial use, and its for free. Freerange primarily focus on quality, they make sure they offer high quality photos. For this reason their collection may not be as vast as other sites.