Photography as always been an important part of design, may that be a product, magazine, blog or any document that requires visual aids. Finding copyright free images for commercial or personal use can be both a hassle and a time taking process.
Usually such stock photos are sold for good prices that newbie entrepreneurs cannot afford. Luckily for us there are websites that offer free stock images to be downloaded and re-used however we want.
We have compiled a list of 15 best websites for free stock photographs for every occasion and taste, giving you the opportunity to find your desired photos in one place. Some of these websites have specific categories for different themes of photos.
What are Copyright-Free Photos?
Copyright-free photos are those photos that you can download and re-use for free. You don’t have to worry about asking for permission to use them for your business or website.
Moreover, multiple users can use these photos for their businesses without the risk of copy-right infringement. Doesn’t matter if the images are used on multiple websites as long as their titles and file names are different.
These images also inherit the Creative commons license. These licenses enable free distribution of copy-righted work.
List of Copyright Free Image Websites
Here’s a list of the best websites we have come across that offer free stock images:
Pixabay provides a wide range of free stock photographs and art illustrations. Users can also download their specific pictures in large, medium and small sizes.
Freepik is another great website that offers free graphic resources. These resources include vectors, icons, stock photos and PSD files (e.g logos, web templates, print templates etc). It also has a diverse variety of graphic designs.
Canva is a popular graphic designing tool used by both professionals and non-designers. The website also includes an extensive range of stock pictures.
Pexels offers high quality images that are licensed under Creative Commons Zero (CC0). The website tags these pictures fittingly so they are easily searchable.
Stocksnap.io also has a range of diverse photographs that they add weekly. These high resolution images are tagged and easily searchable.
Shotstash offers a range of unique stock images that are searchable and are also categorized under generic categories.
Mmt Stock offers free images as well as videos for commercial use. The site adds more new images and videos every week.
Realisticshots has a range of high resolution images for the categories listed there. They add seven new images every week. The images are searchable and you can find them under their categories.
FoodiesFeed offers a huge variety of free food related images. These high resolution images are searchable under various tags of food names. Foodiesfeed makes the perfect site for food bloggers.
For all the vintage lovers out there, this website offers vintage themed images. These images are from the public archives and also include descriptions as well.
Styledstock provides a feminine themed stock photography for all kinds women entrepreneurs. These high resolution images are searchable with different tags, categories and also colors.
This website offers a range of high resolution photographs of diverse categories. These photograph themes include food, abstract, architecture, landscapes and many more.
Picjumbo has a collection of high resolution popular images of nearly all categories. New images are added on a daily basis.
Fancycrave website is another great option for free stock photos. This website offers images for people of all kinds, designers, developers etc. These images are searchable under the specific categories listed there e.g Cambodia pics, Palm trees, flags etc.
Reshot is a great platform for emerging photographers to share their photography skills with everyone. Thus the images are diverse, crafty and totally free.
Pikwizard is the latest addition to the stock photography family. It holds over 100,000 high-quality images, with 20,000 of these completely exclusive to Pikwizard. There is no attribution required on any of the images and it also features an excellent graphic design tool, Design Wizard. What makes Pikwizard stand out however is its high-quality images of people, which are few and far between on the best stock photography websites.
Apart from this list there are still more and growing number of free stock image websites that allow creative designers to make the most out of these options. These websites also offer graphic designers and photographers a way to make money online.
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