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:
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.
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.
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.