No one can imagine post without … images! Especially for brands and individual bloggers who post every day. Few years ago it was almost impossible to download a picture without paying. Thankfully, this chapter is in the past. Nowadays, more and more commonly we can come across free photo sources. Sometimes with positive surprise.
We understand, it’s probably one of the most important things to succeed at content marketing for your business. Although Google Images might not be enough (because of the rights to an image and obligatory source credits), finding images can be even easier than you think. We have prepared some addresses to get your perfect photo.
Wikimedia Commons – good address to look for all types of photos especially of famous places, well-known events and news-related images.
Flickr’s the Commons Search – base of the pictures shared by users, which you can use freely. Mostly you can find scenes from everyday life.
Photopin – helps bloggers and creatives find photos and makes adding them to their post fast and easy.
Pixabay – free images and videos which can be used for commercial purpose.
Open Clipart Library – graphics are simple and clear. They work really well for presentations.
Canva – Super easy to use graphic design. It’s free as long as you don’t use any of their premium items.
HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTO SOURCES
Unsplash – has large, high resolution images. There is no copyright restrictions, so they are perfect for designing headers, leads, tips or used them in the backgrounds (e.g. at the beginning of the blog post).
Gratisography – the collection of photos by photographer Ryan McGuire. Free to download the for commercial or personal use. You can buy him thank you coffee on his website.
Picjumbo – free stock photo site created by designer and photographer Viktor Hanacek in 2013. It all started when any stock photo site didn’t want his photos due lack of quality. Two years later people downloaded almost three millions images from this site.
Startup Stock Photos – free photos for startups, bloggers, publishers, websites, designers, developers, creators and everyone else.
SplitShire – free stock photos and imaginary for commercial use.
Superfamous – wide collection of high res photos.
RELATIVELY FINE QUALITY
New Old Stock – retro photos from the public archives. Free of copyright restriction.
Getrefe – pictures taken by mobile devices. Mostly in the pictures there are people with new technologies and computer devices.
PickUp Image – the largest collections of free photographic. Free download high quality premium free stock images, public domain photos. You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.
Free Stocks – free stock photos to use them both in personal and commercial projects.
DesignersPics – photos stock for your personal and commercial use.
Life of Pix – free photos, no copyrights restrictions, images for personal and commercial use. New photography is added weekly.
We always mention that content is king and it is important to post different images. Sometimes stock photos come handy and with image editing apps such as Canva you can create really cool designs suited for your brand or private account. You can also use the apps that we recommended before for greater variety.