With the rate at which copyright is being taken serious of recent, finding free images can be a very hard task. These images are vital when doing a lot of things online. Notable among such tasks is social media marketing.
Below, I will discuss five places you can find free images for your blog posts, Facebook and Twitter updates.
Unsplash is a website dedicated to sharing stock photography under the Unsplash license. The website claims over 110,000 contributing photographers and generates more than 9 billion photo impressions per month on their growing library of over 810,000 photos.
You can do whatever you want with their collection of beautiful, high-resolution images from the vast number of contributors. Unsplash doesn’t offer the sheer volume of choice as some paid sites, but the photos are top-quality and thousands are added every day. Chances are good that you’ll find something to work with.
Pixabay is an international website for sharing photos, illustrations, vector graphics, and film footage under a proprietary license. This site has a very large database of high-quality images. It’s more oriented towards business and marketing than and can be helpful for content marketers and bloggers in that field. Another big advantage of Pixabay is that they also offer free vectors and illustrations.
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This is a collection of free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects. All the pictures are completely free of copyright restrictions. They pride themselves on being the “world’s quirkiest collection of high-resolution free stock images.” They can’t compare with Unsplash in terms of quantity, but that’s not their aim. They excel at offering free photos that are unique and less “stocky” than what you see elsewhere. Only the most “interesting” submissions get curated on this site.
This is another good source of free stock photos, wallpapers, and even textures. The collection is not very big, but it’s well-curated and has daily new additions. It also has a good search engine and is well-organized for browsing by category.
This site claims to have the most diverse collection of stock photos in the industry. They also have vectors, PSD mockups, and public domain content like famous Japanese wood panel prints. They have a paid option whose proceeds contribute to Hope for Children charity organisation.
Most of the images on these free stock sites have a Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means you can copy, adapt or distribute the images, even for commercial purposes, without requiring author consent.