11 Fantastic & Free Stock Image Sites

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11 Fantastic & Free Stock Image Sites

 

I have personally found these sites to be of value when locating quality images to use for social media posts and blogs. I hope you too can find value with these helpful sites. My goal as a social media consultant is to help my clients with tools to make their life easier when using social media to promote their business.

Always make sure you understand how an image is allowed to be used before you download and use it for both personal and commercial reasons. To learn more about the laws and basic advice on how to handle stock images please read the following facts in “Legally Download and Use Stock Photos Online.” 

 

Unsplash

Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos. They also have a “best of Unsplash” that you can sign-up for to get weekly new images.

I find there is great variety of images for all types of blogs and professional needs.

 

 

 

 

Gratisography

Free high-resolution pictures that you can use on your personal and commercial projects and free of copyright restrictions.

If you are looking for creative and fun images this is the site for you. All images are photographed by Ryan McGuire.

 

 

 

 

 

FreeImages

Browse over 380,000 free photos and illustrations in many photo categories. There is also a “premium” paid option to get access to many more photos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pixabay

Free high quality images (over 920,000) stock photos, vectors and art illustrations. This site has lots of variety and all images and videos are released free of copyrights under Creative Commons. You may download, modify, distribute, and use them royalty free for anything you like, even in commercial applications. Attribution is not required.

 

 

 

 

 

PicJumbo

Free images with lots of variety created by designer & photographer Viktor Hanacek in 2013. There is also a “premium” membership that gives you exclusive access to full thematic collections sent electronically.

You can also sign-up for their e-mail list and get free images sent directly to you.

 

 

 

 

 

Public Domain Archive

This site has 100% free stock photos and adds new ones every week. The photos are more creative in nature, but include nature, city scapes and creative photography.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Negative Space

Beautiful, free high-resolution photos with no restrictions. For personal or commercial projects. Lots of variety to choose from.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kaboompics

Completely free stock photos for business or personal projects with lots of variety. Different themes include abstract, city & architecture, fashion, food & drinks, nature and other (?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

StockSnap

Beautiful high resolution free stock photos added weekly. All are free from copyright restrictions as they fall under the Creative Commons license. Lots of variety and very creative photos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jay Mantrio

All images are taken by photographer Jay Mantri and are available to use through the Creative Commons license. His style tends to be very abstract and creative. If you are looking for something completely out of the box this is the site for you.

 

 

 

 

 

ISO Republic

Provides free stock photos for creative professionals. Most of the images are contributed by Tom Eversley (a designer and photographer from England) They also accept contributions from other photographers. All images are free to use for personal and commercial projects. No attribution is required but appreciated. Lots of variety of images.

 

 

 

 

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