Finding the right image for your content and social media can be difficult as a business, and not only that, but it can cost you a lot of money. Thankfully, there has been a large wave of websites with beautiful photography offered for free.
We’ll share with you ten websites where you can find free, high quality images:
Unsplash has a well curated collection of over 400,000 high-resolution images where you can almost always find an image perfect for your blog post or social media. The quality of each image is consistently top-notch. They even have an iOS app, where you can find stock pictures for creative work on an iPad or iPhone.
On Freerange you can find thousands of high-resolution stock photos at no cost that you can use for personal or commercial projects. Also photo contributors are able to get earnings with an Adsense account when uploading their own photos.
With hundreds of thousands of hand-picked photos uploaded by the Pexel community, Pexel is a go-to stock image site for many internet bloggers. You can download, copy, distribute, and modify images licensed by Pexels that can all easily be found on the website’s discovery page. They also have copyright-free stock videos!
A free stock photo site with a strong mission “to provide beautiful, high-res photos of black and brown people to startups, brands, agencies, and everyone else,” nappy is aiming to bridge that lack of diversity on websites and in stock photo sites.
You can find thousands of free images all searchable by keyword, category, tags, and many more unique sorting filters like orientation and color schemes or palettes. Kaboompics also has a blog full of expert advice on marketing and design.
Reshot is one of the best options for unique stock images as their curated collections are vast, beautiful, and free. You can find photographs that don’t have that stock image feel from their community of photographers who are looking to break the mold of tacky photos.
Not only does it have a cool, modern interface but it has a wide selection of images taken by their global community of photographers and a variety of categories to choose from too. They also showcase their top free high-resolution photos of the week, all of which are public domain, so free to use for commercial and personal use.
Negative Space is continuously growing its large collection of trendy, free stock images. It also has the unique feature for choosing and filtering images by color not just by the category. All of the photos on Negative Space are chosen by contributors after a submission process and image review, making all the images high quality for all kinds of projects.
ShotStash offers thousands of high-definition photos and images waiting to be picked for your next project. It has a clean and minimal website, with many categories such as business, nature, people, animals, technology, and many more all perfect for personal and commercial uses.
Gratisography isn’t your typical stock image website. They might have a more limited amount of images, but they offer “something quirky… beautiful… arresting,” and are filled with quirky, high-resolution photos. Gratisography is definitely a place to go if you’re looking to stand out from the crowd.
Finding the perfect photo for your website or next project can be difficult, especially with all the amazing stock image websites out there offering a variety of free images. Hopefully with this list, you’ll be able to narrow down which website best works for you with what they offer and focus less on how much you need to spend on an image and more so on how you want the image or project to look like.