If there is something that we always need while writing for the web, Is a lovely image to accompany our articles. It is one of the fundamental parts of any project to have good acceptance of how others look at it.
In photography websites like istockphoto.com and Shutterstock.com, you can virtually find any photo you want but comes with a hefty price and a chance of these sometimes looking superbly stock. You can think of over the top typical American pictures of absurdly happy people with unnaturally white teeth.
If you want to stay away from any legal trouble and want high-quality images for free, look for images that are available under the public domain. The ‘CC0 Licensed’ material. These images are completely free to use for anyone. You have the liberty to edit them,sell them as a part of your commercial projects and do whatever you want with these images.
It is always good to have reliable sites at your disposal for later use. As a good photo can do a lot for your project. These sites listed below will let you do exactly as mentioned above and have an excellent portfolio of copyright-free stock images.
Photographs in stock image sites with high quality used to be very expensive before, and free ones were usually awful. But, all that has changed a lot now, thanks to the facilities of digital photography and ability to share files on the web, more and more photographers now share some of their material for free so that anyone can use copyright free stock images.
Free Stock Photography Sites
It contains more than 600 thousand images, and it has not only photographs but also videos, vectors, and illustrations. Something that distinguishes it from other image banks is that it contains artistic material, such as creations of fantastic themes and surrealist touches. If you are looking for something magical, in Pixabay you could find it.
There are more categories, you can even find illustrations, vectors and as I mentioned before, videos, which is a significant plus, for which it is essential that you have it in your list of copyright free stock Images.
It is one of the most popular photography sites internationally and probably one of the reasons is because this platform presents itself as the best option to find pictures of cats. And the images of these little felines seem to dominate the internet, but in Pexels you can find pictures of many other themes. We invite you to review this site for some fasinating copyright free stock images.
Probably the most popular image bank in the network. The exciting side of Flickr, beyond the fact that it has more than 13 thousand copyright free stock images of all kinds, allows the user in your account, store that visual content of interest if you do not have a memory. The only drawback is that, if you want to use the material for commercial use, you have to look carefully at the restrictions of each image and you need to sign up or sign in with yahoo email to access Flickr.
4. Life of Pix
The user experience of this page is spectacular. Brought to us by Leeroy Advertising Agency in Montreal and its exceptional team of photographers, Life of Pix is home to a lot of high-resolution copyright-free Stock Images.
All images have been donated to the public, and are available for commercial and personal use. As if that were not enough, Life of Pix has a counterpart, Life of Vids. According to its website, Life of Vids serves videos, clips, and loops, weekly. Like the images, the video content is not Copyright and can be downloaded from your Vimeo account.
One of the favourite pages of everyone, the photographers who upload their photos have exquisite taste; it is one of the most used pages by other, People always find the perfect image that helps them in their designs. Unsplash, has more than 450 thousand high-resolution photos copyright free stock images, does not ask for anything, all their models are free, either for personal or commercial use, they ask you to promote the photographer as a way of support you can mention it, but it is entirely optional.
They have an online store to support the artists who upload their work there, if you are interested in supporting, you can visit their store with complete confidence. Another section they have is Made with Unplash where you can see how other visitors have used the photographs; this could serve as inspiration for the creation of your own designs.
Gratisography is a photography website with something unique going on. They often pride themselves as the world’s quirkiest collection of high-resolution copyright free stock images or photographs. Gratisography cannot compare with Unsplash in terms of quantity, and it is not their aim too. They excel at providing free photos that are unique and less stocky than others you see elsewhere. You will find the most interesting submissions, gets curated on this photography website.
You will find this site somewhat different from others. All the photos are not curated in this photography website, and it is not as professionally created as it is done on Unsplash and Gratisography. You will find pictures of random people and everyday objects the kind of images your aunt sally shared google photo stream would look like. Morguefile is not the place where you find big header images. If you need a simple free photo like a kid brushing his teeth. This site is the right place for copyright free stock images.
Stockvault is another excellent source for finding copyright free stock images, wallpapers, and even textures. It has the collection of half of the size of what Unsplash has, well curated and has daily new additions. The site has an excellent search engine and a well-organized browsing category.
As said before all the images nearly in the free stock sites have a creative commons Zero(CCO) license. You can also find various other free stock photo sites that are good enough like Picjumbo, PC wizard, Raw pixel and Reshot. All well-known photography websites with copyright free stock images.
Written By Harsh Naik and Aditya Dhir