Frantically searching Google Images trying to find a perfect picture?
Here's a handy list of websites you can find high quality, free stock photos for your website, blog or even your next PowerPoint presentation!
(FYI... finding images on Google Images can be a breach of copyright!)
My top two
My personal favourites...
UnSplash – Offers over 850,000 free (do what you want) #high #resolution #images for #download, gifted by the world’s most generous community of #photographers. It has a great search function and displays many photos on one page. I highly recommended!
Pexels – Hundreds of thousands of free #stock #photos, new high resolution photos are added every day. All photos are hand-picked from photos uploaded by users or sourced from free image websites. All published pictures are high-quality and licensed under the Pexels license.
Got more time on your hands?
If you've not found 'the ones' on the above 2 site then here's a list of more websites with heaps of options:
StockSnap.io – Beautiful free stock photos, with hundreds of high resolution images added weekly.
Artvee.com – Several major museums and libraries have instituted an open access policy by designating most or all of the public domain art, making them available for use for any purpose.
Dreamstime Free Collection – #Dreamstime is a paid stock photography site but they also have a large collection of high resolution Royalty-Free and public domain #CC0 (Creative Commons Zero) images too.
Negative Space – Another good resource to browse for free, high-quality images, offering #minimal and #simplistic images making them easy to edit and manipulate to blend in with your brand’s look and feel.
Good Free Photos – Over 26,000 categorised photos mostly by #location. Some other categories include state and national parks, national landmarks and historical sites as well as #business, #tech, #animal, plant and food photos.
StockVault – Photographers and #artists share their own photos and artwork from all over the world, offering thousands of free pictures and illustrations of people, animals, buildings, #streets, #landscapes, plants and objects. They also have a large collection of free #textures including grunge, dirt, paint, rock, plastic, wood and liquid.
Free Nature Stock – Created by Adrian Pelletier, all photos are free to use however you want. Specialising in nature photography, one new photo is added every day. Adrian personally captures each photo.
Stock Up – Stock Up is an index of free stock photography to save you time. It indexes over 20,000 photos across dozens of different free stock photography websites. When you find a photo you like it will link you to the website the image is from so you can check their Terms before downloading.
Barn Images – Launched in March 2015 by Igor and Roman, two photographers from Latvia, aiming to redefine traditional stock imagery. You will find only quality photography that’s fresh, with nothing that duplicates the stock photography you’ll generally find elsewhere. New free images are added every week.
Looking Glass – A free stock photography website created by a group of Australian creatives who took more photos than they need. The surplus is yours to do with as you please. Roughly 20 new photos are added every month. All photos are taken in-house, and are organised into categories.
Designer Pics – Created by Jeshu John, Designer Pics is a collection of his personal snaps, offering a small library of free stock photos available for download.
Find A Photo – Find A Photo provides a search function much like Google but for free stock photos. It allows you to search by keyword, source, colour and collection.
Foodies Feed – Another resource specialising in free food photography.
Check before you download
I hope these websites will help you find the image you are looking for!
Please remember to check on each website and each individual photo about requirements for using their images. Restrictions and requirements can vary and change over time so please double check before you use any ‘free’ image.
[This information was curated from the original source https://jenmulligandesign.com/30-awesome-websites-totally-free-stock-photos/]