Has a question “where to get free stock images?” made you ponder or Tired of searching stock images for your website, here is the list of top sites that I have personally been using over the last few years. Having a good photography team to capture the right theme for your content is always a good idea but might not be feasible always. The list of free stock image websites below is not in any specific order but every site has a great range of images that you might sneak-peek into.
1. Pexels: A Everlasting choice as one of the Top Sites to Get Free Stock Images in 2022
A simple and elegant site that allows you to discover the image of your choice. May it be for your blog, or your website, there’s a huge range in every category. Pexels not only has its own database but also has images lined up from Pixabay and Gratisography.
You can use these images for modification as per your usage for both, commercial and non-commercial purposes. The best part is, Attribution is not mandatory. But it’s always good to have the recognition given to the right source.
One other amazing feature of Pexel is it allows you to also find Stock videos. Worth mentioning, the quality of the video includes HD as well as Full-HD.
Here is the link to visit Pexel.com
2. Unsplash: Topics leading your way
A free-to-use website for stock images that have a range of topics you could select images of your choice. It’s one of my other favorite websites to explore images. Unsplash allows irrevocable, nonexclusive rights to download and use the images however, restricts you to upload or/and sell the images on other platforms. This site also allows you to search by trends that people are looking for in the search bar itself.
Just like Pexels, Unsplash also has a Chrome extension that enables you to see beautiful images right when you open a new tab. The images you can download as well on your computer. Head out to Unsplash website from here.
3. Burst: A Shopify Product
The brainchild of Shopify, Burst allows a series of high-resolution images that might add just the right ingredient for your website content. It allows images to be downloaded under the Creative Commons CCO license and others have a non-exclusive license as well.
This website allows no selection for image size or custom size but just two options: High Resolution and Low-resolution download. From a convenience point of view, this is the simplest option to download. This site is beautiful for free stock photos for commercial use as well.
4. Pixabay: 2.3 million images and growing
The old fox of the stock image collection is one of the top choices for stock images for a lot of you. Back by a set of vibrant contributors, this site has a stock of images, videos, and music that you can easily explore.
Check out the editor’s choice images which are worth spending time on. A great curated set of images that you can use at your will. No attribution is needed.
5. Everypixel: Reverse search capable
Everypixel helps you not only searching of images with keywords but also searches relevant images with image i.e reverse image search. the AI-powered features and filters help you find the right images in no time.
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