If you are a blogger or have a website or an article /content writer or someone who is having several presentations on various topics, may experience the difficulty for finding the right images for explaining your bright idea. It is not easy to capture photos for each kind of work, but finding the right choice of the photo through an internet search becomes handy. But the photo that we are interested may be copyrighted material and owned by a website or a person. Using such images without getting the proper permission from the owner is risky. Thanks to a large number of stock photography websites, with millions of photos. But using the photo, we need an account and have to pay a monthly or quarterly or yearly subscription fees for it. For an individual or for a normal user spending an amount for a subscription, for getting a few photos for his next work may be a waste of money. Don’t worry there are some free stock photo websites offering free royalty free high-quality stock photos. All you need to create an account, download the photos you want and credit the website for that image. Here is a list of best website for free stock photo collections.

With a big library of photos and thousands more being added each day, chances are high to get the right photo for you. Unsplash started as a simple tool for creators. The concept was born from the pain of the owners, had in finding great, usable imagery. Unsplash is now a platform fueled by a community, generously gifted hundreds of thousands of their own photos. In 2013, Unsplash launched as a Tumblr blog with 10 high-resolution photos that could be used for anything.

This stock photo site has over 1.6 million royalty free stock photos and videos shared by their generous community.

Pexels (not pixels) provides high quality and completely free stock photos licensed under the Pexels license. All photos are nicely tagged, searchable and also easy to discover through the discover pages of pexels. Thy claimed; all photos are hand-picked from photos uploaded by their users or sourced from free image websites.

Most stock image sites offer images page after page of sharply dressed business folks in pressed, boring suits with the same stock expressions on their blandly attractive and inoffensive faces. Gratisography takes a different approach. They pretty choosy when it comes to the images that they publish in their collection. They curate only the most interesting pictures, the ones with a personality, a perspective, a story to tell. For photographers; to become a Gratisography image, a picture must bring something unique to the table. It has to be perfectly composed, with proper light and exposure, sharp focus on the central subject.

As per Stockvault, their sole purpose is to collect and archive high-resolution photographs that photographers, designers, and students can share and use for their personal and non-commercial design projects. Currently, they offer over 128000 free stock photos with hundreds of new images added every week. Their revenue sharing program allows photographers to make money sharing their images by using Google AdSense and accepting donations from users via Paypal and Skrill. Site visitors can support photographers directly by clicking the ‘Coffee’ link below the download button on photo detail pages and donate via Paypal or Skrill.

Rawpixel is smashing stereotypes to create design resources that reflect today’s society as it really is. The free plan offers 100 images per month from their free collection. There is a casual and premium plan with unlimited downloads.

If you’re not careful, the copyright laws can end up costing you or your business thousands of dollars. You can use these free stock photo websites for your next projects.

Morguefile is a free photo archive “for creatives, by creatives. The site was created to serve as a free image exchange for creative professionals and teachers to use in their work. A morgue file is a place to keep post production materials for use of reference, an inactive job file. This term was popular with newspapers to describe the file that held past issues flats.

As a web designer Viktor know every designer needs high-quality photos in full resolution. That’s why he created picjumbo. Almost all the pictures on picjumbo are the founders (Viktor’s) own photos which give him the huge advantage of being hundred percent sure that the photos are genuine and that there won’t be any hassle with copyrights and so on. Viktor is a hard worker and even today he does everything by himself, he studied and put all his effort into making picjumbo better. Here is the infograhic showing Picjumbo’s journey so far.

Reshot provides the world’s best-emerging photographers with a beautiful platform for sharing a sampling of their best work for free use in creative projects (as per theri mission).

Whether you’re building a business website, creating a print brochure, crafting a digital or magazine ad, or some other creative project, you know that a great image helps your content more eye-catching. For that, they offer these images under a single, simple CC0 license that lets you do what you want with all the photos, with no attribution required.

There are a number of premium photo stock sites offers some of their free photos to download like Canva. You can find a good number of websites like this using a simple search. Flickr offers tons of high-quality images, you can download photos whenever you want. But you can download other users’ photos as long as they give you permissions. Which site you are using for your stock photo needs?


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