5 Best Free Stock Image Sources For Your Website In 2018
Unless you are a professional graphic designer or photographer, it’s likely there will come a time you will need a source for high quality images for your website’s content. Whether you need a vector graphic for a new logo or a big bold hero header photo, we’ve got you covered with out top 5 best FREE sources for stock images in 2018. Check them out:
Showcases over 300,000 free high-resolution photos provided by the world’s most generous community of photographers. Here you will find stunning real-world photography. Unsplash is the first place I’d check if you’re looking for a stock photo for your website.
Empowering creators by providing more than 40,000 royalty-free stock photos that can be used by anyone to create beautiful products, content, and design. Pexels, like Unsplash focuses mostly on real-world photography and does not offer vector graphics or illustrations. If you can’t find what you’re looking for on Unsplash, Pexels is worth taking a look.
A whopping 1.3 million free stock photos and images have been shared by the generous community over at Pixabay. Unlike Unsplash and Pexels, you will find vectors and illustrations alongside photos. I use Pixabay in addition to Unsplash and Pexels as my 3 main free stock photo sources and have found lots of great photos here. Pixabay is definitely worth noting.
Burst by Shopify
A relatively new stock photo source. Burst comes to you from Shopify, a leading e-commerce platform. Featuring 1,000’s of high resolution photos that you can use freely to add visuals to your own web content. If you have a Shopify store or some kind of business blog, chances are you’ll find some amazing photos on Burst.
Last but certainly not least, Freepik. Let me start by saying I love Freepik. While I rarely make use of the photos they offer, I am a huge fan of their selection of illustrations and vector graphics. You can find 1,000’s of well designed vectors to use for things such as logos. Do keep in mind that Freepik offers both free and premium photo selections and puts a bit more emphasis on crediting their source for free users. Either way, you should check them out!
Note: According to similar policies shared by the sources listed above, you are free to use their images as you wish. They do recommend giving credit to the original source of the images but you are not required to do so (unless specified otherwise).
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