Images has always been a big part of any types of design. You can find them on websites, banners, illustrations, magazines and many more. However we all know that we have to pay for certain images due to the license usage. Luckily, there are many online websites that provides images that are free to use. Although they are free images, you might find that some websites doesn’t necessarily offer the best quality of images. That’s why it’s important to know where to download the best images that are available online for free.
To help you save time, we’ve collected the following articles that shows you where you can find great photos online for absolutely no cost.
It can be insanely hard to find high quality, free stock photos for personal and commercial use. A growing number of awesome websites have amazing photos you can use for your work for free. I’ve curated a list of the most epic sites that have great stock images you can use for different purposes. You have probably bookmarked a few of these already.
Most of the photos you will find on these sites are free from copyright restrictions or licensed under creative commons public domain dedication. You can copy, modify, distribute and use for even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission. However, some photos may require attribution.
1. Pixabay: Free high quality images.
2. Pexels: Best free photos in one place.
3. All The Free Stock: Free stock images, icons, and videos.
4. Visual Hunt: High quality free photos in one place. read more at medium.com
In this article, we review the 15 best places to free stock photos online for designers.
stock.xchng is all free, all the time. Their advanced search is only basic by paid site standards, but hey, did I mention that the service is free? They have over 350,000 images contributed by 30,000 photographers. The one downside to getting photos from stock.xchng is that they’re quite well known, so designers may find that the smaller subset of quality images on site are quite heavily used in many other places, making it difficult to be original. Stock.xchng is a Hungarian site and was founded in 2001.
Aimed at: all creatives, most pictures are reasonable resolution. Morguefile is for creatives, by creatives. It started in 1996 and is highly recommended by many web design and development professionals. Morguefile currently contains 9,148 pages at 24 photos each page, and the photos are very good resolution. It’s called “morguefile” in reference to the term used for a place to keep postproduction creative materials. read more at sixrevisions.com