Finding Free Images: Free Stock Photo Websites to Find High Resolution Images
“Where can I find free images online?” is often the widely asked question by new bloggers (or seasoned bloggers). If you are one among them, this post is exclusively for you where I’m going to share few free stock photo websites to find HIGH quality images.
And the best part is, you don’t have to give any attribution or credit to the images you use. You can pretty much do anything you want with the images using these free stock photo websites.
So are you interested in finding free images? Let’s get started.
We all know, an image is worth a thousand words.
If you are blogging for a while, you would probably know the importance of using images on your blog posts or pages. Using compelling images on your posts can attract many people to click on your links.
Unfortunately finding high quality images for your websites is really hard. Either you have to pay a lot of money (up to $20 per image on sites like ShutterStock, 123Rf) etc. or you have to hire a photographer.
Luckily, there are several free stock photo websites that help you easily download high resolution images to use on your websites for free. In this post, we’ll discover few suck free stock photo sites that don’t require any attribution.
Don’t just use Google images on your websites without giving credit. Most of the beginners enter few keywords to find relevant images and they will use the images on their blogs without actually giving credit. What happens when you don’t give credit? You can even get sued.
Using random images from Google on your blogs without giving a proper credit to the author (or the photographer), can get you sued! (it happened several times on the web already). So don’t blindly use the images from Google without giving credit. Instead, use the free stock photo sharing websites to find free images to use on your blogs.
Let’s dive into the details and find out few sites for finding free images.
Table of Contents
Fantastic places for finding free images to use on your websites
In this post, I’ve compiled a list of 8 amazing places to find high resolution images to use your websites, social media or blogs for free. Enjoy! I’ll keep adding new free stock image websites whenever I find them, so make sure to bookmark this post.
One of the best places to find free images to use on your websites is Unsplash. It’s a great photo directory where you can download high resolution images to use on your blog posts or social media sites.
The great thing about Unsplash is they upload 10 new images every 10 days. And you don’t have to give any credit to the photographers or to the Unsplash website and you can do whatever you want with the images.
Pixabay has over 350,000 images including high resolution photos, illustrations and vector graphics to use on your websites. You can use any Pixabay image without attribution and you can tweak the images as you like without actually giving any credit to the source.
3. Free Digital Photos
This is one of my favorite go to free stock photo websites for finding free images. Often times, you need to give credit to the photographer though but this site has search functionality and it makes it pretty easy to find all the relevant images you want to get for your blog posts.
4. IM Free
IM is also one of the fantastic free stock websites for finding free images, icons, and templates to use on our websites. There are a lot of categories include to make it easy for you to navigate while finding free images for your websites.
5. Pablo by Buffer
Buffer has recently launched a photo designing app called Pablo and I’m totally loving it. This is not only a free tool to create stunning images but you can actually create image for social media sites such as Facebook and twitter in under 30 seconds. That’s a great deal, right?
Head over to Pablo to design engaging images for your blog posts for free!
6. Pic Jumbo
Pic Jumbo offers royalty free stock images and you can download the high resolution images to use on your websites without giving any attribution to the photographers. Around 1.5 million downloads have occurred on Pic Jumbo site from its day 1. You can feel the popularity of how quickly its growing, so make sure to check out this site to find free images.
7. Public Domain Archive
Want to download high quality, no attribution required, and vintage photos online? Check out Public Domain Archive, it has an amazing collection of stock photos to use for your websites which are 100% free to use.
8. Public Domain Photos
As the name suggests, this is a public domain photos directory where you can find more than 5,000 free stock photos to start using on your blogs, social media or websites. You may use these images for any purpose, including commercial.
Final thoughts about finding free images
It’s time consuming when it comes to find free images for your blog posts. At the same time, finding free images is a headache for most bloggers (especially the beginners).
Make it a habit of adding images on your blog posts. Whenever you share a blog post on social media site, the first important thing most people notice is the image. If you don’t use any image on your posts, WordPress by default shows irrelevant thumbnails which don’t add any value.
So no one would be interested in clicking on your links. So take time to find stunning images using the free stock image websites mentioned in this guide to grab more visitors to your sites. Please let me know if you’ve any questions or suggestions related to finding free images.
Do you have any more favorite free stock photo websites to find free and high resolution images? If yes, share them in the comments and I’d be glad to add.