Not every designer need necessarily to be a photographer or maybe just like me you might be stuck in a place where you can't photograph much to find content for your designs.
Now as a solution to this problem, we have sorted out some seven amazing websites where you can find free stock images for your projects.
For a quick note, I wanna tell you guys that most of the images available on the following sites are free from copyright restrictions or licensed under creative commons public domain dedication. This allows you to copy, modify, distribute & use the images even for commercial purposes all without asking for permissions.
However, there might be some images that require attribution and for that, we encourage you to do your own research to find out how these images can be used.
Pixabay is a vibrant community of creatives, sharing copyright free images and videos. All contents are released under the Pixabay License, which makes them safe to use without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist - even for commercial purposes.
You can copy, modify, distribute, and use the images, even for commercial purposes, all without asking for permission or giving credits to the artist. However, depicted content may still be protected by trademarks, publicity or privacy rights.
Kaboompics offers service with free stock photos that can be used for both personal and commercial projects. This website gives you an opportunity to choose from thousands of pictures without any payment, even for commercial use.
Kaboompics provides everything you need to create fabulous content. Free images of the highest quality, constantly growing image database, a powerful search engine. To every photo, they add a color palette with free graphics for download. There are images available in every size, division according to photo sessions, 100% security, blog, and much more.
3. Life of Pix
Life of Pix is also a free stock image provider. It offer free high-resolution photos, no copyrights restrictions for personal and commercial use. It also adds new photographs every week! All images displayed on the site are donated to the public domain. However, the site does not allow mass distribution. Distributors are allowed to repost a maximum of 10 images without their written Life of Pix consent.
4. Stock Snap
Stock Snap curate the highest quality images from a huge pool of submissions, then make them available for browsing, download, and use, entirely for free.
You can use StockSnap's tag-based category system that help you browse and locate the images that convey the right mood, feeling, sense, or content for your needs.
You can also browse images that have been most recently added to their growing collection and are trending in popularity among StockSnap's diverse family of users.
Unsplash started as a simple tool for creators. Their concept was born from the pain we all had in finding great, usable imagery. Unsplash is a platform fueled by a community that has generously gifted hundreds of thousands of their own photos. Images of Unsplash have been used in everything from Apple keynotes to the default theme shipped with Wordpress. All photos published on Unsplash can be used for free. You can use them for commercial and non-commercial purposes. You do not need to ask permission from or provide credit to the photographer or Unsplash.
Burst is a free stock photo platform that is powered by Shopify. Their image library includes thousands of high-resolution, royalty-free images that were shot by their global community of photographers. Burst provides designers, developers, bloggers, and entrepreneurs with access to beautiful free stock photography. You can use their pictures for your website, blog or online store, school projects, Instagram ads, social media posts, client works, personal use and much more. All of their photos are free for commercial use with no attribution required.
Pexels 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 their discover pages.
Pexels have hundreds of thousands of free stock photos and every day new high-resolution photos get added. All photos are hand-picked from photos uploaded by their users or sourced from free image websites.
Pexels help millions of designers, writers, artists, programmers and other creators to get access to beautiful photos that they can use freely which empowers them to create amazing products, designs, stories, websites, apps, art, and other work. They call this as: "Empowering Creators".
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