Hmm.. Searching for free stock images? Yah! Then you are onto a right place.
Hi! I am Rahul and in this post you will get the list of top 25+ sites which offer free royalty free images .
Many case-studies has proved that a blog post with a good image has much more engagement rate than a normal post.
Images play an important role in magnifying your articles. They convey your messages with more impact.
They help you to get viral. You can see the trend of infographics.
Adding a good relevant images to your post is a really good tactic to engage your website readers.
So from where do you get free images? Google,right? Haha! Wrong.
If you are using Google image search for getting images on your blog then stop . Using images from Google might get you in trouble as they are copyrighted. Yes this images are not royalty free images so you cannot use them without prior permission from its creator or owner. As a newbie most of us do this mistake.
Then which images you should use? The answer is stock images.
What Are Stock Images?
Stock images are the images which can be used for commercial purposes . They are royalty free images which can be used without any permissions but there few are guidelines which you have to follow while using them. Some sites sell them and some offer them for free. The only criteria to use this free images is to give a credit link it to its original creator. So you have to give him credit for his work.
How To Find Free Stock Images ?
Like Google there are some Search Engines which shows free stock images for commercial use.
Enter your keyword & you are ready to go. This search engines find content, images, videos, audio which can be commercially used without any fees.
Checkout the list of search engines & Websites which shows content which can be used for free. Bookmark this post so that you can use the list anytime you want.
List of Top 25+ Websites Providing Free Stock Images
1. Creative Commons
They say that they are not search engine but give access to creative commons licensed content . Still CC is like search engines which finds relevant content to your keyword. It also lists music files, videos which comes under creative commons license. You can even install Creative Commons search extension in your browser.
Link : http://search.creativecommons.org/
Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license.
Link : http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/
3. Photo Pin
Photo Pin is a free tool that helps bloggers and designers find beautiful photos for blogs and websites using Creative Commons licensing.
Link : http://photopin.com/
In February 2013, Pixabay offered around 70.000 free photos and vector graphics, contributed by photographers and illustrators of its community.
On Pixabay, users can obtain quality images free of copyrights without registration. Anyone is allowed to use, modify and redistribute the images freely – even in commercial applications – without asking for permission and without accreditation. To ensure both, a high quality standard and the suitability concerning the field of Public Domain, all uploaded images are approved manually by staff members of the website.
Link : http://pixabay.com/
For free stock photos you will have to use advance search option and check attribution license .
Link : http://www.fotopedia.com/search
6. Every Stock Photo
Everystockphoto.com is a search engine for free stock photos, offering community features to the stock photography community. Free photos are listed under creative commons, public domain and other free licenses. You can become a free member & even give ratings to photos for improving its quality.
Link : http://www.everystockphoto.com/
7. Free Images.co.uk
Free images.co.uk is another great website which has around 6000+ stock images & 76 categories.
Link : http://www.freeimages.co.uk/
8. Free Digital Photos
At FDP you can download various high quality royalty free photos. You can even become a member an upload your photos to earn some dollars.
Link : http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/
9. Stock Vault
Stock Vault provides free photos and free images for personal, educational and non-commercial usage.
Link : http://www.stockvault.net/
10. Morgue File
Morgue File Contains high-resolution stock photography images free for either corporate or private use.
Link : http://www.morguefile.com/
11. Free Pixels
FreePixels offers free high resolution stock photos for use in both personal and commercial design projects.
Link : http://www.freepixels.com/
12. Free Range Stock
At freerangestock.com you will find free stock photos for commercial or non-commercial use. You will get high-resolution stock images and textures for FREE. Not just royalty free, totally free.
Link : http://freerangestock.com/
13. Stock Photos For Free
SPFF provides Free stock photos, images, and pictures available with a royalty-free license in high resolutions for unlimited, instant downloads.
Link : http://www.stockphotosforfree.com/
14. Stock Free Images
You will get the largest collection of free stock photos and high quality free images at Stock Free Images. Thousands of free photos are added daily
Link : http://www.stockfreeimages.com/
15. Devian Art
As per name at Devian art you will find various stock arts created by many artist.
Link : http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/stockart/
16. Free MediaGoo
Free Media Goo provides stock photos and background images ready to download without any registration. So Enjoy!
Link : http://www.freemediagoo.com/#sthash.Ht3TTgcL.dpbs
Link : http://woophy.com/
Though Dreamstine is more of paid royal stock photos library you can also find some good free stock photos.
Link : http://www.dreamstime.com/free-photos
19. Free Photos Bank
Link : http://www.freephotosbank.com/
20. Photo Gen
Still paying for your stock photos and images? Photogen images are totally-FREE! Download and use Photogen stock photos free for both commercial and personal use. The photos gallery is regularly updated with new quality, high-resolution free photos and images.
Link : http://www.photogen.com/
21. Public Domain Pictures
PublicDomainPictures.net is a repository for free public domain images. Download high quality HD photos or upload your own. Make money from your hobby, gain popularity and improve your photographic and graphic skills.
Link : http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/
22. Image Base
Link : http://www.imagebase.net/
23. Open Clipart
Openclipart is the largest collaboration community that create, share and remix cliparts released to the Public Domain.
Link : http://openclipart.org/
24. Stock Xchng
Stock Xchng is one of the leading free stock photos library. So there is good reason for you to visit them.
Link : http://www.sxc.hu/
25. Image After
At Image After you can find free high resolution images and textures for commercial and personal use.
Link : http://www.imageafter.com/index.php
26. Photo Rack
Link : http://www.photorack.net/index.php
Link : http://www.unprofound.com/
Link : http://www.fotolia.com/Info/Images/FreeImages
I hope my post will help you to find some good copyright free images. I will try to keep this post updated with new websites where you could find free stock images.
Note : Bookmark this post. Believe me I forget the name of sites which offer stock images again and again. So bookmark this post so that you have a good resource to find good relevant images for your next articles.
Hey! I am sure that you must be using one of the above sites for finding free stock images.
So let me know which sites you use for searching free stock images? Have anymore? Please comment down your favorites. We would like to know about them