Wherever you need some beautiful, colorful photos to beautify your website or blog, it’s best to use free stock images. If a person is a beginner, he won’t be able to hire a pro for the stock images and that’s when the free stock images come in.
With so many options, it’s difficult to choose between the best stock image sites online. To save you some time and effort, we’ve compiled a list of the most popular stock photo websites, sorted by their popularity level.
There are hundreds of stock image websites on the internet. Most websites either have very poor image quality or require you to provide attribution for each image used. The good news for the creative community, there are five websites where you freely download any royalty-free stock images without any attribution requirement or watermark.
If you want to download free stock images, but don’t want to pay for them, these are five great sites to start with.
Unsplash is a website where photographers from all over the world upload their photos for everyone to use. If you need a picture of a person or some nature-related subject, Unsplash will most likely have it.
Pixabay has more than 1 million images that can be used commercially and royalty-free. The site offers images in all categories, including nature, animals, and people.
Pexels is similar to Unsplash in that they also allow users to share their photos with the community. Their library contains many different categories of photos including food, lifestyle, and technology.
Freestocks offers over 100k free stock photos from various photographers around the world. They also offer some paid plans if you need a larger selection of images or need more customization options for your projects.
Stocksnap allows you to easily search through thousands of high-resolution stock photos for your next project!
Stock images give a chance for designers to optimize their workflows by sourcing these graphics and pairing them with their content. Whether you’re building a web page from scratch or looking to enhance your existing web page design, these websites can be of great help. Don’t hesitate to experiment with different combinations and see which one works best for you.
Personally, at Awesome Byte, we use many stock images for a large portion of our projects. In our opinion, you can’t go wrong with Pexels and Pixabay – they give you superb quality images for free, and you can use them quite easily. We’d recommend checking out both of these websites if you’re looking to pick up some new stock photos.
On the whole, these sites provide you with more than enough images to create striking social media posts, blog graphics, and other content. People will notice your beautifully designed content, and participating in the community provided by these websites can only be a plus. So go ahead, and start sourcing those photos (and videos) today!
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