Images play a vital role, whether its an online marketing campaign, web design project, blog article, a graphic design prototype or whatever. Google undoubtedly has a never-ending collection of nearly every kind of image, but and this is big, but the search engine does not appreciate those images if you are using in your blog or website due to copyright issues.
It can be frustrating to find images without copyright, but you don’t need to give up on this, because we do have websites that do provides free stock images. Yes, you will not be able to find every kind of image on one site, but you can find a lot of high-resolution crystal clear images on different topics.
Free stock images on these websites are uploaded by the photographers those who love sharing their clicks with the millions freely.
I have curated the best websites to download high-quality free stock images.
Pexels provides high-quality images. These images are completely free stock images and are licensed under the Pexels license.
You can use these high-quality free stock images for your blog, website, and any other project. Google will not be angry with you as these images are royalty free images.
Pexels provides high quality and completely free stock photos licensed under the Pexels license. All images are nicely tagged, searchable and also easy to discover through our discover pages.
Pexels have hundreds of thousands of stock free high-resolution photos that are uploaded every day by their users or are sourced from free image websites.
Unsplash provides stock free, high-quality images from Photographers Around the World. They host Over 850,000 stock free high-resolution photos.
Images are uploaded daily by their photographers and are tagged for better search facility. You can even have your collection.
Their images have been used in many familiar places that we even are not aware of such as, from Apple keynotes to the default theme shipped with WordPress.
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Headquartered in Germany, Pixabay provides copyright Free Photos, videos, Illustrations, and vectors. Pixabay offers a comprehensive combination of high-quality stock free photos, illustrations, and vector images.
Pixabay offers a powerful built-in search engine with filter options to narrow your search. They have a limit to downloading images per account. If you are using the free account, you will go through reCaptcha again and again which is annoying.
Pixabay offers a massive library of over 1.6 million. You can take advantage of advanced filters to impose size, category, color while searching.
Kaboompics is one-woman show managed by Karolina (photographer, a graphic designer, and a website creator). It’s for Its Powerful Search Engine. Kaboompics provide stock free royalty free images created by Karoline.
Kaboompics library is not as big as the above ones, but still, you will find eye-pleasing images. Every month 70,000 users from 209 countries visit Kaboompics to search and download images to their needs.
It is one of the most popular sources to browse through royalty free images for interior designs, lifestyle and even specialized bloggers. The site has gathered over 6 million impressions and the photos have been downloaded over 4 million times to this date.
Burst is a free stock high-resolution images providing platform powered by Shopify. Burst library is updated daily with high-resolution images from their photographers.
The photos are free to be used everywhere without any copyright issues. The vast majority of categories are there to choose from. All images are high-quality images shot with utmost perfection.
Burst doesn’t have advanced filter options, but still, you will find a vast majority of high-quality stock free images.
The list I have shared above contains only a few but most popular platforms for stock free images. These platforms are updated daily with the best in the world images. All of them provides high-resolution images with perfect professional shots. There are many other websites on the web but this is my list of popular.
If you have other websites as well, feel free to share in the comments section, I will update them in this article as well.