Free Images To Download For A Website

Free Images To Download For A Website

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Free Images and Photos for Your Website…

While you are building your website you will want to add images and photos to enhance, give colour, break up your content writing and keep your post or page interesting and captivating. So where can you find free images to download for a website? Finding free images and photos to use can be challenging, so below I have compiled a group of websites that offer free photos and images that you can search and download for your own use.

These free photos and images are called stock photography and thankfully, there has been a growing number of websites with beautiful stock photography popping up all over the internet. Best of all, a lot of them are free.

Many of these photographs are free but you should still make sure that you check the copyright restrictions or licenses on any photos you use as some of the free photos and images on these sites could require you to provide attribution, which means you give credit to the  photographer that has taken the photo or image. Always follow the copyright and creative commons public domain dedication licensing rules related to any photo you use on your website and obtain any necessary permissions.

 I have done my best to identify which license they fall under but I still advise you to do your own research and determine how these images can be used.

Creative Commons 0 (CC0) and Public Domain image sites.

1. Pixabay A large database of public domain images

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2. New Old Stock – Vintage photos from the public archives free of known copyright restrictions.

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3. Unsplash – High-quality photos released every 10 days. Released under the CC0 license.

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4. Foodie’s Feed – High-resolution food images. Free to use without attribution, except the may not be resold.

5.  StockSnap.io – StockSnap.io has a large selection of beautiful free stock photos and high resolution images. The site also has a very handy search feature making it easy to browse through the thousands of images available.

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6.  Gratisography – Offers free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects.

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 7.  Negative Space – Negative Space provides 20 new photos every week released under Creative Commons CC0. The photos are searchable and can be sorted by category, copy space and colour.

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 8.  Death to Stock Photos – Each month a photo pack of 10 photos within a certain category will be emailed to your inbox. The goal of Death to Stock Photos is to bring you photo options in which to use for your posts, pages or social media. Death to stock photo has their own licenses which you can read on their webpage.

9.  Tookapic Stock – Tookapic stock is a marketplace for both free & premium stock photos. You can filter by free photos which are all released under Creative Commons CC0

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10.  Kaboom Pics – Kaboom Pics offers a wide variety of high quality free stock photos including abstract, city/architecture, fashion, food, landscapes and more. Photos can be used for commercial purposes but cannot be sold or redistributed.

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11. PikwizardA realative to comer with so many great stock photos of people. For futher categories just scroll down to the bottom of the home page.

One last special bonus. Here is a website by Yuri Burchenya…

43+ Unique Places to Find Remarkable Free Photos 

He has collated  a whole list of website companies with photos and images you can use for commercial purposes too. And no attribution is required.

Summary

So previously half the battle in finding great images for your website posts and pages was knowing how you are allowed to use them. Are you allowed to edit them? Will I be able to use them without linking to the original source?

The list above makes the whole process a little bit easier for you and there is always a growing number of fantastic resources for stock photography popping up on the internet every day. These websites have become a blessing for web designers and creative people. I encourage you to browse through each of these websites and incorporate them into your own designs.

I hope you will be able to find what you are looking for and please leave a comment if this post was helpful. There is plenty of help and great website courses on Wealth Affiliate to teach you how and where to use your photos and images on your website. Click here to see my profile. Enjoy!


10 Comments

Linda

September 23, 2016 at 7:09 pm

Hi, I am new to having my own website and I am always worried about the photos I use. Your post is an absolute lifesaver, and I am so thankful to have the information. I am excited because I did not know all of these free sites existed. Thanks again! Linda

    John

    September 24, 2016 at 2:16 am

    Hi Linda, Thanks for visiting my site. Yes I was in the same situation a while ago myself. These companies are life savers when needing images and photos for our website building. These are just some of places that we can all use. There are some cartoon clip art sites that I will be posting on soon as well. Glad I was able to help.John

Guy

October 27, 2016 at 11:32 pm

Great list of websites. I personally take my images on Pixabay. I see that you have mentioned it. I get really good images there.

I haven’t tried the other ones. Didn’t they existed before I ended up on your article. They seem like good places too.

I’m going to check them out.

    John

    October 31, 2016 at 1:24 am

    Hi Guy, thanks for visiting my site. Yes Pixabay has a great selection of images to use. I scan many sites to try and find the right image for my articles and I am sure there are others that I have missed. I hope you find what you need and glad to have helped.

    John

Cathy

October 30, 2016 at 1:24 pm

Not sure if you heard of it, but I use Photopin to get images for my blog for free. Most of the images are quite random and non-professional, but if you dig using specific keywords, you might find something that’s good looking. You do need to add credits though, but that shouldn’t take up too much space if you place them at the bottom of your blog post.

    John

    October 31, 2016 at 1:26 am

    Hi Cathy, thanks for your hint. I will check out Photopin and add to my favourites. You can never have enough as there is always that perfect image that we all need. Thanks for visiting and contributing.

    John

Ralph

November 23, 2016 at 2:52 am

wow these are great. I currently use pixabay but sometimes I am unable to find anything on it. I didn’t know they had so much more to offer in terms of free pics to use on a site. I will make sure to bookmark this page so i can refer back . thanks for this, I really needed it.

    John

    November 23, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Hi Ralph, my pleasure and glad the information is helpful to you. Thanks for dropping by my site and keep an eye out for further updates.

    Best regards John

Stuart Miles

January 12, 2017 at 1:05 pm

Many thanks for this post.

I want to make you aware that I have just started off a venture at http://Blogpiks.com/. Blogpiks is my contribution to the public domain as a thank you for many amazing pictures I actually use.

    John

    January 12, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Hi Stuart, thanks for dropping by and thank you for sharing your site. I have had a look and you have some great images that I am sure people will appreciate. I have book marked your site for future reference. Thanks for contributing to my website.
    John

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