Images are an integral part of our lives. We see them everywhere from advertisements to infographics. Pictures help you learn better, increases readability by making you understand the message more clearly and attract more audience to your content. It is not possible to find original pictures as not all of us are born with artistic talents but what you are good at requires images to support your views and contents. Whether you are a blogger or any content creator chances are you spend a lot of time browsing the Google images section. Even then, some of the pictures you like may be copyrighted or watermarked and hence unusable. Times like this, you require a friendly and free stock photo website. Today we are discussing five such websites which you might consider to bookmark for later use.
Pexels has a wide range of high-quality images captured by photographers all around the globe and consists of multiple categories that you can access by clicking the Explore menu or searching up your requirements from the search bar given in the home page. Pexels states on their website that all photos can be used for commercial and non-commercial purpose alike. You may choose to give credit to the photographer but it is not forced upon you by Pexels. You can use these pictures on your blog, social media and promote your product. However, Pexels forbids you to sell them as your own because it does take a lot of effort to capture the frame. If you do not violate their rules, Pexels is one of the best places to find the right kind of photos you are looking for.
Next up in our list comes Pixabay. Like Pexels, Pixabay has a great collection of photos and videos for your content. You can filter images by popularity, orientation (landscape and portrait), size, colour and many more so that you can find just the right image your blog or content requires. All the pictures and images are free to use but you must always read the license before using them. Pixabay does not allow you and you should never redistribute and sell their content as your own like every other website.
Unsplash has very flexible terms and condition that allows you to use and distribute the images you use for commercial and non-commercial purpose. With Unsplash, you can browse among thousands of high-quality images and wallpaper with many interesting collections made for ease of searching. Search up the category of the image you are looking for, this website will respond with a huge collection of pictures that are of high-resolution and if you feel the need to credit the photographer, you may do so but it is not made compulsory by the website.
Like most of the other entries in the article today, Stocksnap allows you to search up a wide range of photos based on the category. Go through the license before using them on your website and blog. Browse the most popular category and find the most trending picture arranged in descending order to find the best fit and appropriate picture.
Burst is a platform powered by Shopify comprising thousands of high-resolution and royalty-free images categorized in a simple and easy to use manner. According to their terms and condition, you may use these photos for your website, blog or online store, school projects, Instagram ads, Facebook posts, desktop backgrounds, client work and more and you may edit these photos to fit your requirement. While it is not mandatory, you may credit the photographers.
These websites are doing a great job of keeping high-quality and attractive pictures in one place. Make sure you do not go against their license and policy. Now with great pictures, your website, blog or social will attract more audience and keep them engaged.