We’re always looking for great graphics to use on our websites or blog posts to add color and brilliance to our content – at least I am. Gone are the days when you could simply Google an image and use it. Getty images (among others) are really clamping down on illegal use of their photos, and the penalties can be high.
Never fear though. There are a ton of awesome photo sites out there, full of lots and lots of beautiful, hi-resolution photos just begging to be included in your content. Some are paid sites (BigStock Photo is my favorite paid site), and some are free.
Today is all about free! Here are 8 of my favorite free photo websites. Enjoy!
I love Morguefile. It is a treasure-trove of free high resolution digital stock photographs and reference images for either corporate or public use. Search by category, or simply browse through the photos to find the perfect image for your content.
This is one of my very favorite photo sites because its photos are delivered to you automatically via email. Unsplash is a free subscription site. You sign up for the service, and they send you 10 beautiful, high resolution photos taken by various photographers. You get 10 new photos every 10 days! Plus, they have a new Chrome Browser extension that pops up a new photo for you to download each time you open a new tab or window. It’s called Unsplash Instant! Be sure to check it out.
Pixabay is a very popular site for free images. It boasts over 580,000 free high quality images.
1 Million Free Pictures
Need I say more?
Dreamstime has both a free and paid section, so just make sure you are in the free section when looking for that perfect image.
Beautiful stock photos for free!
Over 388,249 beautiful images in a variety of categories – all free!
The next time you need a photo or image for your website or blog post – just check out a few of these websites. I’m sure you’ll find just the right image for your content.
Have fun downloading!
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