If you run your own website or blog, you know the struggle that comes with finding the right visuals to go along with your content. Especially if you are just starting out, you probably don’t have the resources to buy professional photographs. That doesn’t have to stop you, however! Visuals are (or should be) an incredibly important part of your content. In fact, articles with visuals get 94% more views than those without.
Thankfully, there are plenty of great websites available that have high quality stock images that you are able to use, and many of them are free. We have compiled a list of the 10 best sites that will provide you with photos to use for your website or blog. Check them out now!
Unsplash is a great website that provides totally free high quality stock photos. 10 new photos are released every 10 days into the public domain; currently there is a good-sized collection of images. There isn’t a search feature, but part of the fun is looking through all of the images yourself to find the one you want. Typically shots of nature, each image on Unsplash is breathtaking.
Folkert Gorter is the artist behind the images at Superfamous, another great source for landscape stock photography. You will have to give credit to the artists if you use the images, but it’s worth it for the high quality, unique images you get to use totally for free. This is another site that isn’t searchable, but there’s a small enough selection that it isn’t a problem.
3. Life of Pix
Life of Pix offers a broader range of photography that is still incredibly high quality and totally free to use. Put together by the LEEROY creative agency, this website adds new images directly into the public domain every week. The site is also searchable, making it incredibly easy to check for specific images you might be looking for.
StockSnap.io has one of the largest collections of stock images available to use totally for free with no attribution required. Their large collection also boasts a huge variety of images, and the website has a great search function to help you find exactly what you are looking for.
If you are just starting up your business, Startup Stock is a great place to look for visuals. Their content focuses on small businesses, providing you with great content for your website or blog. All of the images are free to use. Currently there isn’t a search feature, but the website is very easy to navigate.
Photos from Pexels are beautiful and cover a variety of different subject matters. Around 20 new photos are added every single day, and currently the site has over 5,000 stock photos that are completely free to use, with no attribution required. Their site also has a great search feature that greatly helps when looking through such a large collection.
Negative Space is another website that has a large collection of incredibly high quality stock images. 20 new photos are added every week that are totally free to use, no attribution required. Images are conveniently sorted into categories, and there is also a search function to look for specific photos.
Picjumbo adds high quality photos to their website every single day, and all are totally free to use. Photos are from all types of categories, and can easily be found via the search feature on the site. Almost all photos can be used without attribution required.
Pixabay has one of the largest collections of high quality stock photos to use- over 560,000! All images are totally free, with no attribution required. The site also has illustrations, videos, and vector graphics that you can use. Images are sorted into categories, and can also be searched for on the website.
Finally, FreeImages is a great site that has both free and premium stock images. Their free collection has over 388,000 images to use, and their premium section has 2.4 million photos. If you can’t find what you are looking for on this site, it doesn’t exist. Photos are broken up by category, and can also be searched for.
With all of these incredible free resources, there is no reason that your website or blog shouldn’t have high quality visual content. With most of these sites having great search features, you can easily and quickly find the perfect photos, no matter what industry you are in.