Apart from quality content it is important that we must take care of the presentation of article too. To enhance any article presentation the best way is to add a relevant image to the article because:
You might have noticed that we use images with all the articles in our blog to make articles more attractive. There are many images available online but it is important that you use only those images on your blog or for other project which are allowed by owner to be used.
I’m not going to talk about image licensing here and straight away share my list of Websites to download free stock photos. Yah, you heard me right and it’s completely free.
Thanks to all the commentators who have made this list more resourceful by suggesting many other free stock images website. I suggest you to do check comment section and feel free to suggest one which you are using for your use.
Best Websites to Download Free Stock Photos: CCO licensed
I discovered this website in February 2016 & since then I’m in love with this website. Unlike other sites, here you can download the high-quality images & use it for your personal & professional projects without giving any credits. Yah! You heard me right. And the quality of images you gonna find here is par excellence.
Go to Gratisography
After trying Gratisography, I got really includes to use beautiful looking stock images. The one with more colors & emotions. I believe in 2016 & in coming years, we will see a lot of trend around it in the stock image industry. You should also bookmark Pixabay as it offers a wide range of images from people all around the world. These image are free to use even for commercial use. Attribution is not required.
This site is suggested by Sharoon & it looks pretty solid. All pictures here are licensed under Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license, that means you can use these images for commercial uses too.The CC0 license was released by the non-profit organization Creative Commons (CC). Every month they add 1500 new HQ photo & right now they boast about having more than 10k+ pics.
This is another free stock photos site where you can download high quality pictures for free. All images are licensed under CCO license (Same as above).
Flickr is one of my favorite website to search and download free images for websites. It has huge database of royalty free images and whenever I am in hurry to download any image for my article then Flickr is the website which I visit. To download any image you just need to visit creative common category and search for image, you will get lots of relevant images of different size and you can download any image which suits your article. You can read more about Flickr in following articles:
Morgue File is one of the best free Stock image sites, which makes it easy to search the images via category. You can select the category of images to make more relevant search. It have clean and clutter-free landing page and easy navigation. It gives you option to crop the image at same time and makes it easy to post on your blog. You can read more about MorgueFile in the review of MorgueFile.
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You can download images from FreeRangeStock for personal and commercial use. To download images you need to do a quick and free registration on FreeRangeStock website. Apart from downloading images, if you are a photographer then you can also upload the images and earn money with their Adsense revenue sharing program. You can also edit directly on Pixlr before downloading it on your computer. The only thing which you might not like about Free Range stock is the interface, as it’s quite old and is not so friendly. Though at the price of zero, would you really mind it?? 🙂
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Apart from downloading free royalty images from FreeDigitalPhotos, you can also download Powerpoint, Word , Educational projects, Photoshop projects and more for personal and commercial use. It also provides greeting cards but it’s not allowed to use for commercial use. Thus if you are looking for something more than just images then do head to FreeDigitalPhotos.
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Photogen also provides free images for personal and commercial use. Photogen provides you categories of images such as animals, cultures, nature, business etc. You can select the one suits your requirement. Photogen provides very relevant search and good quality images. It is simple to use and easy to search free images.
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Stock Photos for free:
This is another popular Website which let you download free stock photos for your personal or commercial use. You can create a free account and start downloading images right now. You can also mark images as favorite and download it later.
When you are not in budget and need free images for your project, above mentioned free sites will work as a rescue. Make sure you read every site terms of usage to be clear about where you can use or where you can’t use these download images. Most of them don’t allow using downloaded images for pornographic site or for trademark.
This is another popular site where you can find 335 MILLION Premium Royalty-Free Stock Photos From The Foter Community. Though it requires attribution.
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Do you prefer to use royalty Free Stock Images on your blog, if yes, then do share with us which stock image website you prefer to use for downloading images.