Pictures are everywhere. Blogs and social media feeds burst with photos of cute dogs, cat toys and accessories, delicious muffins, breathtaking landscapes, and what not.
But the truth is that you just can`t skip images. They are real click baits that drive new visitors and make your content more appealing. The question is where to find free high-quality stock photos. Check out our list of top 5 free stock photo sites:
Pixabay stores more than 780K free photos, vectors, videos, and illustrations. The photos come under the Creative Commons CCO licensing, meaning you can use them for free. Users can adapt and use Pixabay`s resources for commercial purpose without attributing the original author or source.
Pexels is a great resource, full of handpicked images. The photos adhere to the Creative Commons Zero license. Under it, photos are free for personal and commercial use. So, next time you are looking for a cool photo for your blog or social media post, pay Pexels a visit.
Unsplash is adding new photos every day. They are free of use and require no attribution. Unsplash promises original resources with no cheesy or stocky business pictures. Their search functionality is also pretty good, so it is easy to find what you want.
Created by the visual artist Ryan McGuire, Gratisography offers a list of high-resolution images that are updated weekly. Free of copyright restrictions, this is the place to power your next project with original photos with a weird twist.
5. Life of a Pix
Looking for some great high-resolution photography? Life of a Pix is a great resource, where you can find a bunch of great pictures with no copyrights restrictions. Make use of their free videos section that can be accessed through a VIMEO account.