Top 10 Places for Free Stock Photos

Good internet marketing is fueled by great images. But how can a lean entrepreneur with a limited budget compete with big brands and top photographers? Use free stock photos from these great sources. You will be surprised at the variety and quality of images available online at no cost!  As a home business owner you want to have many options for your graphic needs. Here is a list of 99designs competitors for your logo designs.

Create your own unique graphics for your brand site by taking these stock photos and editing in free online graphics sites such as Canva or Picmonkey. You can crop, tint, modify and change the images to best suit your designs.

Most of these sites use the license from Creative Commons Zero CC0 which allows you to copy, edit and share these images – even for commercial usage – without the author’s consent. That means you can do whatever you want with them!

Unsplash

My personal favorite with a collection of over 300,000 beautiful photos from over 50,000 photographer contributors. The images are top-quality and new ones are added daily. It is a good bet that you will find just the image you need for your online ad campaign, social media post or sales flyer.

Pexels

Super big collection of images nicely organized into collections is amongst the best resource for free stock photos online. Many bloggers depend on Pexels for their site and social media images.

Gratisography

This site has wonderfully weird, and super eye-catching images all for free. The quantity of photos is less than other sites but the style is fascinating. Here you will find images that do not look like stock photos and are sure to capture your customers eye and your design imagination.

Pixabay

Super large library of photos that are good for business and marketing sites. Also you can get free vectors, that you can edit easily, and illustrations. The large quantity and multiple media types make this site a treasure trove for creative entrepreneurs.

Stockvault

Here in addition to free stock photos you can get wallpapers and textures for your graphic design projects.  Daily new images are added and the on-site search engine is fast and well-organized into categories. Click on the top link – Free Stock Photos and start browsing. They offer some unique and different images, not seen everyone online.

Rawpixel

This site claims to have the largest library of stock photos with the most diversity online. The photos are great and they also offer illustrations, vectors, PSD mockups and even public domain content. If you opt for their paid upgrade you can support the charity Hope for Children.

Morguefile

This site is perfect to find small simple photos of everyday life. Don’t expect to find large header images. Instead look for that image of a flat tire or holiday house decoration. Click on the tab – Free Photos and start browsing.

Picjumbo

Founded by a photographer entrepreneur this site offers unique stock images. He created a community of generous photographers who offer their images free of charge. Big selection of truly beautiful photos.

Pikwizard

In addition to a nice choice of unique stock photos they also offer a design wizard. This online editor lets you easily add text overlays and download your creation. They give you all the basics for free and also offer an upgraded version that is full-featured.

Reshot

This is is more than just a stock photo library they are a community on a mission. Their goal is to empower photographers with a place to share their art and connect them with clients. Their curated collections are exceptional and completely free.

 

 

 

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