There are hundreds of online photo resources available on the internet. But not all of them are free.
Adding related images are important in increasing the impact of our blog content. But we can’t just download images from other websites and upload it to our own blogs. Also, photo stocks on the internet are quite pricey especially for those who don’t earn income yet.
Good thing there are also generous souls out there who understand this predicament.
Here are the sites who let you download their stock images for free, most don’t require any attribution, and are royalty free.
Pexels has over 30,000 high-quality images and is 100% free. All of the stock images in their database are under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0). It means that the images are free for personal and commercial use as long as it is legal. Modifying, copying and distributing of photos are also allowed. All they want for return is either a donation or a Like on their Facebook page.
Bigfoto.com is a photo agency that lets you download all of their photos in their gallery for free. Anyone can use their photos for educational, commercial, and personal use. Registration before downloading is also not required. Their stock photos are all contributed by amateur photographers.
Unsplash has a wide collection of high-resolution images. You can download them for free and you can whatever you to do with it. Downloading the photo from their site is not complicated. Just click the download button and it will automatically bring you to another tab to download the image.
Freedigitalphotos.net gives you access to thousands of their high-quality images and illustrations. Their photos are organised and can be searched by categories. Their free photos are available in small size, larger photos can be acquired for a price. They also want you to acknowledge the creator wherever you might use them.
Pixabay is my most favourite site of free images. This site lets you download images, videos, illustrations, and vector arts for free. All contents are also released free of copyrights under the CC0. Pixabay has over 930,000 high-quality images and all they ask is a Like on their Facebook page or a donation worth a cup of coffee.