It is a proven fact that visual content gets more attention than written content, and this is especially important to remember if you have a website of your own. Adding images to your articles can not only increase its exposure, but it also shows that you put effort into creating you articles and running your website. Running a search for free stock photos will give you loads of results, but many of those can be deceptive that will actually might require payment before you are able to download the images. Here we put together a few sites that truly offer free stock images.
- Picography is a blog style website full of photos that are in high resolution and can be used in any way you like, meaning you can not only use them for personal, but also for commercial projects. This site is also good if you are a photographer yourself, since you can also submit photos to be included in the gallery for other users and the website will also credit you with a link to your website, as they do for all the photographers that submit their photos.
- Im Free is a newer site for finding free stock images, and what is special about this website is the fact that it includes more than just photos. On this website you can also find buttons, templates, icons and more. The images themselves are very well organizes and are grouped by categories which makes it easier to find the images you need by just typing what you need in the search tab.
- Superfamous is a studio that is based in Los Angeles. As part of his promotion of creative work, the Dutch interaction designer Folkert Gorter, has made many of his own images available under a creative commons attribution license. This means that you can use his high resolution images for both personal and commercial use as long as you credit him. If you are interested in images of wide-angel nature shots, then this is the site for you.
- The Public Domain Archive is a collection of images that are un-copyrighted and are free to use. They upload new free stock images weekly which is why there are always new images to sort through in a variety of categories, anything from modern images, while others are quite old. This is also another site where you can submit your own images for use.
Even though on this list we have chosen sites that have Creative Commons Zero licenses or similar, which makes the images free stock and available to use for free, it is always a good idea to do some research yourself and read each of the sites carefully, since terms and conditions of use can change over time!
— YAGLY (@yagly) 29 de agosto de 2017