Best Free-to-Use Image Sites
Marketing efforts require visuals to boost a message. The right image or video can upgrade your deck, raise your ad's conversion rates, or just make a better first impression. However, most of the time there’s no need to hire a photographer or pay an image archive. The web is full of great image sources that are free for personal and commercial use (but they'll greatly appreciate a well-deserved credit). Here are our go-to sources:
Hands down the best free photo site on the web. This is because many of the visuals don't feel like "stock photos" images. They have an updated vibe and the quality is very high.
A collection of images from other sources of royalty-free websites (plus their own community). They also have a growing section for video.
Shot by Kim Aswani
Similar to Pexels but boasts a bigger variety of stock photos and videos. Between Pixabay and Pexels, you should be able to find most types of images.
If you are after images related to news, actual places, public figures or historical events, the previous options will have little to offer. However, Wikimedia is a great source for images that are under the public domain (or creative commons’ license) with its collection of more than 50 million free-to-use media files.
5. Individual artists
We said five sites, but this is more of a category of great individual photographers who share their talent and offer their images for anyone to use. Explore these truly individual styles, from the romantic to the abstract, from the one who travels to different countries to the one exploring fantasy visuals:
Libreshot - Martin Vorel
Gratisphptogrphy - Ryan McGuire
Jay Mantri - Jay Mantri
Stocpic - Ed Gregory
Funny Crave - Igor Ovsyannykov