When you are first beginning to write and publish content on your new blog site, you may be looking for some new image resources. Even when your business is brand new, you can still use all of these great resources because they are absolutely free!
A small note before we begin: Many of the images from the sites listed below are free from any copyright restrictions, as they are licensed under Creative Commons public domain, meaning you can modify, copy, and distribute the images for any purpose without permission.
However, some photos (notably those found on Unsplash, the first resource below) may mandate attribution. That being said, let’s get into it!
14 Free Image Resources
Unsplash is TKD’s Number #1 recommendation for royalty-free stock images. They have over a million high-resolution images to choose from on every topic and object imaginable. They have a very user-friendly interface, making downloading images and creating collections incredibly easy. All of the photos on the site are released for free under the Unsplash license.
Pexels is another fantastic resource for high-quality stock photos licensed under the Creative Commons (CCO) license. The main pro of using Pexels is that all the images are tagged and easily searchable.
Reshot is an excellent resource for novice bloggers, as they have a massive collection of handpicked, rarer stock photos. The site is built for use by startup companies, freelancers, and editors who need unique images, and best of all, there is no attribution required!
Pixabay is a collection of free stock photos, centered around art and illustrations, making it perfect for creatively-oriented websites and businesses. All images are available under CCO.
Gratisography offers thousands of free, high-resolution pictures that you can use for both commercial and personal projects. New photographs are added weekly, so any user will have plenty of choices! All the photos on the website are free of copyright restrictions.
Picography is perfect for smaller websites, as Picography is curated by one man, Dave Meier. All the photos are licensed under a Creative Commons license, and the site contains hundreds of usable, beautiful stock photos.
PicJumbo is a large royalty-free image website that is used by countless professionals across the web. New photos are posted daily from a wide variety of industries, from fashion to technology.
Foca is a perfect royalty-free photo resource for those interested in nature and workspace images for their website or personal project. All the photos are covered under the Creative Commons license.
9. Life of Pix
Life of Pix is a perfect resource for creatives across many industries, offering quality stock photos with no copyright restrictions. It is curated by the LEEROY creative agency and is updated regularly.
10. Little Visuals
Little Visuals was created in memory of photographer Nic Jackson and is continued by his devoted friends and relatives. It has over 15 million images free and available to use, and the site interface is user-friendly and straightforward. All the photos are CCO licensed.
Created by Getty Images, Picspree curates a large selection of high-quality images. It has multiple features that help for easy searching and seamless downloading, making it a popular resource for small businesses and web professionals. All of the photos on this site are royalty-free.
StyledStock is a startup stock photo website that provides stock photography and design resources for female entrepreneurs and professionals. The whole collection is available for free, no attribution required.
Skitterphoto offers a wide variety of stock images, along with many vintage photos for historical projects. All the pictures are authentic and created exclusively by the site’s creators, who make all the images available under CCO license.