Where is the best place to get free images for my website or blog?

Are you looking for free stock images and photos for commercial use? Many of our customers have been wondering where is the best place to find public domain images for free? In this blog, we want to address the frequently asked question by our customers.

To get free, good and right images or photos are not easy but fortunately, there are some generous websites that offer good resolution images but remember to check their licenses, their uses may be subjected to terms and conditions.

If you are new, you may like to go to Freepik.com as they are like an image search engine who find images from other sites. They consolidate a wide range of excellent photos, icons, patterns and vector files from all other free images websites so that you can search everything at one place; saving you a lot of times and hassles. You can download the images for your own use but read the instructions and copyright carefully for each images, some of them are for personal and educational usage only. You would need to pay for the license if you are using the images for commercial purpose.

Besides Freepik.com, there are other websites who offer free images, pictures and photos as well. Check them out as below.

Free Images/Stock Photo

The following websites offer free photos and pictures but are subjected to restricted license. You may not resell or redistribute their images. In addition, you are also required not to use their images for patent or trademark purposes.

  1. www.freepixels.com
  2. www.turbophoto.com
  3. www.photogen.com
  4. www.photober.com
  5. www.freestockimages.net
  6. www.freedigitalphotos.net
  7. www.scstockshop.com
  8. www.freeimages.co.uk
  9. http://photopin.com
  10. https://pikwizard.com/
  11. https://market.pixlr.com/

Free Clipart

If you are looking for simple clipart for your project, you can download the images free from the following websites.

  1. http://www.clker.com
  2. http://www.clipart.com/en/
  3. http://www.mycutegraphics.com/
  4. http://publicdomainvectors.org/ 

Free Background Tiled Pattern

If you need beautiful background for your website or blog, you can get free tiled background and color inspiration from the below websites.

  1. Thepatternlibrary.com
  2. Subtlepatterns.com
  3. Colourlovers.com

Free Images for Personal and Commercial Use

There are some kind souls out there who offer free images for commercial use without the need to ask permission and attribution. They save you the troubles to understand all the different type of image licence. Their images are not only free for personal use but for commercial use as well.

  1. https://www.pexels.com/
  2. https://unsplash.com/
  3. https://pixabay.com/
  4. https://stocksnap.io
  5. https://negativespace.co/
  6. https://www.foodiesfeed.com/
  7. https://stocksnap.io

However, rule and licence may change. If you need to have more control over the images or are launching important projects or campaigns then it’s better to invest in some good stock images to protect yourself from any legal issues. One of stock images website you can go to is the shutterstock.com, they offer high-resolution, good quality and affordable images, video, flash, sound clips and illustrations. You only need to purchase the image when you need it, there is no monthly subscription required. Alternatively, you can go for monthly subscription if you foresee you are going to use a lot of images for your company project every month.