Are you using images for your blog directly from Google?
Of course, sometimes you do because Google offers you royalty-free images free of charge.
But all Google free stock images are not for commercial use.
However, Google’s ‘advanced setting’ option enables you to find free images with no copyright issue.
But these images are already in use, and most of them are not according to your needs.
That’s why I’ve published this article to help new bloggers find royalty-free images.
In this article, I’ve compiled the best stock photo sites available on the internet.
Before scrolling down, I want to give you strong reasons why you should use images in your post.
- It’s so secret, every marketer/blogger knows that a picture says thousands of words. So always use images within your post.
- According to HubSpot, 37% of all marketers say that Visual marketing is the most critical form of content that is more shareable and linkable.
- A memorable image can increase social engagement significantly.
- It makes your content look visually appealing
- Images help to drive traffic from the Google image search engine.
- Improve your SEO rankings
Ok, without further due, let’s get started…
14 Stock Photo Sites: Use Free Images No Copyright
Desygner is more than stock imagery that you can use to find copyright-free images/photos for your upcoming design projects and design content such as social media posts, ads, presentations, business cards, flyers, and more.
With this, you can get access to millions of royalty-free images for commercial use.
And the best part? It also comes with a free-forever plan that offers thousands of templates, images, and icons for free. Also, you can create your own personal asset library, resize your design, and Import & edit PDF for up to 10 pages for free.
Moreover, It has a free trial that gives you immediate access to 125 million Shutterstock images, 10 Billion+ Google images, Social Media Scheduler (iOS & Android), Unlimited PDF editing & importing.
- Online graphic design editor
- PDF editor
- Branded templates
- Automatically resize your design
- Logo Maker
- Cover photo maker
2. SiteBuilderReport (Stock Up)
One of the fast image searching platforms where you can find over 25,000 images. You can either search for nature or business.
The best thing about it is, it’s free and secondly, serves you instant results.
It is a secondary place that indexes images from 31 other free stock photo sites.
All images are free to use and licensed under Creative Common Zero. You can use images for commercial or non-commercial purposes.
But remember, don’t use any of these images for an offense. You can do anything that falls under the CC0 license.
It is one of the best sources to find high-quality images. All images are under the Unsplash CC0 license.
It’s a giant repository that contains over 200,000 HQ images. You can find all kinds of images from a cute cat to digital marketing.
You can use these images for commercial or non-commercial purposes.
The best thing is that all images are free to use. You have all rights means you can modify, download and copy the image.
Similar to Unsplash, PEXELS uses creative commons zero licenses which allow users to download, copy or edit images without any permission.
Additionally, it also has a collection of videos that is also free to use.
I’ve been using CANVA since 2016. It is a great place to create your infographics, images, banners, post for social media, and much more.
So far, I’ve created many infographics and images for my blog. And still, I’m using the free membership.
It has a great collection of royalty-free images for commercial use. Moreover, you can upgrade your membership to unlock extra features.
If you don’t have money to spend then no worries because CANVA offers tons of features for free.
It has over 1.4M royalty-free images that you can use for blogging/marketing purposes.
You can filter image results using the filter option. Yes, PIXZBAY has an excellent feature to narrow the results from the options given under the search bar.
Similar to UNSPLASH, PIXZBAY has a collection of vector icons, videos, and illustrations.
However, STOCKSNAP has limited image results for some of the keywords, but it has a big collection of significant categories like business, people, fashion, nature, and so on.
The best thing about STOCKSNAP is that it adds hundreds of HQ images every week. So every time you find more image results for popular image searches.
As the name suggests, it’s a collection of startup images. All images are under creative commons zero licenses. So feel free to use any image you want.
Unfortunately, you can’t find the images for other categories except for startup and business.
It is full of startup and business images. The only thing that I don’t like about it is that there is no search bar. You need to scroll until you find desired image results.
SPLITSHIRE is another excellent collection of free stock images for commercial use. It has over 15+ categories including business, fashion, food, nature, wedding, and more.
However, the collection is not that big but pretty enough for you.
The best thing about it is you don’t need to make an account. All you need to do is find images and download them on your device.
Moreover, it has a little collection of free videos. You can also enjoy watching them.
Although, Stencil is a place similar to CANVA where you can create your own images and other related stuff.
But STENCIL has an extensive collection of (1.5 M) royalty-free images in its library.
If you upgrade to premium at $9/month, it will unlock all images for you. But if you use the free version, then you have insufficient features to access.
If I select one from CANVA and STENCIL, then I’ll choose CANVA because it offers more for free.
It is one of my favorite stock photo sites. All images are under Equalicense. According to it, you can use images for both commercial and non-commercial purposes but can’t sell, redistribute or relicense the images.
You can find images or illustrations for your business website. It has almost 40 categories including business, health, nature, and more.
I think you should give it a try.
All photos are licensed under CC0 (creative commons zero). It means all are free images with no copyright issue.
But LiberShot restricts you to download images in bulk and creating another site similar to LiberShot. And secondly, you’re not allowed to hot-linking to steal the server bandwidth.
However, you can edit, download or copy images to use them on your site, billboard, and t-shirt.
13. Jay Mantri
It adds almost 30 images every month (or maybe more or less). All images are licensed under CC0.
When I checked it, I found that most of the images were general. It means you can’t use them for business purposes.
But you can use these photos for general purposes.
The sad thing is that there are no search bar and category filtration options. You need to do everything manually.
14. New Old Stock
‘NewOldStock’ is a great place to find vintage images. It’s a Tumblr blog that contains a huge collection of Images quality vintage photos. All images on it come under Flickr Commons.
If you’re not sure about the rights to use, then make sure you link back to the original Flickr photo and mention the institution by name.
Whenever you use images from Google, then there could be a risk of copyright issues because Google shows all images available on the web. But some of them are not licensed under CC0.
I think these 14 free image websites are enough because they have a massive collection in their library. However, there are many other sites where you can find a vast selection of free images for your use.
For example, shutterstock.com. It adds more than 100,000 new images every day in its library. Unfortunately, you’re not allowed to download for free. You need to activate the monthly subscription to access downloads.
Additionally, I’ve also found many other stock photo sites, but they do have not a big image collection. So better you don’t waste time. Just pick one and start exploring your desired images.
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