Finding the best image to make a post or article look more attractive and engaging does not have to be a difficult task. As a content marketer or social media manager, you can pay for access to an image database, or search for free stock photo sites that will give you access to free images. That is why we have compiled a list of sites that you can bookmark for quick reference and save time when you need to find the perfect image for your post.
Gratisography offers interesting photos taken by Ryan McGuire who has a quirky and unique style of taking photographs. The photos are royalty-free, high-resolution images that you can use as you desire. For faster access to the specific type of photo you want, you can search the categories which include: whimsical, urban, people, objects, nature, and animals. McGuire shares new photos every week on the website and through Facebook and Twitter.
IM Free provides free social media images and serves as a curated collection of web design resources for web designers and developers. In addition to photos, web designers can get a variety of royalty free resources such as icons, templates, and buttons. The free stock photos are arranged by themes like nature, education, technology and many others.
Pixabay has more than 490,000 images that are free for both commercial and personal use. They can be used for your social media posts because they don’t only consist of photos, the collection includes vector images and illustrations. The royalty-free images may be modified and used in both print and electronic media.
Picjumbo has gained a lot of popularity among web designers and social media managers since it was launched in 2013. It had over 2,400,000 million downloads within two years. Users can use any of the high-resolution photos free of charge or download a pack which has all the images for a $10 donation.
Unsplash gives out 10 new free photographs every 10 days through email subscription and these photos are also available for download on their website. All photographs have a Creative Commons Zero license so you can use, modify or distribute them free of charge without requesting permission from the photographer or the site.
The Morguefile was founded in 1996, shortly after the internet was created. It provides photographs for use in creative web design projects. This site requires you to credit the artists or photographs who made the images available since they are not yet in the public domain. They also encourage you to alter the images when you make use of them. The images may be used in social media posts as backgrounds for store hours, quotes and other common features of most Facebook pages designed for business.
Startup Stock Photos
Startup Stock Photos is built on a concept that is self-explanatory. As the name suggests, it is one of the best free stock photo sites for startups, publishers, web designers, bloggers, and web developers. The photographs are suitable for social media posts, especially when you are sharing links to the content on your website and the best image is that of someone in a business setting, sitting in front of a computer.
The search for the perfect image for blog posts and social media messages may seem like a daunting task initially. But with the resources offered on these free stock photo sites, you can simplify the task of finding images for your website.
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