I use stock photos all the time on my blog. However, digital images used for online and print marketing materials can be pricey, and I just don’t have the funds.
I have compiled a list of resources to look for free stock images and vectors (CC0, Public Domain) that can be used, manipulated, and reproduced for most, if not all your needs.
I hope this list will come in handy.
Canva is a great design tool to whip out social media and blog images fast. They also have free images and vectors you can use. Just be sure it says free before you use it (some items have a charge).
Flikr has thousands of images you can search through, just make sure you look at the Creative Commons restrictions. The majority of these images require at least attribution.
This site offers a wonderful list of sites with license free images.
A searchable site with public domain images.
This site is searchable by category and/or keyword. All images are royalty free.
Public domain images that feature landscape and travel images.
You can use Google Images to look for stock images, just be sure to use the advanced setting and change the license filter. You should also view the images’ sources to be sure there are no restrictions.
This site offers royalty free texture images.
Pixabay is a searchable site with all images open to public domain. A wide variety of images are available.
Although Shutterstock is a pay-for-use site, they do offer a free photo and vector every week. Sign up for a free account to access these freebies.
This site compiles multiple free image sites for you. Some have search functions, while others offer multiple photos a day that you scroll through. Please be aware, that while the majority are CC0 images, some may require attribution.
Where do you find images for your blog or website? I’d love to know.