Free Images for Blogs and Marketing (37 sites)
Free images for blogs are important as the owners don’t usually make a lot of income from their sites. Free images are also needed by marketers working for businesses to lower production costs.
In marketing, a great image is often a key component of the message. Constant need for pictures can dig deep into your pocket when using stock photography. If you want a particular image, then it makes sense to pay for the stock images as it will be a lot cheaper than to hire a photographer.
What to do when you need images all the time, but their marketing lifespan can be measured only in days, maybe hours? Images for Facebook posts, email newsletters, individual slides in presentations that you use only once… Paying 10 or 20 dollars per image for these adds up. So where do you get free images?
I have collected a bunch of sites that give you exactly that… free images for commercial use.
I encourage you to share your own images in public platforms under similar licenses. So you give back for the value you get… Here are some of my pictures (free use no credit needed).
Free images, videos, illustrations, and more
www.freeimages.com – a free image site with almost 400,000 images for free use. The site contains paid and free images promoting iStockPhoto paid services.
www.flickr.com – Flickr is a granddaddy of all image sites. When users upload their images, then they can select a license that is applied to the use of that image. Use the license filter and select one of the following:
- Commercial use allowed
- Commercial use and mods allowed
- No known copyright restrictions
- U.S. Government works
These selections give you images that you can use for free. Check the license for attribution and other restrictions.
designerspics.com – free high resolution images for personal and commercial use. Attribution not required!
splashbase.co – free photos and videos, hi res.
unsplash.com – Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos.For 10 new photos every 10 days.
foodeverest.com – high guality food images for free. Without any registration or restriction, you can use either for personal or commercial purposes. It’s perfectly suitable for today food bloggers and web designers.
foodiesfeed.com – more free food pictures.
jeshoots.com – cool & free photos for business or personal use in high resolution.
splitshire.com – free stock photos and images for commercial use. Download high quality free stock photos without copyright, do whatever you want. Updates everyday!
picjumbo.com – totally free photos for your commercial and personal work.
lifeofpix.com – free high-resolution photos, no copyrights restrictions. Images for personal commercial use. New photos added weekly! All images are donated to the public domain. Hand-made with love by Leeroy advertising agency in Montreal & its network of photographers.
goodfreephotos.com – Good Free Photos is a large collection of High Resolution Public Domain Photos. Images are categorized by geographic location. The site focuses on documenting State Parks, National Parks, National Landmarks, and historic sites. We have animals and plants by species. Other photos include technology, cars, and airplanes. All 6000+ photos are free to use for any purpose, and if you need a specific photo, we do take special requests. At least 20 photos are added every week.
gratisography.com – free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects. New awesome pictures added weekly! All pictures were photographed by Ryan McGuire and free of copyright restrictions.
publicdomainarchive.com – new 100% free stock photos. Every. Single. Week. Everything you need for your creative projects, all public domain images!
imcreator.com/free – A curated collection of free web design resources, all for commercial use.
cupcake.nilssonlee.se – free (do whatever you want) photos. All photos are licensed under the Creative Commons license CC0, which means that you are free to use the images without any costs. You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking for permission.
getrefe.com/downloads/category/free – lots of free images.
isorepublic.com – Free and premium stock photos.
stokpic.com – free stock photos for commercial use (Stokpic License). Basically you can do anything apart from redistribute.
kaboompics.com – Great place to get breathtaking free pictures for business or personal projects.
sitebuilderreport.com/stock-up – searching 13,000+ free stock photos across 26 websites
raumrot.com – free stockphotos for your commercial and personal works. COPYRIGHTFREE stock photos for your website, blog and printdesign. Creative Commons license CC0.
mmt.li – free for commercial use photos by Jeffrey Betts. CC0 license.
moveast.me – free images. This is a journey of a Portuguese guy moving that decided that every photo should be used for free. Help yourselves and use them wherever you want (CC0).
barnimages.com – Free photos, what else…
startupstockphotos.com – Free photos for startups, bloggers, publishers, websites, designers, developers, creators, and everyone else.
pexels.com – all photos are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means the pictures are completely free to be used for any legal purpose. Currently over 6,000 free stock photos. And every month at least 1500 new high-resolution photos will be added.
jaymantri.com – free pics. Do anything (CC0).
pixabay.com – free images and videos you can use anywhere. All images and videos are released free of copyrights under Creative Commons CC0. You may download, modify, distribute, and use them royalty-free for anything you like, even in commercial applications. Attribution is not required.
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images.superfamous.com – images are available under the conditions of a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. This means that you can use the work for your own purposes as long as credit is provided. All images by Folkert Gorter.
magdeleine.co – You guessed it! Free images!!
nos.twnsnd.co – free vintage photos from the public archives. Free of known copyright restrictions.
visualhunt.com – 354 million+ Creative Commons Photos. 55k+ CC0 – 100% free high quality photos
mazwai.com – lots of free videos.
allthefreestock.com – Get all the free stock images, videos, music and icons in one location. All of the sites offers images listed under the Creative Commons Zero license, so you are free to use these images in commercial projects.
freepik.com – find free vector art, illustrations, icons, PSD and photos for using in websites, banners, presentations, magazines.
scatterjar.com – Scatter Jar lovingly creates delicious free food photographs for creatives to use in both personal and commercial projects. New high-resolution photos of food are published on the site every week, from fresh ingredients to beautifully finished dishes. All of the photographs on Scatter Jar are free of charge. However, you are not permitted to redistribute, sell or re-sell any of the Scatter Jar photos on your own site or through third party vendors.
There are a lot of site and the selection is huge! Quality of the images is varing but you can almost always find something that works for your project. However searching trough the images may be time consuming and sometimes it makes more sense to get your image quickly form commercial stock.
Image credit: Photo frog