10 Best Free Stock Image Websites for Your Blog

Heard of the famous phrase, “Picture speaks 1000 words.”

Yes, this is true.

Do you know that a human brain processes images 60,000 times faster than text? Therefore, it is essential to include good stock photos in your blog to grab the attention of the reader and get your message across. Also, images helps your blog post to make it more engaging for the readers.

But, what should you do if you don’t have enough visuals you need to include in the blog post? Where should you find high-quality free images for your blog? Or search for copyright free images for website and commercial use?

Worry, not!

In this blog post, I’ll share 10 best high-quality copyright free images websites where you can download royalty free stock images for your blog or website.

Before we proceed, lets first understand what are copyright free images.

What are Copyright Free Images?

A copyright-free image is one that is provided by a photographer to be used by anyone for commercial use. However, the photographer may still own the copyright of the photo and have simply authorized to use the image.

Top 10 websites for copyright free stock photos for blog or website

Here is a list of websites where you can find copyright-free high-quality images:

  1. Pixabay
  2. Pexels
  3. Unsplash
  4. FreePik
  5. PicJumbo
  6. io
  7. PhotoPin
  8. Gratisography
  9. Reshot
  10. Life of Pix

Now, Lets deep dive on each of these websites.

Pixabay

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Pixabay is a website for sharing photos, illustrations, vector graphics, and videos under a patented license.  Pixabay offers more than 1,188,454 free photographs, illustrations, and videos.

Pexels

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Pexels (www.pexels.com) is one my faviorite as most of the stock photos are from this website. This website consists of a large and a well-organized collection of free stock photos, and is one the go-to image source for many bloggers. Also, it offers high-resolution stock photos licensed under Pexels license.

Unsplash

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Unsplash is another wonderful resource that allows sharing of stock photos under Unsplash license. This website claims to have more than 110,000 contributing photographers and generates over 9 billion photos per month. Though, it may not offer a lot of photos unlike many paid stock image websites but still provide top-quality photographs and thousands are added daily.

FreePik

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FreePik (www.freepik.com) is a freemium website that offers both free and paid photos. It is one of the popular websites where you can download copyright-free and royalty-free photographs. This website provides images in different categories and it also offers amazing vector graphics for your website and blog.

PicJumbo

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Picjumbo is a stock images website that offers both free and paid stock photos for your blog or website. You can either download photos for free or purchase a premium membership to get an exclusive access to 100+ premium stock photo collections every month. Once you purchase a membership then you will get access to the stock photos in your mailbox. Picjumbo offers you to download free stock photos, backgrounds, and high-resolution images for personal and commercial use.

StockSnap.io 

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StockSnap.io is another website that offers hundreds of high-resolution images added weekly that are free from any copyright restricts. Like other stock image websites, this website also offers images in different categories, like Nature, Business, Food, and Design. If you’re a photographer or a graphic designer then you can also submit your photos in this website.  

PhotoPin

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Photopin is stock images website that offers free photos for bloggers. You can search millions of creative commons photos and add them to your blog posts easily. It has a simple and intuitive interface like google where it just provides a text box to search for an image. When you search for any keyword related to the image or photo then it will display both sponsored as well as free photos. This website also offers you to search for an image that is either commercial or non-commercial use.

Gratisography

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Gratisography  is a stock image website that provides free use as use please pictures on your blog or website. Like other free image websites, this website also offers peace of mind license without copyright restrictions. Also, you can search for images in any category that is trending.

Reshot

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Reshot is another stock image website that offers uniquely free photographs and that are handpicked just for you for blog or website. You can either select from trending photographs on its home page or search for any photograph based on a keyword. Also, all the photos published in reshot are free to use both for commercial and non-commercial purpose.

Life of Pix

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Last but not the least, Life of Pix is another wonderful stock photo resource where you can search free high-resolution photographs.

Final words

Now that you’ve the list of websites that offer copyright-free images, you can include them in your blog and enhance its visual appearance. Using these websites, you can download free stock images to make your post engaging and attractive

I hope you liked this post but if I’m missing on something then let me know through the comments below.

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Anuj Kapoor

I’m an Instructional Designer by profession but passionate about writing. I love to read and then pen down my thoughts over here in my blog. I feel rejuvenated after writing on my blog and it is perfect therapy as it relieves me of the most stressful situations. At the same time, I also use my writing to share my knowledge and experience to the users.

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