If you are a designer then you realize you need access to a lot of great images. Buying images to use with your creative can become very expensive. Good news is you don’t have to buy images you can find thousands of free images online that are registered with the creative common license. That means you have permission to use those photos on your website.
Below is a list of the top 5 sites we use with free stock photos. Keep in mind it is always a good idea to read terms of each site before using the sites images. It is important that you do not use any of the free stock photos in anyway that the creative artist has not intended you to use them.
MorgueFile has a larger list of available free stock photos with decent quality photos. When searching for photos you can add multiple keywords to help narrow your search to find the perfect image you are looking for.
PixaBay is one of my favorite places to find free stock photos. They also have illustrations, vector graphics and videos available. They have a very large database of high-quality photos that are easy to find.
UnSplash is a great site that allows you to download user submitted photos. The users have given UnSplash permission to allow you to use their photos. They have a lot of great photos that are unique and very high quality.
LifeofPix is another great resource in finding free stock photos. New photos are added weekly and they have a large database of great quality photos.
StockSnap has a good selection of nature, animals, landscapes and photos of people interacting with their surroundings. The images are very high quality photos that are professionally done. Their selection isn’t large and many searches come up with no results however the photos they do have are of very high quality.