When it comes to free photos download products we have to be selective carefully about it, as it may contains unwanted bundled other items. As a Test Analyst I like to test stuff, and here you will find a selection of tested things to download and use.
In this post I have selected some of the places I use to get images in social media and posts. Some places you have to pay attention if the image provider let you use it for free or not, some you have to say who is from, I in general like to say where it comes from as it is the least we can do when we are grabbing an image to use in our blog or for anything else.
1. Flickr | www.flickr.com
I think the number one image resource is Flickr.com – It does tells you whether a photo is free to use or not. Here are some of my images you can freely use in your blogs or social media, just don’t forget to mention my blog (www.rogeriodasilva.com) and/or my twitter (@roger_uk)
2. 500px | www.500px.com
Recently I have stated to use 500px.com, where you can as well as get images, you can share and sell your images too. I like the contests. If you have nice shots and want to share, this is the place. Here are some of my images you can freely use in your blogs or social media, just don’t forget to mention my blog (www.rogeriodasilva.com) and/or my twitter (@roger_uk)
3. Wikimedia Coomons | www.commons.wikimedia.org
4. MorgueFile | www.morguefile.com
Quote from the welcome page:
“Looking for high resolution stock photos for your illustration, comp or design needs? Search morgueFile for free reference images. Yes, they’re all completely free. whether you’re an illustrator, art director, instructor or looking to add a defining visual to a presentation. Wondering why is it called morgueFile?”
5. Stock Free Images | www.stockfreeimages.com
Quote from the welcome page:
“Stock Free Images is the largest web collection of FREE images, with 1,144,360 images (*At the time this post was published), royalty-free stock photos and illustrations. If you’re a designer, advertiser, webmaster or blogger, check us out! You can license our images free of charge or use our premium plans for enhanced access.”
6. Unsplash | www.unsplash.com
Claim to be free and do whatever you want with the images. All high-resolutions photos. 10 new photos every 10 days.
7. Life of Pix | www.lifeofpix.com
Free high-resolution photos, no copyrights restrictions. Images for personal & commercial use. New photographies added weekly!
All images are donated to the public domain. Hand-made with love by Leeroy advertising agency in Montreal, Canada & its network of photographers.
8. New Old Stock | www.nos.twnsnd.co
Vintage photos from the public archives free of known copyright restrictions. Images back dated from the first half 20th century.
9. Pixabay | www.pixabay.com
Finding free images of high quality is a tedious task – due to copyright issues, attribution requirements, or simply the lack of quality. This inspired us to create Pixabay – a repository for stunning public domain pictures. Your source for free vectors, free drawings and free photos. You can use any Pixabay image without attribution in digital and printed form, even for commercial applications.
10. FreeImages | www.freeimages.com
Whether you just want to browse our huge image gallery or want to share your own photos with others, this is the site for you!
Browse through the categories of our huge gallery containing over 350.000 quality stock photos by more than 30.000 photographers! Need a wallpaper for your desktop or illustration for your blog? Need a pic for your commercial website design? Looking for inspiration? Have a look around.
Share your photos with fellow designers! freeimages is a friendly community of photography addicts who generously offer their works to those who need them free of charge. If you have some nice photos that you’d like to share with others, join us! Not only it feels great to share, you will also get a huge exposure for your work!
If you are aware of any other website where we can get images, please let me know so I can add to this list.
For any copyrights and unwanted mention above, please contact me and I’ll remove strait away.