15 Best Sources of Free Images for Creating Excellent Visual Content

(Last Updated On: March 18, 2017)

The first in the series is here!

Last month we told you that we are coming up with a series of blogs where we will enlist the best places to find free-to-use high-quality images and tools which will help you create great visual content.

Finding the right pictures that reflect the idea for the content for your website is a tedious task and can take up all your time. So, we found out the best places where you get the pictures and all you have to do it is to use it to create excellent content. Pick the relevant picture and there you go!

The best 15 online resources for free images- 

source of free images for visual content

The best 15 sources for free images for visual content

 

Creativity is intelligence having fun.

With the help of wonderful images (which is absolutely free), one can use a dash of creativity to create content which suits the idea.

Apart from that, one might just seek inspiration from the pictures and come up with their own!

  1. Pixabay

Pixabay is a collection of hundreds of photos, sketches and vectors. It is a well-organized compilation of pictures which can be searched based on categories, colors, image type or even keywords. That’ll save you a lot of time! All the images to free to download and can be used for commercial purposes.

  1. Death to the Stock Photo

At Death to the Stock Photo, you can either subscribe for free to receive a set of HD images every month or you can pay $10 a month to access the entire library of images all at once.

  1. Unsplash

Unsplash is the most preferred picture repository that offers 10 new best-quality pictures every 10 days. If you subscribe, you get images daily in your inbox. The pictures are not categorized, though, thus making it a bit time-consuming if you are looking for something in particular.

  1. Gratisography

Gratisography is where you find all the brilliant photos taken by Ryan McGuire. You find new pictures every week. It isn’t organized like others either, you have to scroll through to find the ideal picture you need.

  1. New Old Stock

Love vintage photos? Then you’ll love this website. New Old Stock offers marvelous pictures from public archives which can be downloaded for free.

  1. SplitShire

If you’re looking for quality pictures available in different categories like people, abstract, fashion, nature, food, etc., SplitShire is the place! The pictures can be used for personal as well as commercial use. There is a collection of photos in ‘blur background’ category which you can use to be creative and create your content.

  1. Picjumbo

With an easy navigation feature to offer, Picjumbo doesn’t take a lot of time to find the relevant picture that you’re looking for your content. Easy-to-find categorized pictures, a search option for keywords and tagging pictures are other add-ons to this source.

  1. Lock & Stock Photos

Photos taken by AJ Montpetit are featured here and new photos are updated regularly on the website. If you sign up, you get access to additional pictures which are not available to the public. The drawback, however, is that each photo gets displayed on one page at a time, hence, to find the perfect photo for your need, you have to do a lot of scrolling.

  1. Getrefe

Getrefe is a stack of photos taken from mobile phones. It’s an uncategorized, random, scroll-through website with images relating to travel, landscapes and buildings.

  1. Little Visuals

Little Visuals is a modest website with small but beautiful collection of images which consists of landscapes mostly. The images are tagged and easy to search for.

  1. BlogPhoto.tv

BlogPhoto, with a nice collection of free images, offers access to additional photos if you get a premium membership of $5 per month.

  1. Life of Pix

Life of Pix is a platform that has a collection of high-quality images. New photos are added every week and you can access them for free. And, just like Gratisography and New Old Stock, there is no keyword search option. Find great pictures- scroll for more!

  1. IM FREE

IM Creator, a website builder service offers IM FREE which has an amazing collection of photographs created by professionals and sorted by topics and categories. You may search images by categories like “B/W”, “Recreation”, “Technology”, “Business” and many more; or by keywords. Since it was originally intended for designers, it also features design templates. It is a neat place for free pictures. Pictures are free to use with due credits to the creators.

  1. Snapographic

Snapographics mainly stores photos related to nature scenes and architecture. It does have images from wide ranges of topics too. The “Textures” features allow users to create wonderful visual content using a variety of background images available here.

With a donation of $15, all the images from the website will be sent to you in a way of a zip file.

  1. Snapwire Snaps

Snapwire Snaps is a curated collection of images submitted by photographers. It is updated every week and seven new photos are offered free to use each week.

 

Next week, we come up with a list of tools that helps you create wonderful visual content with the help of the pictures you get from the sources above.

Or, you can save the designing hassle and send us the chosen pictures and let us do the designing for you.

Watch out this space for more!

You may also comment below with suggestions regarding the possible topics on which we should write a blog. We would definitely try to come up with that.

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