9 Free Sources of Free High-quality Images, Illustrations and Icons
September 25th, 2016. Posted by Solvid.
High-quality images and illustrations have always been an important part of web design and content creation. Unfortunately, till this day, the vast majority of people choose to display all known stock pictures of people chatting & laughing at the meeting, whether they run a consulting business or a boiler repair company.
The main problem with this approach is that there is no originality nor uniqueness to differentiate the site from its rivals. That said, more and more websites are starting to take their designs seriously, and we are now seeing some beautiful images appear on many websites.
With the number of great stock photo platforms, there are simply no excuses not to get an attractive visual for your site.
In this post, we’ve created a comprehensive list of websites that offer free images, illustrations and icons.
With a collection of over 750,000 images, illustrations and vectors, Pixabay is my number 1 site that I use to find images to use on my site. All images are released free of copyrights, which enables you to download and modify for both, personal and commercial use. Pixabay also has an excellent database of free stock videos.
Attribution: No attribution required Note: Not all images and videos are top-notch quality. You may find repetitive pictures.
With hundreds of images added weekly, StockSnap has a huge inventory of high-quality photos that fall under the Creative Commons CC0 License. This means you can edit, download, copy and use all images for personal and commercial use.
Attribution: No attribution required Note: All photos are real-life, which means you won’t be able to find illustrations on StockSnap.
Another collection of free stock photos with wide range of categories, such as Animals, Business, Fashion, People, Technology and many more. You are allowed to copy, edit, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes.
Attribution: No attribution required Note: Premium Memberships available from $10/month.
Freepik is an extensive database of Free graphic resources, such as Vectors, PSD files, Icons, Photos and Illustrations that you can download individually or in packages. Freepik allows Free downloads as long as you credit the author.
Attribution: Attribution required with a Free Plan Note: No attribution required with a Pro Plan ($9.99/month)