Blogging is not only about the written text but also about the imagery and engaging photos. But not everyone is a talented photographer or doesn’t have the time and resources to shoot a picture for every blog post. Don’t worry, there is a lot of websites with free and beautiful stock to use for your blog post or Pinterest graphics. I am bringing you my favorite sites I love to use.
Please note, that you should always double check the photo license and credit the site/author. Also, don’t use an image from other people’s blogs without their permission. And don’t use images just straight from google search, you might get into a lot of trouble for that. Always keep a track of where you downloaded your image from by creating an account so you have a proof of using the photo legally.
Unsplash is probably my favorite source of free images that are a great quality. All photos published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons CC0 which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or Unsplash. You can search by a keyword or they create collections of photos, that are great to use together. These might be sorted by the same theme or similar visual resemblance.
Pixabay is one of the largest galleries of free images on the internet. All of their images are free of copyrights. All pictures are released under Creative Commons CC0 into the public domain. You can copy, modify, distribute, and use the images, even for commercial purposes. Pixabay also contents vector images and illustrations if you are ever in a need of these.
Canva is not really an image gallery but a great software tool for creating a beautiful graphics, banners, press kits, etc. Their gallery contains a lot of free images to use for your graphic designs. Alternatively, you can buy from their large gallery very cheap designs and photos for only $1.
Kaboom is another great gallery with high-quality free images. I love you can search by image color or positioning. Their images are feminine and beautiful.
Creative Market is a great design resource website that not only sells great photos but also finished designs, graphics, fonts and much more. All the content is paid but if you sign up for their mailing list, you will get free assets every week.
Hope this post will help you to find beautiful images for your blog or discover new useful websites. Let me know in the comments bellow if you know about other websites with great images to use for free.