5 Best Sites for Downloading Free Images for Personal as well Commercial Use

Finding right image for your blog could be real pain. Good images are hard to find and often come at a rice that seems too expensive.

Images not only decorate your article, good images are like compliment to tour writing.

They help to influence reader’s mind.

There are many services which offer free images. In this article, I would bring to you five free resources which allow free download and use for personal and commercial use.

In fact last resource is aggregate of about 30 small sites. I bet you would not need to spend any penny on the photo that you require to use on your blog.

Here we go.

Pixabay

http://pixabay.com

pixabay stock free photos and images for personal and commercial use

Pixabay offers thousands of photos that can be downloaded for free.

All pictures are free for personal and commercial use. Attribution is not required.

Yes! That means you can download a photo and use it any way you wish to [Of course sensibly :-)]

All pictures are released under Creative Commons CC0 into the public domain.

That means  you can copy, modify, distribute, and use the images, even for commercial purposes, all without asking for permission or giving credits to the artist.

You may use Pixabay images on social media platforms like Facebook too.

One caveat though. The depicted content may still be protected by trademarks, publicity or privacy rights.

Pixabay image can be downloaded without opening an account but if you choose to sign up, you can get rid of the CAPTCHA that is presented everytime when you ask for download.

Pexels

pexels stock free photos and images for personal and commercial use

https://www.pexels.com

All photos on Pexels are free for any personal and commercial purpose.

You can shoose from thousands of photos being offered on the site.

All pictures are free for personal and commercial use. Attribution is appreciated but not required.

Similar to Paxabay, all photos on Pexels are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means the pictures are completely free to be used for any legal purpose.

The pictures are free for personal and even for commercial use.

You can modify, copy and distribute the photos.

Attribution is not required.

The only restriction is that identifiable people may not appear in a bad light or in a way that they may find offensive.

StockSnap

stock snap stock free photos and images for personal and commercial use

https://stocksnap.io

StockSnap also offers thousands of photos that can be downloaded for free for for personal and commercial use. Attribution not required [but appreciated]

Unsplash

unsplash stock free photos and images for personal and commercial use

https://unsplash.com

Another great site for downloading free stock photos and images. Unsplash offers thousands of photos that can be downloaded for free.

All pictures are free for personal and commercial use. Attribution is appreciated but not required.

Stock Up

stock up stock free photos and images for personal and commercial use

http://www.sitebuilderreport.com

Stock up is a project by Site Builder Report which tests and publishes about website buiders. 

Stock Up actually aggregates free stock photos across dozens of free stock photo sources and have large data base.

Because Stock Up aggregates many different free stock photo websites, the license for each photo will vary. Each photo on Stock Up will show the license when you hover over it. Most photos are Creative Commons 0. Some are public domain.

Here is the list of Websites it aggregates from:

  1. Unsplash
  2. Life of Pix
  3. Jay Mantri
  4. Splitshire
  5. MMT
  6. Public Domain Archive
  7. Refe
  8. Picjumbo
  9. Kaboom Pics
  10. Good Stock
  11. Skitter Photo
  12. New Old Stock
  13. Picography
  14. Cupcake
  15. Snapwire Snaps
  16. Free Nature Stock
  17. Free iMage Bank
  18. Barn Images
  19. Libreshot
  20. Bucketlistly Photos
  21. Good Free Photos
  22. Tookapic
  23. MyStock Photos
  24. Brain & Storm
  25. Looking Glass
  26. Negative Space
  27. Enhlin
  28. Knockout Prezo

 

So! That removes your image finding problem almost completely. Now get busy with writing.

If you have a source of images you would like to share, please do that in the comments.

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