8 Sites To Find FREE Stock Photos For Your Blogs And Marketing

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Choosing good high-quality images can really make your marketing stand out from the crowd.

Many times, having good photos not only enhances your social media efforts, paid social, emails but also your entire brand.

But let’s be honest, many businesses simply don’t have extra spending money to be buying stock photos for every social media or blog they release.

For this reason, we have compiled some of the very sites we used for our own imagery for work and even personal use.

They are all royalty-free / Creative Commons Zero Licensed and you can use them for both commercial and personal reasons.

Note: Royalty free doesn’t necessarily mean free. It just means the worst case you have to pay a one time fee to use.

Creative Commons CC0 License means you can:

  • Download the image file
  • Publish, revise, copy, alter, and share that image
  • Use the image (as-is or as you’ve altered it), in both personal and commercial contexts

It’s always handy to read the terms and conditions of the website just in case.

Now let’s begin! (remember to bookmark this page for future reference!)

1. Unsplash

One of my favorite sites to grab stock photos off, it has one of the largest collections in this list. It also has its own license which means you can go wild with any of its images!

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2. Pixabay

Images on Pixabay are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which basically means you can use the images commercially and personally without citing the author. It’s always recommended to give some love though!

pixabay screenshot photo

3. Pexels

Pexels has its own license which states you can use the photos without needing to attribute the author.

It is, however, important to double check their license as there are still rules what you can do with it such as you can’t use the photos that put a negative light on the photo.

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4. StockSnap

StockSnap uses a Creative Commons Zero license which means you can use them wherever commercially free (and personally of course)!

It was one of the first places I personally ever discovered for free stock photos so this one definitely goes on the list!

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5. Freestocks.Org

With a name like Freestocks.org, you only need to think a second before you know what they do. With a large selection to choose from and categories to refine, give it a go as well!

Freestock screenshot

6. Burst (Shopify)

You may know Shopify as an e-commerce website creator but did you know they had a site with images that are both free and royalty-free?

Give it a go and you might be surprised what you could find!

burst shopify screenshot

7. Canva

Canva is actually a graphics tool that helps marketers create social media posts, ads and more! It also has free stock photos you can use but why not use both.

We use Canva to make quick social banners as its simple and has a great number of features free of charge.

Canva Photo screenshot

8. PicJumbo

Lucky last on the list! Picjumbo also has an array of free photos and even more if you subscribe to their newsletter. To access their normal collection it registration free and easy to download!

picjumbo screenshot

It’s your move! 

With such a large collection of choices, you should have no excuse in choosing a high-quality photo for your next blog, email or whatever marketing you need to do.

To bookmark this page so you can reference back, bookmark this link!

Richard

RIchard is one of the co-founders of Yought. In his spare time, he likes eating sushi and reading up on the latest tech trends. Follow him at @richardfliu
Richard

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