We often need good images for our website, brochures, journals and other marketing materials. Most people just go to Google, search for their image there, download it and upload them to their site. But what most people don’t realize is that this may lead to serious financial and legal problems. If you use copyright protected images on your website or blog, the photo company has all the right to sue you and ask you for a monetary compensation.

Getting free stock images for commercial use is difficult. When you search for stock photos online, you will get thousands of websites, many of which are deceptive. Even though they say it’s free, when you visit the site, you will find that you need to pay to download their images. The majority portion of the stock photo market belongs to companies such as 123RF and Shutterstock. These sites charge $20 or higher for one photo. Even when you find free stock photos, they turn out to be of low resolution and blurry. We have compiled some of the best free photo resources for your website. If you’re just about to design your first website, these are going to be super useful for you.

1. Unsplash

This site adds ten new photos every ten days which you can download for free. You will get pictures of stunning landscapes. If you scroll down the homepage, you will see anything from beautiful mountains, foggy rivers, greenery and so much more. The pictures are of very high-resolution and quality.

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2. SuperFamous

This site was founded by the Dutch artist Folkert Gorter and his friends. You will find hundreds of very high-resolution pictures taken by them. The images are perfect for desktop and laptop backgrounds or even for your web design and development projects.

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3. Picjumbo

This site is very easy to navigate. You will get incredibly high-resolution pictures, especially related to food industry. If you have a restaurant business or something related to nutrition, this site is perfect to get the right images for your website.

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4. IM Creator

IM Creator was a small library of high-quality photos. It also provides an online website building tool. The image quality that you will get from the pictures of this site are as good as some of the paid options out there.

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5. Pixabay

This site has an easy search feature and the images are great. If you are designing a website, you should visit Pixabay’s library, which is probably the best free one out there. You will get the perfect photos for your website. The site is very popular among web designers.

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6. Gratisography

It has an incredible collection of photos. It was started by the artist and web designer Ryan McGuire. The pictures are of very high quality, and you can use it for your site as well. Highly recommend it!

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You should make sure that the images you use on your website and contents are sourced properly. You must know that different types of Creative Commons licenses. Some images need licensing, whereas others need attribution. The free photo websites that we talked about today are perfect for any kind of project.

AAM Team
Content Manager at Asian American Media

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