Best Websites for FREE Stock Photos
As web designers in Market Harborough, we understand finding free royalty-free photos is very time consuming, however, I have decided to share the two websites that we regularly use for FREE stock photos.
Pixabay is one of my favourite free photo sites. It features photos, illustrations, and vectors. What’s great about it is that it requires no attribution so you are free to use the images in both personal and commercial projects with no restrictions.
Although if you really like the image we do recommend you donate something to the talented photographer who took the photo. Creating an account will give you quick access to an image, which you can download in a variety of sizes. However, you can also download the images without signing up for an account if you’re in a hurry.
I don’t use Photo Pin as much as Pixabay as I find the search slightly more difficult to navigate, however, compared to other sites it’s a doddle to use. It is quick and simple to get photos, you just have to be careful not to have the ‘Non-Commercial’ tick box checked as that would land you in some trouble. Downloading the photos is straight forward and you don’t even need an account, I also like the ‘preview’ option.
So there you have it! I generally only use these two websites, if Pixabay doesn’t have what I am looking for Photo Pin usually does. If I still can’t find what I want when I move onto sites like Shutterstock as they have literally thousands of photos to choose from. But be prepared to fork out some ££ on those sites.