When it comes to creating online content, there is always a need for high-quality images. It is a well-known fact that images speak better than words.
Whether you are creating new blog posts or need quality images for your websites, or social media you will always need stock images that can attract and impress your visitors. There are many websites claiming to offer stock images, either for a price or for free. So how do you choose the right one that can specifically address your needs?
Here are some of my favourite websites where you can find stock images.
Negative Space is a UK based website that uploads new free stock images every week. The site offers all the photos in its inventory without any copyright limitations. The platform allows contributors to add their high-quality images. Negative Space allows you to subscribe to its newsletters that keep you updated about new image additions.
You can find images under all the common categories ranging from technology to architecture. The site makes it easier to filter through its gallery. The collection is sorted not just according to category, but also on colour and copy space position.
Pexels is a popular website offering free stock photos. Similar to Negative Space, it allows users from worldwide to upload their images. All additions go are curated to ensure that only high-quality images are added. The site allows you to browse photos based on themes like locations, emotions, and more. It also allows you to search for anything specific. It is widely popular amongst the designing community.
This stock photos website has a unique system. It allows you to subscribe to their service and the latest sets of images are sent to your inbox on a monthly basis. However, it also allows you to search for the required images. Death to Stock has both free and paid plans. The premium plan costs $15 a month. Interestingly, the company uses the profits generated for funding photo-shooting trips to keep growing its inventory.
Pixabay offers a huge inventory of stock photos in the public domain. It has over 0.78 million free images, illustrations, and vectors. It has a simple user interface that makes it easier for everyone to navigate and find the required images. That doesn’t mean that it doesn’t offer advanced filter options. You can filter your search query using the following factors from the search bar:
- Media Type
- Minimum Dimensions
I love canva as well as having amazing stock images i do all my designs for my social media on here and create basic logo’s for clients that need something temporary while their logo is being designed. It has both free and paid images from $1usd. It’s a much have tool for any business do it yourselfer.
There are many other popular websites for finding stock images.
Almost all are equal in terms of the size of their image databases and features. This includes HubSpot, Picjumbo, Gratisography, Unsplash, Creative Market, Big stock and Life of Pix amongst others. Most of these platforms offer both free and premium memberships for different types of users.
There is also an easier way to each for stock images directly though google, watch my video now.