Get Copyright-Free Images from These Top 5 Sources
“A picture is worth a thousand words”
This expression has become a cliche but it remains as valid today as when it was first coined.
By combining your text with visually appealing images, you significantly increase your chances of reaching more people. This is because the use of relevant and high-quality images greatly increases your content’s chances of being shared on social media.
Statistically, blogs with images attract 94 percent more views than those without graphics.
In a nutshell, quality write-ups corroborated with eye-catching images transform your article into more enticing and engaging content.
Not a photographer?
Don’t worry. You can still find high-quality images for to use, and guess what, many of them are free.
Here are some websites worth checking out:
Known for being an excellent online graphic design tool, Canva also offers a large library of high-quality stock photos to use for all your design needs. Their collection includes both premium and free stock photos.
This is one of the most popular places to find the latest free high-resolution photos. With approximately 100 million downloads, Unsplash is home to hundreds and hundreds of thousands of photos.
As a leading search engine of vector designs, Freepik prides itself as having the world’s largest community of designers. This rich image resource center offers user high-quality graphic designs, exclusive illustrations, and graphic resources. You can use images from Freepik for both personal and commercial purposes.
This site provides free high-quality stock photos for commercial and non-commercial use. All the images are either shot by Freerange in-house photographers or are generous contributions from its talented community of photographers.
Flickr is an online photo management and sharing application lodging billions of photos that are up for grabs.
Pixabay contains free photos, vectors, and art illustration ready to download, modify, and distribute. You can find wide assortment of categories including animals, nature, landscape, emotions, music, fashion and a lot more.
You can also use Google to search for free images to use your content. Search the image then click on the ‘Tools’ link then click ‘Usage Rights’ then choose ‘Labeled for Reuse’ and you are good to go.
This blog was originally posted on 7 December 2017 and updated on 11 May 2018