How to Get Free Stock Photos – Professional Photos For Blogs

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Free Stock Photos

In my last article on How to Get Your Website Online, I used some stock photos to make the blogpost look professional. At the end of the post I was happy seeing those lovely images available. So where did I get those from? Did I pay for it? This article will answer your questions on how to get free stock photos as way to get professional photos for blogs/websites.Free Stock Photos

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Here is what you should know about stock photos –

What are Stock Photos?

Stock photos have been there for years and you might have seen ImagesBazaar ads. They have the largest collection of Indian images, photos and pictures on the web. However if you want to use ImagesBazaar photos you will have to pay for it. So how will you get stock photos?

Generally, stock photos are professionally taken photos which are available for use at a particular pricing. Based on the requirements furnished by the photo owner, you can use them commercially on your site. They are good for business websites which need professional looks but for blogger, it will be a costlier option. No doubt that they look good but for you fellow-mates, you can try out various free stock photos services to get those professional photos for free.

How to get Free Stock Images

Recently I did a bit of research on it and I found freeimages.com and Pixabay websites. FreeImages website description itself reads ‘leading source of free stock photos‘ but although it lists out premium results ahead of free stock photos. Still, Freeimages.com serves as the best source of getting free stock photos for your blog. I am currently using it for my blog and they have more than 4,10,000 photos online.Free Stock Photos

20 Best Free Stock Photo Sites

Not just freeimages.com and Pixabay, a number of sites have come up with a decent collection of stock photos. To get free stock images, you have the following sites available, the complete list is provided in the below list but let us first go through do’s and dont’s while using royalty free stock photos.

Royalty-Free Photos – Do’s & Don’ts

You can use free stock photos for –

  • For Multimedia presentations
  • Broadcasting films and videos
  • As mobile photos
  • Digital formats on websites
  • To decorated home, office or public places
  • As a promotional material

You may not use Free Stock photos for –

  • Unlawful or immoral purposes like pornographic, hateful discrimination or to defame people/societies or culture.
  • Endorse products
  • Bad name to free images or person
  • Selling and redistribution of images

So here are the 20 Best free stock photos providers

PixaBay

PixaBay has turned out to be great source for downloading free stock images. There are large number of high quality images, 460,000 current number of free commercial use images. This is the services where I get many professional photos for my blogs like Technos Amigos, Firefox Advices and Advices Academy.

PixabayApart from professional photos, they also offer free stock videos and vectors for download and use anywhere.

Registrations are free but even if you are not registered you can download any photo of your choice by solving the captcha. There is no limit on photos that you can download per day.

They even have Google Play and iPhone app to make all those photos available on your smartphone and tablet as well.

Pros

  • Photos are compressed and optimized for faster loading on mobile devices
  • 90% of photos doesn’t require attribution

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Pexels

For my blog Technos Amigos, I find a large collection of beautiful photos at Pexels. They have the stunning collection of beautiful photos.

PexelsCheck it out by yourself by visiting https://www.pexels.com/

Pros

  • Quick, fast browsing through search results
  • Photos are compressed and optimized for faster loading on mobile devices

Freeimages.com

will first need to have free account created at freeimages.com and then follow the instructions mentioned below –

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  • From the search bar type a keyword and hit Search.
  • Look out for the results and hit Download button.Free Stock Photos download
  • Read subject to availability and use photos according to FreeImages Standard restrictions.

Read more about availability at FreeImages.

Also Read – How to Get Premium Softwares for Free

StockSnap.io

Unsplash

SuperFamous

PicJumbo

AllthefreeStock

NegativeSpace

Stokpic

Kaboompics

StartupStockPhotos

Freerange

Libreshot

FancyCrave

Unsplash

SplitShare

LifeofPix

Gratisography

Jay Mantri

ISO Republic

New Old Stock

Which One I use the Most?

I know that question coming from your end because I would have asked the same any fellow blogger. Pexels has the best quality of photos but only limited photos to choose for a niche that you search. At the end, if I don’t find any photo of Pexels, I land up on Pixabay.

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Any other services are you using for free stock photos? Do let us know via a comment below.

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