I understand your plight; when I first started blogging, I was constantly on the lookout for free photos for my blog. Paid sites were all over the place, but finding good free stock image sites was more difficult.
There simply weren’t that many royalty-free image sites to choose from.
We had Flickr and Google images, but they were cumbersome, confusing, and, in some cases, illegal to use. Furthermore, the creative commons licenses for the stock photos were complicated, making it difficult to find any in the public domain.
It was inconvenient because you had to either pay money or struggle to find free blog images.
Fortunately, things have greatly improved.
There are numerous free stock photo websites where you can easily find visual content for your blog.
I’ve compiled a list of 20 royalty-free photo sites that offer millions of images with no attribution required. You are free to use them for commercial purposes.
20 WEBSITES THAT PROVIDE FREE PHOTOS FOR BLOGS
I’m sure you’ve heard of some of these sites that provide free photos for blogs, but many of them are brand new and well worth checking out.
You’ll be able to find an image that’s perfect for any occasion, whether it’s for your personal website or an affiliate marketing blog.
Save them and you’ll never have to look for copyright-free images again.
Pixabay launched in 2010 and has since become the most extensive free image website online, offering free stock photography under CC0 licenses.
They offer over two million royalty-free images for almost any category and can be used commercially, with no attribution required.
Search for the image and download.
You don’t need to register to download the images for the 640×480 size, but you do for the larger sizes and the vector images.
Pixabay is a fantastic resource and should be top of your list when looking for free images.
SplitShire’s founder, Daniel Nanescu, is a photographer who decided to offer his photos for free on his website in 2014. As a result, his fame skyrocketed.
The site features high-resolution images in a variety of categories, with new images added on a regular basis. The photos are free to use, and no attribution is required.
You can use them for commercial projects, and the site now also provides free stock videos in addition to images.
The only drawback is the number of advertisements that appear, but this is a small price to pay for free images.
3-NEW OLD STOCK
New Old Stock is unique in that it offers old vintage photographs that are in the public domain. So, if you need images from the early 1900s for your blog, this is the place to go.
There isn’t a large collection, and you must create a free account.
Check the licenses before downloading because some of the images will require you to link back to the original Flickr post.
The images are curated on Flickr, and the website for ‘New Old Stock’ is built with Tumblr.