You've found your perfect domain, set up your Wordpress site, written a few blog posts but now you need images. Unless you are creating your own, you’ll need a good source for stock images! Stock images can be expensive and difficult to manage when it comes to licensing which is why we have created this tier list of the best sites for stock images, free and paid.
Unsplash has a large array of free images with very little credit required, as it's optional to link back to the photographer/graphic designer who produced the photo. Unsplash offers quality over quantity, so searching with a specific keyword is vital.
Freepik has a larger selection of options to pick from, whether it's vectors, stock images or PSD files. Plus it has a free and paid option. Freepik is great for its selection of vectors and stock images but can be a more expensive platform to use.
This is probably the most unique in terms of selection. The stock images which Gratisography offer are free and are quite quirky and bold. These are less like the stock images you will see at other vendors and they have no copyright restrictions. Pretty good, right?
Pixabay offers you the ability to use its stock images whilst only politely asking to link to the original creator. As such, these images are entirely free for commercial use and for use in your blog/editing.
PicJumbo has a fantastic story, the creator was fed up with stock image sites rejecting their images so they made their own site. This is a photo-based community which offers its own selection of stock images requesting simply, that you link back to the original. It’s as simple as that!
We recommend taking a look further into each company to find the right one for you. There are many more available for you to choose from, but we think these are the best of the best! If you have any questions please don't hestiate to get in touch with our support team, they're available 24/7! Get in touch with us here.
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