The Internet today is fantastic. The amount of free stuff is incredible. I remember the times when we still used “clip art” on the web and it is hard to get images or photos if you didn’t have enough skills to create or shoot them yourself. Things have changed, and especially in the 2010s, it’s easy to get free photos.
Don’t get me wrong, paid services like iStockphoto and Shutterstock have been around forever and are still useful. They are great when you don’t find the photo you are searching, need something specific and have some bucks to spend.
However, these are my first choices when looking for pictures in blog posts or mock ups:
StockSnap – Beautiful, free stock photos to use for any purpose
StockSnap gathers around thousands of photos from different sources. Every single photo is top notch quality, and CC0 licensed. That means, you can use photos absolutely anywhere, whenever you feel like.
To get the idea, you practically can even sell the photos or modified work forward. No boundaries. This gives you the definitive freedom. Also, the website is nice, easy to use and the search is very functional. My number one choice for stock photos.
Pexels is my second choice but has fewer photos than StockSnap. The site works in a similar way, but is maybe a bit more usable. An almost equally good site for stock photos.
Wait, there’s more
Awesome Stock Resources in GitHub has over 48 Public Domain stock photo sites like my two suggestions above. That’s crazy! Now you won’t run out of sources or photos.
I hope this was useful. Which site do you use? Comment below!
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