An image is worth a thousand words. This saying is also true when it comes to marketing images. Whether you have a business, are making videos, or write a blog, you probably know that using images attracts more viewers and makes videos easier to make. However, it can be hard to come across quality pictures online.
You probably already know that a good picture requires a good a photographer, and most small businesses can’t really afford that. Luckily, there are various websites that provide free stock photos for business use and can be used within videos as static or moving images. This means that you can use them for any purpose including commercial ones. Let’s take a look at some of these free images websites.
- Stock Up
If you are looking for quality, check out Stock Up. While its gallery does not have that many pictures available (around 13,000), you can be sure that the ones that are there are high quality. In fact, Stock Up uses other free image directories to source its images.
- Wikipedia Commons
Everyone has heard about Wikipedia, but not many people know that it is also a great database for pictures. You can find thousands of pictures, and they are completely free to use. Additionally, Wikipedia Commons has numerous categories, so you will be able to find images that match what you need.
Burst was designed specifically for small brands and blogs, and it offers high quality pictures for everyone. Not only that can you use the pictures for a blog, business, web design, making videos, or something else, but they are under the Creative Commons Zero license, which means that you are able to change them anyway you want.
The only minor disadvantage with Burst is the fact that this website is still relatively new, which means there are not as many photos available here than on some other free stock photo databases. However, that will definitely change in the future, as hundreds of new photos are added every week.
StockSnap is another good website for free pictures. This one also comes with some additional tools that should improve the search process. There is a “Views” search function, which allows you to find the pictures that have the most views. Additionally, there is a “Trending” search function so you can see which images had a growth in likes recently.
If you are a designer or videographer, you might appreciate Pexels a bit more. That is because this website also comes with a Photoshop plugin that comes handy in many situations. Another advantage of Pexels is the fact that this database is large, and it has numerous categories, so you should be able to find pictures that are relevant to your content.
If you want some different pictures, you can choose Unsplash. This website does not provide traditional pictures, instead you can find some beautiful landscapes, or even city shots. It even has some technology shots that can be used as well. It is a site worth visiting for stunning visual images that are great for videos.
We hope these helpful free image websites helps you create great content!