Contrary to popular belief, it is not a smart idea to take any photo found through search engines like Google and Bind and use it on your website, blog or online project that is helping you make a profit. In case the owner or creator of that photo notice this, you could get in legal trouble. This is obviously something that we want to avoid. But, this doesn’t mean that you have to pay a lot of money in order to get attractive photos for your website. Namely, there is more than one solution that will help you get free stock photos.
First of all, you can use the Advanced search provided by Google, the world’s most popular search engine. Simply go to the Advanced search settings tab and choose “free to use, even commercially” photos. You should get a few dozens of results for your search. Remember that there are a few different options for the usage rights of the images you see, so it might be a better idea to ask the owner of the photos before you use it.
Are there any other methods that you can use to get free stock photos?
The simple answer to this common question is yes. Websites that provide free stock photos are introduced almost on a daily basis. Of course, some of them are much better than the others and since you don’t have time to waste, it’s better to use the ones that have a good reputation and a long list of free stock photos in their offer.
Luckily, there are dozens of websites that have incredible free photos that contain a certain level of uniqueness and visual attractiveness. Find the ones that your audience will find interesting and use them for free. We have created a list of a few dozens of websites where you can find both free and paid images. Check their status before downloading and remember to take some time for research. They have dozens of free photos, so it may take some time before you find the right ones.
– Startup Stock Photos
– RGB stock
– Little Visuals
Many authors will really appreciate if users mention their name when they use their photos.
— Heidi Tucker (@heidi_tucker_) 29 de agosto de 2017