Photography has always been an integral part of design. Unfortunately, we’ve grown accustomed to seeing bland stock images of people in suits shaking hands. Not only are a lot of these stock photos tacky, but they cost a lot of money!
Thankfully, high-quality stock photos don’t have always come with a high price tag and attribution hassle. There are a growing number of websites offering free images for commercial use—and the images look great, too! From stunning scenery to enviable office spaces, we know you’ll find exactly what you’re looking with the help of these sites:
This new site from Accelity (that’s us!) provides over 100 free images for commercial use. Our images were taken and edited by our in-house graphic designer and can be used for whatever you would like. These images are better suited for B2B companies, and our collection includes office scenes, city photos, texture-based photos and more.
Pixabay serves as a repository for a ton of quality photos. The site offers more than 780,000 free photos, but don’t worry, their website very easy to navigate. Explore their collection of photographs that include city scapes, nature, images of people, animals and more.
The main search bar even allows you to filter your search by factors like media type, orientation, color and minimum dimensions. When you go to download the images you want, you can also select your image based on sizing needs.
Unsplash serves up 10 new photos every 10 days. This site offers something a little different from some of these others—more unique photos. Within their images, you will not come across the average “cheesy” stock photos. Look for photos via their search bar, different collections or even what is new on the site.
On top of being able to download beautiful and unique photos, every photo published on Unsplash is able to be copied, modified, distributed and used without permissions or attribution.
StockSnap.io proudly claims that it’s “not your typical crappy stock photo site,” and we couldn’t agree more. This site has many categories and images to scroll through. Some options include businesses, people, office spaces, fashion, landscape, animals and much, much more. In fact, its selection is so interesting and versatile that it’s almost too easy to “fall down the rabbit hole.”
Pexels stock photos gives you free stock photos that you can use everywhere. All photos are free for commercial use and require no attribution. This site has a variety of stock photos you can use for your business. One great feature they provide is a leaderboard tab that allows you to see users with the most views of their photos.
On top of the leaderboard search feature, you can search by color, collections and more. This is definitely a site to check out!
Discover Canva's beautiful photos and images for your everyday design needs. Choose from millions of highly curated free and premium stock photos. This site has tons of photos that are categorized into almost anything you can think of. The millions of high quality photos give you the option to create beautiful designs.
Canva stock photos also have a premium option where you get access to even more premium photos that they offer.
Did we miss any of your favorite resources that provide free images for commercial use? Let us know in the comments sections below!