There is no doubt about the importance of images for websites. We know that images play critical roles in various instances like breaking up text, making blog posts more attractive, illustrating a point, showing examples, and so on.
While everybody agrees on the importance of using images, not all of them are sure about where to get images, especially the free images. Most people think it is tough to find free images, so they don’t try or end up using copyrighted images.
But that is not the case at all. There are some reliable places from where you can get free images for your WordPress site. In today’s post, I will share the 10 best places find free images for WordPress.
With more than 1,060,000 free stock photos and illustrations, Pixabay is one of the most popular sources for getting free images. Its powerful search option enables you to search for photos, vectors, illustrations, define the category, image dimension, color, etc. Clicking on a search result will show more information including the attribution and usage policies for the photo. The related images and associated tags will help you find more similar images. Make sure to register yourself to avoid the annoying captchas.
Unsplash is another highly popular place to find beautiful, high-quality free images. The homepage enables you to explore the trendy or new photos, while the search feature will be useful to find your desired images. Click on any search result to view a larger version along with other details like the number of views, downloads, likes, etc. Though you can use the images in any way you want, it is better if you can give credit and inspire the user to upload more free photos.
Flickr is well-known for hosting personal photos (13 billion at the time of writing this post). But did you know that you can find free photos in Flickr as well? To do that, you have to search for your desired images at first. Once the results are displayed, you can filter these by the license type. As there are different types of licensing options available, you can choose the suitable type and search for images of that type. It is also possible to use other search filters like the orientation, size, date, color, etc.
Wikimedia Commons is a widely used source to find free photos for WordPress sites. As usual, you can use the built-in search feature to find your desired photos. If you search for a broad topic, you can check out the subcategories or just browse the available photos. You can open any image by clicking on it, while the “More Details” button will display the licensing information for that photo.
Despite being a site where you can find photos taken by a single individual, Gratisography still offers an extensive collection of free images. You can explore the available collection by using the tags or find images by using the search feature. All the photos are free to use on any personal or commercial project. You can download the images by clicking on them. The best part is all the photos are available in their original resolutions.
There are 196,925 free pictures available in Public Domain Pictures. You will find separate options to browse the top images, latest pictures, professional, seasonal photos along with the categories. Take advantage of the search box to find free pictures for your WordPress site. It is also possible to download higher resolution versions by paying a small price. Feel free to check out the tags to find more free images.
This Tumblr blog offers a hand-curated collection of vintage photos from various public archives. The website owner regularly explores different sources and lists the suitable images on his site. To view more information about the image, open it and click on the image title. The following page will provide you with a link to the original source of the image. That means you can manually check out the licensing terms before using any photo.
SkitterPhoto is one of those rare places that host only free photos. That means all photos on the site are free to use for any purpose. There are several ways to explore the existing photos. The homepage has dedicated sections to display the admin picks and the newest photos. You can check out all the categories from the navigation menu. Lastly, the search bar allows you to find images on specific topics. The search results page displays the number of views, downloads, and likes for the images.
Formerly known as Stock.xchng, this website is now called Free Images. It offers a large number of free and royalty-free images for personal and commercial usage. The front page allows you to view the new or popular photos, while the navigation menu offers a list of the categories and collections. Similar to other free image sites, you can search for your desired image as well. Be aware that the search result page and the single image page contain premium images from iStock.
Picjumbo could be another excellent place to find some high-quality free images for your WordPress site. You will find a curated stream of photos on the home page, while the categories are located on the main menu. The right-aligned search bar will enable you to find specific images based on your requirements. Click on any photo to view a larger version and to get the download link. There is a premium membership option that provides access to the premium library along with new images every month.
Using images is almost like a universal rule for the websites. It would be great if you can find the images for free. Our today’s post introduced you to the best sources to find free images for your WordPress site.
So, which of these sites looks the most useful to you? Let me know by leaving a comment below. And if you use any other source for getting free images, let me know that too. I will be glad to take a look.