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15 Top Websites to Find Free Images For Your Content Marketing

15 Top Websites to Find Free Images For Your Content Marketing

Finding an online library stocked with pictures that are of high quality and available to use for free can be a daunting task. All the effort you are putting in selecting your search words seem to only yield images that either vaguely agree with your needs or are completely irrelevant. This can waste a lot of your time and get you really worked up.

If your job involves finding free images online on a regular basis, then having a free image directory would be a smart move. A free image directory allows you to easily and quickly access pictures that are not just relevant and top quality but add more meaning, taste, and eloquence to your message. And saves you hours.

Let me get you started on creating your own free image library. Below is a fairly exhaustive list of the best websites to find free images online:

1.  Picjumbo.com

First, there are no restrictions – you do not need to credit the author when using images from this website. New photos are uploaded every day and organized accordingly. They have amazing pictures with a wide range e.g. roads, food, fashion, wedding, technology, business etc.

The Top 15 Places to Find Free Images For Your Content Marketing

2.  Pexels.com

This is one of the largest free image directories. It has collated photos from many other free image sites and put them under one roof. So if you are in a rush, then this will work very well with you.

The Top 15 Places to Find Free Images For Your Content Marketing

3. Unsplash.com

A small one-column site that was built on tumblr. They post 10 fantastic images every ten days. No need to be registered. You can subscribe to receive photos directly into your inbox.

The Top 15 Places to Find Free Images For Your Content Marketing

4. Flickr.com

Besides the large collection of high quality photos, Flickr gives you the option of sharing and saving your photos. With it, you can organize all of your pictures and not worry about losing them. You can also edit your pictures. One thing that is encouraged when using someone else’s photo is to ensure that you link your picture to them. You will need to register as a member to be able to gain access to the variety of options offer by Flickr.

The Top 15 Places to Find Free Images For Your Content Marketing

5. FreePhotosBank.com

Easy to download photos. They focus more on abstract shots, architecture, landscape, nature, backgrounds and patterns etc. You do not any to create an account.

The Top 15 Places to Find Free Images For Your Content Marketing

6. FreeMediaGoo.com

You can credit them if you want to but you don’t need to. They upload high quality illustrations of backgrounds and many other photos. They have plenty of visual mediums you can choose from. Images have no restrictions.

The Top 15 Places to Find Free Images For Your Content Marketing

7. Creative Commons Search

is an online tool that allows you to find resources you can share, use, modify of remix. You can use find things to use for commercial purposes as well. No registration required. It is a convenient search engine. However you need to find out about the copyright terms of the image before using it.

The Top 15 Places to Find Free Images For Your Content Marketing

8. Picsearch.com

It is great it doesn’t offer a clear division for royalty-free CC images. It is a useful search engine especially for those who don’t know exactly what they are looking for. Picsearch will help your search by indexing pages for you.

The Top 15 Places to Find Free Images For Your Content Marketing


9. Pixabay

Here, photos are uploaded by users as in Creative Commons. You can search and sort your pictures. There are no image restrictions. It offers a range of high quality photos and thought to be one of the best internal search engine sites.

The Top 15 Places to Find Free Images For Your Content Marketing

10. Blogphoto.tv

Plenty of free images. The disadvantage is the loose image restriction that comes with it. In Blog photo, there is more than just getting you the photo you need. They offer resources such as templates, articles planners etc. to help you grow your digital footprint. In addition to that, there are articles published weekly as well as live interactive shows with media mogul to make you outstanding at whatever it is you are trying to achieve.

The Top 15 Places to Find Free Images For Your Content Marketing

11. Gratisography.com

For high quality photos with no image restrictions whatsoever, then this is the resource for you. These are high-resolution pictures taken by Ryan McGuire . You can find them on one page, not group. Just scroll down as the page loads and pick the one want. You are not required to credit the owner.

The Top 15 Places to Find Free Images For Your Content Marketing

12. Sxc.hu

There is a variety of image restrictions. However, they offer a massive selection of images covering a wide spectrum including abstract, events, architecture etc. You can share photos whenever and however you want. Sorting can sometimes be a little difficult. The good news is that the search tool is straightforward and getting what you need is simple and fast.

The Top 15 Places to Find Free Images For Your Content Marketing

13. DeviantArt

With over thirty million registered users, Deviant Art is the leading community in free image online communities. The work of photographers is under Creative Commons. You can use their images as long as you give them credit. There is wealth of high-resolution photos.

The Top 15 Places to Find Free Images For Your Content Marketing

14. Photodune

They offer the best picture at reasonably low price. They have a collection of over four million.  If you want your website to stand out then use Photodune.

The Top 15 Places to Find Free Images For Your Content Marketing

15. GettyImages

This is probably the largest place to find free images online. In one month they upload up to thirty five million photos. They have a wonderful collection of people and capture different activities so perfectly. If you want to get the picture, click on the icon on it and then paste the code onto your target page.

The Top 15 Places to Find Free Images For Your Content Marketing

These tools come in very handy whenever you are in need of a photo. You no longer have to hassle with Google trying a dozen keywords to find just one. These websites allow you access to a variety of relevant and high-resolution pictures.

Guest Author: Amy Cowen manages writers at Aussiessay.com. She is an essay writing professional with over 5 years experience. Also she is very enthusiastic about all marketing and social media tools that can help a lot in everyday life and work.

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  • Lo

    awesome post. I have a massive list of places to find free pics and I saw a few of them on your list but I also found alot of new (1,2,5,6, 8,10,11) places here. Thank you so much. It is so important to have this because the right image is everything, to seal your message. Shutterstock also gives 2 free images every week also

    • Cyn

      Can you link to the Shutterstock url for the free images? Can’t seem to find it, thanks!

    • tinaturnerlegs

      Lo can you share your list of where to get free images. Preferably the ones not included on this list.

  • Jade

    Hi Jeff, I understand that images on DeviantArt are not Creative Commons unless so specified. It’s actually really difficult to identify Creative Commons images on the site using the sites search function, and DeviantArt even concedes this and recommends using a specific advanced Google Images search to identify Creative Commons images on the site. I’d be extra careful presuming anything in the site is Creative Commons unless specified, particularly as they now have their own stock section. Thanks for the resources otherwise! Jade

  • Good list. However, you should note that not all Flickr images are free to use. You need to check the license. For example: all of my photos are licensed as ‘all rights reserved’, which means that if you want to use one of my images you need permission from me. Secondly, I would be careful using Getty images for free. They are usually only for sale.

  • Julia Blake

    Bookmarked this) Thanks! I am often looking for cool free images for my posts and SM accounts

  • Stephen Willlis

    Awesome article. These will definitely come in handy!

  • Jkoczela

    Thanks for this list, Jeff. It’s always challenging to find the right photo/graphic for blogs and this post just widened the territory. I used Zemanta for a long time, but it doesn’t seem to work anymore, so these resources are timely for me. THanks so much for sharing!

  • Chris Sealey

    thanks – bookmarked

  • Amy great article! I am looking for images desperately from last day

  • This what i expected. Thanks for Your Post.

    Kind Regards
    Advent Designs

  • Faraj Sawani

    Thanks for sharing these data with us.

  • Thank you, we found this very useful and we’re happy to share

  • Don’t forget to pay attention issue of copyright for each image.

  • Have to bookmark this one. Some great sites!

  • Alex Pasare

    Hello thank you for this list…. you can also try http://creativevix.com/stock.html they have a wide range of commercial and personal use stock images!!

  • Great article Amy,

    I recently started http://fancycrave.com/ as a side project a few months ago. The site consists of completely free stock photos all taken by me and other talented photographers. It’s basically a collection of images from my travels around South East Asia, North America, and South America (soon). My aim for these photos is to help designers and creative alike. People can use these images for whatever purpose they please.

    I keep things very simple. I list the photo, its tags, the author, and the download link. I don’t make people jump through any hoop, like signing up for an email newsletter or making them “Like” my Facebook page.

    I also started to publish niche specific photo packs all for free.

    I hope you and others will find it valuable. I just want to contribute back to the wonderful blogging, design, marketing, and creative community. If you see it fit, I’d be very grateful if you could add Fancycrave to this list.


  • Gaurav

    Excellent Compilation Amy,
    I am photopgrapher based in India & recently started a project called
    http://www.sketchjar.com based on Creative Commons License. I am trying to handpick pictures and share it with world.

    My belief is that world will need pictures and pictures at present and in future.

  • Thanks for this list, Amy. Although I create my own image for my site (www.joydeepdam.com), but definitely will check them out.
    Quick Q for you: are all the images enlisted in these sites FREE? Or, do we need to dig a bit to find copyright free images?
    Thanks for reply,

  • Great list Amy! Would you consider adding http://goodstock.photos to your list? There are free photos of all kinds for personal and commercial use. Thanks!

  • great article.. please add pixabay and pablo. pablo is mostly for social media images. very great online tool.

  • Powerplant

    Better not use Getty Images. they are not free and will send you a bill for $50,000 for unapproved use of any of their images. they have been known to take small business and individuals to court over unlicenced image use.

  • You can also use Venngage, Pictochart and Visually to create infographics and beautiful images for your page.

  • Nice list. Try http://monisphoto.com/ there are also nice free photos 🙂

  • Michele May

    There is also an excellent service http://g-stock.pro/. Very convenient, all photo stocks in one place

  • Thanks for the great list! Please also check out the world’s largest collection of public domain/CCO images https://snappygoat.com/ with 14 Million Free, Public Domain/CC0 stock images, clip-art, historical photos and more, all in one searchable data base. It includes an easy to use meme-maker.