12 sources for finding free open source images
Article from : 2018-04-05 06:15:56 - Last update : 2022-09-23 10:44:23
"A picture is worth a thousand words", this adage is even more true when it comes to your website. It is essential to find the right images to illustrate your content. In order to help you, we have selected several royalty free photo sites.
The images carry a message, so it's important to choose the right ones for your content. Whether on your website, your blog or social networks, the images will support your message.
You can make your own pictures and photos or have them made by a professional. It's the best solution for get a content perfectly personalized content that best matches your brand image and the message you want to convey. When a user sees on your site the same photo that he has seen on 10 other sites before, it never gives a very good impression.
FlexiSite can help you in this task with its graphic designers to make your images, your animations, your infographics or all computer graphics. We also have partners photographers who can make the best pictures you need for your website, your blog and all other communication media.
However, in some cases, royalty free photos can also do the trick. So we have selected for you 12 royalty-free websites where you can find free photos of use with copyleft agreement.
1 - Pixabay
A big choice with Pixabay, where you will find among more than 1,300,000 images, photos and videos what suits you to illustrate your website and your other media. This website of german origine, it existe since 2010 and is available in 26 languages, including french and vietnamese for exemple.
2 - Freepik
Freepik offers you a large number of graphics resources, images, illustrations, as well as more than 800 000 photos. You will find what you need for your communication media such as your website, your blog, your brochures, ... It is available in 9 languages.
3 - Unspash
An image bank of more than 300,000 high-quality photos with the Unsplash website. Created in 2013, it's a canadian website.
4 - Pexels
Pexels offers a choice of 40,000 photos in its image bank, certainly much less than other websites presented here. But the quality is here. This service is available in 25 languages.
5 - Freejpg
Multi-criteria search on the image bank of the FreeJPG website FreeJPG where you will find free photos also for commercial use. This website if from Argentina, and it's available in Spanish and English.
6 - Picjumbo
Picjumbo almost 6 million downloads on this site which offers a wide choice of photos classified by themes.
7 - Wikimedia commons
Wikimedia Commons is the media bank of the famous Wikipedia online encyclopedia. You will find there more than 36 millions pictures, photos, sounds and videos, all royalty free.
8 - Freeimages.
On the website Freeimages you find several hundreds of thousands of images and photos classified by themes. You must register to be able to download the images and photos.
9 - Stockvault
Stockvault offers photos, images and graphics all royalty free. You will be able to find among a choice of 100,000 images the illustrations you need for your website or your communication media.
10 - Gratisography
Gratisography offers an interesting choice of photos without copyright.
11 - La recherche d'image Google
Google is also an image search engine. In Google Advanced Image Search you can select the type of photo or image you are looking for as well as the license applied. So, you can find royalty free stock photos and images easily if they are listed by the search engine.
12 - Flickr
Although rivaled by new apps, Flickr remains a reference in the field of photography. The creators benefit from 1TB free space, as well as many useful tools to retouch or classify photos. They can choose between several licenses when they publish photos, among which the creative commons: https://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/ "Creative Commons is a non-profit that offers an alternative to full copyright."
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With these 12 free and royalty-free photo sites you'll find what you need. Remember that you can always contact us if you have specific needs for your website, your blog, your publications on social networks and for all your communication media.