Are you looking for free engaging stock pictures for your blog or projects? On this post, I’ll be talking about five website where you can download these free engaging stock pictures.
A picture is worth a thousand words
The importance of having high quality and engaging pictures on your blog (or any project) should not be underestimated. In fact, people will only take your work seriously if you take it seriously and work hard. By that, I mean you can’t use blur and low quality pictures on your work and expect people to react positively.
Getting engaging stock pictures has not been an easy task for most beginners and entrepreneurs. If you have been searching on the internet for stock images, you know that the first ones to pop up are usually for sale.
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Where to Get Free Engaging Stock Pictures for your Blog (or Work)
I did some research and came across five websites that offer free engaging stock photos for everyone. Therefore, by using the websites I’ll mention below you won’t have to worry about being sued. Let alone worry about violating any royalty or copyright laws.
Moving right along, the pictures offered on these websites can be used for free. These pictures are for both personal and commercial use. This means that you can edit, add text and copy the pictures without asking for permission or giving credit (attribution). You can even share them or even use them on your eCommerce website.
List of Websites to Download Free Engaging Stock Pictures for Free. No Royalty or Attribution Required!
Apparently, the owners of Pexels created their website with this aim (mission)… “We help millions of designers, writers, artists, programmers and other creators to get access to beautiful photos that they can use freely which empowers them to create amazing products, designs, stories, websites, apps, art and other work.” quoted from their website.
You can even sign up on their website (using Facebook or email) to receive images on your inbox with forty (40) being exclusive.
Pikwizard is an excellent stock photography website that has over 100,000 high-quality images, with 20,000 completely exclusive to the website. It prides itself on its images of people, which are few and far between on stock photography websites. It also features a great graphic design tool, Design Wizard.
Burst is a free stock photo platform that is powered by Shopify. Browse the collection to get the images of your choice and use the search bar for something specific.
Canvas has a library of stock pictures that can download and use on their projects. However, one needs to sign up in order to download these stock pictures. You can choose your stock images from the categories on their website.
Freepik also offers free stock pictures but attribution (by link) is required. In order to get full license on stock pictures you have to go premium. You can download stock images, vectors, PSD and icons.
Pixabay.com is an international website for sharing high quality public domain photos, illustrations, vector graphics, and film footage. As of November 2017, Pixabay offers over 1,188,454 free photos, illustrations, and vectors and videos – Wikipedia.
You can browse the pictures you want from the categories or even use the search bar. Sign up using Facebook, Google+ or by email.
In conclusion, consider the top three as your source of engaging stock pictures for graphic design work.
That will be all for today. If there are other websites we have not mentioned, please leave their names on the comments section. By so doing, you will be helping other bloggers and entrepreneurs. Don’t forget to share the post, cheers.