We talked about 7 free stock images long time ago, so we believe today is a good time to update it. It is well known by all the difficulty of finding the perfect image for our work. It is clear that the best picture is the one that we take because we do exactly what we want. But it is also true that, unless we are professionals and we have a good team, it is much better to take pictures of the network. 🙂
Problems when searching on the Internet
With the amount of content that has internet, we surely are going to find the image we are looking for, just considering something fundamental: its license. Apart from that the image is free or paid, when using an image we must note its license. This can be free or paid and free for any use or not licensed for commercial use. There are some free images that are not licensed for use … Not all images are licensed for use for free and we can also find pictures of payment, which only allow us to pay for certain types of licenses …
Another complication when looking images online is their resolution. Normally we want pictures in large size and quality to retouch and cut to the dimensions we need. We all have seen websites with pixel images. We need high quality images to retouch at will. It is common to use a photo editing program to retouch images. Do not forget that the images are free for all, and if we want something more personal we should make some retouching.
My 10 free stock images
So today let’s simplify things and see 10 free stock images with high quality images, where most of your images have license “Creative Commons”, that is to say, its use for both commercial and personal use is allowed (ie copyright has expired.)
Jay Mantri publishes 7 free photos to share in any application every week. Most of them show everyday moments with objects we use every day, but we can see several styles.
If you like to take pictures of food … this is your place! Here we can find images of almost any food. Usually there are about five high resolution pictures per week and sometimes several angles and shots of the same image are included. Images are free but the website accepts donations via Paypal.
New Old Stock
Here we can find some images that have always been free, and a large number of images that have been released to finish his Copyright. They are classic images. Some are well-known images that have been used in advertisements.
The motto of the site is “Free (do whatever you want) hi-resolution photos.” 10 photos are added every 10 days, and anyone is free to send your own photos. Some of them have Instagran type effects and have a link to the photographer’s website if you want to research more about them or do other works.
Although the site is fairly new, it is positioning itself quite strongly. It includes 7 new photos every week that can be downloaded individually or if you subscribe they are sent directly to your inbox once a week. Images are license “Creative Commons”, which can be used freely in all areas.
This web (whose design I personally love) includes several photos with free license for commercial and personal use. All images can be downloaded in high resolution.
On this website, with a blog design, we can find a variety of quite shocking high-resolution images. Here we can find enough images with faces and pictures of events (in almost all other websites there are just landscapes.)
On this website, besides free download images, we can find icons, buttons and graphics for download. It is “a mixed bag” quite extensive for use in a graphic or web project. We highlight the sport and black and white images.
Death to the Stock Photo
As in “Little Visual”, we can download images individually, or subscribe us to get them by email. Most freely licensed images were be downloaded through the web. The image package you get when you sign up is full of interesting images.
GO TO DEATH TO THE STOCK PHOTO
Public Domain Archive
It is a collection of images with copyright of the UN, but they are free to use. The site is renewed every week so there are always new images to choose from. You can also send your own pictures to use.
As you can see, the variety of images is very large, we can find from landscapes images to sports or persons images. Some of the best things about these sites are that the found images are high quality, so you can get them in a large size and then cut them to the size you need. I hope you find them useful 😉