Pictures are everything. Pictures can tell a story even without saying a word; that is the power of pictures. Study even shows that about 90% of the information transmitted to the brain is in the visual form. Visuals are easily processed in the brain than text.
With this, you should know that visuals are very important to your business. Study shows that almost 50% of people say that your website design is the number one way to know the credibility and value of a brand.
But most businesses cannot afford to hire a professional photographer to take beautiful high-resolution pictures, and they also cannot afford to pay for stock images that cost lots of money.
So knowing this, I put together this article. I compiled forty best places to get high-quality stock images for free. The high-quality images in the websites are taken by real photographers. However, before you download any picture from any of these websites, you must make sure that you check well for the license associated with the images you want to download. And you should always make sure that you credit the author.
Here are forty best places to get free stock images.
It is very essential that you make sure that you check for their terms or conditions when you visit any of these free stock sites. You should always be sure to abide by the site’s terms and condition.
However, you must check if the images have been covered under the license of the Creative Commons Zero (CC0). For you to use an image as you like, it must have a Creative Commons Zero license. It means that:
- You can use the pictures for commercial and personal use
- You can copy, modify, and distribute the images
- You don’t need to set a link to the source of the image or ask permission from the source before you use the image.
— Michael Hebenstreit (@m_hebenstreit) 28 de agosto de 2017