These websites will provide you hundreds of thousands of high quality images that you can use however you like – for free!
Whether it’s album artwork or a promotional image, if you’re using an image online or commercially you either need to have the copyright for it or even better – find a copyright -free image!
Here we’ve collected some of the best websites we know where you can browse thousands upon thousands of images and download them to use how you like for free. Be sure to still check the permissions when you download an image as there may be certain restrictions.
If you’re looking for endless choice then Pixabay should be the site you choose. They have nearly 2 million images that you can download for free and use without worry of copyrights.
Amongst their images are photos, illustrations, vector designs, and videos all available to explore, download, and use. It’s a beautiful range covering a diverse range of mediums so you can find the style best suited to what you’re looking for.
Pikwizard is a new site with an already huge collection of over 100,000 free images and videos which are free from copyright to use. With a goal of offering over 1 million images and videos in total they promise to be even more of a wealthy resource than they already are.
Pikwizard also boast exclusivity on a bunch of their images, so you won’t find them anywhere else. They also have a focus on nabbing stock-style images which you might usually only find on paid stock image websites – incredibly handy for businesses!
In addition, their website features it’s very own graphic design tool so you can jump right in to edit the image and get it looking how you want it for use in whatever you like. There is a lot of brilliant content in this fresh new site.
Unsplash have a brilliant catalogue with such a huge variety of images that you should be able to search whatever you’re looking for and find results.
That being said, the search results aren’t always as specific as you’d like but browsing is simple and throws up some gorgeous and unexpected pictures.
Most of the images come from the photographers themselves so you’re getting the content and permission to use it straight from the source.
With copyright-free images you’re free to use them however you want – except sell the images without huge modifications – but it’s always nice to credit the original photographer/artist where possible! Happy browsing.