Where to get high-quality images for free

Started by CrazyNorth, Aug 10, 2022, 05:38 AM

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CrazyNorthTopic starter

Good day.

Who cares - share a source of free, but at the same time high-quality images (first of all, you are interested in .png without a background)?
Generally, are there any services that do not then require copyright compliance?
A cursory Google search turned up some results, but I would like to know the opinion and sources of experienced forum members.


Resources with images for every color and taste:

Free stock images. Russian photo stock with 100,000 high-resolution pictures. Files are uploaded by users, but are carefully moderated.

Public Domain Photos. A repository of free images created by the PDP photography team.

Pexels. Hundreds of thousands of free pictures carefully grouped with categories and tags. The resource team aggregates pictures from other free stocks and moderates photos that Pexels users add.

burst. A large collection of high-quality, private images. The site belongs to Shopify, a platform for creating online stores. Therefore, Burst has a lot of business-oriented photo content.

Reshot. The resource focuses not on the quantity, but on the quality of the pictures. The images go through a strict manual selection process, so they don't look like typical photos from free stocks.

stock vault. A collection of photos, textures and illustrations that users add to. This stock is primarily aimed at designers, but the rest will find a lot of good images here.

negative space. A catalog of various photos that can be filtered by categories, colors and tags.

Kaboompics. The author's collection of a girl named Karolina - a designer and photographer from Poland. More than 14 thousand pictures are available on the website.

Rawpixel. After registration, any user can download 10 pictures per day from the free section.
stock snap. Lots of high quality photos on a variety of topics. The best of them can be found in the Trending section.

Unsplash. About a million pictures grouped by thematic collections and tags.

Wikimedia Commons. A database of over 30 million photos uploaded by users to Wikipedia. There are many historical photographs and photocopies of paintings.

Free images. A large number of excellent shots, many of which are available in very high resolution.

Flickr. A big community of photographers and at the same time a repository of their pictures. Many authors allow you to use their work for free - you can search for such photos.

Picjumbo. Private collection of photographer and designer Viktor Hanasek, posted by the author in the public domain.

morguefile. A large pictures archive maintained by a community of professional and amateur photographers.



- Unsplash
It is free and suitable for commercial and non-commercial use. One of the most popular photo banks with high-quality images that are updated every week.

- Pexels
All images are free. The library is also available in the mobile app. This makes it easier to search and upload images to the brand's social networks. You can also search for images by keywords or emoticons.

- Getty Images
At the beginning of 2013, this service allowed non-commercial sites to embed some photos.

- Pixabay
A resource where community members share images. They are free for commercial purposes.  Pixabay has a search by parameters.
For instance, if you are looking for a blue horizontal photo with a size of 4000 px X 3000 px, just specify these parameters in the search menu. The service also has a mobile app that is available on iOS and Android devices.

- Rgbstock
To access the content on this platform, you need to register and create an account.
It's free, like everything on this resource. Well, if you want to share your photos with the Rgbstock community, you can create your own photo gallery.

- Realisticshots
They add seven photos every week. But the quality of the pictures is excellent. Everything posted is free for personal and commercial use.

Almost all images on the Internet are automatically protected by copyright. You can't just copy and publish them to yourself. This may have the following consequences:
The principal copyright holder will complain about you to search engines, and they will remove some pages of your site from the search results.
The copyright holder will sue you and force you to pay compensation.
If you still decide to use third-party services, rather than free photo stocks, use the memo to legally use the images and not violate copyright.