10 Sites to Download Free Images

New to blogging? Upping the ante on your website? Whatever stage you are at in creating your perfect website or blog, you’re going to need images.

Our society is a visual one. Visuals occur in marketing, advertising, texting/messaging, traveling, learning, etc. Whether you’re using emojis or icons, photographs or infographics, it’s easier than ever to communicate with others through the use of images.

10 Sites to Download FREE images

Of course, you need to be aware of copyright—not all photos and icons are free for use. However, there are many places where you can download these images for free. The following 10 sites have free downloads that you can use today:

1. Unsplash

Unsplash describes itself as “[g]ifted by the world’s most generous community of photographers.” These high-resolution photographs are free to download immediately without having to sign up. After downloading an image, there is an option to credit the photographer, but you don’t have to do so.

Screen Shot free images to download Unsplash

2. FlatIcon

Are you creating an infographic? FlatIcon is a great site to find free vector icons. Some icons require crediting the author, and others don’t. Additionally, some icons are black and white or in color. It’s fun to search a word and see what comes up. For example, when you search the word tree, these are shown:

Screen Shot free images

3. pixabay

The website pixabay is a another place to search for free images. In their drop-down menu, you can select media type (i.e., photos, vector graphics, illustrations, videos), orientation (i.e., horizontal or vertical), size, and so forth.

Screen Shot pixabay.com

4. freepik

The free vector icons from freepik are for both personal and commercial use. These icons can be download various formats: PNG, EPS, and SVG. This website provides a drop-down option to look at the most popular downloads or the newest ones added to the site. Additionally, you can search by category, which can be helpful when you’re not sure what to look for.

freepik screen shot free icons and images

5. Adobe Stock

Try Adobe Stock for one month free. During that trial period, you’ll get 10 Adobe Stock standard assets. You can cancel risk free during the 30 days if you don’t want to pay for the second month.

Screen Shot Stock Adobe free images

6. Iconfinder

With Iconfinder, you can search icons by price: free or premium. Plus, you can search by license type, such as using an icon for commercial use. These different filters will help you find exactly for what you are looking.

Screen Shot iconfinder

7. Pexels

Find free photos on Pexels under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. You can use the photos for personal and also commercial use. Additionally, you can modify and copy the photos without asking for permission. Attribution is not required for photos from this site.

Screen Shot www.pexels.com

8. Dryicons

The website dryicons.com/free-icons lets you search through their free icons. You can download different categories, such as minimal, picogram, detailed, holiday, social, etc.

Dryicons free images icons

9. The Noun Project

The Noun Project claims to have the most diverse collection of icons ever. There are free icons as well as icons that you can buy. For example, you can download free icons, like the ghost below; however, if you want to download the icon with a specific color, you will need to upgrade.

thenounproject free icons

10. Gratisography

Looking for some more quirky photos? Try Gratisography. The whimsical photographer Ryan McQuire took all the photos and posted to this website—free for personal and commercial use.

Screen Shot gratisography free images

Trying to find the perfect image? I’m here to help. Contact me today to get started. Let’s create something beautiful.

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3 thoughts on “10 Sites to Download Free Images

  1. Thank you Katie for this post. I am just starting to blog and this has been the most helpful post I have ran into. I am looking forward to checking out the sites listed for possible help to my blog.

    • Hi, Cheryl. Thank you for checking out my post about finding free images online. I checked out your blog, and it’s looking great! Please let me know if I can help you with upcoming projects.

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