The Top 5 Free Stock Photo Sites

stock photosImages are an essential part of effective website designs, blog posts and social media activity. Not only does content with relevant images gets 94% more views than content without, images also increase engagement on social media.

Finding images that suit your brand and the content can sometimes be challenging. Even on paid stock photo sites, images that meet your search criteria are often outdated and cheesy. Luckily, we’ve come across a number of free stock photo sites with images that are modern, beautiful, and that you’d be proud to use on your blog posts or website pages.

1. Startup Stock Photos

Startup Stock Photos features a collection of modern images in a small office setting, including Mac computers and notebooks on wooden desks, general office items like dry erase markers and a startup office atmosphere.

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2. Pixabay

Pixabay has a collection of over 310,000 free stock photos and illustrations on subjects ranging from business, industrial to architecture. There’s a number of contributors, so there’s a wide range of styles and subjects. If you’re looking for a very specific or niche image, this is a good site to try.

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3. Picjumbo

Picjumbo has a great mix of technology, lifestyle, food and travel images. Their photos range from MacBooks and iPhones, to abstract backgrounds and cookies. All images are by the same photographer, so there is a consistent style across photographs.

picjumbo

 

4. Public Domain Archive

Public Domain Archive is a collection free images sourced from contributors and other websites. The style leans towards vintage, modern and more muted.

public domain archive

 

5. Gratisography

Compared to the other stock photo sites listed here, Gratisography has an edgier, quirkier collection of images. They still have a modern but vintage tone to them, but are generally sharper and less soft than images on the other free stock sites.

gratisography

Creating effective content goes beyond just writing blogs; it also involves presenting the message effectively. Finding the right stock photos to accompany your content can be time-consuming, so as you browse the sites above, we recommend collecting all the images think might be useful in the future. Having images handy will save you time in the future when you’re ready to publish new blog posts and pages.

What other websites do you use to find stock images for your website and blog posts? Share your tips below!