Where to find free images for your website?
You’re writing beautiful and engaging content for your website. Now, you need to add some photos to your post to make it pop. As we all know, it is against to the law to use photos that don’t belong to us. We have to tread those waters very carefully.
There are websites dedicated to showing you very beautiful images that you can BUY. These photos be the top of the line. High Definition and just perfect for you website. Unfortunately most times you would have to pay for these photos. We all would love to have the istock photo but would rather not pay the istock photo price.
Lucky for us, there are websites that post free images that we can use. Check out the list of websites below
These three sites are awesome and you can choose to use one but I honestly use them all. I search for the image that I want on all sites and pick the best one. I’d like to take a moment and go into further details on how I use each one of the websites and what I like about each.
Take a splash in Unsplash
Public Domain Photos? Are you Serious?
I absolutely love Unsplash. These photos on this website are taking by professional photographers and they give you permission to do whatever you want with the photo. You can edit it and make it your own. You can use it for personal or commercial use. There are no watermarks and the photos are pretty much flawless. All photos posted here are public domain!
I would like to mention that all of these photos on Unsplash are beautiful. They are great to use for your image background on your website. This is the place I recommend to use to find the perfect background image for your website.
When you download photos from Unsplash and place them within your content, the size can be quite large but it’s an easy fix. You can simply resize the image using the corners of the image after uploading it and moving it to the size you prefer. The quality of the image is still superb.
Pics from Bay, Pixabay
I also love Pixabay because this is also a place where photos posted here are free to use and you can do whatever you want with them. There is great source of variety of photos here and gives you the chance to pick photos that agrees with the flow of your website as well as your personality. There are cartoon images, funny images and unique images.
I like Pixabay simply because of the variety and the uniqueness of there photos. I can choose funny pictures that stands out among the crowd. Look at this cow drinking wine. Is that not something that grabs your attention?Pixabay is a great source to find those eye catching images that will draw your readers in. Another great thing about Pixabay is that you can choose the size of how big you want your image to download.
Paint Your Canvas with Canva
Canva is not just awesome for the photos. I usually find a photo on Pixabay and I utilize Canva to create a graphic. I utilize the layouts of their awesome photos and I use my own images to create graphics for my page. This is where you can get creative with your images and basically do whatever the hell you want with them. You can create images with a Instagram layout, Facebook cover layout (which is my favorite), magazine layout and many more. Check out the video below on how I created the graphic image that is at the top of the page
These three choices come highly recommended. You can not lose when you utilized these options. I’d love to hear your opinion on these websites and other great places to find images for your webpage. Shoot me a comment below!