Best Free Stock Photo Websites
The best free stock photo websites available on the web are ideal for the entrepreneur. Those indiviuals that are involved in startup efforts do not have the resources fork over $25 plus for every picture they place on each blog entry. And thus, the beauty of the free stock photo websites. It is so important because as a startup company, image is everything if you want to attract big seriously clients, you need to look big and serious. The positioning in the minds of your customers as to how your business is perceived is dependent on the look and feel of every piece of content produced. Due to this fact, we have a list of the best stock photo websites inspired by Dustin Senos:
Little Visuals http://littlevisuals.co/
Little Visuals allows you to signup and get 7 hi-res images zipped up in your inbox every 7 days.
Unsplash offers 10 new photos every 10 days.
Death to the Stock Photo http://join.deathtothestockphoto.com/
When you subscribe you get an email with photos once a month.
New Old Stock http://nos.twnsnd.co/
New Old Stock Photos provides vintage photos from the public archives. Photos are free of known copyright restrictions.
Superfamous (requires attribution) http://superfamous.com/
Superfamous is the Los Angeles-based studio of Dutch interaction designer Folkert Gorter. Photos are available under the conditions of a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. This means that you can use the work for your own purposes — including commercial use — as long as credit is provided.
Picjumbo is great because it allows you to search through the archives by category. This allows you to target images you are interested in rather than just rely on the monthly stipend sent in the previous sites.
The Pattern Library http://thepatternlibrary.com/
The user experience on this site is kind of ridiculous, but there are some cool patterns and backgrounds available if you are patient.
Gratisography has great imagery available without any confining license.
A Tumblr site a home page for downloading european, travel and historical images.
IM Free (requires attribution) http://imcreator.com/free
This site is great because it features a search, although the search capability is pretty sub par.
Jay Mantri http://jaymantri.com/
Jay Mantri features free pics with an unlimited license. You can also signup and get 7 new photos every Thursday.
Public Domain Archive http://publicdomainarchive.com/
New free stock photos available every week. There are some nice gems that popup here from time to time.
Magdalene has some really nice photos. The photos per category are a bit sparse. The category search is a great feature that some of the other sites don’t provide.
Foodiesfeed lives up to its name and provides great photos of all things food.
Picography has amazing high resolution photos. They are available in list format and a bit hard to paginate through.
Raumrot has a lot of good variety. The gallery searching is efficient for searching through a lot of images quickly. Good things are happening here.
ISO Republic http://isorepublic.com/
ISO Republic features categories for narrowing down types of images you are looking for and then has pagination. The selections are not overwhelming.
Do you have a favorite, free, goto stock photo site that you use? Let us know in the comments.