Our Favorite Free Stock Photo Resources
There's a long standing debate in the web design community over the use of stock imagery on websites. Opponents argue that stock photos are overused and noticeably staged, while supporters reason that not every business can afford the original high-quality photos that the web economy demands.
The good news is that several high-quality, free stock imagery resources have risen from the ashes of this seemingly endless dispute. In recent months both Buffer and Medium have published extensive lists of these new sites, and we'd like to add our own opinion to the mix. Thanks to these new sites, no one will ever notice that your photos are stock images.
The following is a compilation of our favorite free image sites:
- Death to the Stock Photo
- Dreamstime Free
- Flickr (Creative Commons)
- IM Free (requires attribution)
- Little Visuals
- Morgue File
- New Old Stock
- Placeit (requires attribution)
- Public Domain Archive
Do you use another site that you think should be on our list? Leave a message on our Facebook page and let us know!