Most of us need images on a daily basis for Facebook ads or to update your personal Facebook posts. Getting images online that are copyrighted can cost you quite a bit.
Shutterstock images cost you $15 a pop and everytime you need to make a post or an ad, it’s an expense that you shouldn’t bear.
So here are a few websites from where you can get free images for your next Facebook post or ad.
Free Stock Images for Facebook use
Unsplash is one of the earliest free stock photo image sites. They’ve been around for 2 to 3 years and have added thousands of images from various photographers. You can filter the photos based on popular photographers.
They have segregated their photos beautifully with the ‘Collections’ feature that segregates photos into categories such as ‘Marriage’, ‘Christmas’, ‘Abstract’ and more.
Attribution isn’t required, but is recommended.
Icon Finder as the name suggests helps you find icons. There are free and paid options and they can be identified
Subtle Patterns which is now taken over by Toptal is a site that provides free background images. If you are making a simple post or an ad with some text on it, Subtle Pattern will help you.
If you are creating social media posts or some sort of art, Canva is there to help. But if you are creating Facebook posts and are looking for images, you can find high quality, free images on Canva.
Stock Snap is a free stock photo website that has thousands of license-free photos that need no attribution. A nifty feature in this site is the ‘Popular’ section that categorizes photos based on popularity. If you want to avoid the most commonly used stock photos on the internet you might want to check this section out.
Albumarium is another service that has free images that you can use. Compared to other sites, Albumarium’s collection isn’t that big. They categorize their photos according to various topics such as “Redhead”, “Cats”, “Electronics”, “Hearts”, “Animals” and more. There are license free images and commercial licensed images as well.
Magdeleine is a photographer first image site. All the images are categorized by the photographer. There are mostly nature photos on the portal, but when you search in the search bar, you can find different images.
Attribution is required for any image taken from Magdeleine.
The first thing you see on Skitterphoto’s website is the big search bar that helps you find what you are specifically looking for.
The license is ‘Public Domain’ which means the user can use it for personal and commercial requirements.
There is an ‘Admin Picks’ section that has all of the admin’s favourite photos that also has the download count.
Polar Fox’s specialty is in classifying each photo and giving appropriate tags. You can filter images through the main category or through the individual tags. Each image also has details regarding the license and most images on the site come under the cc0 license, which means you are free to do whatever you want with them.
They have main categories such as ‘Food’, ‘Flower’, ‘Lifestyle’ etc.
Travel Coffee Book as the name suggests is a travel photography site that has free images that is licensed under cc0, which means you can do anything you want.
For people who work in the travel niche and want to create breathtaking posts, Travel Coffee Book can help.
You have an option to download all images in one shot.
The name says it all. Free Food Photos is an image site that is dedicated to food photos. This is a perfect website for pubs, restaurants and social media specialists who create content in the restaurant business.
Attribution is required, but one can modify the images or use the images in any way they want, except reselling the images directly.
Startups are cash strapped and cannot afford stock photos. Startup Stock Photos comes to the rescue. They have a wide collection of images that can be used in the About Us page and Team page of the website.
The only issue with the website is the UI. You can’t see all images at once, you need to scroll through and click on the ‘Load More’ button to see the other images.
Gratisography’s USP is they have images that you can find in no other place on the internet. Well that’s what they claim. They also have quirky and funny images which we can attest can’t be found in other places except Shutterstock, for which you have to pay.
The site in total will have a few hundred photos which is the only downside. Other than that, the photos are categorized into various topics.
Pic Jumbo has a free and paid option with a limit on the downloads for the free option. The paid option starts from $10, where the user can download 5,000 images. One cool feature on this site is the ‘More images like this’ option that lets you find similar images that make life easy in finding the perfect image you are looking for.
Shopify have been a major player in the plug and play website space. They have added free photos to their repertoire. Their photos are categorized into topics such as ‘Products’, ‘Business’, ‘Men’, ‘Yoga’ and more.
Enjoy royalty free images downloads to boost your 2019 Facebook game!
There is an additional categorization that is useful for businesses. They categorize a set of images based on a certain business. So if you run a ‘Painting’ business, you can jump onto the ‘Painting Business’ category and take all the images from there.
With so many sites that provide free images, life becomes easy for people who are looking to create images, posts or ads on Facebook. Some honourable and popular mentions include Pexels and Pixabay.
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