It goes without saying (but I’ll say it anyway) that having high quality images on your website is essential if you are being serious about your digital marketing efforts. However, finding decent images online can be a little tricky, especially finding ones can you can legally use!

So, whether you need a great product image for your powerpoint presentation, project, website or social media channels, these websites have you covered. Here are five free stock photography websites worth adding to your favourites (no need to thank us!)

“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.”

1. Pixabay

Pixabay is a source of over 430,000 royalty-free stock photos and copyright-free vector graphics. You can download and use any Pixabay image without attribution in digital and printed form. For more, see https://pixabay.com 

2. Pexels

Pexels is probably our favourite one! This image database currently includes just over 3,000 free stock photos with at least 70 new high resolution photos added each week. All photos are handpicked from royalty-free image sources and are licensed for personal and commercial use. For more, see https://www.pexels.com

3. Unsplash

Another personal favourite of ours, just second to Pexels, you will notice the website is a simple, but powerful directory of free-to-use high resolution photography. Ten new photos are added each day and you can search by keyword or subject. For more, see https://unsplash.com

4. Negative Space

NegativeSpace is a community of photographers who want to share their work. Combined with a community of online visitors who want to use their beautiful, free high-resolution images without any restrictions, this is a win-win for both parties! With 20 new free photos added each week, this site offers a large library of restriction-free images in a simple interface free of clutter. For more, see https://negativespace.co

5. Canva

Most of you out there will have heard of Canva, a free and easy to use graphic deign website. They also have an extensive collection of stock photos which are worth checking out, you will find them here.