There are tons of options on the web for finding free stock images. You could spend half of your life going searching them for that perfect image.
In fact, in an earlier post on this blog I listed more than 90 resources. At the time it seemed like a good idea, but that can be overwhelming. I haven’t used most of them myself more than once or twice over the years.
You have probably heard the pros and cons of using stock images. And for online stores there isn’t much need for them beyond using some for blog posts.
If you blog a lot, stock photos can come in handy. The difference between using your own images and stock images on your blog will depend on the topic you blog about, and what your own skills are. I’m not going to get into that part of it here.
Free Stock Image Sites I Use a Lot
Here are four sites that I used primarily for free stock images.
And a final one. It doesn’t doesn’t have mass numbers of images, but you’ll find some quirky ones that just might be perfect for specific posts.
Affordable Stock Images
On the flip side of things, there are some great sites with paid stock images. This may even be a better solution for you. But if you are like myself, I blog a lot and to be honest, I’m just not incredibly picky 😉
Onepixel – I have been using this site lately. It doesn’t require a membership or buying in bulk credits. Every photo is $1 and it often meets my needs when I cannot find one on the other sites.
123rf – This site gives you several choices of image size— and both on-demand and subscription prices. If you find you like a lot of their images, you can get them at a decent price.
There you have it. No matter which one you choose, check out their licensing first to make sure it’s the right choice for you.
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