7 Top Sites For Free High Resolution Images

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7 Top Sites For Free High Resolution Images

Don’t make the rookie mistake of using photos you find on the web through Google search without checking if they are free to use on your blog, social media post, etc. You do not want to use anyone’s content without their permission or in a way that you are not supposed to. Not only is it very uncool of you, but it is illegal. To avoid making this mistake, always make sure you understand the image’s licensing.

With that out of the way, are you looking for high quality images to use for your blog posts, mockups, or social media posts? Look no further! We’ve done our research and gathered 7 great resources that provide free high resolution images. Impress your clients or employer with stunning visuals from these sites:

  1. Unsplash

Unsplash is a personal favorite of ours. It offers high quality, non-stock photos that are absolutely beautiful and free. 10 new free photos every 10 days.

unsplash image examples

  1. picjumbo

Another great resource for free photos for both commercial and personal use. It has a cool “testdrive” feature where you can view the image in different ways to test it out and see if it’s what you are looking for.

picjumbo image examples

  1. StockSnap

They have a database of high quality, high resolution pictures that are all uploaded under Creative Commons- CCO and do not require attribution.

StockSnap image examples

  1. Gratisography

Free high-resolution pictures for personal and commercial projects. New pictures are added weekly. It has some unique photos that you probably won’t find anywhere else.

Gratisography image examples

  1. LIFE of PIX

Another great site for free high-resolution photos with no copyright restrictions. New photos are added weekly.

LIFE of PIX image examples

  1. Pixabay

It describes itself as the “source for royalty free stock photos and copyright free vector graphics. You can use any Pixabay image without attribution in digital and printed form, even for commercial applications.” It boasts more than 470,000 free photos.

Pixabay image examples

7.  Pikwizard

A new addition to our list is www.pikwizard.com which boasts some of the most unique and stunning images we found.  Given how often we see the same royalty free images adorn trite campaigns we will be dipping into this new addition quite often.  





Hope you found our list of sites for free, high-quality images useful! Please remember to do your own research as well when looking for free images to use. You always need to double check that you can use the image the way you want to. Pro tip: If you aren’t sure about a photo’s license or how it can be used, don’t use it.

Do you have a go-to website to find free, high quality images? We’d love to add to our list, so please share!

Written by Jennifer Mower

jennifer mower
Jennifer Mower is a Digital Media Coordinator at Venerate Media Group. Based in Minneapolis, she recently attained a masters in Interactive media and specializes in social media campaigns, email marketing and graphic design. When not working, Jennifer enjoys researching the latest trends in internet marketing, spoiling her two Alaskan Klee Kai dogs, and eating chocolate chip cookies (there is no other kind).

Massaro, G. (2015, February 27). 20 Sites to Get Free Stock Images for Commercial Use. Retrieved October 6, 2015, from http://www.socialmediatoday.com/marketing/2015-02-27/20-sites-get-free-stock-images-commercial-use

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  1. Viktor Hanáček October 21, 2015 at 5:08 am

    Great to see picjumbo here! Thanks for your support Jennifer & VT!

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