Photos are a fundamental part of your blog posts, and many sites provide free to use stock photos. You can download pictures in high quality, maybe change them to suit your need and upload them on your website. It is best to stay as authentic as possible, so if you have to pick between a stock image of a bike that you review for example, between a photo of you riding this bike, the answer is obvious, what’s very important though it is to take a good looking picture if you do it by yourself. You don’t have to have a professional camera, though. A smartphone camera these days is pretty capable of taking great shots and therefore, should be enough. In any case, you need stock photos to fill your blog posts with those are our best picks:
Google: The Source For Free Stock Photos You’ve Never Have Thought Of
What?! google? Are you surprised? Yes, Google is an excellent place for photos. You need to know how to use it correctly, though. When you search for an image go to ‘tools’ and on ‘Usage rights’ the default would be ‘Not filtered by license.’ Change the license to the one you need.
Let us explain the difference between each license:
- Labeled for reuse with modification – you can reuse and modify the image in any way without any permission
- Labeled for reuse – you can reuse the image any times you want but without editing it.
- Not Filtered By License – You didn’t apply any licensing filter. That is the default state.
- Labeled for non-commercial reuse with modification – you can’t use this image is a sales page of example, or anything commercial. Other than that you are free to use and modify the photo.
- Labeled for non-commercial reuse – precisely like the one above, only you can’t modify the image.
After you have picked an image you like, right click on the image and choose ‘Save image as’ and after that select a name for the file, save it on your computer and upload it to your website. If you want less complicated options, below will be websites for photos specifically.
Search for any photo you like, and download it. You can choose a size you want to download the picture or set a custom size.
Tons of high-quality photos. All of the pictures are free to use for commercial and non-commercial purposes. You can’t choose specific image size, though.
In Pixabay, you can download not only free photos but free videos, vectors, and illustrations!
We think this is the most variety you can choose from in any photos website.
Burst: Free Stock Photos By Shopify
Burst is a free stock photos website from Shopify, so if you have a Shopify store, this is a great place to get photos.
You can download the pictures you like to your computer, or use them within Canva. Because Canva provides paid images, be sure to filter only free ones if that’s what you want. We gave you plenty of options to choose from, but be sure to check the licenses of the website that you download the pictures from because you don’t want the photo owner to sue you.
If you want to check other great tools for your website, click here to read our article about the essential tools we recommend. In conclusion, we sincerely hope you found this article helpful because we work very hard to give you the best content possible.