Where to get free pictures to illustrate the website?

December 2016


Where to get free pictures to illustrate the website?



Many online platforms provide access to free images that can be used to illustrate your professional website. How to search for free photos, clipart and quality artworks?

Before using images found on the web, you need to check the following points:

  • The conditions for the use of the image(s): the license type, specific restrictions imposed by the author.
  • Some restrictions apply to the reuse of images representing or containing logos/products of a brand.

Where to find free pictures that can be reused on your website?

Google Images


Google Images provide a special filter to find images that can be reused or modified.
To enable this filter:
  • Make a search on Google Images, using a the keyword of your choice.
  • Click on the "Search tools" menu.
  • Click on the "Usage rights" sub menu and select your filter:


Get images under the Creative Commons licenses


Freerange Stock


This service provides access to thousands of reusable vector images and illustrations for your website or for commercial purposes . *Most images are provided by professional photographers.
  • Access to the service requires a free registration.
  • Freerange Stock is connected to "Pixlr" online image editing service, which allows you to resize, crop or apply filters to your images.

Freerange Stock

Pixabay


This website includes many photos posted by amateur and professional photographers, and clipart and vector images in the public domain (no copyright). It is possible to copy, modify, distribute and use these image files for commercial purposes, without having to ask permission.

Picjumbo


Picjumbo is a blog that provides access to hundreds of high-quality images that can freely be used for a personal, professional and commercial use.
  • Several categories of images available: abstract, architecture, fashion, gastronomy, nature and landscape, people, sunset, technology, objects, etc..
  • Terms of Use: The pictures can not be sold. It is not necessary to credit the author, however the attribution of the work is appreciated.
  • Picjumbo

MorgueFile free photo


MorgueFile free photo is search engine for high-resolution images.

stock.xchng


This site provides access to a database of more than 400,000 images.

Open Photo


Open Photo is a portal and search engine providing access to thousands of reusable images.

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