2 of the Best Websites for Free Photos

hand holding vintage camera

Free pics for your business that you can use now.

There are so many great free photo websites out there. I’ve tried a lot of them but the two that I keep going back to are Pexels and Pixabay. What makes these sites stand out is not only are the images free but they are free to be used for personal or commercial purposes. You don’t need permission to use the photos and you can copy, modify or distribute them as you see fit. Also it isn’t necessary to provide attribution to the source of the photo. Most importantly, the photos are generally high quality and both sites offer a wide variety to choose from. The sites are easy to navigate and usually run smoothly though there is the occasional wait time with Pexels while images load. Both are well organized and a search can be performed on either if you are looking for something specific – this is not always the case on some of the other sites out there.

Here are some of the photos I found on Pexels:

Girls at the beach jumping in the air to form the shape a heart. sea ocean beach holiday vacation heart sunset boardwalk wharf

 

And now here are some photos from Pixabay:

grassy road in the forest

 

Being able to find high quality photos at no cost has been tremendously helpful to entrepreneurs. It’s easy to hop on one of these sites, type in what you are looking for and then download an image to use in a blog post or in a social media update. Have a look through the sites. It’s fun to explore them and discover the good photos and have a light-hearted chuckle at some of the not so great ones.

What sites do you use for free pics for your business? Leave your comments below.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Scott Trites is a Social Media Consultant and Owner of Knockout Social Media

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