Hi friends, this time I will share with you the Top 5 websites that provide royalty free stock images. I get a lot of questions from my subscribers and followers on Instagram how and where I look for free stock images that I usually use to make a photo manipulation. You may be able to search for images that you need on the internet by searching on Google Image, but there are so many images and we don’t know who owns the images, whether they have copyright or not. well, here I will write down the top 5 websites which have a good collection and high quality stock images that you can reuse for making photo manipulations or other editing.
Unsplash is one of my favorite websites, they have over 1 million free high-resolution images brought to you by the world’s most generous community of photographers. Unsplash is the provider of the best images on the internet and freely usable.
Pexels have hundreds of thousands free stock photos and every day new high resolution photos will be added. almost the same as Unsplash they have high quality images and you will very easily find the image you want. All photos are nicely tagged, searchable and also easy to discover through their discover pages.
Pixabay is a creative community of sharing free copyright images. All contents are released under the Pixabay License, it’s will make them safe to use without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist even for commercial. You can freely download great images from there, but if you want to download a higher resolution image you will need to log in to Pixabay to get it.
When I first learned photo editing, Deviantart was the first website I found. this website is one of my favorites there you will find many Digital Artists with extraordinary works. there you can also find lots of good stock images and a lot of Photoshop brushes that are shared by the artists there. but you have to create an account there so you can download the stock images you want. And you must credit back the Artist.
DeviantArt is the largest online social network for artists. if you want to find inspiration this is the right place.
Freeimages was launched in February 2001 as an alternative for expensive stock photography. this website is my last resort to find free stock images, they have good pictures and quite a lot.
Those were the top 5 sites for royalty free stock images that I always use. actually there are many more websites that provide free stock images, but only those 5 sites that I always visit. maybe that’s all I can write, if you have any questions please ask via the comment box below.