Using beautiful and attention grabbing images can make a real difference to how your audience reacts to your website. Content displaying eye-catching photographs gets more reads and shares, will increase the number of returning visitors you receive, and ultimately help your website achieve its goals.
But finding stock photos that give your website the ‘wow’ factor can be difficult. In this article, we have put together a list of the best free and premium stock photography websites. Hopefully, whatever your WordPress website needs, there will be something here for you.
There are many free stock photo websites that you can quickly and easily download a high-quality image from. If you are a blogger or small business that needs an occasional photograph for WordPress website content, then one of these free photography sites may be just what you are looking for.
Unsplash is our favorite free photography resource (we use them quite often for blog posts). This website has a collection of over 200,000 high-resolution images, with hundreds more being added daily. Photographs are provided by a community of over 41,000 photographers, and they are all free to use for personal and commercial purposes.
Unsplash provides the option of signing up, creating your own collections, and following favorite photographers. When searching for an image, you can use your own terms or view a ready made collection. Unsplash has an interesting and varied range of images, and provides photographs with a professional feel and finish. This is a tool definitely worth checking out.
Perhaps this name sounds family, as they’re one of the top contributors to Unsplash. But for more variety head over to the RawPixel main site. Here you’ll find free stock photos, vectors and even PSDs. Their free collection includes nearly 200,000 stock photos to choose from. But if that’s not enough for you, they also offer premium memberships (which include commercial use licenses for their photos) for an additional 30,000+ stock.
Vecteezy offers millions of stock photos. Most of the photos on the site are free for personal and commercial use, however, others are available through a paid subscription.
You’ll appreciate the quality of resources offered by Vecteezy, as even free resources are reviewed manually before being added to the site. This ensures that you don’t have issues with search results producing low-quality images, like you might have with some other free photo sites. Vecteezy gives you the option to download photos without logging in, or you can create a free account. Logging in
This article was written by Sourav and originally published on WPExplorer.