If you’re into sharing community platforms like Pinterest, you may want to check-out StockPhotos.io. Their layout is very similar to Pinterest’s and anyone can contribute photos, or take photos for their own use. However, since StockPhotos.io is made up of 27,000 photos from many different photographers, you’ll need to check each photo you download for copyright and attribution requirements… if you are unsure or using the photo for commercial use, assume it will require attribution. Downloading is not as straight forward with StockPhotos.io as it is with the standard free stock photo sites but with a few clicks, you should be able to find the download option and photo credits. Other cool features about this site include a central bookmarking system that allows you to manage your favorite images. They also offer resources such as free fonts, icons, wallpapers, and more.
Free stock photo sites don’t have to be searchable to have amazing, quality photos. The search feature just allows you to quickly find the specific photo you’re looking for. For those who like to browse for inspiration, however, you may want to consider these non-searchable free stock photos options –
- Public domain archive (from vintage to modern)
- Getrefe (architectural and landscape)
- Jay Mantri (updated every Thur)
- New Old Stock (antique pics)
- Little Visuals (unique and handpicked pics)
Finding excellent photos for use in your content marketing doesn’t have to cost a ton. With these 5 sites, you should be able to cover most topics you’re looking for, and them some!