If you want to know where to find the best free pictures on the net, then you’ve come to the right place. Nice that you are there and have fun with this post.
FREE PICTURES ON THE NET
Many questions keep asking me how to get free pictures and which pictures you can use. A lot of opinions and advice about data protection and copyright guidelines are disseminated on the Internet because it is easy to make a lot of money. But honestly, what pictures can you actually use? And more importantly, where can you find really good free pictures?
Anyone who works in online marketing and has a lot to do with image material is probably familiar with the standard stock photos that regularly come across even in campaigns by large companies. It doesn’t always have to cost money, that is good. Therefore I will show you a few tips here.
You can find beautiful pictures that are completely free on Unsplash. The image database is my absolute favorite. You will find a large selection of pictures in almost every area. And the designs are of the highest quality. The images correspond to current design standards and trends and are usually not as inauthentic as many stock photos.
Unsplash writes the following about the license :
“All photos published on Unsplash can be used for free. You can use them for commercial and noncommercial purposes. You do not need to ask permission from or provide credit to the photographer or Unsplash, although it is appreciated when possible.
More precisely, Unsplash grants you an irrevocable, nonexclusive copyright license to download, copy, modify, distribute, perform, and use photos from Unsplash for free, including for commercial purposes, without permission from or attributing the photographer or Unsplash. This license does not include the right to compile photos from Unsplash to replicate a similar or competing service. “
Overall, the pictures not only look beautiful but are also technically available in high quality. You may use the images for commercial purposes without restriction. However, you have to like the style of Unsplash, and the pictures all follow a line. We regularly use images from Unsplash here on the blog.
Warning: If you include the images on your website, you should compress the files beforehand.
Also, pixabay is an extensive free image database. The great thing about Pixabay is that in addition to images, videos are also offered free of charge. This tip can be very helpful, especially in times when video content is particularly effective.
Visually, I like the pictures on Unsplash better than on Pixabay. However, that is my personal feeling. Pixabay is particularly impressive due to the huge selection of different images in various styles. Again, you can use the images for commercial purposes without labeling them.
The Pexels platform works the same way as Unsplash and Pixabay. The pictures are very nice in style, and I would describe the platform as a healthy mix of pixabay and unsplash.
I particularly like the clear presentation of the license terms:
“All photos on Pexels can be used free of charge for commercial and noncommercial purposes. It is not necessary to name it. So it is not necessary to mention the photographer or Pexels, but we are always happy. You can edit the photos. Be creative and change the photos as you like. “
In my view, Pexels is the underdog among the providers of free images. However, this does not mean that the free image database should be underestimated. Because in addition to pictures, Pexels also offers free videos. I like the videos much better than those on Pixabay. An absolute insider tip.
MY INSIDER TIP
And finally, there is an insider tip. The internet community is large. Many young talented photographers present themselves online and need references. Keep your eyes open and team up with the undiscovered talents that you can find, especially on Instagram and in Facebook groups. So you get great pictures at fair prices that have not already been printed on various posters.
AT THE END
The range of free images on the Internet is now huge. However, always pay close attention to the license terms behind the platforms. If in doubt, ask the author mentioned. Unfortunately, it turns out that in the free databases, pictures of people who do not have the rights themselves are uploaded again and again. In the worst case, this can result in a warning. So be careful when choosing the right image database.
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Until then, good luck!