7 Free Image Sources for Your Blog and Social Media

7 Free Image Sources for Your Blog and Social MediaThanks to the Internet, we now live in a hyper-connected world. Whether it’s reading the news or checking Twitter, everyone goes online to check what is new or popular. This trend is projected to continue as teens and millennials have been found to spend roughly 30 hours on social media per week. As both consumers and creators of content, this generation knows that images have the power to both impact the world and add visual flair to originally boring posts. To continue with this aesthetically-minded trend, here are seven of the best free image sources for your blog and social media accounts.

1. Pixabay
What makes Pixabay interesting is the fairly large number of vector graphic, videos, and illustrations on the site in addition to the photographs. There is now over half a million items in the archive, so sign up and start creating.

2. Pexels
A collection of best free stock photos you can use everywhere. Free for commercial use and no attribution required.

3. Unsplash
Photographers from all over the world send their works to this repository. These are high resolution files that are free to use for creative pursuits. There is currently over 450,000 photos on the site so every keyword brings a treasure-trove of photographs.

4. IM Free
The great thing about this collection is that every item has been handpicked to ensure quality. It's a relatively small set compared to others but the excellent images and clear categories make it easy to find usable pieces. Most can be used for commercial purposes with attribution to the creator.

5. Public Domain Pictures
As the name implies, it is a collection of images that are currently in the public domain. This means that their creators have waived all their rights on their work around the world. Everyone is free to use them for personal or commercial projects. Engineering a marketing campaign has never been easier.

6. Freeimages
FreeImages.com is the source for over 300,000 free stock images - completely free for everyday use.

7. Picjumbo
Picjumbo is free stock photo website created in 2013 by designer & photographer Viktor Hanacek. The site has free images in high resolution for every designer, blogger and entrepreneur!

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