8 FREE photo libraries to spark up your blog
Blogging is not just about the written word – it is also how you convey the message visually. Therefore, powerful images that convey the story are imperative. Why? Because blog posts with great images get shared a lot more and obtain greater traffic. Images are important for memory too – studies have shown that images make information easier to remember. So, a picture is worth is a thousand clicks right? They make people feel and those emotions create powerful connections, helping your blog post communicate and engage audiences better.
Having high-quality, good resolution images that convey the blog’s main message should be a part of your blogging structure and work flow. Imaginitis brings to you 8 FREE image resources to minimize the time you spend looking for the perfect picture. Now it’s time to be more awesome and give your blog post the spark it deserves!
All images and videos on Pixabay can be used anywhere. You may download, modify, distribute, and use them royalty free for anything you like, even in commercial applications. And Attribution is not required.
Photos by category include: Animals, architecture & buildings, beauty & fashion, business & finance, computer & communication, education, emotions, food & drink, health & medical, industry & craft, music, nature & landscapes, people, places & monuments, religion, science & technology, sports, transportation & traffic, travel & vacation.
YEAH STOCK PHOTOS
Yeah stock photos believe that the best things in life should be free. Hence they have built this site to help you find the best quality, high resolution, free stock photos in the world. All photos are royalty free, attribution free and can be used for personal and commercial purposes.
The pictures are free for personal and commercial use, video included. You can modify, copy and distribute the photos all without asking for permission, so, attribution is not required.
Photos by category include: Abstract, animals, arts & culture, backgrounds, business & office, clouds, food & drink, holidays, industry, landscapes, lower thirds, medical, musical, nature, people,random objects, renewable energy, science & technology, slow motion, space, ports, towns & cities, transport, world flags, motion graphics.
Pexels provides high quality and completely free stock photos. All photos are nicely tagged, searchable and also easy to discover through their discover pages. With over 25,000 free stock photos and 3,000 new high resolution photos added monthly, you are free to browse and download. And don’t forget to check their videos, time lapses as most footage is in full-HD.
MMT is a website with free photography for personal and commercial use and can be used freely for any purpose without attribution. The content spans many categories, including nature, city scenes, workspaces, and macro photography. High-resolution version of each photo is available for download. Regular updates are made to the website to refine the browsing, discovering, and saving experience.
Photos by category include: Work & tech, sights & sounds, on the road, getting work done, yellow flowers, the seasons, blue skies, in the shadows, watching the sunset, city & urban, winter, landscapes, technology, flowers, new york city, workspace, sunset, fall, winter, macro, textures, transportation.
Stock Up indexes 15,050 photos from 28 different free stock photo websites. Each photo on Stock Up will show the license when you hover over it. Most photos are Creative Commons. Because Stock Up aggregates many different free stock photo websites, the license for each photo will vary. And while you can do just about anything with most of the photos on Stock Up you should always refer to the original photographer for the license.
LIFE OF PIX
Life of Pix provides free photos by photographers. Every week a photographer is elected as the ‘Photographer of the week’. You can create your own portfolio, personalise your photos and follow your favorite photographers. Everyday new photos are uploaded to be discovered. And they also have free videos.
Photos by category include: Architecture, urban, textures, sea, people, objects, food, city, black & white, beach animals and nature.
SplitShire, where a photographer shares all his personal shots to the public for free. Thus far, SplitShire has had over 2,000,000 downloads, and over 6,000,000 page views.
Photos by category include: Abstract, animals, fashion, automotive, street, nature, weddings, landscapes, backgrounds, still life, interiors and videos.