9 Links for license-free and free photos, pictures and graphics for commercial use
Royalty and free photos are needed now and everywhere. You can find them on websites, posters or in brochures. And aspiring filmmakers often look for a way to find free and royalty-free images for websites & Co.
However, those who simply use the Internet should be careful: Often the images are licensed and can then cause high costs.
To prevent this, there are 9 links to websites with royalty-free and free photos, most of which may be used commercially.
This article is the second part of the article series 41 Links for Filmmakers.
Free Stock Photos Websites List
Royalty Free and free photos, images, graphics and textures for commercial use
Anyone looking for photos, photoshop templates and vector graphics next to photos will find it on all-free-download.com. There are countless free photos, royalty-free graphics and templates, as well as website templates, icons and wallpapers.
Nevertheless one should look with each file exactly how it is legally protected. That is what every author can decide for himself. Registration for the download is not necessary.
Under Creativity103.com you will find a small overview of 2500 photos, 6GB abstract pictures, wallpapers and Wallpager, which are available for free registration on the website.
Who wants to use the images, the source must be specified, especially in commercial use. All images and files are licensed under Creative Commons 3.0.
Everystockphoto.com is a license-based photo search engine. She searches the Internet for royalty-free photos from various sources and presents them in a clear structure. However, the exact license information should be checked here for each photo, as they may differ. Registration for the search is not necessary.
On freeimages.co.uk there are over 16,000 images in 89 categories that can be freely downloaded and used without registration (more info). You can find 5000 on freeimages.co.uk, about 11,500 images on www.freeimageslive.co.uk, and another 1000 images for all Facebook fans.
When using the images on your own website, the source must be a link or a button for freeimages.co.uk.
On the website freerangestock.com there are countless royalty-free photos that can be used up to a size of 2,400 x 1,600 pixels free of charge and for commercial purposes (more info). The pictures are offered as a .jpg file. When using the images, the (source link to the website) should be specified. The download is possible immediately after a free registration.
The website Piqs.com contains many high-quality and impressive pictures, all of which may be used free of charge. All images are subject to CreativeCommons 2.0, which means they can be shared and changed. However, the source (author / website) must be specified. In addition, images can be uploaded and shared with the community.
Pixabay.com is a library of free photos, vectors and illustrations covering over 630,000 images.
All images are subject to the Creative Commons CC0, which means that they may be changed, distributed and used commercially.
The download is possible without registration and no source of the images must be specified. However, a voluntary reference to pixabay.com is requested. To upload pictures you need a registration.
Pixelio.de is an image database with over 100,000 royalty-free photos from all categories. After a free registration the photos can be downloaded indefinitely with naming of the source. And best of all, most of the images may also be used for commercial purposes. In addition, even pictures can be uploaded and shared with the community.
If you are looking for high-resolution textures and images (for example, for movie posters), textures.com is the right place for you. With over 115,000 textures (as of April 2016), the website offers images for every taste. To download the pictures, a free account must be created. With this account you can download up to 15 photos every 24 hours.
All pictures are private and commercially usable. There is no need to indicate the source, it is only desirable (more info).
Free Stock Photos Websites -Best Ones
Royalty and free photos can be found everywhere on the internet today and there are countless websites that provide free material.
The above listed providers are just a selection of the many possibilities that can be found on the Internet. In the selection above all value was placed on the quality, the offer and the free commercial use. Nevertheless, we can of course not guarantee the seriousness of the provider!
And for those who want even more elaborate and high-resolution photos, there are countless paid providers on the net. There you will definitely find everything your heart desires, even for little money.