The visual elements in a content strategy are key in capturing the user and positioning the brand.
Finding free and royalty-free images, good quality, modern and that complement our articles without spending all our budget is a challenge.
There are dozens of pages dedicated to publishing images without copyright, or copyright, free (or cheap), generally under Creative Commons licenses, which normally give the right to the use of photographs for personal and commercial use as long as it is mentioned the license, credit and link to the author or the web.
Many of these pages are free, some have Premium packages and weekly subscriptions, others use the Flickr API so it is always advisable to read the conditions in case they change.
Gratisography, an image bank created by Ryan McGuire of Bell Design, is full of fun and very good quality photos. Refresh the page with new photos weekly.
Unsplash is one of the best known sites, you can subscribe to your page to receive 10 new photos every 10 days. And if you feel generous, and take good photos, you can send yours to be freely shared by the community.
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Spiltshire is a free image bank by Daniel Nanescu, you can pay about € 4 to receive notifications about new images, an extra photo archive and additional series.
HubSpot likes to make life easier for marketers who are starting to create online content. That is why they have taken professional photos that you can use free of charge on your Blog or other digital platforms.
Inspired by Unsplash and with a total of 284 photos, this page created by the designer Jay Mantri lets you do what you want with the photos.
If you access the 'File' you can see them all or filter them by month.
Pexel is an image bank that currently has more than 1400 photos. Your selection is updated with 30 new photos every week.
PIXABAY not only add photos from other websites as UNSPLASH also invites the user to share their photos. It is a perfect example of a digital collaborative community.
Open Foto is a collaborative platform created by Michael Jastremski in 1998 in which individuals contribute their photos under the conditions of Creative Commons.
IM FREE of the creators of IM CREATOR, is an image bank that offers a multitude of formats such as icons, photographs and templates. Its website is very structured and it is easy to find images by categories.
Raumrot is a very simple and easy to navigate page. The photos are very good quality and easy to find as they are tagged by categories.
Little Visuals is full of images mainly of landscapes, with some of product. Upload 7 new photos every 7 days.
Magdeleine Also has easy navigation, you can select the search by categories. The photos are either original from the page or are added by other free image banks such as Little Visual or Jay Mantr
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Is a project conceived by the duo David and Allie, whose mission is to provide interesting photos as an alternative to those that normally exist in the image banks. If you subscribe, you will receive free license free photos every month.
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Agregated images of many of the sites mentioned above, which facilitates the search without having to change pages.
Is a free high quality photo portal that is perfect to include in your website, blog and social networks.
The good thing is that you can search for photos by category making it easy to navigate when you are in a hurry.
It has over 18000 photo categorized mainly by location. It specializes in photos of state parks, national parks, national landmarks, and historical sites. They also have business, tech, animal, plant, and food photos as well. All photos are free to use for any purpose.
Remember that if you use free images it is important to give credit to the source. Reciprocity is what makes the digital world so generous.