If you have a website or a blog, or you’re planning on creating one, you’re probably thinking you’ll need images to illustrate your content and make it more attractive to your readers.
We’ve talked a little about this in the past, before adding any images from a search engine like Google Images you should consider that most of them are protected by copyright laws and using them without the proper licence or authorization could bring legal problems to your door.
The good news is that there’s a variety of image banks available that allow users to download and free use images on the web. Here, we’re going to focus on the ones that give users a Public Domain licence, this means you don’t have to worry about anything because you’re able to use the image for free, even commercially, for no cost at all.
A website without any restrictions on their use whatsoever, not even registrations is required.
A public domain image bank where each of the images is available in high quality. You can use them freely without giving credit to the original author.
As the name implies, every image on this site is completely free to use without restrictions.
This website is full of beautiful high quality photos, they are all free for personal and commercial use and no attribution is required.
Italian photographer Daniel Narescu gives away his photos for free here, his philosophy is to help fellow designers and to spread his photography around. Files are very high quality.
We’ve mentioned this website before , they add 10 new photos every 10 days, all off them under the Creative Commons Zero Licence (CC0) which means you can use them freely.
If it’s photos of food you need this is the website for you! Photographer Jakob Kapusnak gives us his beautiful shots for free.
Boasting an excellent search engine tool and categorizing images by all sorts of attributes this sites allows you to use photos freely and no registration is required.
A good source of free photos, especially backgrounds and textures. No registration is required.
Montreal based advertising agency Leroy gives us this free high-resolution photo bank with no copyright restrictions.
If you know of more great image banks like these ones that can help people when building their websites, share them in the comments please!