There are legions of stock images websites on the web. Some are paid stock images, some are free but boring (You have to register, etc) and some are 100% free. You just have to go to the website, select a few images, and download it. That’s simple as that.
In my opinion, that’s how all free stock images websites should be. As an example of this, let’s talk about a website I recently discover, named FreePixels.com.
Freepixels is very simple to use: Just go on their site and search for stock images. If you don’t need to find something specific, you can also browse the site to see what images can be used in your designs.
All freepixels.com images are categorized, which makes things a lot easier when you have to browse. I browsed a few categories while writing this post, and I must admit that I spent a long time on the site, browsing, watching images, thinking about how I can use them…
That’s a good point, but now we must talk about the licence. Licencing is a common problem to every creative person: “Can I use this icon? “Is that image CC licenced?” I have heard theses questions a lot of time. Even worse, on one of my first PsdVibe tutorials, I had to remove an icon I’ve used from the tutorial and all screenshots because the icon’s licence didn’t allowed me to do that.
On FreePixels, you don(t have to worry: All images from the site can be used both personally and profesionnally. That means, you can use them to illustrate blog posts, but you can also feature some of their image on a client’s website.
Of course, and particulary in the case of a website dedicated to stock images, an image is worth a thousand words. This is why I thought I can’t finnish this article without featuring some of my favorite stock photography from Freepixels. Just click on an image to download it.
Nice images, isn’t it? Visit FreePixels for more.