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5 Sources For Royalty-Free Images

5 Sources For Royalty-Free Images.


Creating content is difficult in time and editing, and finding the best image that represents the theme of your article can be daunting. We have compiled this list of 5 sources for royalty-free images.

[1]What Are Royalty-Free Images?

Royalty-free images aren’t necessarily free. In most cases, you’ll have to pay a one-time fee to obtain the rights to use the image. Then you can use it as many times as you like. The “free” in “royalty-free” only means that you do not have to pay royalties to the image owner every time you use it. For a comprehensive read on royalty-free images, check out this guide by Amos Struck.

[2]The solution is free images but, if you’ve ever tried to find royalty-free stock images that you can feel really confident about using, you’d probably rather do without. Never fear. There are plenty of safe, royalty-free stock images available on the web, and to save you from spending time trying to find all of them, I am listing them here.


Unsplash is a side-project started by Crew, an online marketing agency dedicated to making your design dreams a reality.

Besides providing free stock photography, Unsplash also showcases graphic design work done by users with its MadeWith section.

Although Unsplash started as a side project, it is now one of the best copyright free image sites around why it doesn’t feature on our list of lesser-known free stock image sites.


Pexels also has its own license, which states what you can and cannot do with the images. You can use and modify the images for free for both commercial and personal use without attribution.


Currently, Pixabay is the first website I visit when I need a free stock photo. With more than 420,000 images to select from, there is a good chance this inventory will satisfy your needs.


All images found on StockSnap are free from copyright restrictions, and they don’t require attribution. Hundreds of new images are added weekly, and you can view them according to the date uploaded, and the number of views received. There is also a stream of trending photos that gives you instant access to the most popular images on the site.

Just like Unsplash above, StockSnap images fall under the CC0 license, enabling you to use the images as you wish. According to the website, StockSnap’s long-term goal is to create a community of photographers that seek to share their art with the world.

[6]Negative Space

Negative Space offers up new free stock photos every week. All of its photos are shared without copyright restrictions, meaning you’re free to use them however you please.

From architecture to technology, Negative Space’s continuously growing collection of images is one you’ll find yourself tapping into again and again. The best part? It’s easy to filter through the gallery of photos, which are sortable by category, copy space position, and color.


If you have any questions about finding royalty-free images, please do not hesitate to call today.

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