10 AMAZING SITES WITH BEAUTIFUL STOCK PHOTOS

Having good quality images will help improve the quality of the content you post to your site. 

There are many times when creative professionals need quality images for a project and sometimes finding websites with quality stock photos can be a bit difficult. 

There are a growing number of websites that offer incredible stock images, some are free and some require payment to access the images.  You can find some images on Google, but you know the importance of showing a really good design and quality images for your viewers and customers because the quality of content your create is a direct reflection of your brand.  Also, many of the images found on Google don't have a good resolution and they may not have an adequate license for free use. 

Many of the websites listed below offer images free of copyright restrictions or under a Creative Commons license, which means you can copy, modify, and distribute the images for commercial purposes - all without official permission.  Here are the websites you can visit to find the best high-quality images for your website.

1)  DREAMSTIME

I really like this site because it has a lot of high-quality images and a lot of variety.  It is a paid site, but it may be worth it if you are looking to improve your website with quality images.  They have monthly subscriptions and credit packs and it is cheaper than many other paid subscription sites.  They also have a free photo gallery when you register.

2)  PIXABAY  

This site has thousands of photos that you can download for free.  You can freely use any image on this website in digital and printed format for personal and commercial use.  All images are published under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain script.

3)  PEXELS  

This is one of my favorites.  They have over 10,000 free stock photos that are hand-selected to ensure high quality.  They add 20 new images a day and you can like the photos and save them for later. No attribution is required.

4)  UNSPLASH 

This site provides 10 new high-resolution photos every 10 days - most of them are about breathtaking landscapes.  No attribution is required as the images are also published under Creative Commons CC0 Public Domain Script.

5)  DEATH TO THE STOCK 

They deliver 10 photos within a specific category each month directly to your inbox.  The goal of this website is to give you options to use in your layouts, social media, and blogs.  They have their own license that can be read on your website.

6)  GRATISOGRAPHY  

This website has a really large collection of photos that are free of copyright restrictions.  They have different categories like animals, nature, objects, people, urban, and capricious.  Every week new photos are added.  It should be noted that all of the photos are taken by Ryan McGuire.

7)  SHUTTERSTOCK

This site is extremely popular and has images, videos, music, and graphics with a lot of variety in each category. Prices are based on the use of images, which means that the more images you download, the more discounts you get.

8)  ADOBE STOCK/FOTOLIA 

This site has one of the largest libraries with over 23 million media pieces.  Fotolia is very easy to navigate and has credit-based subscriptions and memberships. 

9)  FREEPIK 

This site has over one million free photos, vector graphics, videos, illustrations, and PSDs that you can use for your designs.  This site produces hundreds of vector graphics and photos every day, so it's definitely worth a look.

10)  DEPOSITPHOTOS 

They have thousands of photos, vector graphics, and videos posted daily, monthly, and via on-demand subscriptions.  This site has an affordable pricing structure and an excellent selection of media.  It should be noted that audio files are not offered on this site.

Images have the power to convey messages and influence emotions beyond words.  Choose the right images and your message will have a powerful impact on your audience!  Make sure you don't skimp on creative quality, as it has a big impact on the influence of your brand.

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