Where can you find free stock photos online? The answer is there are a lot of free stock photos websites on the internet. You’ll be spending hours and hours if you’re going to rummage through all of them. To save time, I only go to 3 websites whose copyright-free photos are curated so I won’t have to weed out all the cheesy, too posed images that is not really my preference. The quality of the images on these 3 sites are superb and they offer a lot of very beautiful stock photos that you can often use for personal and commercial purposes.
I think it was Unsplash who started this trend of beautiful royalty-free stock photos. Back then, the images weren’t organized and it was difficult to sort and search image by keyword. But now, the website is more search-friendly and photos are still awesome.
I find StockSnap.io to be more organized and easier to search for photos. Some of the images are not up to par but majority are gorgeous. Whenever I’m looking for a unique photo that conveys a specific message – something that’s different from the usually candid shots you’ll find in Unsplash – this is where I find it.
Pexels is new to me but I’m immediately impressed by the images I see. It’s more similar to Unsplash when to comes to the quality of stock photos, but as search-friendly as StocSnap.io, so you’ll get the best of both websites. And the ability to search by color is a real nice function.