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31 websites to download photos for free and without copyright conflicts

22 mayo, 2021

Being able to legally decorate a blog, a web page or a project with images can sometimes be an extra expense that not everyone can afford. For this reason, on many occasions it ends up tending to pull Google and put the first photo found regardless of how this may harm its author.

Fortunately, there is a trend on the Internet to offer content under free licenses that is spreading rapidly among image banks, so that more and more resources we have to find and use that perfect photograph for our post or that icon for our project.

The types of free license

  • Creative Commons is a non-profit organization that promotes copyright-free licenses so that the works that benefit from them can be used and shared freely. The different CC licenses combine four basic conditions: The recognition of authorship, the prohibition of commercial use, the non-creation of derivative works or the creation of these, but on the condition that they continue to use the same license.
  • The works are beginning to be considered public domain when they are anonymous or their copyright protection term expires. In Spain, for example, a work becomes public domain when 70 years have passed since the death of the author.
  • The copyleft works are those in which copyright is exercised, but to allow free distribution of their copies and modified versions, as long as they also preserve the same rights.

31 websites to download free photos

  • OpenPhoto is one of the first free image banks on the web, and that is why it has a wide catalog of images ordered by themes.
  • Among the thousands of photographs that we can find on Flickr, there is an extensive collection of images protected by Creative Commons licenses that is growing every day.
  • Wikimedia Commons stores more than 25 million free and free multimedia files, among which we can find hundreds of thousands of photographs and icons.
  • The popular 500px website has also joined the free content stream, and includes a section with Creative Commons licensed photos.
  • In Public Domain Archive we find an extensive archive belonging to the UN, but that the organization has decided to offer for free on the net.
  • Pixabay offers us a total of more than 340,000 free photos, vectors and illustrations for us to use as best suits us at any time.
  • Picol is a website where we can find an infinity of free icons for our websites, and it will also provide us with tools to create our own.
  • On Jay Mantri’s website they publish seven free and free images every Thursday, most of them with everyday objects or views that represent our day to day.
  • The same philosophy they use at Foodie’s Feed, only as the name suggests their weekly portion of photos are focused on food. Sometimes they even throw sets in which we are shown the same thing but from different angles.
  • Freeimages is another magnificent library with more than 400,000 high quality free images that we can search by name, subject or location.
  • Another website that offers us a free subscription to receive free images is Death to the Stock Photo, where they are very proud to have been used by pages like Wired.
  • If we want good resolution and high quality snapshots, Free Range Stock offers them to us. All we have to do is register on their website.
  • If you’re more interested in quality than quantity, Stockvault has a great little collection of over 53,000 free logo, image, and texture templates.
  • FreePik offers us almost 1.5 million images, buttons, graphics, shadows, templates and icons for free.
  • In Little visuals we also have a good portion of photos with Creative Commons license. They started as a weekly update website, but had to stop its activities after its author died in November 2013. Even so, the images on its website are still available.
  • Free stock images, photos, textures and digital wallpapers without the need for any subscription, that’s what they offer us at FreeMediaGoo
  • I’m free offers us a complete collection of images, icons and free graphics perfectly organized in different themes.
  • Gettyimages offers us in Spanish a good bank of free images and videos with a search engine in which we can search for ideas and concepts, and even the possibility of also finding paid images.
  • As its name suggests, Viintage offers a large number of old images, and the possibility of subscribing to us so that we receive their news by email.
  • Do you need graphics or icons? OpenClipart offers more than 68,000 totally free for both our private and commercial use.
  • Free Digital Photos offers us its own collection of free images created by professional designers, photographers and illustrators.
  • Gratisography also offers us on its website a good selection of free images for private or commercial use.
  • Free Photos Bank is another interesting free image bank in which content is grouped into different categories to make life a little easier.
  • Photopin is an image bank aimed at bloggers with thousands of photos protected with Creative Commons, yes, with attribution requests
  • New Old Stock is a website dedicated to old photographs in which images that have always been free are combined with those that have remained in the public domain when their copyright expires.
  • With the only requirement of crediting its author, AMGmedia also offers us a good collection of free photographs for all tastes.
  • On Unsplash they make a total of ten free high-resolution photos available to us every ten days so that we can do whatever we want with them.
  • On the Picography website we can also find a good collection of free high-resolution images, in which we will also find shots with faces or those belonging to events.
  • Dreamstime is another image bank that has included a section with free files and a Creative Commons license.
  • Created by a team of photographers and illustrators, rgbstock offers us a large number of free captures for all tastes
  • Food, nature and public transport are some of the themes that Cepolina offers us in its collection of free images.

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