It is true that the human brain processes visual contents, e.g photos, for as little as 13 milli seconds.

Clear photos are important for grabbing attention and passing your message across to your audience.

But the thing is, if you do not have more than enough visual content, how do you plan to achieve this?

That is why we have put together 5 websites where you can get stock photo for free.

  1. Pixabay
  2. Unsplash
  3. Pikwizard
  4. Picjumbo
  5. Pexels

Also read: Free photo editing apps for Instagram 2020

1. Pixabay

Pixabay has a huge database of super high-quality images for your use.

Although, it is more targeted towards marketing and business, unlike other free photo websites that are more useful for content marketers and lifestyle bloggers.

One major advantage of Pixabay is that they have free vectors and illustrations to really help your creative adventure.

2. Unsplash

You can do absolutely anything with Unsplash’s collection of over 300,000 beautiful, creative, high-resolution images from over 55,000 contributors.

Unsplash doesn’t really offer the perfect volume of choice photos as some paid websites, but the photos are top-notch and of high quality, and tens of thousands are added every day.

The probability that you’d find something good to work with on Unsplash is on the high side.

3. Pikwizard

Asides having a large collection of unique and creative stock photos, Pikwizard also provides designs that gives you the ability to make basic edits like including text overlays before downloading such designs.

While the basic features are free, they also have a version that is paid, with full online imaging features and editing tool.

4. Picjumbo

The owner of Picjumbo, a 24-year old photographer who got tired of his photos rejected by top websites for stock photos created Picjumbo with the aim of showcasing a large collection of beautiful free photos.

A thriving community of free stock photos for you.

5. Pexels

This list would be incomplete without mentioning Pexels.

They have a vast, well-curated collection of free stock photos that boats of being the best in creativity on the internet.

Additionally, they have free stock videos which has made them the go-to source for many bloggers.


Paid stock photos (by Getty Images) and are the most well-known paid stock photo sites.

Whatever photos you may need, you can them there – but sometimes, at a high price.

Also, some of the stock photos are just too randomly ”stocky”.

The usual American pictures of weird happy people smiling with their unnatural white teeth.

Luckily, there are alternatives for your convenience!

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