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Curated Stock Images ideal for Designers

We’ve been a little quiet here on the Edge Digital Blog… but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been hard at work developing great websites and running successful Digital Marketing Campaigns for our customers!

Keep an eye out for an update on our Portfolio page to see what we’ve been working on.

Now that we’re back, we want to share with you a few of our sources of the incredible free stock image sites we use and love!

Update:

Since we can’t get enough of these sort of sites and are always on the hunt for more, we thought we would share some more we have been enjoying recently. Afterall, you can never have too many resources when it comes to sourcing out great visual content!

Albumarium

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A project by Vilem Reis, Albumariam¬†has a series of niche categories to browse in from ‘red heads’ to ‘smoking’. You can probably find whatever you’re looking for here, no matter how obscure it may seem.

Superfamous

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It may be a more limited and smaller collection than others, but it’s definitely the case that it’s quality over quantity here. The design of the website is as unique and intriguing as the shots chosen by the creators- Los Angeles design agency Superfamous.

Jay Mantri

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A personal favourite of mine, all the images on here are simply stunning. A little different to the others, every photograph here is special in some way with the collection full of texture and colour.

Barn Images

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Although only launched a year ago, Latvian photographers Roman and Igor have created an impressive collection of images. Labelling their site as providing ‘non-stock’ stock images, all the content is unique and fresh and far from the standard cheesy stock photos. We have to agree, that there are photos on here that you can’t find anywhere else, and even better, the site is updated every weekday.

Free JPG

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With a variety of categories to scroll through, Free Jpg files a range of images from an array of topics. Launched in 2008, the choice of photos of every topic imaginable means the site is continuing to grow in popularity, and we can see why! The ‘popular’ and ‘top rated’ option also makes sourcing the best current images, easy.

StockSnap.io

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In our opinion, Stocksnap is one of the top up and coming sites for free stock photos, with over 40 new stunning images added every day of the highest quality and resolution.
Browse through their selection and bring a unique character to your website or blog with a photo from a talented photographer, free of cost.
All photos are released under Creative Commons – CC0.

 

 

Life of Pix

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Life of Pix contains a collection of high resolution photos, neatly organised into categories, making it easy for you to find the exact photo you need whatever the project.
They add 10 new photos every week, with no copyright restrictions.

 

 

Gratisography

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A project by web designer Ryan McGuire, all photos are taken by him, and are free to anyone for commercial or personal use.
There are some brilliant and interesting photos available on this site, with more added each week!

 

 

Pixabay

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One of the bigger free photo sites out there, Pixabay has over 300,000 free photos, vectors and art illustrations.
They are well known for their HD quality images, available for anyone to use.

 

 

Unsplash

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Unsplash provides a wonderful variety of images from many different subject types.
All in superb high quality, all from extremely skilled photographers, and all completely free for anyone to do with what they please.
10 new photos are added every 10 days.

 

 

Picography

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Picography, created and run by web design company Hidden Depth, allows anyone to submit their own photos to be distributed under the Creative Commons licence.
The Picography team carefully select which photos they publish, making the site a treasure chest of beautiful images.

 

To Summarise…

Whether it’s for personal use, a blog, a business website or advertisment, talented photographers are providing us with an unlimited amount of breathtaking images available for anyone online. Take advantage of sites like these! And be sure to always give credit to the photographer where possible, out of courtesy.

Let us know which of our Top 6 you like the most in the comments below. And if you have your own favourite site to get free stock photos, tell us! We want to know!

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