Images play a vital role in success of a website’s design. But high resolution and quality images are difficult to find and with all the copyright issues which can land you in trouble in the future. So, it is better to have a list of websites where we can access high quality free stock photos. Here is a list of 10 websites which i have compiled and personally use for my website design work.
Freepixels website has a lightweight design and easy navigation where you can access images from various categories like Travel, People, Work, Nature etc. Apart from that you can view the most popular images which is available with thumbnails in sidebar at the top.
Picjumbo has got a huge repository of high quality free stock photos which reflects on their homepage with mind blowing images from various categories displayed in grid structure. Picjumbo has a unique feature which lets you test drive the image i.e. preview the image in full width mode which gives you a better idea of how the image will like when implemented on a website.
Pixabay features a search bar above the fold which gives you the convenience of searching images, vectors and videos. What makes pixabay different from other stock photo websites is that it has a community around it with forums and users which can be followed and their are delievered in your email. Also it provides videos, illustrations, vectors.
Stocksnap has a modern design with smooth navigation. It provides a search engine and links to most searched category of images. After that images are displayed which can be sorted based on most recent, trending and number of views.
Unsplash is a very popular among designers for its high quality images. its interface is simple with list of images which can be viewd in grid format too. It makes things easier for you by providing various collections of images like wedding, couples, mother earth, outer space etc.