by Kennett Kwok - Aug 13, 2019
Building websites from scratch can be difficult if you don't have the right resources, tools, and images to go along with it.
And sometimes, you don't have time or the resources to find and take the images you need.
Without a proper set of photos, your customers will perceive your website as dry and unreliable, so you may find converting visitors to customers difficult.
And when we think about images, we don't mean the ones that look like they're from the 1990s or early 2000s. It's 2019, and your customers expect much more than an image of a businessperson wearing a headset in front of a white background.
So here are five free stock photography websites with high-quality images.
Unsplash offers over one million free high-resolution photos by community photographers around the world. Completely free, you can use them for both commercial and noncommercial purposes with or without credit.
Shopify launched Burst to help eCommerce entrepreneurs find high-resolution photos for their websites. It includes thousands of images, which are both royalty-free. You don't need to credit the photographers, but it's encouraged.
Here's another popular stock photography website that's completely free. StockSnaps takes its time to curate some of the best images from photographers around the world. Like the other websites, they have a Creative Commons CC0 License, which means that you can download, alter, and publish as you see fit for both personal and commercial use.
Pixabay offers a variety of photos, illustrations, and videos for free. And like the others, you don't need to credit the author for their work. You can freely download, modify, and publish as you see fit. If you want to get your customers' attention, you can find a video here and add it to your home page.
If you want something a bit different, then Gratisography is it for you. Take a look for yourself to see what we mean. It doesn't have the same number of images as the other free stock photography websites.