17 Free Websites for High-Quality Images

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Finding some free HQ images to inspire yourself or fill your content and got you confused in choosing the best search result?

Or did you also end up on a website which demands a fortune for your favourite photo? Well, don’t get disappointed because here’s a one-stop list of the most promising free HQ image websites. It will guide you in choosing sites according to your purpose. Go through this list and adorn your content with  FREE beautiful pictures.

Picjumbo

Picjumbo is a great photo library which will help you find useful images for yourself under each category it offers. The popular categories on the website are business, food, women, abstract, nature and people. The site also goes for a premium collection which interestingly divides under three different categories– “I’m a Blogger”, “I’m a Designer”, and “We’re an Agency” which is an entry door to their premium collection. The site also provides geeky information such as focal length, ISO, aperture, shutter and width about the images you are going to download.

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Pexels

Pexels is another awesome website to get HD images for your usage. I admire their collection of lifelike images and would also recommend you to take this site into your list of websites to find  HQ photos. It has a long list of categories. These are the name of the popular ones- Social Media, Fitness, Beer, and House.

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Unsplash

Unsplash has a routine of adding 10 copyright free images in every ten days. It has a collection of high-quality breathtaking images you can fall in love with. You can find cool pics about travel, nature, mountains, sea beaches and lot other kinds of stuff.

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IM Free

IM Free which is maintained by IM Creator has an astounding collection of premium photos and they are available for free. You can see that its images are nothing less than the images which are found at paid websites. Look at this site for cool premium quality pictures and templates. As images in the collection come from various sources, check attribution before using images.

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MorgueFile

MorgueFile is a great place for people who get baffled at the view of huge online image collections. MorgueFile has comparatively small collection than websites in the list but it owns a broad spectrum of categories which helps the viewer to find out stock photos according to their requirement and taste. The category offers image collection which ranges from antique images to wildlife images.

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FreeImages

FreeImages is a big repository of open source photos. So, what is so different about FreeImages from other websites? The answer lies in its diversity of images. You just not see images of landscapes or flowers. You see everything, every topic is covered on this site.

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Little Visuals

Little Visuals is an unconventional site with a small yet powerful collection of images. You can avail it for photographs via signing up with your email address. Thus, you can receive 7 new high-resolution images every week in the form of zip file.

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New Old Stock

While you can find some common things in every website, New Old Stock stands out from the crowd with its inspiring collection of retro photos. The images are found from estate sales or other government resources. The images are free of copyright restrictions. You will always feel like giving a tour to this website.

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Picography

Picography is a very simple site with a scroll through the gallery to have a view of all pictures in its collection. The images are clicked by professional photographers and the site offers great clicks to designers who are interested in expressive photography.

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Getrefe

Getrefe can seem very happening to you if you are a lover of landscapes and architectural photos. The website purely dedicated to self-explanatory beautiful pictures of great landscapes mostly located in Europe. Nature lovers have a look at this website.

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Pixabay

When you search “free HQ images”, you can see Pixabay. Most of the images in Pixabay do not require attribution. So, get, set and download desirable high-quality pictures from this website.

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Gratisography

The pictures in Gratisography are clicked by Ryan McGuire, a web designer and an artist. The collection of images get supplied with new photographs every week. The images look explosive and very expressive. You should give this incredible site a try for its hot collection of images with no copyright restrictions.

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Life Of Pix

Another site where you don’t need to provide credits to any photos which are being downloaded. Life Of Pix is loaded with new pictures every week.

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Jay Mantri

Jay Mantri, a designer by profession and traveller by choice, uploads seven of the most inspiring photos on every Thursday on his site. He uses creative commons license to upload his photos. The images are free and are complemented with different themes.

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FoodiesFeed

The best place to find out high-quality pictures of mouth-watering food delicacies and any kind of food from all over the world. Visit FoodiesFeed and you will love the experience.

A perfect place for food bloggers who need stock photos about food.

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Negative Space

Negative Space is another good place to find free photographs which are under CCo license (Creative Commons). The website looks cool and is filled with photographs related to the different genre.

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Flickr

The home to 2 million groups and 13 billion photos, Flickr is the best online platform used worldwide to store and share photos. Categories can be anything under the sun. The website was made with a vision to help people circulate their photos to their audience. Hence, you can sign up and download great photographs shared by professionals.

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Some Help from Search Engine Friends

Here is a list of search engines which are totally dedicated to make searches in multiple websites and find you the most relevant results for HQ images.

CC Search

It is a Search engine powered by Creative Commons. You can find every photo which is under Creative Commons banner (license) via CC Search. I understand the fact that CC search is not a search engine (technically) but it does show results from various websites like Flickr, Google Images, Pixabay, Fotopedia and Europeans. The search is fast as CC search does not search every website simultaneously. You tell them what to search and where to search by selecting websites.

You can also search videos, music and other media formats through it.

Note:- Before you use images, make sure that you read about its usage rights.

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Google Images

You cannot forget Google Images when you are searching images for your web content. You can get great images from Google Images. All you need to perform is search wisely and use keywords like “dog images HD”. To check for usage rights,

Click on Tools > Click on Usage Rights > Select the rights that befit you

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Photo Pin

A handy service for those who want to download licensable content (creative commons) from Flickr in a simpler manner. Just visit the website, search for the keywords and download it without visiting advanced settings to choose Creative Common (as we do it in Flickr). The site looks like this.

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As you see, there are a lot of doors which have opened for you so that you can enjoy and download great photography. Feel free to comment below if the list has benefited you or if I have missed some good ones in the squad.

Enjoy the vast collection of photos here!.

This article was originally published here by TapChief Expert, Prince Kapoor.