Updated: Jan 19, 2022
So you're working on a blog article for your company, or creating some social media visuals for a client, and require some stock images and vectors for your work. No stock subscription? Fret not.
Here are 5 very useful websites that can help get you through the projects (if you're resourceful enough to work your way with them 😉)
Freepik provides photos, vectors, psd files and icons for you guessed it, free! While you can use it for personal and commercial use, do remember to give attribution to the original source.
Browse over 3 million art-quality icons and photos that are created and uploaded by graphic designers around the world. While the icons are free to download, the downside is that you can only work with the black version of the icons. Opt to pay for a single-use, or subscription, for more customisation.
Unsplash truly offers images that are free, and can be used for most commercial, personal, and editorial projects.
You have nonexclusive, worldwide copyright license to download, copy, modify, distribute, perform, and use the photos without permission from, or attributing the photographer, or Unsplash.
Users can find and contribute images and video clips on Pixabay, but registration is required for uploading of files and downloading of full sized images. There are also illustrations, vectors, film footage and music, exclusively under the custom Pixabay license, which prohibits the sale of unaltered copies of the licensed works, or distribution as stock images or wallpapers.
FreeIllustrations.xyz is like a 1-stop place to find the best illustrations packs collected from other free site. The only downside is that it currently does not have a search function (it's coming soon), but you can however filter the packs by file type.
Most of them are free for personal and commercial use, but do remember to check if attribution is required for the pack you've selected for download.
If you have found all these links useful, do keep them in your bookmark (and this article too) for easier reference next time!