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    The Ultimate Guide to Completely FREE Stock Photo Sites

    Sure, a picture's worth a thousand words- but you don't necessarily want to shell out the big bucks to acquire that perfect image. Whether you're looking to spruce up your website or add some excitement to your blog, these free stock image sites are worth riffling through. 

    *Website.com users: your package comes with thousands of copyright-free photos for your use, but if you're still looking for more, take a gander at these sites.

     

    1. Pixabay

     

     

    All the images are free of copyrights and can be used even for commercial purposes. Pixabay is an international community for sharing images. To maintain a standard of quality, the images must be manually approved by the staff to be included.

     

    2. Magdeleine.co

     

     

    The focus here is on high resolution. Browse the photos by license type- some require attribution and some are completely free to use.

     

    3. FoodiesFeed

     

     

    A personal project with a  huge selection of free, food-centric images. The pictures can be edited or used as is, for both commercial or personal use. 

     

    4. morgueFILE

     

     

    With morgue file, the images are provided to be altered or customized. If you are looking to use the image as is, they suggest you contact the image author to ask for permission.

     

    5. Life of Pix 

     

     

    Full of high resolution photos that are donated by the Leeroy Advertising Agency in Montreal and contributing photographers. Each week, images are donated to the public domain. All images are completely copyright free: to be used as is, modified, or even for commercial use!

    **Take note, as of now, these stock images are offered free of charge and free of copyrights. However, be sure to frequently check the sites to make sure the terms of use haven't been altered. This may happen on occasion, for example, if there is a change of ownership to a company that monetizes their images. Note to Website.com users: your package includes thousands of stock photos which we have purchased specifically for your use, so you don't need to worry about this. Feel free to go stir crazy with those photos!

    Got any more great stock photo finds? Let us in on your secrets in the comments!

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    Kenneth Gotera says (Jun 21, 2016):

    Hi there, My name is Kenneth Gotera and I'm part of the team here at Canva. I was doing a bit of research when I stumbled upon this page on : blog.website.com/post/the-ultimate-guide-to-completely-free-stock-photo-sites. I noticed that you link to a number of Photo Editor and was wondering if you have tried Canva? Here's a link: https://photo-editor.canva.com. We'd love to be included in your list. Basically, Canva is a simple, drag-and-drop, design software that’s completely online and free to use. It's been a very exciting adventure: we’ve been around for just over 27 months and already have 10 million users :) Please let me know if you are interested. Don't hesitate to ask any questions. Thank you for your time! Best Regards, Kenneth

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    Website.com says (Jun 22, 2016):

    Hi Kenneth, thanks for reaching out! Do you have an email that we can use to correspond with you directly? Thanks! Dora Website.com Marketing

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