You're thinking of using free image sites such as Pixabay or Unsplash. Find out how they perform & what to look out for vs standard stock image sites
www.pixabay.com is a website which hosts high resolution photographs, illustrations, vector graphics and video footage. The site holds over 850,000 free images, illustrations and vectors and currently holds around 4,400 videos. Those numbers are shooting up fast.
Another favourite of ours is www.unsplash.com, it’s similar to the Pixabay site, however it currently only holds photos, as opposed to Pixabay which also provides videos, vectors and illustrations. In addition, as Unsplash is newer, the number of photos available is smaller than Pixabay. However, the site offers a wide range of stunning image collections from business and law to urban scenes and people.
In this blog post, we look at how Pixabay and Unsplash compare, using a tick box table and looking at attributes such as their functionality and suitability for commercial use.