Choosing images for your website
Choosing images for your website is an important aspect of creating a visually appealing and engaging website. Here are some steps you can follow to choose the right images for your website:
Free stock photo services
Here are some suggestions of websites that offer free copyright-free images and graphics that can be used for personal or commercial use.
Pixabay – offers a vast collection of photos, illustrations, and vectors.
Unsplash – high-quality, professional images in a wide range of categories.
Pexels – a collection of high-quality images.
StockSnap – offers a large selection of high-quality, free stock photos.
Freepik – a platform that provides a wide range of vectors, PSDs, icons, and photos, with many available for free.
It’s always a good practice to read the terms and conditions of each website to ensure that you are using the images in accordance with their policies. Though all these sites offer free to use images, some may require attribution.
Premium stock photo services
While there are many sources of free images available online, premium stock photo services will offer a wider range of high-quality images and illustrations.
Premium services may be a better source for industry-specific photographs, icons and infographics, and as many offer a free trial, are definitely worth a look.
Shutterstock – Offers over 300 million images, videos, and graphics for a wide range of uses.
Adobe Stock – High-quality images, videos, and templates that are fully integrated with Adobe Creative Cloud.
Getty Images – A leading source of high-quality, editorial and commercial images
iStock – Royalty-free images, illustrations, and videos at affordable prices.