20 Sites to Get Free Stock Images for Commercial Use

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Finding free stock images for commercial use for your website or for your next giveaway can be a pain. Just running a quick search for free stock photos, or royalty-free photos will bring you to tons of deceptive websites that require payment to download any of their images. We’ve done the dirty work for you and compiled this resource of 20 different sites so you can get free stock images that fall under the Creative Commons Zero license or similar; meaning you can copy, modify, and use any photo you find, even for commercial purposes, without having to ask permission or provide attribution.

Free Stock Images for Commercial Use

All sites below have links to their terms and licenses. We’ve specifically chosen sites that offer Creative Commons Zero licenses or similar so that the images are free to use for commercial purposes. Be sure to read each site carefully, as terms may change over time. Please note, even though we’ve done our best to provide you with this list of sites, we suggest you always do your own research when using an image to ensure that its license allows for what you plan to do with the photo. free stock images for commercial use

License: Creative Commons Zero. See License. Why it’s great: They add 10 new photos every 10 days. realisticshots

License: Creative Commons Zero. See License. Why it’s great: They add 7 new photos every week. pixabay

License: Creative Commons Zero. See License. Why it’s great: Over 320,000 free photos, vectors and art illustrations. Life of Pix

License: Creative Commons Zero. See License (at top of homepage). Why it’s great: Photos are broken down by category in their gallery. gratisography

License: Creative Commons Zero. See License. Why it’s great: High-resolution and high-contrast photos, with new photos added weekly. freenaturestock

License: Creative Commons Zero. See License. Why it’s great: Stock photos of nature only, updated daily. magdeleine

License: Creative Commons Zero (on the link provided above). See License (each photo is marked as CC0 – Public Domain). Why it’s great: Sort photos based on colors and tags, updated daily. snapwiresnaps

License: Creative Commons Zero. See License (look under each photo to see the license). Why it’s great: 7 hand-picked snaps every 7 days, completely free. stocksnap

License: Creative Commons Zero. See License. Why it’s great: Awesome search function with hundreds of hi-res images added weekly. kaboompics

License: You can use the images nearly any way you want, commercial or not. See License. Why it’s great: Several different categories of photos, updated daily. publicdomainarchive

License: Images are public domain. See License. Why it’s great: Everything you need for creative projects, updated weekly. travelcoffeebook

License: Creative Commons Zero. See License on homepage. Why it’s great: 10 new photos every 10 days of beautiful travel moments. isorepublic

License: Images can be used for almost any commercial project. See License. Why it’s great: High-quality free photos for any creative project. foodiesfeed

License: Free to use, modify, and edit for commercial purposes. See License. Why it’s great: Free high-resolution images of food. What’s better than that? Cons: Will make you indescribably hungry. furiouscamera

License: Creative Commons Zero. See License. Why it’s great: Free lifestyle photos to use on commercial projects, updated daily. mmt

License: Creative Commons Zero. See License on homepage. Why it’s great: Updated weekly with a lot of great nature and city photos. jaymantri

License: Creative Commons Zero. See License on homepage. Why it’s great: Beautiful landscape photography. 7 new images added every Thursday. camarama

License: Creative Commons Zero. See License. Why it’s great: Beautiful stock photography updated weekly. cupcake

License: Creative Commons Zero. See License. Why it’s great: Stunning landscape and nature photography from Jonas Nilsson Lee. startupstockphotos

License: Free to modify, edit, See License on homepage. Why it’s great: Stock photos for startups and tech related businesses.

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Vine Stars Combine Their Powers For This HP TV Commercial

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This week, Hewlett-Packard released a new television ad for its Pavilion x360 — a notebook that turns into a tablet — made up of a continuous sequence of Vines.

As reported in the Wall Street Journal, HP asked Vine-ographers Robby Ayala, who creates silly videos, to entertain his 2.8 million followers, and Zach King, whose visual trickery has amassed 1.7 million followers, for six seconds of creative story-telling featuring the Pavilion x360.

The “#BendTheRules of TV Advertising with the HP x360″ campaign is the first television spot created entirely of Vines. According to WSJ:

“The idea, says Rob Le Bras-Brown, HP’s senior vice president of marketing in its printing and personal systems unit, was to “find creative people in social media, particularly ‘vine-ographers,’ and give them the machine and invite them to be creative with it in six seconds.”

Zach King, for example, has amassed 1.7 million followers on Vine for visual tricks like this.

Mr. Le Bras-Brown said that the Vine stars had relative freedom to create their own six-second videos with the product. HP’s creative agency 180LA also worked on the spot. A normal production timeline for a 30-second TV ad can run 10 to 12 weeks, HP says, but the new Vine ad only took about 11 days from start to finish.

Marketers are clearly itching to further connect TV and digital audiences, but whether Vine will continue to meld into TV advertising — or if it’s just a flash in the pan platform — remains to be seen.

Here’s HP’s full ad, which it is also promoting on YouTube:

Read the full coverage over on the Wall Street Journal.

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