Images are an important part of a website, and you can’t really have an appealing design without them. If you constantly need images for blog posts or social media, then it can get expensive quickly. We want to make this process a little easier for California business owners. Therefore, we are sharing our top 3 websites for free stock photos.

At Cali Image, we build websites and prepare SEO content, such as blog posts. As you can imagine, we are constantly searching for images. Our three favorite websites for free stock photos are Pixabay, Pexels, and Unsplash. These websites offer free stock photos for personal or commercial use without attribution.

Pixabay

A popular option for Free stock photos. Pixabay is free for commercial use and with no attribution required. With over 400,000 stock photos, it’s easy to find what you need. More importantly, you get high quality images and videos. You can also upload images and photos to share with other users.

Pexels

Pexels only uploads 10 images per day. Their team hand-picks quality images from other free stock media sources. While their collection isn’t as large as others, you are more likely to find great quality photography.

Unsplash

Unsplash is a great source of very artsy images to use for your blogs and digital projects. All of the images that are submitted and published on Unsplash fall under under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license, which means you can use the image for any personal or commercial use.

You are allowed to alter, copy and distribute the images without any credit to Unsplash or the photographer. However, it’s always a nice gesture to give credit where credit is due.