Top 10 Websites for B2B Marketers to Find Free High Quality Photos Fast

on December 29, 2015

Top 10 Websites for B2B Marketers to Find Free High Quality Photos Fast

As B2B marketers, we all know that visual content in our blogs, emails, newsletters, and social media have to catch the reader's eye and be in high quality. When they don't look like just another stock photo, they compliment the written content to be just as engaging.  In addition, according to Social Media Examiner, posts with high quality photos perform much better on social media, than a simple link or text.

It is easy to search for images using Google, but those photos might be protected. Another option is to sort through Flickr's free creative commons images, but that could take hours until you may find a gem. To save time, and hassle you could buy a membership or credits at other stock photos websites like ShutterStock, 123RF, Dollar Photo Club, and so on, but for many, it can be too expensive.

Well, good news! I’ve created a list of the best free high quality stock photo website with a review on the most important aspects so that you, as B2B marketers, don't have to waste any time searching:

  1. Accessibility of the pictures: registration is required or not
  2. Is it possible to search on the website?
  3. Is it required to attribute the content to the creator?
  4. How frequently is new content added?
  5. What kind of photo categories are available?

 

#1 Magdeleine

ph. TODD QUACKENBUSH

ph. TODD QUACKENBUSH

Magdeleine offers a simple website with lot of free, high quality images. Photos published on this site can be used however you want.

 

 

#2 Picjumbo

Plane Dashboard BY VIKTOR HANACEK

Plane Dashboard BY VIKTOR HANACEK

Photos on Picjumbo are free for personal and commercial use.

 

 

#3 Gratisography

 

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Pictures fall under the Creative Commons Zero license, so this website offers free high-resolution images and you can use them on your personal and commercial projects.

 

#4 StockSnap

Alicja Colon

Alicja Colon

Photos on StockSnap fall under the creative commons license. You can copy, modify and distribute any photos for personal and commercial use.

 

 

#5 IM Creator

LV woman by MariusBoatca

LV woman by MariusBoatca

IM Creator offers collection of free resources, all for commercial use.

 

#6 Public Domain Images

B2B marketing

Public Domain Images – Bowling Alley Red Ball White Pins Lane

Pictures are free for personal and commercial use.  You can copy, modify, distribute, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.

 

 

#7 Getrefe

b2b networking rails

Quite simple interface and royalty-free, high-quality, natural looking photos.

 

 

#8 Startup Stock Photos

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Pictures are free and you can use them however you want. Perfect for startup landing pages and for simple websites.

 

 

#9 Foodie’s Feed

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Are you looking for pictures of food? Even if you're a B2B marketer, sometimes food does help illustrate certain points. Well, now you got it.

 

 

#10 New Old Stock

NASA F-8A CRUSADER SUPERCRITICAL WING AIRCRAFT

NASA F-8A CRUSADER SUPERCRITICAL WING AIRCRAFT

This site offers free old photos without copyright restrictions.

 

I hope the beautiful images you find in these websites help improve your reach. I'll just quickly add that if you have great images, people have a tendancy to hover their mouse over them. If you want to add another level of monetization to your blog, check out Imonomy–it's a cool in-image platform that doesn't make your website look like a spammy untrustworthy billboard. To share your blogs in social media efficiently and see if they bring you leads, try Oktopost.

Do you have another website that we should add to this list? Tell us what you like to use most and why.

 

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