It always worries me the number of people who think it’s ok to grab images from Google for their own website, not so much that they don’t realise they are doing wrong but how much trouble and costs they could incur if they get caught.

So here’s a couple of my favourite sites for free stock images.


Pixabay is full of community site where creatives share 1000’s of Creative Commons images, it has a wide selection of images and offers downloads in a range of sizes. Pixabay is linked to Shutterstock and will show related “paid” images when you do a search.


Pexels is similar to Pixabay in many ways, it does offer a range of applications and plugins however I’ve never really seen the need to use them. The search function has always brought back the kind of results I was looking for.