Need images and short video clips for your website and associate videos? Here are my favorite places to find stock photography and stock videos.
Pixabay – Free Images and Videos
Pixabay has a huge collection of free images you can use with out attribution. Their images cover a wide range of potential topics. From practical niches like weight loss to random topics like numerology, Pixabay has both free images and video clips you can use for your website.
Unsplash – Free Images
Unsplash is the place to go for gorgeous photography that is totally free to use. You will need to resize the photos as by default they’re huge images.
Pexels – Free Stock Videos
Stock videos made easy. If you’re looking to weave in short 5-10 second clips into your own videos, Pexels is a great place to find stock videos.
Canva – Free Images + A Useful Editor
Canva It’s a website that allows you to make trendy looking images and graphics using images you already have, or images provided by Canva using fun, creative looking templates.
Canva makes creating all sorts of graphics like YouTube thumbnails or Pinterest pins easy.
IM Free (Free with attribution)
IMCreator.com is a website builder service that also offers a small directory of images, graphics and templates you can use for free. The images are categorized into such topics as business, ambient lighting, arts and music, lifestyles and so forth. The images are under a creative common licenses which typically means you can use the image for free as long as you give attribution (but check!).
500 PX (Free and Paid)
500PX.com is a service that provides high quality free and paid images across all different types of subject matters. Their free images are released under a creative commons license
Gratisography.com is a website that provides free high quality, high res pictures that you can use for your personal use. No copyright, and new pictures are added weekly. Lastly, It’s run by Ryan McGuire so make sure to say thanks to him.
Stencil (Paid) – Create Your Own Engaging Graphics For Social Media
Image creation service for social media. If you’re needing to create high quality graphics for blog posts and various social media platforms, Stencil is a game changer.
Pixelmator Pro – The Bets Alternative to Photo Shop
Not free, but not as costly as Photo Shop. Pixelmator Pro is an excellent choice if you’re in need of a premium, full featured photo editor.
GIMP – Free Photo Editor
GIMP is a popular, high quality, feature rich photo editor. If you want a free option that does not suck, you’ll love GIMP. With tons of free tutorials, GIMP is perfect for most peoples needs.
Pixlr – Free Photo Editor
Pixlr is a free, cloud based picture editor that comes with the features you need to edit pictures, feature images or thumbnails.
Photopea – Free photo editor
Photopea has the most similar user experience to Photoshop. If you’re looking for a solid photoshop alternative Photopea is an excellent choice.