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10 sites to find free images for your SaaS blogs

Is there a way to get high-quality free images for your blog posts? There is. That’s what this post is about. I’ll walk you through 10 sites you can use to find free images for your SaaS blogs.
10 sites to find free images for your SaaS blogs
10 sites to find free images for your SaaS blogs

Using images for your blog is a no-brainer.

a) Blog with images get 94% more views
b) The human brain processes images 60000X faster than a plain text.
c) Blog posts that include images produce 650% higher engagement than text-only posts.

These benefits are appealing. Everyone wants them. Yet, many search for images on Google and include those low-quality photos on their blog posts. (I’m guilty of this, too).

It will affect your website rankings. Worse, you can even land in a copyright legal case for using the web images.

(A copywriter paid $4000 for a $10 photo)

But, I get you.

Buying images (on photo sites like Getty Images) can cost upwards of $500+. And spending $10,000 to use 20+ images in 6-7 blog posts is suicidal for a startup.

Is there a solution? A way to get high-quality free images for your blog posts? There is. That’s what this post is about. I’ll walk you through 10 sites you can use to find free images for your SaaS blogs.

No more shilling dollars to get high-resolution images. (And getting stuck in a legal case. That’s the last thing you’d want while running your startup)

Let’s jump right in!

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Here are the 10 sites to find free images

1. Unsplash

Unsplash has 2 million+ free images you can use for blog posts, to create presentations or marketing campaigns. Thousands of professional photographers upload images daily on Unsplash.

Browse through hundreds of categories like business, travel, health, and more. You can even search for images that don’t fit into any category.

Example: I searched for SaaS. Unsplash showed me a collection of high-resolution images.

unsplash.com
unsplash.com

Photo from Unsplash

You can download the photographs and use them for free. Either for commercial or non-commercial purposes. No permission is needed.

Read here more about how you can use Unsplash photos.

(Unsplash is our favorite to find images of any kind)

2. Pexels

Pexels has millions of images, and every day thousands are uploaded. All photos are tagged, searchable, and also easy to discover through the discover page.

pexels.com
pexels.com

You can also browse through different collections such as office work, business, work from home, and more. The best part is, you can choose your native language to browse Pexels. Pexels also has a video collection.

You can:
a) Use Pexels to find images to create ads, banners, and marketing campaigns.
b) Use the videos for free to upload on your blog.

Pexels also permits you to modify photos and videos as you prefer.

3. Burst

Burst (by Shopify) provides free high-resolution images for entrepreneurs for websites and commercial use. No matter what business photos you’re looking for, Burst has it all.

You can find free images for beauty, retail, fashion, technology, and other industries.

burst.shopify.com
burst.shopify.com

But, the great part of Burst is its trending business idea section. You can browse through 20+ popular online business ideas. Burst provides a detailed case study on each idea.

You get to learn about the business model, marketing insights, supplier info, and how you can start that business. The image related to that business is a plus.

4. Pixabay

Pixabay has a collection of 2.5 million + images and videos. You can also search for graphics, vectors, and illustrations on it. The goodies don’t stop here.

Pixabay has thousands of sound effects (like nature sounds, technology, and people sounds) you can use for your blog posts.

You can use the images, videos, and graphics without seeking any permission or giving credit to the person (though it’s advisable to credit the artist).

Example:

pixabay.com
pixabay.com

Image credits

Here are the guidelines on how to use Pixabay’s images.

5. StockSnap

StockSnap has millions of photos that are free to download, edit, and use. Like other image sites, StockSnap has hundreds of categories you can choose from.  

But, what differentiates it is its search and filter options. You can search for images and filter the results by relevance, date, trending, views, downloads, and favorites. This makes it easy to find high-quality photos.

Example: I searched for SaaS technology and filtered the results by ‘downloads.’

Here’s the result:

stocksnap.io
stocksnap.io

You can publish, revise, copy, and alter the StockSnap images without any permission. Read the other guidelines on how to use StockSnap.

6. Life of Pix

Life of Pix has free images and videos you can use on your blogs and for marketing purposes. You can search for images and filter them by color and orientations (either portrait or landscape).

lifeofpix.com
lifeofpix.com

It has partnered with Adobe to allow users to browse through Adobe’s photos collection. You’ll have to pay to download Adobe’s photos (though you’ll get a  discount). But, all the images on Life of Pix are 100% free to use.

Life Of Pix ranks the best photographer of the week on its site. You can browse through the artist’s photos collection.

7. Flickr

Flickr is home to tens of billions of images, videos, and screenshots. You can find almost any image on it. Flickr doesn’t allow all images to use for commercial purposes.

But, don’t worry. Select commercial use & mods allowed under Any license.

flickr.com
flickr.com

Now, you can use images for free and commercial purposes. You can filter the images by orientation, size, and published date.

Example:

You can also search image results by group. Each group has thousands of photos, and you can comment on them. You can filter the groups by name, activity, the number of people, oldest, and newest.

Example: I searched for office work and selected groups.

flickr.com
flickr.com

Click on any of the groups to take part in discussions and download free photos.

8. Picjumbo

Picjumbo gives you access to thousands of free images in every category (from food to technology). You can download and use it in your blogs, social media, or for any other commercial purpose.

picjumbo.com
picjumbo.com

You can also get free images if you subscribe to their newsletter. Picjumbo also has a paid subscription. It’s a collection of high-quality premium images. But, the free collection is good enough to get the job done.

9. Realistic shots

Realistic shots uploads 7 new photos every week. Yes, the quantity is low. But, you can bet your house on the quality of those 7 images. Search for any image, and you’ll get high-resolution images that feel real.

Here’s one example:

realisticshots.com
realisticshots.com

Image credits

3.2 billion images are shared online daily. Not all of them are good. Realistic shots picks the 7 photos that are. The photos go through strict quality criteria before they are uploaded.

You can use these images for free for any purpose - blogs, websites, or social media. No attribution is required.

10. Startup stock photos

This is a GOLD MINE for startups. Startup stock photos feature free startup, office, and tech stock images that you can download.

Example:

startupstockphotos.com
startupstockphotos.com

Image credits

While the website targets startups, even bloggers, creators, and freelancers can use it. You can download the photos for free without any permission or credit (though it’s appreciated).

Now you know the sites you can download free images from for your blog

People are visual learners. 90% of the information processed by the brain is visual. An image helps users consume the blog learnings easier than plain text.

But, don't use scrappy Google images. It won't appeal to your readers and will affect your SEO. Start with these free sites to use high-quality images for your SaaS blog.

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