Despite of countless images available on the internet, it is not easy to find free images that are incredible and unique to use on your website or blog posts.
And with so many blogs and websites popping up everyday on a particular subject, it gets harder to stand out among millions.
Soon the website with the better design, typography, usability and the best images takes the lead. Quality images indicate a greater concern with design that conveys greater credibility, an essential relationship of trust between you and your visitors.
Here are 4 important reasons to use quality images on your website:
- To attract the attention and interest of your readers, even before they start reading your text.
- To hold people’s attention when reading through the content you have to offer.
- To strengthen or raise a point of view, argument, fact, opinion or statement.
- To help keep your best posts and easily distinguishable from others.
Below is a list where you can find free images and paid ones to use on your website or blog posts.
Best places to find free images to your website
On this site, you’ll find high quality images from free sites like Google Images and Flickr, without worrying about assignments and licenses to use them.
If you are looking for quantity rather than quality, this site can help you with more than 20 million images.
This site has a relatively small number of images, but it offers a higher quality of images.
Another free option to find your images.
If offers many high quality images for free, but you can download only 10mb per day.
Best places to find paid images to your website
This is my favorite place to find paid images for websites or blogs.
Very similar of Shutterstock, with a huge base of high quality images.
They offer high quality images for only $1.
They offer one month free trial. It’s a great alternative if you want to test their services before spending money.
Images and quality videos for your site.
Another great option with 26 millions of images and videos.
Where to edit your images for your blog
Finding the perfect image is the first step. Now you need to make your images even more attractive. You can cut the image, add effects and mainly use texts to make them better.
I selected below two great options that lets you edit your images online, without having to download any paid software.
With PicMonkey you have several options to make your images better. You can cut, add effects or text in your images.
As good as PicMonkey, another option to edit your images.
It doesn’t matter if you are using free or paid images for your website. You need high quality images to stand out in your website or blog. Below you can see the list again:
There many other places to find images for your website. However these are the best in my opinion.