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Where to find copyright-free images

Where to find copyright-free images

One of the essential parts when we are creating a design will be the background image. If we are not going to use our own image, that is to say, made by ourselves, we will spend hours and hours researching the Internet until we find the image that suits our tastes and is free of license.

In case you don’t know, the pictures we find on the Internet are usually subject to copyright and you could get into a mess if you utilize any image without the owner's permission. To avoid problems, it is best to look for free images that allow us to use them in whatever our design.

For that reason, we have prepared a selection of the best image banks in which you can find photograph, vectors, illustrations etc. with free license. Searching directly on this type of web can save you a lot of time.


EDIT program itself has an integrated search engine so you do not have to leave other pages while you are working. You will be able to find all the images that you need for your designs without it being necessary to leave the editor, since EDIT has direct access to all these image banks.

Here we gonna show you some of the most useful:

  1. UNSPLASH

    It is a bank of photos with more than 300,000 pics distribute with the Creative Commons Zero (A0) license that will allow you to utilize them for any use, even commercial. It is also important to emphasize that the quality and resolution of this page is one of the best. Its landscapes stand out above all. In addition, this image bank allows you to subscribe and receive a selection of 10 new pictures every 10 days. It will also allow you to share your own photos so that other users can enjoy them.
  2. PEXELS

    In the same way as in the previous case, the photos on this page are published under the Creative Commons Zero license (A0). In this way, there are more than 3000 new images every month that you can use them for the purposes you want, both personal and commercial without having to attribute copyright to anyone. Only the page asks you not to utilize those photographs in which you identify perfectly people with purposes that may be offensive to individuals that appear in the photo after the modification of the initial.
  3. PIXABAY

    It is perhaps the best known of those on the list. It has more than 420,000 images free of copyright. It also has a wide variety of pics you can find vectors, illustrations, photographs ... and very varied categories: sports, food, education ... The photos are published with the Creative Commons CC0 public domain license. The images can be used for public and private purposes without needing permission or attribution. However, you will have to pay attention because depending on each photo, it may be protected by trademarks, advertising or privacy rights. You should make sure in each case before using it, it will not take more than a minute.
  4. FREEPIK

    This bank of free images offers you the best vectors, photographs, icons and fully editable illustrations, if you have a vector graphic editing program such as Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape. In this case Freepik allows the use and modification of their photos in personal projects, commercial, web pages, etc. provided that it is attributed to its author. That is, if you have utilized any of the designs available on the web, you must insert the authorship credits if you have used the pictures on paper or a line of code on the website that uses them.

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Although these are the 4 most important picture banks and we recommend you take a look in them, we can not forget also other galley banks that at another scale play a great role and can get us out of a bind many times:

  1. FLICKR

    It is one of the most well-known and largest content banks in the world. In this platform you will have to filter yourself by the type of license that the images you are looking for and if they are suitable for commercial use or modifications adapting to the different types of users' needs.
  2. STOCKSNAP

    In this platform you can find images free of copyright since they are broadcast under the Creative Commons CC0 license. Therefore the images you find on this page can be utilized for private and commercial uses without the permission of the author or the need to attribute the rights.
  3. GRATISOGRAPHY

    It is free stock photos with very good aesthetics and quality. The images have been published under the Creative Commons Zero license, which will allow us to use it freely and without attribution to the author, although as the creator of the page explains, "always thank you".
  4. FREE IMAGES

    In this page you can find different types of pictures such as vectors, photographs, illustrations ... You will find two types of images: free ones that do not have copyright and premium ones. Free photos can be used for personal or commercial use without the need to attribute authorship. The only exception is if you want to use it for editorial purposes, in which case the attribution is obligated. There are also restrictions when using the content as part of a brand.

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