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Where to Find Copyright Free Images

Where to Find Copyright Free Images

One of the essential parts when creating a design will be the background image. If our designers are not using images of our own, we spend hours and hours researching the Internet until we find an image that best suits our taste and is royalty free.

In case you don’t know, a lot of the time the pictures found on the Internet are usually subject to copyright and you could get into legal trouble if you utilize any image without the owner's permission. To avoid problems, it is best to look for free images that allow you to use them in your specific designs.

For this reason, we have prepared a selection of the best images in which find photographs, vectors, illustrations etc. with a free license. Searching directly on this program can save you a lot of time.

The 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 having to leave the editor since EDIT has direct access to all these image banks.

Here we will show you some of the most useful sources:

  1. UNSPLASH

    It is a bank of more than 300,000 photos distributed with the Creative Commons Zero (A0) license that will allow you to utilize them for any use, including commercial. It is also important to emphasize that the quality and resolution of this page is one of the best. The 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 also allows you to share your own photos so that other users can enjoy them.
  2. PEXELS

    Similarly, this photo source has pictures on this page are published under the Creative Commons Zero license (A0). There are more than 3000 new images every month that you can use for any purposes you want, both personal and commercial without having to attribute copyright to anyone. It is important to note that the page asks you not to utilize photographs in which you identify perfectly people with purposes that may be offensive to individuals that appear in the photo after the original has been modified.
  3. PIXABAY

    This photo source is perhaps the best known on the list. It has more than 420,000 images free of copyright. It also has a wide variety of photos you can find such as graphics, illustrations, and photographs. This site has varied categories that you can also search such as sports, food, education and more! 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 always take a minute to make sure just in case before using one of the images.
  4. FREEPIK

    This bank of free images offers you the best graphics, photographs, icons and fully editable illustrations if you have a vector graphics 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. If you have utilized any of the designs available on the web, you must insert the author 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 and recommended picture banks we also can not forget these useful image gallery websites that can help you get out of a bind:

  1. FLICKR

    It is one of the most well-known and largest content sources in the world. On this platform, you will have to find the type of license for the images you are looking for and determine if they are suitable for commercial use or modifications.
  2. STOCKSNAP

    In this platform, you can find images free of copyright because they are posted 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

    This is a free stock photo platform with great aesthetics and quality. The images have been published under the Creative Commons Zero license, which will allow you to use it freely and without having to credit the author.
  4. FREE IMAGES

    On this page, you can find different types of pictures such as vectors, photographs, and illustrations. You will find two types of images: free photos that without copyrights and premium ones. The 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 required. There are also restrictions when using the content as part of a brand.

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