Where Can I Find Free Images For My Website?

Images give your website shape and color. But where can you find free images for your website? In this article, we list the five best website for free images. And in doing so, we'll take a closer look at what free images are.

The best websites for free images


Pixabay has a very extensive photo collection. You can find professional quality photos, but also more local amateur photos. Pixabay has photos on almost every topic.


Unsplash has a very professional photo collection. You can find pictures of many subjects. Unsplash is a photo website where you can always download high-quality photos. In addition, all photos are free to use for any website.


Pexels a photo and video website. You can find free photos and videos of all subjects. This both professional and amateur images. Pexels has an extensive collection and is very user-friendly.

Free Images

Free Images is the free stock photo website for all purposes. All photos at Free Images can be used for commercial and personal websites.


Flickr is the photo website to find photos from amateur photographers and professional photographers. Flickr allows you to search and download its immense photo database. Downloading is possible at least if the photographer has set those rights. Flickr has an extensive search function and allows you to use a search filter for any purpose, so you can be sure that you can use the Flickr image for free on your website.

Looking for more free images?

  1. Morguefile
  2. Gratisography
  3. Free Range Stock
  4. Stock Vault
  5. Canva
  6. Stencil
  7. Google Images
  8. Depict Bing
  9. Duck Duck Go images

When are images free for your website?

The images that websites offer under the free transactions are free. Photo website have their own way of indicating whether an image is free or not. But if it is stated that you can download and use the image for free, then this is a binding commitment.

There are also websites that offer photos for a fee. These so-called stock photo websites are not part of the free photo websites. Often you cannot download their images without paying.

Other photo websites allow you to find the free photos for your website purpose. For example, free photos are offered for personal use, commercial use, non-commercial use, ... and even for all forms of use.

Can I use images from Google for my website?

If you search with Google Images you can find a wide variety of images. You can usually not use these images and certainly not for free for your website. Google explicitly states this:

Images may be copyrighted. More information


With Google advanced search on images you can only search for unlimited images to use and share, even commercially! Go to Google Images> Settings> Advanced Search.

Unlimited to use and share image search with Google images.
Google Images - Advanced Search

Why add images to your website?

Images shape your website. Visitors to your website can create a correct website experience with images. For example, one picture can tell more than a thousand words.

Images also lead attention to the right places faster. Sometimes there is so much to read on a website that the eye can read faster and more relaxed by using images on your website.


In the meantime, I hope you know where to find free images for your website. Whether you can go to Pixabay, Unsplash, Pexels, Free Images or Flickr depends on the type of image you need and what the purpose of the image is.

In any case, don't assume that you can use Google Images on your website. But do spend the time to find the right image that evokes the desired website experience.

What is your favorite website to find free images?

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