10 best free images websites (september 2019)

Web is becoming: services.

Everywhere you look you find someone to provide somthing to someone else. It looks like is the new rule in this web generation and, because we are web developers, one of the first services we go around to find is the royalty free images. Free images. Free images for us, for clients they do not need to open a Shutterstock account, clients they do not wat to open a Shutterstock account!

And so here we are! In september 2019 we have 10 web sites where you can download images for free. They are slightly different one to another but with so much in common. What they have in common is what defines this web generation of free images online service.

1. Unsplash

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(https://unsplash.com/) A log history portal, a senior in the royalty free images category. A long experience and over 2 millions of indexed pages. Surely a web site you can trust in.

Pro

  • A good variety of categories
  • Does not require registration

Against

  • No download option
  • Missing some keywords
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2. Gratisography

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(https://gratisography.com/) We want to give the benefit of the doubt! Maybe it’s just a little young website! It looks nice. Related picture (when you click on a selected image) could be a nice option but, at the moment, the portal has very. Few indexed pages on Google search engine (2.800).

Pro

  • Nice and fresh design
  • Does not require registration

Against

  • Few pictures… :\
  • The download click open the picture in full screen mode on a different tab!
  • A lot of marketing for Shutterstock
  • Few indexed pages on Google search engine
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3. Morguefile

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(https://morguefile.com/) The website looks interesting but at the first search we can suddenly understand there is no control about pictures quality. We can see a lot of results but a big part of these results are low quality and some of the pictures or even not on focus. Unbelievable!

PRO

  • Nice colors
  • Does not require registration

AGAINST

  • Low quality pictures… :\
  • Lot of pictures are out of focus!
  • Graphic layout looks a little old …
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4. Pixabay

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(https://pixabay.com/) One of the major. more than 29 million of indexed pages. Easy to use, fast and with a lot of results (also weird and funny!)

Pro

  • Minimalist and nice design
  • Does not require registration
  • More categories: videos, illustrations, vectors and photos
  • You can select preferred resolution at the download moment
  • Lot of additional features

Against

  • We cannot find anything at the moment but we will keep on digging about this!
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5. Stockvault

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(https://www.stockvault.net/). We fill like we are in the middle of somwehing, evolution? path? Maybe. This website has a graphic layout nice and sober, more or less like the others in this category. Some of the results are nice, some are not that nice and you can search only in english language. So and so! We give a chance at the next round!

Pro

  • Nice and fresh design
  • Does not require registration

Against

  • Not a huge stock of pictures… :\
  • Some pictures are not at a good quality level
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6. Pexels

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(https://www.pexels.com/) Pexels is at the momento one of the leader website for free stock images. Easy flat design and a really easy to use interface (UI/UX). More than 7 millions of indexed pages for a multilingua search of your favorite images. We noticed a particular attention about the images selection and it gives to the website an accurate style and sensation.

PRO

  • Nice flat and fresh design
  • Does not require registration
  • Free opportunity to donate to authors
  • Opportunity to create collection
  • Options on downloading resolution

AGAINST

  • Some little bug on CSS 😉
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7. Picjumbo

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(https://picjumbo.com/) It looks like a website is just born and it requires time to create a valid stock of free images. At the moment there is not so much to say the user has a choise in every single keyword. In fact, they suggest the keywords you can filter the database.

PRO

  • we hope they can grow
  • nice idea to let the user know about new pictures by email marketing (newsletter)

AGAINST

  • Graphic layout that seems a work in progress
  • Only 8K of index pages
  • Too much banners in the pages
  • Slow download
  • No options about image download
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8. Pikwizard

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(https://pikwizard.com/) This baby is growng. more than 16K of indexed pages, video section and lot of featured

PRO

  • well indexed
  • video section
  • nice photos
  • nice layout
  • they have a blog (but it’s so like a draft!)

AGAINST

  • Really poor blog (layout and content)
  • single photo layout could bo more accurate
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9. Rawpixel

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(https://www.rawpixel.com/) This bad boy has something to say! Very well organised with a lot of features, a “design resources” section very interesting, a clear flat layout and almost a million of indexed pages. Nothing to say, carry on this way and let us know

PRO

  • well indexed
  • design resources
  • nice photos
  • lot of collections
  • nice flat layout
  • nice and efficient single photo page
  • a lot of features

AGAINST

  • there is not a video section
  • there is not a blog

 

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10. Reshot

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(https://www.reshot.com/) 36K of indexed pages. A good stock but we cannot say “a lot of pictures” … they have to grow. The layout does not make the website unique. They probably have to have time. We will wait. We are pleased to give time. Have a good job!

PRO

  • on the way to be well indexed
  • nice layout
  • packs, but could be better!

AGAINST

  • not enough indexed page to define a successful project
  • few features
  • poor single image page
  • no option on downloading images

 

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