Reading Time: 6 minutes Free Stock Photos Pexels, Pixabay and Unsplash are stiff competition to the paid stock photos from the most popular websites like iStockphoto.com (Getty Images) and Shutterstock.com. At the latter, you can find pictures of almost everything – but at a juicy price. Furthermore, these photos are often very professional and rarely natural. Just not a …
This site has a vast database with 1.6 million high-quality images. Pixabay is more business-oriented than a provider like Unsplash, which is often helpful for bloggers. Another significant advantage of this platform is that they also offer free vectors and illustrations.
But what is a considerable disadvantage of this platform is that anonymous owners do the upload. So there is the danger that the uploader doesn’t have the appropriate licenses at all. And that a bill from the owner will flutter into the house afterwards. Read more about this with the WordPress plugin Image Source.
Additionally, we are annoyed by the appearing Shutterstock, which should attract people to their offer. It annoys us, but we understand that such a platform should also generate income.
All content on Pixabay can get used for free for commercial and noncommercial use across print and digital. Attribution is not required. Giving credit to the contributor or Pixabay is not necessary but is always appreciated by our community. You can make modifications to content from Pixabay.
However, then things get restrictive: All content on Pixabay can get used for free for commercial and noncommercial use across print and digital, except in the cases mentioned in “What is not allowed”. Attribution is not required. Giving credit to the contributor or Pixabay is not necessary but is always appreciated by our community. You can make modifications to content from its platform.
We have chosen these three platforms because we use them most often. But we would be happy if you write your favourites in the comment field below.