What are Your Favorite Sources for High Quality, Free Images?
I often need to find a good quality image to use for a post here on the site, and have similar needs when working on course design. Educators often have use for high quality pictures and graphics. Retouchers use raw images for retouching and learning new Photoshop techniques. There are two favorite sources I want to share.
These two free image sources also happen to be “CC0” license (Creative Commons “No Rights Required” licensing), which means attribution isn't even required. (Click here to learn more about Creative Commons licensing if you are not already familiar).
I've been using Pixabay for years. Tons of excellent free photos and graphics. I am so appreciative of this outstanding, easy to use content source. They have pictures, illustrations, vector graphics, and even videos.
Pikwizard focuses on pictures (as opposed to graphic images, which you can find lots of in Pixabay). I've only just recently learned on Pikiwizard, but so far, so good!
Another advantage of “CCO” licensed images is that you can do whatever you want with them – edit them, use them commercially, etc., etc.
If you have the occasional need for free, no-attribution-required images and pictures, these two sources are likely to meet your need.
Of course, we'd love to hear from you if you know of similar sites. Don;t hesitate to drop a comment and share!