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Top Free stock image resources for beginner Web Designers and creatives

Here‘s a complete curated resource list to get free and paid high quality images, vectors, and graphics for your next web design project.
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Top Free stock image resources for beginner Web Designers and creativesTop Free stock image resources for beginner Web Designers and creatives
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At times, when I started out as a web designer, I wondered if there would ever come a time where clients had all website content and IMAGES ready. Of course, the type and level of client you are working with have a lot to say. However, a common thing for beginner web designers is to work for lower-level clients that pay less.

This usually means that it’s website building projects for private individuals or small businesses that don’t yet have their content and strategy in place.

Well, the nice thing with this is that you can now become the consultant and advisor. And make sure to handle the content struggle for your clients. It will usually take longer for a client to start producing or dig up quality images for their site, than it will be for you to sort it out.

Bookmark a few resources so that you always have access to relevant graphics and photos for your client projects. And to make it easy for you, I will give you my favorite resources for this.

A list of free stock photos

  • Unsplash – Offers a wide variety of high-quality free stock images.
  • Pixabay – Provides a variety of free stock photos, illustrations, vectors, and videos.
  • Pexels – Features a large collection of free stock photos and videos.
  • StockSnap – Offers a selection of beautiful, high-resolution free stock images.
  • Burst by Shopify – Provides free stock photos for entrepreneurs and businesses.
  • Gratisography – Features unique, high-resolution free photos.
  • ISO Republic – Offers free stock photos for creatives.
  • Picjumbo – Provides totally free photos for commercial & personal works.

Images and vector graphics

  • Vecteezy – Offers a large library of free stock photos, illustrations, and vectors.
  • Freepik – Provides free vectors, stock photos, icons and more.

A list of paid high quality stock photos

  • Depositphotos – Offers a wide range of stock photo options and various subscription plans to suit different needs and budgets.
  • Getty Images/iStock – One of the most well-known paid stock photo sites, offering a vast collection of high-quality images. iStock uses a credit system, allowing you to purchase credits upfront and use them to download images at your own pace.
  • Shutterstock – Another popular paid stock photography site with an impressive 270 million royalty-free images. Shutterstock offers various subscription plans and on-demand options.
  • Adobe Stock – Integrated with Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Stock provides millions of high-quality images, graphics, and videos. It offers flexible subscription plans and the ability to purchase credits.
  • Alamy – With over 60 million images, Alamy is the largest stock photo website. Photographers earn 50% of every sale. Buyers can purchase images on-demand or through credit packs.

One important tip here. Pretty often , Appsumo has huge deals going on for Depositphotos. I have bought a lot of image packages here for a very low price. Then I use those images for important client projects or sometimes my own projects. When I really want quality images.

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