Here at Pipeline, we use free photo sites daily for content creation. You don’t need to be a professional photographer or amazing at Photoshop to create great images that people actually want to share and interact with on social media. All you need to know is where to find the best stock photo resources! We have another free photo site to share with you that we have been loving lately—Rawpixel.com.
Rawpixel- The best creative resources for everyone.
Rawpixel prides themselves on having the most diverse stock photos available. They want artists to value community and share ideas with one another. We love the emphasis they put on wanting creators to inspire other creators! You can learn more about their values here. And of course—all of the photos found on this site are free to use!
How to use Rawpixel
Rawpixel has a simple design that’s easy to use. Find photos by using the search bar or navigating to the “Inspiration” or “Free” page. Then, you can scroll through plenty of cool photos until you find the one you want. Before exploring, we recommend signing up for an account so you can create photo collections and heart images to easily find them later. Once you find an image you want, just hover over it and a thin black bar will appear. From there, you can click on the down arrow symbol to download the image. You can also like it and share it to Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter. Nice! That’s the gist. Head over to their site, make an account, and begin exploring photos.
What can I legally do with these photos?
You are able to download any images for personal and commercial use, but everything still belongs to Rawpixel. Here’s what you can do:
- Use the images on your website or on social media without photo credit.
- Edit the images to your liking—add logos, captions, filters . . .
- Use the images for commercial purposes such as ads & merchandise.
- Print the images in any size.
- Share Rawpixel’s links with your friends & credit them when you wish to help their site grow!
You are not allowed to sell the images, claim that they belong to you, upload images to other stock photo sites, or use the images in any way that could be considered offensive or libelous. And of course, your purposes with these free images must be legal. For more information on this, visit Rawpixel’s free image license page on their website.
What makes Rawpixel stand out?
We were delighted to learn about Rawpixel’s World Face collection. The creators at Raw Pixel decided to photograph people from every nation to further promote their value of diversity and unity. With every share, they donate $1 to Hope for Children. For one, it is just refreshing to see so many different types of people represented. It’s just another way to remind ourselves that everyone has a story, is human, and wants to be seen and understood.
Are you looking for more free photos sites? Check out this blog post about Unsplash to learn how to use it to discover more images for your business’ social media or website. We write about resources and practices that will make your business online media presence go from good to great! If this post helped you, scroll through our blog post categories and keep on learning!
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