How To Get Free Images For Your Social Media! (Royalty Free)

Feb 27, 2021 2 min read

It's no lie that marketing your brand on social especially on a visual-oriented platform such as Instagram requires a lot of images. On top of that, you need pictures for ads, blog posts, video thumbnails, etc.

Creating & editing such images can take a lot of time & a lot of money as well.

Which might not be feasible for everyone.

Where can I get free high-quality images for my Instagram posts? Where can I find stock images for my blog posts?

I often come across such questions from marketers & social media managers who hunt for high-quality free creative images.

Fortunately, there are some amazing websites offer a creative & diverse set of images for free.

You can use these images without editing the license or any attribution. These images do come with CCO or Public domain licenses. Here is what it means:

CC0 Images

CCO or Creative Commons Zero license allows you to use the image without crediting the source. You can edit & use the images as per your requirement.

Public Domain

Images with Public Domain license can be used without credit and modify.

We recommend checking the license for the images you download.

Best Stock Photo Websites For Social Media


Unsplash Free Stock Images

Unsplash is one of the best stock photography websites and a personal favourite of ours here at Statusbrew.

Unsplash offers more than 1 million royalty-free high-resolution images. So, no matter your requirement, there's an image available for everything.

With Statusbrew's Unsplash integration, you can find & include free stock photos to your social media posts directly from Compose (and that too in a matter of seconds).

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Pixabay free stock images

If you're looking for illustraions, vectors, audios, etc Pixabay has it all.

Pixabay offers more than 1.9 million high-quality stock images, videos & even music files.

You can modify, edit & use any Pixabay asset however you want.


Pexels free stock images

If you are in the hunt for artistic photos, Pexels is one such website that should be on your list.

There are some amazing curated collections, and you can search for images using keywords as well.

We'll be updating this list with more such sites in future. Watch this space for updates. If you are using any such website for your image needs, do let us know in the comment section below.

Shivam Devgan

Shivam is a content and marketing strategist at Statusbrew and loves to write content that tells a story. When he's not on his laptop you can find him working out and jamming to pop music.

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