In recent months, a trend has emerged on the web. Indeed, creatives web which for many, they work as self-employed and they need free images with high quality. In fact, they don't necessarily have means to buy images in stock photos royalty free like Fotolia, Shutterstock or Getty Images for example. Although there are already stock free photos websites as SXC.hu, so we saw sharing sites royalty free photography (see conditions following sites consulted). So we made a selection of the best web sites.
Unsplash - www.unsplash.com
He was the first to launch the movement. This website publish a selection of ten pics every ten days all photos, you can find all kinds of styles. Landscapes, oceans, nature, architecture, offices and many other topics are offered on Unsplash. A zip file is suggested if you are subscribed to the newsletter.
Gratisography - www.gratisography.com
This is the designer Ryan McGuire that offers his own collection of images to enrich your creations. Photographic images remain of high quality and the site is still young, so we will see his catalog enrich fairly quickly. It is a site to follow in the coming months as it will offer a wide selection of photographs.
Little Visual - www.littlevisuals.co
It works on the same principle as Unsplash, however you will find new pictures every seven days. The styles of photographies are as diversified as the first site of our selection and you will also be able to download files zip files without necessarily passing through the newsletter box.
PicJumbo - www.picjumbo.com
For PicJumbo, photographs are made for the web. In fact, the author is a web designer who knows the constraints and needs of the job. The site offers a filtering rather advanced. Recently, Viktor Hanacek has offered a premium service for $6 per months with exclusive content and full access to a Dropbox folder.
As a webdesigner I know every designer needs high quality photos in full resolution. That‘s why I created picjumbo.
— Viktor Hanacek
Death to The Stock Photo - www.deathtothestockphoto.com
The website is still under construction at the moment but it's still committed to sending ten photos per month for free, provided you to be subscribed to their newsletter. The quality of his photos have allowed him to appear on the famous WiReD blog.