High quality stock photos and clipart can be a blessing for presenters. Unfortunately, Microsoft killed off its clipart library for PowerPoint a while back and a quick search for stock photos often leads to websites charging heavy packages. There are a number of websites which do offer free images but many of them have strings attached, such as the inability of the user to use the images for commercial use. To make your job easy, we have created a list consisting of websites which offer high quality photos, vectors and clipart which is free for personal and commercial use.
I discovered Unsplash a while back and signed up for receiving periodic emails with high-quality royalty free images. I must say, I wasn’t disappointed. Unsplash is one of the best websites for downloading high-quality royalty free stock photos which can be used in personal and professional projects without the need for attribution. In other words, the images offered by Unsplash have no strings attached whatsoever. You can also search photos and browse through libraries of individual photographers to download photos that best suit your needs.
This is another diamond in the rough. Death To Stock Photo sends an email with a bundle of stock images to subscribers every few days. The photos are tied to a specific category. If you require stock images for your projects frequently, we would recommend that you sign up for receiving free photos via email. DTSP has its own license, which has some clauses that don’t allow end users to redistribute images or use them for unethical means. Apart from that you are free to use DTSP images for personal and commercial use.
Pic Jumbo is another website which allows downloading free stock images for commercial use. You can either use the search bar or browse images via categories. Pic Jumbo has various categories ranging from people, nature, food, business to abstract, skyscrapers, technology, etc. It is advised to read the FAQs before using images in your projects as Pic Jumbo encourages attribution in case you wish to include their stock images in commercial projects.
It is also worth mentioning here that Pic Jumbo also has premium photo collections which can be downloaded with a premium account.
This is perhaps the best website for downloading free clipart for personal and commercial use. You can download clipart as PNG, PDF or vector images and even recolor and edit them from within the OpenClipart website. OpenClipart has thousands of clipart images which you can search via keyword. The clipart library itself is quite unlimited and if you can think of a category or topic, the chances are OpenClipart will have several clipart images for you.
Clker is a website which offers free clipart and pictures. The content uploaded to Clker is in public domain, which means its free to use with no strings attached. Clker is basically an image sharing platform were the user who uploads a clipart or image waives all rights to make it available for free use by anyone. Using Clker you can even draw you own clipart from a browser and submit to the Clker library.
The website has a large collection of clipart, vector images and pictures which can be quite handy for presenters and people looking to use clipart and pictures in personal or commercial projects.
With more than 69,000 free clipart images available for free, WPClipart is an excellent website for downloading free clipart images. This website provides clipart that can be used without any limitations, as all images are released as ‘Public Domain Images’. The Terms of the website clearly state that the images can be used for personal and commercial use without the need for attribution, which makes WPClipart one of the best places to get free clipart.
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