When talking about image banks, there’s not always something new to add. Sure, there are plenty of good ones out there, but they really haven’t changed as of recently, and we certainly haven’t seen any sort of variation in the market.
In design, there are plenty of situations where you might need a copyright free image. I certainly can think of a few projects where I needed a certain style of image, and it took ages to find one. This has lead to many situations where I fell behind schedule.
Basically speaking, there are never enough free images, and sometimes we just need a little variety in our selections. For that reason, and that reason alone, here are 7 new image banks for free and original images:
Jeshoot is a very extensive image bank in which you can find them divided by categories. You can use them for personal or commercial projects and even modify them as you wish. All the images are completely free to use. Your only restriction, as with many others, is that you cannot resell the images.
It also includes a mockup section that is very useful for a lot of people.
Realistic Shots is a bank of images with a lot of variety. Each week, 7 new images are added. The theme varies between architecture, nature, people, and so on. You can even filter out images according to the label.
It includes a multitude of images and the photographs are of great quality and aesthetic value.
You may already know that Flickr is a great image bank in which you can find different types. You have to be careful since not all are free to use, but sometimes we find some gems like these, that are completely free to use.
In this case, this author shares images of space. A very specific niche, from which we can admire the great beauty of the photographs.
Even though it is a specific niche, it’s still nice to know that they’re free. So if you’re ever in need of some space themed images, check them out.
In addition to a bank of free images to use for both commercial and personal use is also a store where we can buy T-shirts with illustrations related to CMYK.
There are not many images, but there are enough to help you with your project, and certainly, enough to make this list. It also has a bank of videos made by a drone, which is quite an interesting feature.
Shutteroo is a high-resolution image bank that includes some photographs by photographer Klaye Morrison. There aren’t many images, but they are divided by categories which make their visualization easier.
Most of the images on this site are nature related, but there is still quite a variety. You’ll find everything from wooded forest scenes, to flower, to even statues.
They can be used with complete freedom and are of high quality.
Kaboompics is a bank of images that have both free images and ones that you need to pay for. Depending on your need, both of the categories can be useful.
Anyway, the part of free images is wide enough, and you’ll be able to find a great variety of images. You can even filter them by colors and also by categories.
Fancy Crave is a wide bank of images that like the previous one has a part for free downloads and another part that requires payment. You can filter the images by categories or labels and there is also a collection section, where we find the images grouped by class. If you need a specific image on a specific topic, you can download a selection of related images. In addition, the author writes a small description for each.
There you have it: 7 new and free image banks at your disposal. I hope that this article was useful, and that you find the linked image banks useful at some point in the near future.
With all of these tools ready to be used, you should fill yourself with inspiration. Take the time to go through and find the perfect image for the project you’re working on. If worse comes to worse, at least you have a lot of outlets to find your free images.