May 3, 2019

Websites that provide free images

Rosie Sherry @rosiesherry

On a thread @Merott mentioned Abusrb.design as a place he got an image he used for his website.

I've stumbled upon many of these kind of sites in the past, but never saved them. :( I thought it would be useful to me and others to create a list of these.

What sites would you recommend?

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    Thank you Rosie for the mention!

    Here are a few other places that I looked for illustrations:

    What I like about the designs at absurd.design is that they're a bit vague without being completely nonsense. That lets visitors use their own imagination and draw meanings that are personal to them.

    Shameless plug... here's my website: xebel.co.

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    Hands down Unsplash for free, high-quality images 🙌 They have been so useful to me over the years and their UI is just super clean and simple. https://unsplash.com/

    Not sure if icons qualify but Flaticon offers a great catalog of free to use (when credit) icons that really add to a website. https://www.flaticon.com/

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      LOVE flaticon...

      Maybe doesn't count since I believe they are an aggregate of a lot of what's been mentioned, but there's also https://pexels.com

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        Good point. Still incredibly useful but also nice to highlight the more specific platforms as well. 👍

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    https://unsplash.com/ - just a no-brained ;)

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    In addition to previous comments.

    Designmodo Market - http://market.designmodo.com/category/illustrations/ (premium selected illustrations)

    FreePhotos.cc - https://freephotos.cc/ (absolutely free photos for commercial use)

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    Nice!

    The gold standard is obviously unsplash.com for high quality stock photos.

    For drawings, I'm a fan of undraw.co - great range, easy to adapt, regularly updated.

    https://gallery.manypixels.co/ also has some drawings. More details, less range so far.

    A fellow indie hacker runs https://www.drawkit.io/ --> these are the highest quality designs I've come across, but not too much variety yet. He offers great paid upsells for edits etc though.

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      Thanks so much for mentioning DrawKit @louisswiss that's made my day 😊 (sorry I only just saw this!) Yess I'm drawing as quickly as I can to build out the library 👍