The Web’s Best Free Stock Images

Buffer breaks down over 50 free image sources for your blog posts and social media content.

free stock images

free stock images

The Buffer blog recently answered a question its readers ask frequently: Where can you find free stock images that are cleared to use for your blog posts or social media content?

It’s a question with a lot of different answers and caveats. Nearly every image created in the last 30 years is still protected by copyright — a protection that gives virtually every author the exclusive right to use or reproduce their work. But you can find a public domain photo, use a Creative Commons image that might need attribution or even create your own image from scratch.

Buffer’s detailed and comprehensive answer begins with a short description of the differences between Creative Commons and public domain images, then breaks down over 50 free sources in the following areas:

The post is definitely one for the bookmarks!