So you’ve written a great post for Instagram or Facebook, a stunning blog post for your website, or amazing copy for an advertisement… Now you need THE photo to illustrate it, and you don’t want to pay for a single file. or for a subscription to a stock exchange website. And now you don’t have to! Because we’ve created a list of some of our favorite websites where you can get FREE images and content.
1. Pixabay (https://pixabay.com)
First on our list is Pixabay, which has everything you could possibly need: photos, vectors, illustrations, videos AND music! All of high quality and no attribution needed (which means you don’t have to credit the creator) – just download the file you want and use it!
2. Pexels (https://www.pexels.com)
Pexels is a photo and video resource close to our hearts. The coolest thing about Pexels is the way they organize the site. You can browse by collections (like “The great outdoors”), by subjects (for example: “Food photography”), or even by color!
3. Icon search (https://www.iconfinder.com)
If you need an icon or illustration, you can find it on Iconfinder. A great feature of this website is that it gives you the option to customize the icon before you download it. You can change colors, add or remove elements, change alignment, and more. Iconfinder offers both free and paid content, so be sure to filter the results by selecting “free” from the menu on the left.
4. Canvas (https://www.canva.com)
Canva is probably our favorite here at Curve. If you don’t consider yourself creative or don’t want to design something from scratch, go with Canva. They have some amazing photos that you can add to their many models. The only downside is that you can’t upload the photo itself; it is for use in one of their templates (which you can then download).
5. Google Fonts (https://fonts.google.com)
Finally, to find the font you need, use Google Fonts. Not much explanation needed for this one. You can browse by category (serif, sans serif, display, handwriting, monospace), language, or properties (like thickness, tilt, width). One great feature is the ‘pairings’ option: once you’ve selected a font you like, go to the ‘pairings’ tab and Google will show you a list of other fonts that go well with the one you like. have loved.
Now you have all the resources you need to create the most beautiful design. But be careful: always read the license agreement, attribution conditions and modification permissions before using the content!