5 MUST know stock image sites that can elevate any project

March 16, 2021 / By

With a WeVideo Professional or Business plan, you have access to over 415,000 stock image files. If you’re an educator, a library of stock media is available for WeVideo for Schools and Teacher plans. 

Want even more stock image options? We’ve compiled a list of five sites that could help round out any of your projects. 

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Pexels

Pexels offers a catalog of over 3 million FREE stock photos and videos. You can use content downloaded from Pexel where you want with absolutely no cost and no attribution is required. They do recommend crediting photographers or Pexels. Users can make any creative modifications to the content they download as they see fit. Some requirements: subjects in content created do not appear offensively, creators cannot sell unaltered images without modification, do not imply endorsement of product or brand and do not redistribute or sell content on other stock sites.

Price: Free

Unsplash

stock imageUnsplash is another free site that offers high-resolution, professionally taken stock images. Photos are free to use for commercial and non-commercial purposes with no permission (like Pexels, they do appreciate attribution). Users cannot sell images without significant modifications and can not stockpile photos to create their website or service. Whether you’re a hobbyist or professional, you can find what you need on Unsplash and you can upload your photos to their catalog.

Price: Free

Pixabay

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We highlighted Pixabay’s stock video library before and the same rules apply to their stock images. Unlike their stock video, Pixabay’s image site is entirely free to download and use without the purchase of credits. Although photos are free, users can donate to creators via PayPal. Most of what you find on the site is user-generated content, but they also have professionally created material provided by iStock (more on that site below). 

Price: Free

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iStockPhoto

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iStockPhoto, not to be confused with any of Apple’s products, is home to millions of professionally curated photos and videos. As a part of Getty Images, images come with a standard license and an option for an extended license for an additional fee. They provide an in-depth description of their licensing agreement. There’s a Coronavirus resource page that provides the right visuals to use during the pandemic. You can even create your own boards to save videos and images you plan on using.

Price: Subscriptions – Basic starts at $29/month for ten images, Premium starts at $70/month for ten images

Burst.Shopify

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Powered by Shopify, Burst is a stock image site with thousands of free use royalty-free images. All photos are shot by a global community of photographers and are free for commercial use with no attribution required. Photos are separated into categories that range from abstract and textures to sports and weddings, with everything in between. Burst even provides resources on picking the right images and dimensions for social media and your website. There’s even an option of building your eCommerce site on Shopify using images from Burst. 

Price: Free

There are many sites for stock images out there and these are just five options to consider along with WeVideo’s stock library of over 415,000 images. Whether it’s for a blog, email, social media post or just for fun, a stock images can do wonders for what you create.

 

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