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Top 10 Places to Find Free HD Pictures and Videos for Your Website

If you are doing any online marketing or any type of branding and online development, then having images and videos in your content are no longer optional.

The more engaging, creative, unique, and eye-catching your content, the more likely you will be to grab your potential customers' attention long enough for them to read your message.

Many people prefer to see rather than read. Using videos and images in your marketing content gives your viewers what they want. Remember, people are bombarded with emails and ads every day so you can do whatever you can to get their attention.

Unless you're a photographer or videographer, finding high-resolution images and videos can be difficult. You don't want to use anything you see on the internet as it likely belongs to someone else and you could legally get into copyright infringement trouble.

Hiring a photographer or agency to create a video for you can be very expensive. Fortunately, there are several free websites that allow you to download videos and images for your online content and use them legally. Before you download and use any image or video from a “free” website, you should check the license information.

Those under creative commons public domain are free of copyright restrictions, whereas other websites require an attribution when using their visual content.

Unsplash

If you're looking for an easy-to-navigate site for specifically themed visuals, Unsplash is a great find from The Best Free Photo Websites. The photos are grouped by subject:

  • Animals
  • nature
  • Architecture
  • health
  • People
  • to eat and drink
  • travel

If you're unsure of what category you're in to use, you can browse their collections of the week for ideas.

The license agreement allows you to use any Unsplash images for commercial and personal purposes.

Although attribution is not required, it is so appreciated by the photographers who donate their work.

Videvo

Videvo offers a wide variety of motion graphics and video footage sorted by category View all clips.

You can search by clip type, category, resolution and license. Make sure to use the license for each clip you want. You can find the license information on the download page.

There are four types of licenses to choose from:

  • Toll-free : Free of charge for your projects, without assignment. However, you are not permitted to upload the clips again or make them available for download elsewhere.
  • Creative Commons: Can be used in any project, but must give credit or credit to the original creator. Learn more about Creative Commons here.
  • Videvo attribution: You can use clips with this license as you would with royalty-free clips. However, you need to associate the clip with the creator. You are not permitted to re-upload these clips or make them available for download anywhere.
  • NASA guideline: For more information on clips from NASA's collection, click here.

As with many free websites, Videvo offers premium upgrade options for anyone looking to access more videos or clips.

Burst

Powered by Shopify, Burst is a resource that provides free stock photos for commercial use, including using images on promotional items like mugs and t-shirts.

Images are free to use, and you are free to crop, edit, and modify them as you wish. No attribution is required.

Coverr

All of the videos on Coverr are free to be used for commercial and non-commercial purposes. No attribution is required but is always appreciated.

Videos may not be used for trademarks, brands, or logos. For more information about your license, please read the FAQs.

You can sort videos by newest or by category as well as:

  • eat
  • Mood
  • nature
  • technology
  • Artistic
  • People
  • Urban
  • Animals
  • Animated
  • antenna
  • vertical

If you have videos of your own that you would like to contribute to the Coverr community, you can submit them on the website.

Once verified, they will be accepted, if accepted, they will be available for others to download under the Coverr license.

Freeography

If you're looking for unique, creative, or whimsical free images, check out this free photography. All images are high resolution and completely free with no copyright restrictions.

B. Highlighting Your Content Using Captivating Visuals, the name of the game that uses images from Gratisography is a great place to start.

Clip still

Clipstill offers both free and paid royalty-free videos for your online digital projects. Although the number of free clips is relatively small compared to the premium clips, they are of high quality and are changed every month.

It pays to come back monthly to download new video clips for current projects you are working on or for future projects

Attribution is not required, however, as with other image and video sites, it is always appreciated. There are situations when you have limited use of your videos, such as: For example, if you are using a clip as the main center of gravity for a commercial project. Check out their licensing page for clarification.

Free range

Free Range You need to sign up for a membership to download the large collection of free HD photos.

You can use images for both commercial and non-commercial purposes. Choose from different photos or illustrations categories such as:

  • Art and music
  • Architecture
  • Animals and insects
  • flowers and plants
  • to eat and drink
  • health and fitness

Images are licensed for commercial use. You do not have to assign an assignment. Freerange, like any other website, welcomes contributors.

Life of the vids

Life of the Vids offers free clips with no copyright restrictions for commercial and personal use. However, they don't want anyone to use their entire video collection on one website. Therefore, redistribution is limited to 10 videos on other websites.

Kaboom pictures

Another excellent site for finding high resolution photos is Kaboom Pictures. Search by categories like:

  • lifestyle
  • nature
  • Urban
  • People
  • Beauty and fashion
  • travel
  • technology

All images can be used for commercial and non-commercial purposes. They cannot be redistributed or sold. For more information on the terms of use, see their license agreement.

Stock footage for free

Free Stock Footage is a professional-quality video and footage website. All clips come with a royalty-free license.

This means that you can use all downloads for commercial and personal use after signing up for a free account.

Some of the sites listed above are smaller collections than others, and some specialize in certain types of visuals.

Multiple free picture and video websites will help you find the perfect picture for your digital marketing projects.