We build a lot of websites and that means we use a lot of stock images.  Although, some businesses purchase professional photos to use on their website (Always, a great idea). Sometimes, professional photos aren’t available or you need to supplement those professional shots with stock images.

It may be tempting to Google for a suitable image in Google images, but that is a big no no. All images have automatic copyright protection for the creator unless it is stated that you can use the image royalty free. Plus , it just isn’t cool to steal content without attribution.

So where do you find quality royalty-free images?

Here are our go-to spots.

1. Adobe Stock

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Adobe Stock images are royalty-free, but they aren’t free. You pay a monthly subscription to have access. Depending on your plan, you can download a certain number of images per month. We are on the standard plan that allows for 10 downloads a month with rollover if you don’t use all 10. That seems to do the trick.

Adobe Stock has a large selection of quality images and graphics. We go here first if we need something specific and/or are in a hurry.

2. Burst by Shopify

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This is a collection of free, royalty-free images put together by Shopify with a specific focus on being useful for ecommerce sites.  The selection is limited compared to some other sites, but if you can find what you are looking for, you will be happy. For the most part, the images on Burst are high-quality, hip, and website-friendly.

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3. Pixabay

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This is a collection of free, royalty-free images put together by Shopify with a specific focus on being useful for ecommerce sites.  The selection is limited compared to some other sites, but if you can find what you are looking for, you will be happy. For the most part, the images on Burst are high-quality, hip, and website-friendly.

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Unsplash

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Pexels

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