Where to find great and free images for a website

Here is a list of sources where you can search for free high-quality photographs, illustrations and icons to make your site look stunning.

Photos

Unsplash is a free source with over 2 million images brought by the world's community of photographers. You can browse popular topics like people, nature, business, food, current events and many more. Take your pick among film and experimental shots. Their license covers both commercial and non-commercial purposes.

Unsplash library is integrated with Flexbe: you can search for awesome images right in the Image settings menu.

Pexels offers loads of beautiful atmospheric photos and videos, although the choice is smaller than on Unsplash. You can use and modify all photos and videos for free, attribution is welcome but not required.

Burst is a source of thousands of great high-resolution images. All photos are free to use for commercial and personal purposes. No attribution is required. The photo library is constantly expanding.

Illustrations

Mixkit is a gallery of awesome illustrations and video clips, they all are under the free license.

Browse the library of free high-resolution illustrations created by truly talented artists around the globe. Search for various topics. The library is regularly updated.

IRA Design is a generator of illustrations. You can create your own illustrations by customizing the colors of more than 60 images. Choose the gradients for hair, clothes, and objects right on the site. Download the images in PNG or SVG format, scale or modify as you find fit. Everything is for free.

unDraw is an open source of SVG/PNG illustrations. It was founded in 2017 and quickly gained popularity. Today it is used by such giants as Google, Microsoft and Facebook.

You can set up the color of elements in the whole library right on the site.

Icons

Flat Icons is a huge database of icons on various topics, loads of packs, some icons have different styles.

You can download SVG images and edit them later. There are free and premium icons – they are marked with a crown. However there's one condition: free users need to attribute the author.

Material Icons offers five sets of free beautiful icons. They are laconic and delightful. Icons are available in a range of formats and sizes.

Noun Project features over 3 million icons to downlaod for free. The Noun Project website is integrated with Flexbe.

Other sources

GeneratePhotos is a database of model photos generated completely by AI. These people don't exist in reality. The images can be used for non-commercial purposes with a proper citation included. Commercial use of images requires a paid license.

Emojipedia is an encyclopedia on existing emojis. Here you can find every possible emoji with its meaning and common usage, the way it is visualized on different platforms: Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, most browsers, social networks, and messengers.

Emoji characters displayed on the website belong to their respective creators. Sample images can be used for free with a proper attribution link. Read the licensing to learn about the use conditions and restrictions.