Where do Web Developers get their images?
Web developers get their images from different sources online, some of the images can be accessed freely while others are paid for. Some Web developers prefer creating their own images using design software like Photoshop, CorelDraw, Sketch, etc.
In today’s insight, we are going to look at 15 websites where you can get images, illustrations, and vectors for free. Some of the websites are tailored toward developers while others are general. These images will help you beautify your web development projects with little effort.
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I will be able to highlight those that are completely free which you can use for personal and commercial use. However, make sure to understand the terms of using these images. Make sure to understand what creative commons, Royalty free and public domain means.
Creative Commons: Creative Commons licenses give everyone from individual creators to large organizations a standardized way to give the public permission to use their creative work under copyright law.
Royalty Free: Royalty free means that once initial permission is granted (through a one-time subscription), additional use can be made without payment.
Public Domain: Work in the public domain is free to use within copyright law. Works that are in the public domain in one legal jurisdiction are not necessarily in the public domain worldwide.
With that out of the way, let’s get started
Pexels provides high quality images and photos for free. You can download and use any image or video on Pexels completely free. Attribution is not required. Giving credit to the photographer or Pexels is not necessary but always appreciated.
This website is a great source of images and videos for a lot of web developers.
Humaaans is a free illustration library created by Pablo Stanley. Humaaans is Mix-&-match illustrations of people with a design library. Humaaans allows you to create and download beautiful illustrations of people that you can use in your project. It is free to use for commercial or personal projects.
Canva is an online graphic design platform. It has a lot of free photos that you can use in your web development projects. Canva is free to use for everyone. You can upgrade to Canva Pro or Canva Enterprise to have access to premium tools, content and photos.
Undraw created by Katerina Limpitsoun has open source illustrations for any idea you can imagine and create. It is constantly updated with beautiful SVG images that you can use completely free. You can use the illustrations in any project, commercial or personal without attribution or any cost.
Unsplash has a lot of high quality images to use freely. You can download and use images on Unsplash for personal or commercial projects. No permission or attribution is required to use the images. You will find thousands of images that suit your development needs.
Drawkit allows you to edit and download illustrations for free. It has high quality beautiful illustrations used by many companies such as Google, Amazon, Invision, TypeFrom, Toptal etc.
“DrawKit grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, royalty-free, worldwide license to download, copy, modify, and use icons and illustrations for your own commercial and non-commercial purposes, subject to the terms of their agreement”
Pixabay is a collection of millions of images in different categories. Images on Pixabay are free to use for commercial and personal purposes. Attribution of the photographer, videographer, musician or Pixabay is not required but is always appreciated.
Paaatterns is a free collection of beautiful patterns for all vector formats. You can customize and edit these patterns and save them in PNG or SVG formats for usage in your project.
Freepik has a collection of beautiful graphic resources in PNG, PSD, WEBP etc. formats. Images on Freepik are free to download and use for personal and commercial projects, however, attribution is required and there are instructions on how to attribute.
Error404 is specifically built for Web developers. It has illustrations of 404 pages. This helps web developers to present their 404 pages in a fun and interesting way. Images on Error404 are free to use for personal and commercial projects. You can also sign up for premium illustrations.
Burst has a collection of free stock photos created by Shopify for websites, commercial and personal use. Burst was built to provide designers, developers, bloggers and entrepreneurs with access to beautiful royalty free images.
Their website states, “Since all our photos are copyright-free, you can use them to create everything from viral memes to products like mugs or shirts.”
ManyPixels has royalty free illustrations that fit beautifully in web development projects.
According to their license, “All images, assets and vectors published on ManyPixels can be used for free. You can use them for non-commercial and commercial purposes. You do not need to ask permission from or provide credit to the creator or ManyPixels”
Stocksnap provides high quality images for free, you can do whatever you want with the images within the law. No permission or attributions is required. You can freely use their images in your web development or other projects.
Open Peeps is another beautiful library created by Pablo Stanley. It has illustrations of people that fit seamlessly in web development projects. You can download these illustrations in PNG and SVG formats. Open Peeps images are free for personal and commercial use.
Pxhere has beautiful high quality images which are provided for free. You can use Pxhere images in your projects without permission or attribution.
It can be seen from the above websites that there are a lot of images resources for different projects. Web developers can use any of the above websites to find great images, vectors and illustrations that fit seamlessly with their projects.
Other web developers prefer to use their own photos or design their own graphics using graphic design software like Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, CorelDraw, Sketch etc.
You can learn about more free resources that web developers use in our article BEST ONLINE RESOURCES FOR WEB DEVELOPERS AND DESIGNERS. Thank you so much. Happy Coding.