9 Free image banks you should know
A picture is better than thousand words, and on the internet this saying is true 100%. A good photograph in the right place can make people hire your services or buy your product against those of the competition. But unfortunately not all companies can afford a professional photographer. Therefore I will indicate in this article 9 free image banks that are necessary for each project.
Google gives more and more weight to multimedia files, preferring images to text, and videos to images. All this with a measured use, should not abuse multimedia files. As I explained in previous articles, a web page must be optimized, and if you have many multimedia files, it will slow down. A small tip to improve the SEO of your website is to fill in the ALT tag of the multimedia files with the keyword. This is done because Google can not see if an image is related to the subject, that’s why it is indicated in that label about what the image is about.
It is true that there are many banks of paid images, but honestly I have never needed to resort to these. With all the pages that I will say next I have no doubt that you will find that image you so much desire. Of course, if you are going to have to use a large amount of images in a constant way, yes I recommend making an account in a bank of free images, that will make things easier.
Free image banks
To start with this series of free image banks you have to start with the king, Pixabay. For me the web with highest quality. Surely among your more than one million free stock images you will find the one you want. One of the best points in its favor is that it has more than 150,000 images in high resolution (HD). It also has an advanced search engine, as well as its search filters.
If before I commented that Pixabay is the most famous tool, Flickr is not far away. Its great advantage is that you do not need to register to download your images. Although you do decide to make an account, you can save your photos on your platform, with a capacity of up to 1000 Gb. This also has an advanced search engine and a very useful filter.
The truth is that the name makes it quite clear to us what we can find on your website, free jpg files. It is entirely in Spanish and is aimed at commercial and editorial use. It contains high quality photos.
This free image bank has more than 300 million photos, a lot. The only disadvantage that can be found is that it is not in Spanish, the searches must be done in English. But on the other hand it is very easy to segment by categories.
It has about a million free images, but the one that makes it so popular is that you can also download videos and gifs of it. Of course, for this you will have to register.
This free image bank is specialized and geared exclusively to gifs. They can be very useful, especially for blog articles.
Free image banks for icons
Not all will be images with a high visual content. An important point in all web are the icons, those small symbols that make clear some aspects to us. That’s why in this article on free image banks I think it’s convenient to include 3 of them specialized in icons.
The most popular icon platform. You can find the icon you need in every imaginable size. It has more than 1 million icons, although not all are free.
With more than 600,000 icons, this free image bank is characterized by the distribution of its categories. Very useful when creating infographics or include them in your website.
We finish the list of free images banks for icons with Findicons. It has more than 500,000 icons and although the website is translated, the search is recommended in English. You can find the icon you want and convert it to any format.
I am sure that this list of 9 free image banks will be very useful for both your website and your blog. If you have patience and you are clear about what you are looking for, you will be able to take great advantage of them. Although yes, if you are going to use a lot of images over time, I recommend that you subscribe to a page. For a low monthly cost you will have infinite photos.
See you in the next article!