7 Tools for Free Images for Social Media

Use these free tools to find and edit images for social media

Getting good quality images for social media can take time. A photoshoot is the most authentic way to showcase your products or services. You can also get a designer to make create images.

Sometimes, you need to just get a good quality image for use right away. Here are free tools to get amazing images for social media. Plus, here are tools to get the right size and shape for different social media.

7 Tools for Free Images for Social Media

Sources for free images for social media

These are free sources of images and most do not require you to give attribution for the photo. These sites are all searchable, making it easy to find what you need.

1. Pixabay

Find a variety of images and videos here. This website is all about sharing high quality photos, illustrations, vector graphics, and film footage which are all public domain. It has a lot to offer with over 750,000 free photos, illustrations, and vectors and 3,100 videos.

2. Upsplash

This is another great site with high quality images which are copyright free. Look for the Creative Commons Zero license which is on all their photos. You are not required to give any attribution for using the photos. This also means you are also free to modify the photos.

3. Gratisography

This is a smaller collection, by artist Ryan McGuire. New images are added every week. They are free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects. The pictures are very artsy. If you are looking for something different and unique, this is the place to go.

4. Pexels

This is an image search engine which pulls from multiple free image sites. You get more results by looking here first. It is a very powerful tool which finds you free stock photos. You can use them everywhere for commercial use with no attribution required.

5. Google image search

Search for an image on Google. Once the results show, click on Search Tools and then use usage rights drop down menu. Select ‘labeled for reuse’ or ‘labeled for reuse with modification’ to view images.


Editing and cropping tools

6. PicMonkey

This is an online photo editing service. It offers free service for the basic tools, and paid for service for premium. Most cropping and editing can be done without a fee. This is one of the easiest tools for cropping. First use the resize tool, then the crop tool.

7. Canva

This is a free graphic-design tool website. Choose the graphic type you need to create, and it automatically makes it the correct size. It has an easy to use drag-and-drop format. It provides access to over a million photographs, graphics, and fonts, some free and some for a fee. You can also upload your own images.

All these tools are to help save you time on social media. For more tips, take a peek at more time savers for social media.

Ever wanted a stockpile of ready to go graphics to use on your business social media? Contact Danielle on 760-440-5494 or danielle@760marketing.com for information on creating an image library.

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