Site Launches With 400,000 Free Stock Photos
I cannot begin to tell you how much money I have spent on stock photography since I began building web sites nine years ago. You would probably fall out of your chair if you knew how much I shell out annually to make my posts pretty. Today I am happy to report that a new site, StockFreeImages, has launched with 400,000 free stock photos.
According to their site, Stockfreeimages.com currently offers the largest collection of free images on the web that are safe to download and legal to use anywhere.
I searched through a lot of images today on StockFreeImages.com and I can safely say that the quality of these images does not nearly compare to Getty Images, where I get the vast majority of my images for Mom Blog magazine, or even iStockPhoto. If you only use high quality images StockFreeImages will not be a great fit for you. And in all honesty, StockFreeImages is only going to be useful to those who have the time to find a free gem here and there as the quality of the photos really isn’t that great overall. StockFreeImages.com, however, is perfectly suited to those who need an image quickly for a post or even a presentation. If you want to make a great impression in a post, I would suggest paying for images at Getty Images. Over the years I have found that Getty Images has the highest quality photos I can find for a reasonable price. StockFreeImages is owned by Dreamstime, the second largest stock photography site with 13 million images and 12 million monthly users.
Dreamstime created StockFreeImages.com to help prevent digital users from grabbing copyrighted photos from Google Images or Flickr, for example, and using them illegally on the Web.
“With Stockfreeimages.com, users can rest assured that any image they download is not only free and safe, but is also completely legal and will not put them at risk for high infringement fines,” says Serban Enache, CEO, Dreamstime. “The site offers a reliable alternative for users who previously downloaded illegally — whether intentionally or not — and the wide image selection meets the diverse creative needs of users ranging from SMB executives, to mommy bloggers, to college students.”