This post is coming up in response to a request from our readers on how we source high-quality free images download used on our post and articles (copyright free stock images).
You will discover step by step how we easily get free images for websites (mean, free images no copyright) in this article.
Getting qualify royalty free images free of charge is one of the challenges of most bloggers and others online and we were not exempted from that too until we discussed a platform to be discussed fully below.
It was a thorough dig online but eventually, we landed on this platform and since then been able to get access to very high resolution images free download and free stock images for commercial use and on this platform.
How To Get Free Stock Images For Your Blog or Commercial Use
As stated earlier, we will take you to step by step and also included a screenshot to help our not so tech-savvy readers to still be able to flow with this guide and also enjoy the platform just as we are doing now.
The platform is called Pexels. Lets quickly learn some fact about the platform before we dive fully into step by step how to get free images and videos from the Pexels.
What is Pexels Platform About?
Pexels is a royalty-free images and videos download website. It is very easy to use with the help of their search box, you can easily find and dig out hidden quality royalty free images for your blog post or any other uses including commercial uses.
They offer their images for free download 100% without charges. Amazingly their easy to understand terms stated that you can use the images, modify it or even sell the modified version and also use it for commercial purpose without been mandated to make any reference to the platform. That’s cool right!
Pexels relies mainly on community support and donations to run the platform and support their creators. Anyway, anyone can be a creator. Just go through their terms (That may be our focus for another article here on NaijaTechViral).
How To Download Free Images on Pexels
You can easily download images on Pexels even without having an account but we recommend you open an account with them first since its 100% free to enjoy some insider features like the ability to create collections (Categories) and save your choice pictures their for easy use later on your blog or any other places. That saves time because it does take time to find some hidden quality free images from the platform due to numerous options available. So, when you finally locate and grab that one you desire.
It is better to save it for easy access next time.
Let get started…..
Visit Pexels website (Click the link to go to the official Pexels website as seen in the screenshot below)
Click on the Join option to register a free account with them.
You have 2 signup options (You can either use Facebook or fill details to register)
Step3: How To Register For Free Images Download
If you choose Facebook, follow the instructions as shown on your screen carefully and if you choose to fill details directly do so and in a matter of less than 5minutes, you are done.
Check your email and confirm the link sent to it to verify your account and remove any limits or restrictions attached to the unverified account.
Login to Pexels to begin your free images download search journey
Step 6: How To Search For Free Images For Download
Locate the search box and type your desired keywords related to the type of pictures you want.
We are using Phones as our sample keyword for this post to guide the non-tech-savvy reading this our guide on free download images.
Scroll down to see the result and pick any by clicking on it to open wider for better viewing and details.
We now have different pictures related to Phones below.
Step 8: How To Use Advanced Search To Locate Royalty Free Stock Images on Pexels
You can use the following advanced search features to narrow down your result.
Advanced search tips
Exclude a word by adding a dash before it (E.g. technology -apple)
Search for colors: E.g. color: blue
In this case, let change our keywords from Phones above to Lady and then try the advanced search features.
Now, Let us add advanced search to make it Lady color: blue
What about if we decide to change the advanced search to make it Lady color: red
we also have the result changed to showing pictures of ladies in red
Interesting let’s experiment a bit further by changing the advanced search to make it Lady color: purple
we have the result changed again instantly showing pictures of ladies in purple/violet
Step 9: How To Download Pictures From Pexels
Click on any image of choice that you want to download to enlarge and view it better as seen in the screenshot below:
You will notice an option called Collect, click it to create and add the picture to a categorized folder in your own personal Pexels account to help easily access it in future without the need to search for it again. This indeed saves you more search time in future.
Also, locate an option called Free Download.
It will display a drop-down box with available sizes of the image including a box to put in your desired download size
Click Download Photo to begin your download.
Wait for the download to be completed.
That is it, you now have a free images download guide to use for your blog or commercial purposes anytime.
NOTE: If used on your blog without major customization. You can give them credit (though it is optional but it’s cool to help them do more).
Images Credit: Pexels
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