My Top 4 Sites For Images

Hey everyone! Today I thought I would write about some of the best websites I use for freely available images. It can be really difficult to find high quality, varied pictures online to accompany your work without paying, but there are some excellent image sites out there. If you’re a writer or a blogger, it’s possible you already use these sites, but take a look and see what you think.

Note: None of these websites require you to sign up or provide any details, which is perfect for me as I can just type in the site and find a great image – no registration, or annoying spam emails!


Pexels is my absolute favorite site for pictures. Every day they add 5 new high quality images, and you can search through all the pictures using the search bar. Pexels has a huge range of images, and they are all great quality. I rarely struggle to find images here.


Picjumbo is a site created by Vicktor Hanacek, a photographer who travels the world taking pictures for (you guessed it) Picjumbo. Although the selection of pictures is slightly more limited than Pexels, the images are all still very high quality and beautiful. The abstract section is fantastic!

New Old Stock

New Old Stock is an awesome source of vintage images from public archives. Once again, all of the pictures are of the highest quality, but they are fairly specific – you won’t find a picture of the iPhone 6 here!

Try not to get distracted though; I’ve spent over an hour on this site just having a fun peek into history!


Unsplash uploads ten new pictures every ten days. The site is really easy to navigate, the pictures are stunning, and they are all fairly big images.

Do you use any other sites for finding good quality images? Let me know!



  1. procaffinating · January 25, 2015

    Thank you for this! I spent ages yesterday looking for one that didn’t need a sign up x

    Liked by 1 person

    • The Twentysomething Social Recluse · January 26, 2015

      I know, it’s so annoying and time-consuming! I’m glad this was useful, thanks for commenting 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. nicoledcn · January 25, 2015

    This was such a helpful post!


    • The Twentysomething Social Recluse · January 26, 2015

      Thank you! 🙂


  3. sunflowersymposium · February 1, 2015

    This is a handy list! I was thinking about copyright because I’ll invest in a camera in a few months, but until then, I’ll be using free images. These are great, thank you for sharing them!


  4. kgmitchell · May 6, 2015

    Thank you for sharing your list. Short, concise, helpful and much appreciated; as are you ‘likes’ and visits to my own job advice blog.

    Liked by 1 person

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