Charity pictures - find FREE photos for your website

charity pictures, photos and images

Every charity website needs photos to help illustrate content, provide meaning and create a connection with the audience. If you have the budget and resources to get your own custom photos check out our post on how to commission a photographer.

In this post, we share our favourite 8 sites for getting free photos and offer guidance on how to use them to best effect on your website.

Find and optimise images for your website

For a more comprehensive list of resources, detailed tips on how to edit photos and information on copyright law, check out our full guide here on the subject.

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8 places to get free photos

The CC0 1.0 licence means the images are dedicated to the public domain and the creator has waived all legal rights to the work. There is no need to make any sort of attribution when using these images.

Source Description

1. Unsplash

Crowd-sourced professional quality images from a growing community

2. Pexels

Multiple photographers
Simple & slick interface

3. Boss Fight

New images uploaded daily

4. Life of Pix

Multiple photographers
Search images by content type

5. Fancy crave

Well categorised and tagged
Downloadable content type photo packs
2 new images a day

6. Gratisography

Well categorised
Wide selection of content

7. Wikimedia

25 million free media resources
Different images have different restrictions
Most allow you to use images without getting permission

8. Foter

190 million free Creative Commons images from many various online sources
Different attributions

6 January 2016
Amy Reinecke