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The answer is easier than you think, because there are free image banks for copyright-free photos. And this is important, because "borrowing" other people's images can get you into legal trouble with copyright. So you need to be careful.

In the world of digital marketing a key element to attract visits is to create relevant and quality content for your target audience, and images are a perfect tool to accompany them. But sometimes it is difficult to find that perfect image for your post, which is of quality and striking, and also to find the time to take it, edit it or create it. For this reason, sometimes we take the easy way out and take photos from the internet without looking at their origin, and as we have said, this can be a problem.

Today we bring you this article with the best free image banks to find your images without copyright, so when you are in a hurry, lack of time or simply to make your content more attractive, you can do it without complications.

1. Pixabay

Pixabay is the first on our list for a specific reason, it is one of the few we can find in Spanish. It is true that if you search in English the results of this image bank are much higher than if you search in Spanish, but it is ideal if you don't master or know much vocabulary in English.

The licenses of all its images are public domain Creative Commons Zero or CC0, which will give you all the freedom to do whatever you want with them without having to ask for any permission.

The website stands out for its extensive catalogue and the quality of its content, and this is due to the fact that the images are reviewed beforehand. In addition, when downloading, you can make a donation to support the author's work if you wish.

Pixabay has a very complete collection of images, as well as incorporating videos, graphics, illustrations and vectors, which are perfect for your projects.

2. Unsplash

Unsplash is one of the most famous and recognised image banks on the web. Like Pixabay it is CC0 public domain, and contains high quality photographs free of charge.

The main difference with the previous one is that if you like a particular artist, you can click on the author and it takes you to the list of images that he or she has uploaded to the page.

In this image bank, if you subscribe to their newsletter you can receive 10 new photographs every 10 days, and if you are a photographer, you can share your images so that they can be used by other users.

The best thing about the app is undoubtedly the variety of images and their high quality, but it has a disadvantage, and that is that as it is well known its content is widely used.

3. Life of pix

Like all those we have shown you previously, their images are of high quality, professional and varied, although landscapes and nature in general predominate.

Using their search engine you can find thousands of photos that you can download at the click of a button. The authors of the photographs are linked, in case you are interested in searching for and obtaining more information about a specific artist, and even giving them the corresponding credit.

Like all of the above, Life of pix is licensed in the public domain, not subject to copyright, but this image bank does not allow mass distribution. Keep this in mind if your content is intended for large-scale distribution.

What we like the most is its artistic content, and if your content is about natural landscapes, this is your website of choice as it excels in this subject.


4. Gratisography

This is the perfect image bank if you are looking for good resolution photos for your projects. You can find new content every week, and it is divided into 6 different categories: people, animals, nature, objects, urban and whimsical.

Gratisography is a favourite among users, because its images are original and different, with a humorous and geeky touch, which takes you away from generic photographs. It is perfect if you are looking for a different approach to your content.

The best and the worst of the application is the same point, the amount of images and filters it has, which like everything, can be very good or stress you too much. And finally, like the rest of examples, its license is CC0, that is, its use is free and without the need for permission from the author.

5. Pexels

The last image bank on this list, but not the worst, has thousands of contributors and users. Its creators have the motto "empowering creators", so they offer a wide catalogue of high quality images for you to use in your projects.

At Pexels you don't need to register to download their content, which makes it easier if you don't feel like creating a new account. Like the other two, all their images are under the CC0 licence, which, as you have seen in the other two examples, means that they are in the public domain.

The best features are the updated images and the multitude of filters, as well as a version that contains video content. Updates are weekly, but not for all themes. On the downside, they accept photos from other sites, so there is a risk of copyright infringement.

Now that you know how to get royalty-free and public domain images, it is your turn to explore each of the websites we have shown you to find out which one is your favourite. We recommend that you combine them, as each of them offers you different things.

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