Get Free Images for App Development

October 12, 2015

Get Free Images for App Development

App Developers usually are in search of free images that can be used during app development process. Google Images is the most preferred platform to get free images. Using free images is not advisable because most of the images are copyright protected.

Hence, these may not be allowed to be reused. So, which resources will be useful to get free images that can be used in the apps? Here, in this post we will highlight some of the sources that can be useful to get free images.
Let’s move ahead and see what they are:

Resources for Free images:

Beginners in the app development field usually have lower budgets and as a result, they cannot spend much on premium images. Here, is the time to search for free images that can be used in the projects.

Another option is to ask to the client if they are willing to pay for images and if he/she agrees then you can go for paid images as well. But this is one possibility. In most cases, mainly free images are used.

But still, these images also have some constraints like as some cannot be used for commercial purposes. This shows that one cannot use such kind of images in commercial apps. So, what is the option to get images?

The answer is as follows:

The right way to avail images is to purchase licenses of premium stock images. This will avoid all types of legal actions and will also provide you best quality images that can be used in your projects. Yes, always this cannot be useful especially when the budget is limited.

So, again the same question arises? Where to find free images that can be used everywhere including commercial apps. The solution for this is Public Domain images, CC0 images as well as other free image licenses that allow the use of images for commercial purpose.

Here, we have listed some of the resources that offer images for Free:

  • Super Dev Resources: This is a website where you can come to know about thousands of websites that offer free images and stock photos having licenses under CC0 or CC3.0. You can find image sources that are listed here in several posts.

    This is a great way to hunt for websites providing images at no cost especially for commercial projects.

  • Pixabay: This is one of the website that offers 300000 free photos, vectors as well as art illustrations. It helps you to search for images in their catalog which is a useful option instead of searching on Google Images.
  • PicJumbo: A very useful site that offers high quality images. This website has an easy to browse category for free images and most of the pictures are available for commercial uses.
  • Google Image Search for Commercial Images: In case none of the above options offers you what you want then this is yet another possible option available for you. Here, when you search for any keyword on Google Images then you will get all the search results that include images of all types with licenses.

    You can provide instructions to Google to give you limited search results only for those images that can be used for commercial purpose. For this, go to Advanced Image Search and fill in your keywords.

    Then go to the bottom of the page and then select the field “Usage rights”. Now, choose “free to share or use” commercially.

    You will get perfect idea from the image given below:

Before using the images make sure you have read the license available on the website because sometimes you may also come across the images which are protected with copyrights.

Brief Note: Try out any of this and let us know your feedback or if you are aware about any of such free image sources then kindly share those with our readers. Let us know how web developers tend to cope up with the issues of getting images.

If you are an expert web developer who has already passed to this phase then please share your experience with us, we would love to hear from you.

Wind Up

Hope this blog post was useful to all the web developers and this can serve as a guide to those who are looking for images for their app development projects. We will keep posting more such useful information related to web development.

Stay tuned with Softqube Technologies, App Development service provider in India for more such latest resources which can help you to develop a perfect application that is admired by the client.

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Nitin Suvagiya

He is working with Softqube Technologies as Director, since 2009. He has over 15+ years of experience in Microsoft Technologies, working as a CEO and also providing consultation in DevOps as he is DevOps certified. He has good expertise in UX/UI designing in any application.

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