Royalty-free images, or RF stock images, come with a set of very specific rules about how you can use the image you purchase.
These photos are usually part of an online collection that you have access to and can download without restriction as long as you adhere to the terms of the agreement.
It’s this freedom that makes these photos so popular with designers and marketers alike, although it’s important to understand some of the finer points before making your first purchase.
There are several business models in use today that allow a website to provide free images.
There are hundreds of websites that offer free stock images, and many more that sell them.
Royalty-free images are special category of stock photos that come with a unique license. Individuals and businesses can license a royalty-free image once.
Pexels feature a selection of high quality, royalty free images that are perfect for starting a website or creating beautiful art. Pexels offers over 80 million free stock photos.
We believe that Pexels has better pricing than Getty and more relevant images. With Getty, you’re mainly paying for celebrity stock photos and branded content.
While we are also working on adding those types of high quality photos, we don’t think that most businesses need to spend a lot of money on them in order to help their brand grow.
All photos on Pexels are licensed under Creative Commons Zero, which means you can copy, modify and distribute them freely
In most cases your attribution will be appreciated but not required. Just give credit where credit is due.
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