Google Images may have been the go-to site for all our needs with its seemingly limitless options to choose from but it has sometimes been frustrating finding the perfect image on the search engine to convey our message.
Here are a few alternatives to Google Images that are not only free but also have a variety of options and customisation features to get the ideal image envisioned:
This beautiful website is an outstanding resource for high-quality images in a vast collection of images and videos. The website is a collection of images covering a variety of subjects from different photographers contributing to the collection.
Pexels is user-friendly and free to use, for personal and commercial purposes.
The platform has an intuitive search bar for quick search using relevant keywords, along with filters and sorting options. You can preview a larger version of the image or video by hovering over the thumbnail, and quickly downloading the desired file.
The image/video company doesn't require its users to attribute photographers to their respective images, while the license allows you to use the image in whatever way you may desire.
The collection offered by Pexels may not be as extensive as Google's and may not cover niche topics. Additionally, since the website is rapidly gaining more users, most images can be overused, thus losing their uniqueness.
Though any photographer can contribute their work to Pexels, the company doesn't financially compensate them for their work.
Launched in 2017, undraw is an open-source community with minimilist illustrations for your Powerpoint essentials. This website provides quality illustrations from its immense collection that can be scaled without quality degradation and a feature to change the colour of illustrations chosen.
With a simple interface design, users can choose illustrations from a variety of subject collections on the Home page like walking together, playing golf, coffee time, photography and more.
Images can be downloaded in SVG or PNG files for your projects. Its Handcraft section will display a large collection of doodle art, customisable to a chosen colour.
Illustrations from Undraw can be used for any project, commercial or personal, without attribution or any costs. Users are simply warned not to redistribute the images or create integrations within them.
This is another AI image generation platform that can use textual prompts describing the exact image to generate it for you. The platform offers four options: art, drawing, photo or none. The inconspicuous None feature creates the image in a certain different art form than the rest.
Image generation is slow and takes up about a minute to present at least eight options and a feature to either upscale them or screenshot them or you can right-click to save images.
Craiyon allows only a limited free image generation trials and then compels you to pay for the premium subscription.
Its pricing plans are rather affordable, with its Supporter plan billed at $5/yearly, Professional plan at $20/month and Enterprise plan can be customised to fit your organisations and price determined accordingly.
Each plan offers a certain time for image generation, no ads or watermarks and private images. All images remain uniquely yours and aren't shared with a third party or other clients.
The Noun Project
The aesthetically pleasing platform offers free access to images and icons that you may require for your project.
With over five billion icons, the library is fantastic and has a search bar to make hunting for the right icon or image easy. Its image collection is quite limited and worse off than Google Search, but its icon library is incomparable.
The basic download of images and icons is free, however, it won't let you make any edits or change the colour of the icon from black. It also requires creators to be attributed to their work after downloading in either SVG or PNG files.
If you're willing to pay for this service, their Single Pro Download is $2.99 with a royalty-free license, no attribution needed but still no edits or colour changes allowed.
NounPro Unlimited is $9.99/month and grants access to editing the icons and changing the colour, along with a license and no attribution to creators.
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