10 Places To Find The LOVEliest Images For Your Valentine’s Themed Marketing

10 Inspiring Image Sources for Your Valentine’s Day Marketing

Marie Ennis-O'Connor
4 min readFeb 14, 2024

Looking for Valentine’s Day marketing images?

I’ve got you covered.

First, though…

While I’m sure you already know that you can’t simply use graphics that appear on Google’s image search, did you know that you’re not necessarily covered just because you purchase an image from a stock photo site? It’s important to check the license agreement and restrictions for each image you use to ensure that you are using it within the allowed parameters, and to obtain any necessary permissions or releases.

This proviso in place, there are websites where you can find free images with Creative Commons licenses that allow for use in both personal and commercial projects.

Here is a list of some of the best places to find free images.

1. Flickr

Photo by Teamx on Flickr

Flickr is a photo-sharing platform where photographers can upload and share their photos with the world. Users can search for images on Flickr and filter results based on Creative Commons licenses, which vary in their restrictions and requirements for use. Some licenses may require attribution or prohibit commercial use, while others may allow for more freedom in using the images.

2. FreePik

Freepik offers users, high-quality graphic designs: exclusive illustrations and graphic resources. It operates on a freemium business model which means, the majority of the resources offered at Freepik can be used for free, only having to credit the author of the illustration to Freepik. In addition, for a small fee, you can subscribe to the Premium plan and use the illustrations without any accreditation whatsoever.

3. ISO Republic

ISO Republic provides over 3,000 images under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means the pictures are completely free to be used for personal or commercial purposes with no attribution required.

4. KaboomPics

KaboomPics offers free, high-quality images that are available for personal and commercial use. Each comes with a helpful color palette generated from the photo. You can also download the palette along with the photo.

5. Pexels

Pexels provides over 3,800 high-resolution photos, collated from other free image sites — making it one of the largest free image directories. Pexels has also added a large library of stock videos to its site under the CC0 license. Use the site’s list of popular searches to find the most in-demand stock videos.

6. Picjumbo

Picjumbo is a free stock photo site created by designer and photographer Viktor Hanacek in 2013. Users can click through the different categories of over 600 free high-resolution photos, with the option of upgrading to Premium for new unpublished images to power your social media marketing.

7. Pixabay

Pixabay hosts over 650,000 free stock photos, vectors, and art illustrations free of copyrights under Creative Commons. Pixabay also has a collection of stock videos for use in your marketing. On the home page, you’ll find a small, curated collection of images and a search bar for more targeted results.

8. StockSnap

StockSnap hosts photos released under Creative Commons license and do not require attribution. The images can be filtered by date, what’s trending, the number of views or downloads, as well as the number of keyword searches.

9. Stockvault

Stockvault is a free stock photo community where photographers and artists can share their own photos and artwork. It hosts over 35,000 royalty-free images, pictures, and illustrations and also has a large collection of free textures ranging from grunge, dirt, paint, rock, plastic, wood and liquid to metallic and rusty surfaces and backgrounds.

10. Unsplash

Unsplash provides a large collection of high-quality, royalty-free images, all of which are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. In addition to photos, Unsplash also offers a selection of vector graphics and illustrations.

You might also like to read:

21 Free Photo Sites To Create Unique Social Media Images