4 sources of Free and unique High Quality Images for your App

An app needs a beautiful design and an effective user interface to make it appealing to consumers. You simply cannot ignore the design aspect since it is correlated with the number of downloads and positive reviews. Working towards bettering each design element of your app is essential to give it a polished, well taken care of look. And to help you design apps in a better way, I have picked up four free sources of high quality images that you can use in your apps to give them that extra appeal.

The app landing screens of 6snap and Nextgen Reader on Windows Phone use an image with parallax scrolling as their background. This gives their apps an individuality, a life and makes users go wow!


Free image sources

Read on and find about the free image sources that you can dig into for high quality images that can be used even for commercial purposes like in your apps.

At the time of writing this post, following sources of images were free for personal and commercial use. However, please make sure you read the license before downloading as the terms of use can change and images may be made unavailable for commercial use. And, yes, remember to give credit where it is due!

1. Gratisography

A collection of high resolution pictures captured by Ryan McGuire of Bells Design free for commercial use and free of copyright restrictions.


2. Unsplash

Unsplash offers 10 new photos every 10 days. These photos are free and high resolution.


Image courtsey: James Forbes on Unsplash.

3. Picjumbo

Picjumbo offers free photos for your commercial and personal works. All images are clicked by Viktor Hanacek.


4. FreePix

A gallery of high resolution images by Martin Vorel that are free to use commercially.

I am sure you will find many beautiful images from these free and unique high quality image sources. Show everyone the designer in you and use them in your apps to generate visual interest among users. And, please do not forget to share this with fellow developers.

Monika Ratan

Monika loves graphic design & other forms of creative art. When not found tinkering with her favorite graphic design tools, she is mostly reading or writing on wide array of topics. Follow her on Twitter @monikaratan

This Post Has 5 Comments

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    Yash Nayak

    Thanks! Really helpful :)

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      Monika Ratan

      Glad that you liked it :).

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    Matt Jennings

    Used to be called Stock Exchange sxc.hu now called http://www.freeimages.com/ and istock bought them so you’ll get istock ads, but it’s still pretty nice.

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    Roger Ingal

    Very informative and helpful !. Thanks

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