I love finding the perfect images when designing my PowerPoint slides.
Here are 12 platforms for finding FREE visuals (icons, stock photos) for your presentations, lectures, and websites! I'll let you know my favorites 👇
@AcademicChatter #AcademicTwitter @OpenAcademics #PhDchat
1. @pixabay for stock photos, vectors, and videos

2. @unsplash for high-resolution photos

3. @pexels for free stock photos and videos

4. @burstphotos_ for photos
5. Here's one of my favorite platforms!
@canva has photos, graphics (some animated), mockups & offers a free account – they also have Canva for Education: canva.com/education/
Very user-friendly! I have used Canva for designing slides, tweets, & visual abstracts. Canva logo
6. Disabled and Here Collection from @AffectTheVerb: a “disability-led effort to provide free & inclusive images from our own perspective, with photos & illustrations celebrating disabled Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC).” Attributions required affecttheverb.com/collection/
7. @picography for free photos:

8. needpix.com for photos

9. @unDraw_co for SVG images that you can use completely free and without attribution undraw.co

10. @freepik – some require a simple attribution
11. Did you know you can do a Google search for free-to-use images? Search for the image you want as you normally would, click on “Tools” and under “Usage Rights” you’ll find the option to sort images by their license — creative commons or commercial use.
12. Here’s my CURRENT OBSESSION that I’ve been recommending for icons (they have photos too): @nounproject. My top tip is to get the FREE add-in for @PowerPoint so that you can save time & insert icons directly to your slides. I’ve upgraded to NounPro!
I said 12 platforms, but here's a bonus! @illustrationblk is amazing! Thanks @MyerAnnalisa for sharing about this resource. Free & paid packs are available here, with "beautiful, black illustrations for use in digital projects around the world."
Thanks to the power of Twitter & kind people, I now know of MORE excellent platforms to add to this thread! @OpenAcademics

- @nappystock for “beautiful photos of Black and Brown people, for free.” Thanks to @XavierTESOL for sharing about this website.
- Gender Spectrum Collection for photos (& helpful guidelines for using the photos), shoutout to @FancyAcademic for sharing about this resource

- @Ageing_Better for an age-positive image library, shoutout to @DrTheoBampouras
- This resource is AMAZING. It’s a Padlet where @NiftyFoxCreativ has collated tons of free platforms for visuals. I can’t wait to explore it more! Shoutout to @EvansNifty for sharing.

- @Vecteezy for photos and vectors
- @BioRender for icons from fields of life sciences.

- For free medical images:

- @PhyloPic for silhouette images of animals, plants, etc. Shoutout to @KyleTheDavid for sharing.
- @SlidesCarnival for free slide templates, shoutout to @OpenAcademics for sharing.

- @Flickr for photos flickr.com


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