Burst is another great resource when looking for high-resolution photos to download – for free. Burst is a Shopify offering and their description is “Browse thousands of beautiful copyright-free images. All our pictures are free to download for personal and commercial use, no attribution required.”
The site features several options when searching for images, the most common option being the search bar. You can also browse through collections or new pictures.
If you click on “View all collections” this page will appear with the groups clearly listed.
To download, hover over and image you want. Two download options will appear, select either High or Low-res. Low-res images are approximately 1,000 pixel .jpgs and the download is automatic. High-res images are up to 5,000 pixel .jpgs and do require an email address/log-in.
The site’s images are directly from its own image library. All photos are free to use for commercial use, attribution is not mandated (but asked for), and are under the Creative Commons CCO license. I also recommend reading the site FAQ (at the bottom of the site home page) as it offers a lot of information on how royalty free image use works, while explaining the Burst image use options.
Here is a sample of some of the images downloaded, added to a PowerPoint slide and stylized:
Troy @ TLC (thanks to Christie on the TLC Creative design team for researching and doing the initial write-up)