Top 8 Free Image Resources to use in Animated Videos

These pictures give you a plain evidence, that a picture is worth a thousand words.

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Evidently, a good picture says it all.

An image comes handy when you fail to say something with a huge wall of text. A good picture breaks the barrier of incomprehensible communication. Be it a blog post, or a video, or a presentation, or an animated video, the presence of a good image adds a value to your work.

But unfortunately, the process of finding copyright free, high-quality, high-resolution free images is an arduous task. Moreover, a majority of the images on the Internet are subjected to copyright restrictions and law.

To make your work easier, we give you the best free image resources to use in animated videos. These image sources have a great collection of CCO (Creative Commons) licensed high-quality pictures as well as clipart which can be used both in animation videos as well as in live videos. It is always better to check on to the licensed page before you use any image for copyright infringement.

1.Pixabay

Pixabay had recently (Jan 2016) updated its image library base to 550,000 free photos, illustrations, and vectors. It has a versatile search engine which can broaden and customize the search and delivers you accurate results. If you are in a look out for a high-quality Public domain pictures or clipart, Pixabay can serve your purpose exactly. [See Company license terms]

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2.Unsplash

Launched back in 2013, Unsplash is a site which posts ten handpicked photos every ten days and these photos are absolutely free. Categorized under creative commons, Unsplash has high-quality resolution images that add credibility and beauty to your work. [See company License terms]

3.Openclipart

There may be many sources of clip arts on the internet, but very few websites offer clip arts of superior quality. OpenClipart is a source of 11,000 professionally designed clip arts that can be used in your animation videos. [See company license terms]

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4.Public domain.

This website has high-quality images, pictures and vectors that can be used extensively for animated video. Vectors in specific, are available in plenty here.[See Company License Terms]

5.Pond5 creative Commons

Pond5, the world’s largest online marketplace for royalty-free stock music has now released the creative commons category for the media with an aim to make it accessible to the public. Not only high-quality free images, you can also find sounds, effects, characters, vectors, clip arts,3D model and lots more. You need to just use the filter “Public domain only” to get the free licensed images. This is an ultimate of resources for your animation videos. [See Company License Terms]

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6.Bing

Bing is an extensive search engine that works similar to google. It has a filter which has a large number of high-quality public domain images, clip arts, Vectors and illustrations. You can set your preferences and get your desired results.

7.Clker.com

Clker is predominantly used for cliparts. You can get multiple cliparts of varied sizes free f cost. This is a great source of free vectors, graphics, illustrations and more. This site also licensed under CCO. [See company license terms]

8.Photopin

Photopinhas millions of free stock images here. Many bloggers use this site for their blog posts. However this website does not come under a CCO license, it comes a "creative common infringement". You can use their images,but you have to add a link to their website. [See company license terms]

Using these free images resource, you can convey your messages loud and clear and make your animation videos more qualitative. Do you know any more image resource sites? If so, please let us know.

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