As a graphics designer, you are no doubt painfully aware how expensive it is to purchase commercial-grade graphics and images today. In all probability, you’ve also tried to find free/royalty-free image files at some point in time and if so, you would also know just how much time consuming and frustrating this exercise can be, often with no joy at the end of all your troubles.
Well yes, it is a given that there are quite a few free image download sites out there but, as you have probably experienced again, most of these sites are found to be having one or more of the following problems:
- poor quality images
- difficult navigation
- misleading presentation that ‘cheats’ you into thinking an image is free which is actually paid
- limited availability of images
- unclear/confusing/complicated copyright policies
- bombardment of on-page and pop-up advertisements
- free only for personal use, commercial use requiring payment
- and the list goes on …
Into this difficult and unpleasant scenario, 1000FreeDownloads.com comes to us like a breath of fresh air, with a large number of high quality images under nine different categories that you can download and use absolutely free of charge for personal as well as commercial use.
The site navigation is totally simple and easy, with clear links to various image categories displayed right in the header, and a prominent search box where users can run free-form keyword search across all or any one of the nine available categories, as illustrated in the screenshot below:
The nine categories of images/files available for free downloads are:
With such a diverse and comprehensive collection of categories, 1001FreeDownloads.com can certainly be said to be quite well-placed in terms of serving almost any royalty-free image requirement for a graphics designer.
Unlike many other free image download sites, 1001FreeDownloads does not bombard you with any kind of adverts, nor does it try to deceive you in any way. What it offers is WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get), in the true sense of the world. :-)
Be your free-image needs for web designing, other electronic/digital document or file creation, for print designing or any other type of use, there are good chances that you will find something or the other of your interest at 1001FreeDownloads.com. Here are some of my favorite Valentine’s Day inspired vectors.