We’ve all been there — you find the perfect image for your social post, go to upload it and then find out it’s plastered with copyrights, royalties and more. It’s safe to say that finding stock images and video you can *actually* use can be a struggle. Check out our favorite websites below that are free and easy to use.

1. Pixabay: With over 900,000 free stock photos, vectors and illustrations (no, really), you’re bound to find something you like on this site. It’s easy to search, explore and come across images you didn’t even know you wanted.

2. Stockvault: On this website, photographers and artists can share their work from all over the world, giving you tons of variance. Search the latest uploads, most downloaded and everything in between.

3. Videvo: Yes, free video footage exists, and this site makes it easy to access. Browse footage and motion graphics all in HD and 4K. That’s music to designers’ ears.

4. IgniteMotion: Need a video background for your project? This site has you covered. Download free motion backgrounds and get ready to take your designs to the next level.

What’s you favorite place to find royalty-free images and video footage? Share them in the comments below!

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