Friday 5 – Stock photo & video resources and easy graphics creation tools

Here are a few of the things I’ve noodled on this week that I think you should know about. Thanks for reading!

Free 4K Stock Video Footage

This is an awesome collection of stock video that is free to use for “independent productions” and possible even commercial projects.


If you aren’t graphically inclined and want to make great-looking images for social media or just about anything else, you’ll want to check out Snappa. Snappa is a new graphics tool, very much like Canva that enables anyone to create images in just a few clicks. You can use their templates to get a pro look and choose from sizes that work best on specific social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, etc.


I save these and a lot of other things over on Diigo as well as sharing learning, design and presentation thoughts on Twitter.

Search Free Stock Photo Sites

There are a ton of great new sites with new ones popping up all the time. The challenge is searching for the right image when all those cool sites are disconnected. Enter and Stock Up, two sites that give you the ability to search across multiple free stock photos sites simultaneously.


This one not only combines multiple sites, it also allows you to search by color and category.


Stock Up

Search across 26 free stock photo sites.


Published by Mike Taylor

Born with a life-long passion for learning, I have the great fortune to work at the intersection of learning, design, technology & collaboration.

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