Home But Not Stuck! The Corona-Help List of Free Images & Resources

The Coronavirus pandemic and the consequent near-worldwide lockdown keeps us all indoors and away from our workplaces. But being home doesn’t have to mean being stuck home! 

See the creative silver lining: when will you have so much free time to sit and put together awesome graphic designs without distractions? When will you have days to commit to online workshops and tutorials to upgrade your skills set?

We understand the global economy is taking a hit, and so is your business. Many companies understand it too and are willing to lend a helping –and creative– hand, with free-of-charge resources. 

Here we collect the best free images, free trials, free subscriptions and more in the stock photography and graphic design industry to take advantage and make the best out of this lockdown. 

Check them out! 

Free Images from Stock Photo Agencies

Several of the top stock photo sites have launched selections of free images –often COVID-19-themed– for you to continue communicating, publishing and promoting with your customers and readers without leaving home and without spending a penny!

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Stock Photo Secrets Corona-Help: Free Images!

StockPhotoSecrets Logo White > Home But Not Stuck! The Corona-Help List of Free Images & ResourcesThe team at Stock Photo Secrets Shop is offering a selection of free Coronavirus-related images to use in your visuals, without paying anything.

We are eager to help out creatives and business owners, especially those under tight budgets and struggling these days, to keep their communications with customers and marketing efforts running, and their business afloat. And we hope these free images do the trick!

To access them, all you have to do is register for free at the Shop to enable the free download of these files.

Get 10 Free Images About Coronavirus Right Now

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Shutterstock Free Coronavirus Photos

shutterstock logo new offer > Home But Not Stuck! The Corona-Help List of Free Images & ResourcesStock photo giant Shutterstock has launched a collection of over 40 free images for businesses, covering all kinds of popular themes to continue pushing visuals through your various channels. Bundle download is enabled, and you can also select individual images.

Check out Shutterstock's Free Coronavirus Stock Photos

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Plus, they released a whole COVID-19 resource hub packed with free images, footage, and on topics like the Coronavirus outbreak, working from home and social distancing. Plus free virtual backgrounds to cheer up videoconferences, valuable insights and tips to make the best out of your new work-from-home setting, and more to address communications about the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Download Shutterstock's Covid-19 Free Files

Shutterstock has thought of everything and they’re really committed to helping you out in this time of need. So do take advantage of their freebies!

All you have to do is sign up for free on their website to access this and more freebies. 

If you fall short of images, remember you can get more using Shutterstock Free Trial with up to 10 free image downloads for one month! 

Get 10 free images from Shutterstock now for this month only - cancel anytime.

And if you want to buy images at a super low price, grab our special Shutterstock Coupon Code with up to 25% off!

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iStock Free Coronavirus Images

istock logo very small > Home But Not Stuck! The Corona-Help List of Free Images & ResourcesThe renowned stock photo agency iStock prepared a curated collection with almost 70 free images about the Coronavirus pandemic and everything it entails: social distancing, working from home, hygiene habits, medical settings, and more. 

You can download all of the images at once, or individually as you see fit. A very valuable solution to keep the designs and visuals going even through these hard times. 

Go to iStock's Free COVID-19 Image Collection

To access iStock’s free Coronavirus photos, all you have to do is signing up for free on their website. 

To get more high-quality pictures as cheap as possible, do use our special iStock Promo Code with up to 15% off!

Get a 15% Discount on all credit packs and subscriptions. Exclusive iStock coupon code is valid only until July 31st, 2020.

Adobe Stock Free Trial: Up to 40 Free Images

adobe stock logo > Home But Not Stuck! The Corona-Help List of Free Images & ResourcesAdobe Stock has a good resource to get professional stock photos at no cost already, one that you can definitely exploit in times like this where you need to reduce your costs. The Adobe Stock Free Trial gives you up to 40 free image downloads for 30 days, and you can use them to get great images, be them Coronavirus-related or not, to use in your graphics. 

Get 10 Adobe Stock standard assets with your free trial. Cancel risk-free within the first month.

Photocase’s 5 Free Credits for Images + 10% Off

photocase logo w > Home But Not Stuck! The Corona-Help List of Free Images & ResourcesQuirky stock photo agency Photocase has an ongoing special offer with us that comes in very handy to save money in stock photography. They give you 5 free credits to download images, on top of a 10% discount on your purchase. You can use these free credits at your discretion to get any photos from their library. 

An ideal solution to get eye-catchy pictures to use on your social media communications on the cheap. 

Grab the Photocase Coupon Code right now!

Get 5 FREE Credits and 10% OFF on your first purchase with Photocase.

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PantherMedia Emergency Marketing Package

panthermedia div > Home But Not Stuck! The Corona-Help List of Free Images & ResourcesTraditional stock photo company PantherMedia is out with a great creative kit for struggling businesses. Their Emergency Marketing Package includes free image downloads, free image research, options for a 12-month, no-interest payment plan for large purchases, free Enterprise accounts for teams, and more. It’s a well-rounded solution for companies needing to keep their marketing and communications going but struggling to find the funds to do so. 

To access this kit you need to submit your application. The agency will do a check on your request and contact you via email with account details if approved. 

Apply for PantherMedia Emergency Marketing Package

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Free Graphic Design Tools 

Besides free content, you can find cool freebies regarding graphic design apps and other relevant resources to create visuals. 

Adobe Creative Cloud: Free Access for 2 Months

adobe creative cloud logo > Home But Not Stuck! The Corona-Help List of Free Images & ResourcesWho doesn’t love editing photos using Photoshop or graphics using Illustrator? Adobe Creative Cloud hosts the most popular image editing apps and now they are letting you access their entire platform –usually locked behind a paid membership– for two months, totally free of charge. 

Keep in mind this offer isn’t advertised anywhere and works only for those with an active membership. It’s a way to save yourself some bucks while continuing to use your go-to editing software. 
To unlock this deal, you need to basically cancel your current subscription citing “it’s too expensive” as the reason, and you will be presented with the offer of 60 days of your plan for free (at the end of this period, billing will resume automatically). You can see the detailed step-by-step by Petapixel right here. 

Get 2 Months of Adobe Creative Cloud for Free

Adobe Creative Cloud: Free At-Home Access for Students

adobe creative cloud logo > Home But Not Stuck! The Corona-Help List of Free Images & ResourcesFor all graphic design students using Adobe Creative Cloud in-campus, the platform has opened up to give them free access to the apps at home until May 31st 2020. A great aid when most campuses are closed due to the pandemic. 

For this to be available to you, your school’s IT admin has to request access at Adobe’s page and let you know when your login is ready to be used to access the platform from your home. 

Get At-Home Access to Creative Cloud for Students

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More Free Resources for Creatives and At-Home Workers

Because there is so much to take care of when moving your office to your home, and because the time at home can be used for so much more than just working, here are more free resources worth knowing about. 

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iStock Free Zoom Backgrounds

istock logo very small > Home But Not Stuck! The Corona-Help List of Free Images & ResourcesTo liven up your virtual meetings and save face if your home office is a mess (and by your home office we can be meaning your living room), iStock has a selection of free video backgrounds to use in videoconferencing app Zoom. 

This little bonus giveaway is the perfect way to add some fun and easy-on-the-eyes view to your team meetings. 

Discover iStock's Free Videoconference Backgrounds

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Adobe Connect: 3 Months for Free

adobe connect logo > Home But Not Stuck! The Corona-Help List of Free Images & ResourcesAdobe is offering a 90-Day free trial period for Adobe Connect, their videoconferencing platform. The trial includes up to 25 participants, so if you’ve started working remotely with your team this is a very good opportunity to use a professional video calling tool without spending a penny. 

Start your 90-Day Free Trial with Adobe Connect

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PPA Education: All Content for Free

PPA logo > Home But Not Stuck! The Corona-Help List of Free Images & ResourcesProfessional Photographers of America (PPA) is taking it upon themselves to help you invest your quarantine time in further educating yourself. If you’re a photographer or small business owner (or if you want to be one!) you’ll love to learn they’ve unlocked all of their Education content for free. 

This means you can access all of their educational material (over 1,100 online classes) at no charge! All you need is to sign up for a free account on PPA’s website and you’ll get immediate access. 

Unlock Free Educational Content from PPA

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Last but Not Least: Our Two Cents

The team at Stock Photo Secrets also wants to do everything we can to help you in this trying times. For that, we have gathered our best resources to get materials and learn how to do things in graphic design during this pandemic: 

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If after reading our great content you’re still struggling with anything regarding image download, image licensing, buying from stock photo agencies, editing images, using images, etc… then just asks us directly!

We are happy to share our knowledge and have a one-on-one consultation to help you overcome whatever is in the way of you using your stay-at-home time productively!

Contact Us!

We hope these generous and thoughtful offers fulfil their mission and ease your worries and workloads during the challenging days we are all going through. 

Happy designing, stay home, and stay safe!

I am Content Manager, Researcher and Author in Stock Photo Press and its many stock media oriented publications. I am a passioned communicator with a love for visual imagery and an inexhaustible thirst for knowledge. I was lucky to enter the wonderful world of stock photography working side-by-side with experienced experts, and I am happy to share my research, insights and advice about image licensing, stock photography offers and stock media industry with everyone in the creative community. My background is in Communication and Journalism, and I also love literature and performing arts.

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