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Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Free images & plugins for Figma

Daniel Walter Scott

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Hi everyone, in this video I'm going to show you a couple of great places to get commercially usable free images, and I'll also show you the corresponding plug-in, so that we can just kind of click on shapes here, and go, you know what, this one, oh, too good, all right let me show you how it all works. 

All right, free images, the big place to go is, they're commercially usable, can be used both professionally, commercially, for education, they're pretty amazing, what you can get these days. I don't know how this works, well, I know how it works, they get paid via ads, in kind of upselling to paid ones, but it's pretty spectacular. 

So Unsplash, and Pexels is another one, if you can't find what you need in Unsplash, if you're working for a big company, do get them to check the details properly, but you'll see here, the Unsplash license, it's pretty clear what you can and can't do with them, and you can do quite a bit. They appreciate attribution, so it might be, somewhere that you say, "Hey, this was the photographer, thanks for the free image." 

So let's say that, there's plenty other places, but let's say these two are really good at the moment. It would be even handier if there was a plug-in that connected them up, because, like downloading them, we're not going to cover, right, you go into it, hit download, but imagine if there was a plug-in right into it, "free images." We're going to sort by plugins, I'm in the Community part, there it is, Unsplash, and you can see, well, there's lots of downloads, I've already installed it, man, it's easy to uninstall and install these things, click it once and it's gone, give it a sec. 

Actually, let's install this one as well, I don't know if it's installed or uninstalled, let's go check it out. "It's so easy, Dan." We've got our plugins, and yes, one's gone, and that one's back, Pexels, I'm hoping it works the same. I've used Unsplash loads, let's have a look, do they work the same way, yeah. Click once, they install. 

If you've got a shape first though-- let's delete that one, it can take a little while, don't keep smashing on these, because it takes a little while, sometimes to kind of appear over here. So let's say I've got this selection, and I type in "headphones," it'll go into it, here we go, click once, and it should go inside there, so good. 

All right, that is free images, look for the plugin, there's probably one for just about everything. All right, that's it for this video, I'll see you in the next one.