Free Stock Photos: Ultimate List of 55 Free Image Websites

Stock photos for every possible circumstance -free and ready to be downloaded from over 50 top sources.

Stock photos are taken photos by either professional or amateur photographers that are available online for download and use on your website, email template, or other projects. Some sources are completely free for all usage others, free for personal use only, some require a credit to the original photographer or site. There are also paid for, premium images available. all photos are cropable, resizable and editable.

You must stick to the rules when using the photos from the various sources most a pretty clearly stated.

As there are so many great sites for sources out there, we’ve put together over 50 of the best for you to check out at your leisure. Whether you are searching for specific images for a project you have in mind or you just want to get a grip on what’s available -have a browse.

 

pexels free stock photo website

1. Pexels.com

A vast site for anyone to upload or download photos or videos. You can search through keywords or categories, types, styles, etc. then simply click and download. You have several download options, resize and can get more info about the image if you wish.

Type: All images on Pexels.com are completely free, even for commercial use.  All images and videos on Pexels.com are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero license. No attribution required, but of course, it’s appreciated.

 

unsplash free stock photo website

2. Unsplash.com

Huge and growing, Unsplash is a stock photography site which claims to have over 1.5 million photos, over 150,000 contributing photographers and generates more than 11 billion photo impressions per month. Anyone can upload but the photos are then curated by the editing staff. Simply click and download after searching through the well-organized categories and additional tags.

Type: Free under the Unsplash license, similar to Creative Commons License, no attribution required. Personal or commercial use.

 

pixabay free stock photo website

3. Pixabay.com

Pixabay offers over well over a million free stock photos, illustrations, and vectors and videos, with over 33,000 contributors. All images are checked by Pixabay staff and it’s available in 26 languages. You do get shutterstock images mixed in though, they have the logo, this help finance the operation, keeping it free to use.

Type: Free registration is required then all video and image files available  can be used without attribution requirement and also for commercial aim.

 

burst free stock photos website

4. Burst.Shopify.com

Thousands of eCommerce related stock images as you would expect as it’s powered by Shopify, Click on and download, easy to use, easy to navigate, and a choice of high or low resolution download for each image.

Type: All  pictures are free to download for personal and commercial use, no attribution required.

 

Depositphotos - free stock photo website

5. DepositPhotos.com

Depositphotos has over 60 stock royalty free photos and vector images plus videos (nearly 150 million files) for any usage, on any theme.  It also supports 20 languages and has a round the clock service. It’s commercial platform but you can access some freebies.

Type: Free registration, selection of pricing plans, subscription or on demand.

 

gratisography free stock photo website

6. Gratisography.com

A stock photo images site that advertises itself as full of quirky, creative images. This may be for you if you’re looking for something a little different. Not huge but they select only photos that fit their objective.

Type: Completely Free usage, commercial or personal projects.

 

lifeofpix free stock photos website

7. LifeOfPix.com

LifeOfPix focuses on high resolution stock images and videos. Just sign up, search, click and download. Links to Adobe Stock, which have a $ sign on them.

Type: Free, commercial or personal use, but limited for mass distribution

 

stocksnap free stock photography website

8. StockSnap.io

Stocksnap compiles free stock photo images from  different stock images sites, very handy and time saving. It’s easy and straight forward after free registration.

Type: Free for any usage, no attribution.

 

kaboompics free stock photo website

9. KaboomPics.com

Kaboompics, a royalty-free service for stock images with over 6 million photos. Search through category or color, click and you get a three size download option; original, medium or custom. There is also a lovely touch, with each photo accompanied by a complementary color pallete with Hex numbers, useful.

Type: Free commercial and non-commercial.

 

freeimages free stock photo website

10. FreeImages.com

300,000 free stock,  royalty-free images. Download free, high quality stock images, for every day or commercial use.

Type: Free for commercial and personal usage.

 

11. PhotoDune.net

PhotoDune is a commercial site that sells royalty-free photographs and images starting at just $1. Items are priced on the size/megapixels of each file.

Type: Some freebies, other images individually priced.

 

12. Reshot.com

Large, hand-picked curated selection that tries to be different from the usual stock images source from individuals and partnership with photographic groups. All Reshot photos are free for commercial and editorial use, under the Reshot License. You don’t need to give a photo credit  but they appreciate if you do. You can’t submit images too.  Search through tags or types packs.

Type: Free curated selection for all usage

 

13. FoodiesFeed.com

Food focused stock photos of food, ideal for menus, restaurant or fast food promotion, food websites etc. Completely free, deliciously mouth watering attractive food centric photos -food on the table, kitchens, markets, being cooked, on the plate -pretty much anything you can think of. Either search through categories e.g pizza,fruit or type in a specific food on the search bar.

Type: Free food or foodie photos

 

14. FreeStocks.org

Completely free stock photos divided into categories such as animals, fashion, food & drink etc or by tags. Single click download and related images plus choice or related premium images.

Type: Completely free mixed categories photos

 

15. Picography.co

One of the top sources for high resolution free stock images is Picography, which has been providing stunning images to millions of people for the past 3 years. Completely free usage with no attribution needed. placed into 22 categories plus tagged for ease of search.

Type: Free, high resolution

 

16. FocaStock.com

Free stock photography for personal and commercial use on websites, projects, themes, apps, and more. Launched  in 2014 by Jeffrey Betts and added to each week. Curated selection of over 88,000 shots and you can resize and edit before download plus there are color scheme buttons for each photo.

Type: Free curated selection

 

18. SkitterPhoto.com

Free stock photos,free from copyright restrictions and no attribution required. Keyword search, category search, featured section and admin picks. Clean easily navigation site, so no time wasted finding what you need.

Type: Free selection for all uses, no attribution

 

19. LittleVisuals.co

Free, high resolution images for you to use them anyway you want, personal or commercial.  No search function and limited number of stock photos.

Type: Free all usage high res image, difficult to search.

 

20. JayMantri.com

Featured on other Stock photo sites this is Jay Mantri’s personal site for free all usage images. a simple browse through site though you can link to his commercial portfolio and instagram sites.

Type: Personal site featuring free stock images

 

21. Picspree.com

Downloadable free or premium images, illustrations, vectors and icons with no attribution or sign up required. Free stock photos for commercial or personal use in any way. Nice search categories and links but no pressure from the premium partners.

Type: Free commercial or personal use stock photos, plus illustrations and vectors. Links to premium options.

 

22. IsoRepublic.com

Over 6000 free stock photos and videos search by through collections or individually, with no commercial restrictions. There is also a worthwhile blog with tips and links for photographers or designers.

Type: Free all usage all purpose photos and videos, plus blog.

 

23. StyledStock.co

Styled as “Feminine stock photography”. Free stock photo images for all your projects be they commercial or personal, plus premium collections filtered by category or color. Premium packages from $5 include wedding stock, floral stock etc.

Type: “Feminine stock photography” -their words not ours. Free or Premium packages.

 

24. GetRefe.com

Royalty-free, high-quality, natural looking stock photos from hand picked photographers. Free options or a few premium packs from $10. You’ll need to set up a free account and add details.

Type: Free usage, curated “natural”‘ looking photos -free or premium packs

 

25. Magdeleine.co

Magdeleine.co is a personally curated blog that features the best free high-quality stock photography for your inspiration, with a one per day addition. It’s not huge by any means but great quality shots. Includes detail about each image including color palette and links to more information on the author.

Type: Free use personally curated selection. Attribution required.

 

26. MorgueFile.com

Morguefile.com has well over 380,000 high quality, high resolution photos that are completely free for personal or for commercial projects with no attribution necessary. Arty shots “for creatives by creatives” with a great range of photos from all over the world. You can even request an image from the community of photographers.

Type: Huge number of high quality, free to use photos and a cool request a photo option.

 

27. Grallim.com

Free stock photos for any use. Basic site limited in number but you could find what you are looking for.  some categories, including fitness and cars but no filter options.

Type: small, simple site with free downloadable images for any use.

 

28. ImCreator.com

I’m creator is a general site for resources for website building & other design projects,  with free icons and templates but also a selection of free stock photos. Free for personal and commercial use but checkk if attribution is required.

Type: General web resource site with some stock photos, Free use but attribution is often required.

 

29. ScatterJar.com

Free food photographs for personal and commercial projects. Downloadable high resolution photos with a creative slant. More added monthly.

Type: Food specific stock photos with a creative edge.

 

30. SnapWireSnaps.tumblr.com

Stock or commissioned photos from 200,000 of the world’s most talented photographers, but only 7 free photos a week. It’s really a site for photographers to get work and business to get customized shots rather than a stock photo site.

Type: Photographer business site with a few free images every week. Perfect for custom work.

 

31. SplitShire.com

Over 1000 free royalty free, commercial and personal use stock photos and growing. Organised through categories but no other filters. Also contain free videos.

Type: Free for all usage site with over 1,000 image and videos.

 

32. StockVault.net

Nearly, 150,000 curated free stock photos, illustrations,  textures, backgrounds and graphics for your next project with free usage and no attribution required. Organised through; featured,latest, most downloaded, most popular, most loved or through a huge number of categories and key words or collections. There is also a usefully informative blog and premium selections.

Type: Huge well categorized hand picked free selection with premium options.

 

33. StartupStockPhotos.com

Free stock photos, with a scroll down browse. It will take you time to find something you need, but they are completely free, unique and for any use.

Type: Basic free stock photo site without categorization.

 

34. FancyCrave.com

Provide stunning stock images and promising quality over quantity, funnycrave use packs to organize their shots. You need to download the pack for example 33 flower images or 50 realistic boat images. The whole site a mixture of travel, images and human experience blogging.

Type: Free downloadable packs of images.

 

35. TheMeisle.com

A collection of over 1000 unique, free stock photos for personal or commercial use.  Each photo is unique to this site and taken on travels. Quirky selection.

Type: Free to use in any project, 1000 unique stock photos.

 

36. Freepik.com

A general resource site with millions of free Graphic Resources. Including  Vectors, Icons and of course  Stock Photos. A mixture of free and premium, attribution and no attribution. each image has it’s own information. You can filter for free only and the other filters are excellent too.

Type: General resource site with free or premium stock photos.

 

37. PikWizard.com

Free stock photos for commercial and personal use with no attribution. Huge library of over 1 million, high quality, royalty free stock images and videos. Alphabetical categories and links to other stock sites.

Type: Free full usage of over 1 million stock images.

 

38. IvoryMix.com

A free stock photo library that requires sign up. Over 500 images and more each month directly to your inbox.

Type: Sign up site with over 500 images.

 

39. AltPhotos.com

Images on altphotos are free to download and distribute or use for even commercial purposes. Over 3000 images, categorize via tag or featured, recent or most downloaded.

Type: Over 3000 free to use stock photos

 

40. Iwaria.com

Iwaria, is the largest source of images entirely dedicated to Africa. Free, authentic, and high quality photos for all your projects both commercial and personal. There is no required attribution but a link or credit is appreciated. Categorized.

Type: African specific images, free to use in all projects, attribution appreciated.

 

41. PicMelon.com

Handpicked curated source of free pictures for designers and bloggers and anybody else. Individual image download or curated bundles or you can download a mega pack of 180 images to keep on your hard drive.

Type: Free usage, individual or bundles images.

 

42. ThePicPac.com

The Pic Pac is a free stock image website with a new pack of images every Monday. and free pictures in between. They are taken by one photographer and are mainly american cities or scenes.

Type: Landscapes and cities

 

43. Shutteroo.com

Australian Klaye Morrison’s photos offered for free open use. Link appreciated but not required. Limited number but interestingly unique.

Type: Limited number of interesting free to use images.

 

44. NegativeSpace.co

Free photo stock images for personal and commercial use. All categorized such as business, food, people and technology photos and all free, high-resolution, and no attribution is necessary. really it links to other free image sites.

Type: Free full use stock image site.

 

45. LibreShot.com

Martin Vorel is the sole photographer on this free image, no attribution (link appreciated)  open use site for stock photos. All unique to his own site, all neatly categorized.

Type: Sole photographer site of Martin Vorel. completely free usage.

 

46. GoodStock.Photos

A daily new photo offering for free for you to use. All photos are taken and owned by web designer Steven (attribution welcomed), and are high quality and high resolution. Put together they are are fine unique collection for any use.

Type: Single photographer site with daily updates, free to use.

 

47. FreeRangeStock.com

Freerange Stock provides quality stock photos for commercial and non-commercial use,  for free, with no attribution Freerange is an advertising revenue supported photographic community – photographers get paid when users click on the ads that appear next to their submissions. It’s a free login site.

Type: General wide-ranging stock photos free for all usage with no attribution.

 

48. SiteBuilderReport.com

Stock up is a free image search engine that searched multiple sites for your image request. Searching through over 25,000 different images.

Type: Free image search engine

 

49. VisualHunt.com

Another free image search, collated thousands of images from different sites including paid one into one place. Good filters including color and details on each image including licence and attribution details

Type: Image search engine.

 

50. EveryPixel.com

A single tool to search through millions of photos and vectors from all over the internet. with AI. AI curated, customized filters, and image reverse search. The free photos are for use for commercial purposes.

Type: AI search tool.

 

51. Vladimir Kudinov’s Photos

UI/UX designer Vladimir Kudinov’s site has free photos, simply waiting for you to save.

Type: individual photos from photographer.

 

52. StokPic.com

Photographer Ed Gregory gives his full high resolution photos away for free on this site (attribution not required but appreciated). You are free to you them as you wish, commercial or non commercial. By subscribing you get 10 new photos every fortnight.

Type: Single photographer site, completely free.

 

53. Nos.Twnsnd.co

Nos stands for New Old Stock. This is a great site for vintage photos taken from public archives and free of restrictions. Worht visiting just to browse throught the grainy black and white images. Something different.

Type: Vintage photos from public archives, free for all use.

 

54. PicMonkey.com

PicMonkey is an online photo editing and design service. It does however, have a stock photos section but it is a sign up paid subscription site. Free trial available.

Type: Subscription Photo editing service with stock photos.

 

55. Nappy.co

Free Photos of black and brown people -their words. a positive service that is attempting to diversity the stock photo subject matter. a good idea, good seach facilities -a little slow to load but they are working on it.

Type: Pro diversity selection of black and brown people.

 

Conclusion

If you are looking for an image for your site, poster, blog, menu, promotion or basically any other reason you have choices. Google images is risky, many of the photos require licence and are not free to use -and they will fins you. There are many, many stock images and photos sites that can filter your search and give you details about attribution or cost. Many excellent quality photos are completely free to use -and we’ve gone through sites where you can access them above. From the literally millions available you must be able to find something that fits the bill.

 

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Lyudmil Enchev

Lyudmil is an avid movie fan which influences his passion for video editing. You will often see him making animations and video tutorials for GraphicMama. Lyudmil is also passionate for photography, video making, and writing scripts.

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