Best Free Stock Photo Sites

Photography has been a growing part of every web design coming up in the last years. I am a web developer and blogger myself, so I recognized how hard it can be to source nice royalty free images.

While browsing several stock photo sites I noticed that lots of them come at a heavy price tag. That’s exactly the reason why I decided to collect as many great free stock photo sites as possible and share them with you.

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Besides finding stock photos (no watermark), you could also download the image cheat sheet as a printable PDF document to get most out of them. Anyway, here we go!

Please pay attention to all the different image publishing licenses these sites deal with, we can only give a short hint for you to choose which sites are of any interest to you.

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orange tree Stock Image MorgueFile

1.) MorgueFile.com

Contains high-resolution stock photography images free for either corporate or private use. The purpose of this site is to provide artist, illustrators, designers with free reference images. No attribution required on many images!

London Bridge

2.) FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Free Digital Photos houses a wealth of free images—categorized and searchable—for business, personal or educational use. They’re smaller sized about 400px width (like the one above), and larger versions are available to purchase. Using the free images often requires a credit to the photographer and the site.

Stock Free Images Kisses

3.) StockFreeImages.com

Stock Free Images is the largest web collection of FREE images, with 1,093,382 images, royalty-free stock photos and illustrations. You can license the images free of charge or use their premium plans for enhanced access.

FreeImages.com Nizhny Novgorod

4.) FreeImages.com

Containing over 350.000 quality stock photos by more than 30.000 photographers! Need a wallpaper for your desktop or illustration for your blog? Need a pic for your commercial website design? Looking for inspiration? Have a look around. Most licenses require no attribution, but some may.

Stockvault Hamburger

5.) StockVault.net

Stockvault.net is a stock photo sharing website where photographers & designers can share their free photos, for non-commercial usage. They also feature multiple articles with stunning photos you could also use, but would have to give credit.

everystockphoto house

6.) EveryStockPhoto.com

They are a search engine for free photos. These come from many sources and are license-specific (For example the one above comes with this license). You can view a photo’s license by clicking on the license icon, below and left of photos. Membership is free and allows you to rate, tag, collect and comment on photos.

Wikimedia Image Coffee Mug

7.) CreativeCommons.org

This site is not a search engine, but rather offers convenient access to search services provided by other independent organizations. CC has no control over the results that are returned. Do not assume that the results displayed in this search portal are under a CC license. You should always verify that the work is actually under a CC license by following the link. The image above only needs attribution if used commercial (Photographer:Julius Schorzman)

Delicious Food on Flickr

8.) Flickr.com

Yahoo!-owned Flickr boasts a wide range of amateur and professional photos. Use the advanced search and check the “creative commons” and “commercial use” boxes to filter accordingly. The search term “sheep” delivered nearly 30,000 results. Many photos require attribution and don’t allow you to change or build on the photo. (Image Credit)

new old stock

9.) New Old Stock

This is a great site build upon a Tumblr blog which offers vintage photos from the public archives free of known copyright restrictions. This means you can use them as you like.  Some are colored, many of them come black and white or sepia.

Superfamous Desert Storm

10.) Superfamous

Superfamous is the Los Angeles-based studio of Dutch interaction designer Folkert Gorter. Folkert’s design work can be viewed here and his photography is available under the conditions of a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. This means that you can use the work for your own purposes — including commercial use — as long as credit is provided.

Unsplash Shadow Man

11.) Unsplash.com

Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution stock photos. 10 new photos every 10 days. You have the option to download many of those photos right from their page or subscribe to get delivered fresh packages every ten days. I really like the concept and they offer nice pictures.

Refe Beach Picture

12.) Refe 

Downlod mobile images (high-res) on their Tumbl blog or browse the free category on their homepage. Photos cannot be resold or redistributed on its own, or used in a product offered for sale where the item contributes to the core value of the product beeing sold.

Texture Zoom

13.) TextureZoom.com

This site offers totally free stock textures, backgrounds and design elements. All images are high resolution (up to 16+ megapixels) and are free for commercial or personal use. Use the search box or browse by category.

Free Range Stock Feathers

14.) FreeRangeStock.com

Freerange Stock was formed with the goal to provide quality stock photos for commercial and non-commercial use. For free. It is an advertising revenue supported photographic community – photographers get paid when users click on the ads that appear next to their submissions.

OpenPhoto.net Shoes

15.) OpenPhoto.net

The Open Photo Project is a photo sharing platform created in 1998 by Michael Jastremski. Contributors have offered their images free of charge under terms of Creative Commons licensing, but License terms and conditions vary from image to image.

Wikimedia Cattle

16.) Wikimedia

This is a database of 23,161,325 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute. Similar to Wikipedia this is a user driven community where everyone helps each other. The site offers images, videos and even sound files.

Cupcake pixabay

17.) Pixabay.com

Pixabay.com is an international community for sharing quality public domain images. The website was first developed in Germany by Hans Braxmeier and Simon Steinberger. In August 2014, Pixabay offered around 240.000 free photos and vector graphics, contributed by photographers and illustrators of its community

Foter Coffee Time

18.) Foter.com

Foter.com allows you to search, manage and add free stock photos to blogs, forums, websites and other online media. They host over 190 million free Creative Commons images from many online sources and the entire system is also available as a WordPress plugin for seamless use within the WordPress platform. (Photo credit: Public Places / Foter / CC BY)

From Old Books Halloween

19.) FromOldBooks.org

The images here are mostly scanned at 1200dpi or higher, often up to 2400dpi; if you would like a high-resolution scan, just ask, either with email or using the Comment link on the page for the image you need. For non-commercial or educational use they are generally free, although a donation would be appreciated.

Waves

20.) pdphoto.org

If you want to use these images: Go ahead. The owner has placed most of them in the public domain. However >>>While most of them are public domain, a few aren’t. Be sure to read the license under each of the enlarged pictures. If you have any questions, please ask the site owner.

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21.) IM Free

A curated collection of free resources, all for commercial use. Check each picture if it needs attribution, although this might vary. Comes in great quality and well sorted categories. (Image above: a4gpa)

Vespa

22.) Gratisography.com

Free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects. New awesome pictures added weekly. All pictures were captured by Ryan McGuire of Bells Design and free of copyright restrictions.

Paul Stock City Night

23.) Paul Stock

You are allowed to use the image for personal and commercial use, without attribution, in the following manner: see license details. Most time you won’t need to give any attribution for web based uses of these pictures. You can find topics like urban grounds, nature, city and other.

Volcano Stock Image

24.) GeekPhilosopher.com

They request that you list a photo credit if you use a photo, but otherwise, there’s little restriction. In addition to photos, they offer backgrounds and wallpaper. I think the site is less user friendly, but in the end you get a free image and no registration necessary.

Mustang Cars

25.) PhotoRack.net

All photos at PhotoRack are Free to use for personal and commercial projects. No limitations & No backlink required to use them, however they do really appreciate if you post about them in your blog or link back to their site in any way you feel comfortable.

Pinch of Yum Wrap

26.) PinchOfYum.com

This is not an image site, but my all time favourite Food blog. Ha? They take all photos themselves and they allow others to use these Photos – yes! Please don’t use the photo and recipe together without permission, though. Here’s an example: These Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies look great. {cookie photo} Check out Pinch of Yum for the full recipe.

landscape

27.) LittleVisuals.co

This site has a nice approach to their work. They offer you to sign up to get 7 hi-res images zipped up in your inbox every 7 days. Use them anyway you want (public domain). There are also several images you can download immediately.

DeathToTheStockPhoto.com

28.) DeathToTheStockPhoto.com

They require a free subscription to access the images, but it’s worth it. For commercial use, your blog posts, social accounts and mockups.
they aim to be just like coffee for the modern creative.

Picjumbo Guitar

29.) Picjumbo.com

You can use this for commercial or non-commercial work, use photos for HTML/PSD templates you sell or use free stock images as a placeholders in your HTML/PSD templates or articles. To every question: Yes, you can. Attribution greatly appreciated. There is absolutely no permission to resell them on their own. They’re free.

Wine Photo with Burger

30.) WinePhoto.co

A free image gallery for the wine industry. Produced and maintained by Nixie Agency – an arts and technology group in wine country. I really like the niche idea behind this site so check it out and support them! All images can be used under creative common license.

Free Foto St' james Park london

31.) FreeFoto.com

FreeFoto.com is made up of 132549 images with 183 sections organized into 3640 categories. It is a large collection of free photographs on the Internet (link back and attribution required: Image above – Ian Britton).

Aquaduct in Rome

32.) FreeStockPhotos.com

Photographs with the FreeStockPhotos.com name are owned and copyrighted Daniel Speck. Credit or a link must be given to FreeStockPhotos.com in all applications where they are used. Size range goes from small to real big high resolution files across the offered pictures. Please read the Copyright Terms of Use thoroughly before downloading any images.

Marines USA

33.) USA.gov

Not a classic free stock photo site, but really nice! Some of these photos are in the public domain or U.S. government works and may be used without permission or fee. However, some images may be protected by license or copyright. You should read the disclaimers on each site before using these images.

Chilli

34.) freephotosbank.com

Any photos/pictures posted by the author “freephotosbank” are free to use as long as you are using them for a website, book, magazine, etc. You cannot download the photos to sell as is or modified from any source. To use these photos/pictures you must accredit us on the work that you used the photo/picture on/in for the use of them or we will consider it a copyright infringement. Any photos/pictures posted by other authors remain their property and it is their decision to license the photo to you.

Goat Free Stock Image

35.) FreePixels.com

Images and digital creations downloaded from our website may be used for both personal and commercial purposes under the limitations of this license. Any magazine, newspaper or other publication, product, design element or promotional material they appear in may be sold or distributed in any way for an unlimited number of times. However, you may not share an image or digital creation by providing access on shared disk drives or network and, of course, do not resell any free stock image.

Bible Places

36.) BiblePlaces.com

As the name suggests this is a website dedicated to Bible places and they offer a free photo download section. The watermarks have been placed on these free images to promote their paid collection. These photos are copyrighted, but permission to use is given for personal and educational purposes.

NASA Area

37.) NASA.gov

You may use NASA imagery and data files used for the rendition of 3-dimensional models for educational or informational purposes, including photo collections, textbooks, public exhibits, computer graphical simulations and Internet Web pages. This general permission extends to personal Web pages.

Golf

38.) AarinFreePhoto.com

They offer free images for personal and commercial use, but all images I tested are only 504px wide.  You may download and use the images on your web site, print ads, brochures or any end products. These images require a backlink to the source within your webpage or a text overlay on the image.

Gargoyles

39.) BigFoto.com

This site really does offer you free download of all the pictures in their constantly growing photo gallery. You can use these images just as you wish for personal or commercial purposes (see Copyright for details) and there are no watermarks or complicated rules. All bigfoto asks in return for this free download is that you place a link to the bigfoto website on your own site, or if you don’t have a website or blog, that you click the Facebook Like or twitter button.

Moewe

40.) BurningWell.org

BurningWell is a repository for public domain (free for any use) images. You are free to download, copy and use the photos you find here for any purpose. These free images were donated by photographers from around the world, do you have any photographs you would like to donate?

Shelby Roadster

41.) Cepolina.com

The images of the site can be downloaded for personal or commercial use. Please give credit to the site where possible. They offer many not-so-cheesy photos mainly in nature, cars, travel and technology. The images are mixed between polished commercial pictures and more natural ones for bloggers etc.

Child On Beach Free Stock photo

42.) ChristianPhotos.net

ChristianPhotos.net is a resource for christian webmasters and designers. All high resolution free stock photos can be utilized freely for christian purpose, but a backlink is required and you need a free account to get rid of the watermark. Most of the pictures can be printed up to a poster size. Brochure and PowerPoint templates have been added to the site recently.

Sale Boat Stock Picture

43.) FreeMediaGoo.com

This site provides a way for developers to gather royalty-free photography that can be used in print, film, TV, Internet or any other type of media both for commercial and personal use. All Images are only 500px wide – The content they provide is obligation free – don’t be concerned about trademarks or copyright issues either. No need for annoying links and no limits to the amount of free photos you can use.

Santa Claus Christmas Stock Photo

44.) FreeImages-Photos.com

Hundreds of free images for websites to help you get the job done. Original stock photos available for anyone who desires beautiful free photos (link back and attribution required). Use online on your website, blog, forums, or social networking page.

Fighting Baby Tigers

45.) FreeNaturePictures.com

Over 1100 free pictures available in various resolutions up to 4288X2848. These high resolution images are distributed completely free of charge, and you may use them however you wish. They ask that if you use the free stock pictures in a website, please link to them.

entrance-propylaea

46.) HolyLandPhotos.org

In general, the images are NOT to be used on other Web sites – however, permission is granted to use up to 4 images per web site IF clear credit is given to www.HolyLandPhotos.org for each image used.  For the use of 5 or more images, you must have the express permission of www.HolyLandPhotos.org.  Text is not to be reproduced without specific permission from content provider.

Ship

47.) HistoricalStockPhotos.com

I couldn’t find any restrictions on this website, as far as I can guess these are public domain images free to use for everyone. Although they are only 450px wide, there are some real gems you can find here. Great for blog posts or educational purposes I suggest.

clockwork old

48.) ImageAfter.com

Image*After is a large online free photo collection. You can download and use any image or texture from our site and use it in your own work, either personal or commercial. You do NOT need to link back to the source or author. They offer really high resolution images and nice different topics.

Air Force Mechanic

49.) Air Force

This is another official site which offers pictures for download. They have explicit “download full image” buttons on their site and all they state in their Q&A is “Photos are available on our Photos page in digital format.” so in my eyes these images are safe to use. If you want to make sure permission contact them through the phone number on their Q&A page.

picadilly Circus

50.) photoeverywhere.co.uk

Looking for high resolution travel stock photos? This site can help! No Watermarks, No Signup, No Fees! Globe-trot the collection of high resolution Travel Stock Images. More than 3600 photos that are free to use and ready for instant download. Images are provided free of charge under a Creative Commons license – on a royalty free basis and the condition that a credit (printed use) or a hyperlink (online use) is made to their site.

Beach Chair Stock Photo

51.) photogen.com

Still paying for your stock photos and images? Forget royalty-free – Photogen images are totally-FREE! Download and use Photogen stock photos free for both commercial and personal projects. You are not required to give a backlink, but you may not use an image as part of a trademark, service mark or logo or in website templates that you intend to sell or distribute. Check full license for more info.

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52.) Banco de Imagenes

Spanish site that offers free stock photos for blog posts, social media or even commercial use. It’s a curated source from various other stock photo sites so licenses may vary.

I like it because the collection includes really nice images you won’t find easily without searching long time.

President Obama

53.) whitehouse.gov

Pursuant to federal law, government-produced materials appearing on this site are not copyright protected. Except where otherwise noted, third-party content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Visitors to this website agree to grant a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free license to the rest of the world for their submissions to Whitehouse.gov under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Surfing

54.) public-domain-photos.com

They claim to hold over 5000 images and all photos on this web site are public domain. You may use these images for any purpose, including commercial. But if some photo contains logos and products you need to be careful. Using someone else’s trademark commercially can get you sued. photo above: Jon Sullivan

Jesus Beach

55.) publicdomainpictures.net

The pictures are free for you to use and you should feel good about doing so. If you enjoy your visit, please tell your friends about Public Domain Pictures.net. If you intend to use an image you find here for commercial use, please be aware that some photos do require a model or property release. Pictures featuring products should be used with care.

Lady Justice in American Flag

56.) loc.gov

The library of Congress offers a full online photo catalog and search engine on their site. Whenever possible, they provide factual information about copyright owners and related matters in the catalog records.  It is the researcher’s obligation to determine whether an item is protected or, potentially, in the public domain, and to satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the Library’s collections.

Rolls Royce

57.) SuniPix.com

This free stock photo site provides royalty free stock photographs for everyday use. You may use their photographs for your personal and business needs. The pictures can also be converted to posters for your home and office. They have a collection of over 15000 images.

Valiant Shield 2014

58.) Defense.gov

Mainly military images here, of course. You agree to adhere to any copyrights. Information can be found in the XMP data area in the data field labeled ‘Rights’. In general, imagery on this site is not copyrighted, but if in doubt, you agree to examine the Rights data field for appropriate information. Above: DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr., U.S. Navy/Released

Bunny Lamp

59.) Unprofound.com

This collection of photos is for anyone to use in just about any way they’d like. You may NOT, however, redistribute these photos individually or en masse, as photos, to any other websites or offline buyers. The photos themselves are still the intellectual property of their respective owners and you are merely receiving permission to use them in your designs, your art, your personal and professional projects, as your desktop backgrounds.

Girl with Venyl

60.) SplitShire.com

Well Guys, there you are… Daniel Nanescu wants to share with you his photos for free!!! Do what you want with them, for personal and commercial use. Yes, everything free of charge, if you like his work offer him a coffe through donation to help him mainting this project. Some of the coolest photos I’ve seen so far!

 

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61.) LockAndStockphotos

This is the site of AJ Montpetit where he is releasing these photos under the Creative Commons License ShareAlike 4.0. If you use any of these photos, please link back to his main website, ajmontpetit.com. Very creative images and stuff you won’t find elsewhere.

Shortcutts

62.) ImageBase.net

David Niblacks goal is to be a resource for designers, developers, artists, or whoever else needs high quality stock photography. Though it is not required to give credit or attribution, he’d love if it you did give credit or link back to his site.

Cocktail

63.) UnrestrictedStock.com

Their entire philosophy is built around providing high quality stock photography, video, and vectors for free and unrestricted in terms of use. I am happy to say you can pretty much do anything with their stock (check license for details) no backlink required. You are allowed to use up to 15 images per project.

VW Beetle

64.) CarPictures.cc

This website is dedicated to stock photos of cars ranging from Oldtimer to recent models and return. All images can be used under creative common license. Just take some time to browse through and you’ll find some nice gems here. Source Image above: erokcom

Adventure Ride

65.) JayMantri.com

Jay Mantri posts seven new images on this Tumblr blog every thursday. All images can be used under public domain, this means no attribution is needed. Everything from landscape over architecture to sports included.

Soup

66.) hiresstock.com

It’s completely free and you can use it on: All personal & commercial works, background of your website or App for sell, image placeholder in Articles or Websites, part of Template Themes for sell, mage placeholder in Template Themes for sell. They add 100 new pictures each month and you can also subscribe to get updated on new images.

Man wearing pink

67.) Stokpic.com

Use these high-resolution pictures for personal and commercial projects for free. All pictures on stokpic.com are free from Copyright Restrictions and released under public domain. You can also subscribe to get delivered 10 new premium stock photos every two weeks.

Cat

68.) WeFunction.com

Liam McKay is sharing high-resolution photos that you are absolutely free to do anything you want with. Use them in personal projects, or client work – go crazy. He is no professional photographer, but the images are really nice.

Blue Sea Stock Photo

69.) Paul Jarvis

This site offers a one time download of twenty free and beautiful images. Grab a zip file of Paul Jarvis best 20 photos (high resolution) to use where ever and however you please.

Citrus Fruits

70.) Snapographic.com

You can use this high-resolution pictures on your personal and commercial projects for free. All pictures on the website snapographic.com were captured by Thomas Mühl and free of Copyright Restrictions. No backlink necessary, but appreciated!

life of pix taxis

71.) Life Of Pix

Free high resolution stock photos, no copyright restrictions. Images for personal& commercial use. New photographs get added weekly. All images are donated to the public domain. Hand made by Leefroy advertising agency in Montreal& its network of photographers.

Straweberry Cake

72.) goodfreephotos.com

This is a self taken collection of public domain images by somebody who calls him self a “christian Ninja” whatever that might mean 😉 All photos are 580px wide and categorized by location for travel photos, species for animal and plant photos, and types of objects for other photos.

Lazy Sunday

73.) DesignersPics.com

This is an initiative from Jeshu John to provide free photographs to one who is in need of photographs. Also he would like to mention that this is an ongoing project and he will keep adding new pictures every day. Free Hi-Res photo each day for your personal & commercial use. Attribution not required!

For Sale

74.) rgbstock.com

All images on RGBStock are free for personal and commercial use. You may use them in digital format on websites, blogs, multimedia presentations, broadcast film and video or in printed material such as magazines, books, brochures, flyers and text books.

Jefferson Memorial Sundown

75.) PickupImage.com

Pickupimage is the largest collections of free photographs. Free download high quality premium free stock images, public domain photos. You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission. Find and share outstanding free photos.

Wurst

76.) picography.co

This is a free stock photo site by Dave Meier which offers free hi-resolution photos. Use them however you like (public domain). Really nice images of nature, landscape, people and public places. As far as I can see most of them have been taken in Germany.

Motel Sign

77.) Magdeleine.co

This site offers a huge collection of free images and you can even click a link to get filtered after public domain or attribution required. Theres one new picture added every day and all are hi-res photos. Generally these are more of a vintage touch images.

Lighten Up

78.) Dreamstime.com

Dreamstime offers a free section (free account needed), fully searchable and constantly updated. The Media downloaded from the free section may be used under the terms mentioned for the regular Royalty Free license, with a single additional restriction: the maximum amount of physical copies in any form is limited to 10,000 copies. If you exceed this amount and you already purchased credits you may request to download the Media under the regular RF license.

Historical World Map

79.) AncestryImages.com

This website is provided as a free image resource for historians, genealogists and anyone undertaking family history, ancestry or local history research. The costs of running this free resource are mostly met by the small commission from Google adverts, please support their sponsors! The site now contains over 31,100 images (as of July 2014) of old and antique prints, maps and portraits, dating from the 17th century but mostly from the later 18th century and 19th century.

Babies

80.) StockPhotos.io

This is a high quality, high resolution public domain and Creative Commons licensed professional free stock photos sharing community.
Currently they have around25,000 images. All photos displayed in this site are allowed to make commercial use of the work as long as you give proper credits to the authors. Image above: by StockPhotos

Muesli Breakfast

81.) Jeshoots.com

This project offers public domain images and was started by Designer Jan Vasek- JÉSHOOTS he founded because he likes to take pictures and it’s a shame some photos withhold the entire world for free, all designers, all working with photos, for those who need a thematic photo free.

Campfire

82.) Cupcake.NilssonLee.se

Nilsson Lee offers free (do what ever you want) photos on his Sweden based wesbsite. Don’t get it wrong these are not food pictures, but loads of nature and urban city stuff. Have a look yourself, it’s pretty decent!

Lemon Water kaboompics

83.) KaboomPics.com

You can do nearly anything with the images, commercial or not. For example you can use photos for client works, HTML/PSD templates (for sale), in articles, Power Point presentations, print on t-shirts. Also you can distribute their PSD files with photos included in design.

english breakfast

84.) foodiesfeed.com

You can use his original pictures anywhere you want, for both personal and commercial purpose, same for edits of the pictures (they are free to edit). There is no need to mention his name [Jakub from Prague] or Foodie’s Feed project when using his pictures even though it is very much appreciated of course. Practically the only condition he has is that selling and re-selling the pictures is strongly prohibited.

Car

85.) raumrot.com

FREE -handpicked- stockphotos for your commercial and personal works. All available hi-res/hi-quality pictures you can use on personal and commercial projects.Some rights reserved. Please keep attribution to the creator (Creative Commons License 2.0). Image above: CC by Markus Spiske / www.temporausch.com

Sea Birds

86.) 4freephotos.com

This site is run by a group of photographers who enjoy taking pictures and decided to share them with the public to use them for free in their private or commercial projects. They hope you will find the collection of free and public domain images useful.

Women with Smartphone

87.) StartupStockphotos.com

Startup Stock Photos is a photo Tumblr with a simple purpose: provide writers, developers, and entrepreneurs access to a library of beautiful, usable, and free “startup-focused” images. SSP is used by thousands of brands and bloggers all over the world, and all content is produced by their team.

Beach

88.) Table19Stock.com

Nice site, but a free subscription is needed to access free stock photos. You may reproduce, alter, and incorporate the photograph for personal or commercial use. You may distribute the photograph in any form for personal or commercial use. Please respect trademarks, do not re-sell those images etc (For more read their license in detail).Image above: Didier Baertschiger

Shadow Sunset Man

89.) goodstock.photos

Good Stock Photos is a collection of photos free for you to use anywhere. No fees. No credits. No limits. Because everyone should have the chance to see and share the world. Of course, giving back a link is always welcome.

Women drinking coffee

90.) Vallestudio.com

You can sign up for a Valle studio stock membership and get high quality images for commercial use delivered directly to your inbox. It’s like a beer-of-the-month club…for photos. They also offer many images for immediate download.

Purple Water

91.) Photober.com

Photober is FREE of charge photo downloading site for personal or commercial use. All images are free to commercial reuse, and reuse with modification. You can download photos and do nearly whatever you like. Just don’t redistribute them or offer image for sale, or offer images as part of printed products. Please give credit with every image you use.

Flower

92.) godotmedia.com

This is another free stockphotos gallery I found. These images are free to use for personal and commercial use with attribution. Currently they offer around 200 pictures to choose from. All images are available in higher resolution than the one I used and without watermark.

Desert Storm

93.) stormythoughts.com

This is not exactly a free photo site, but they offer a free collection on their webpage (link above points you there). As long as you give credit you are allowed to use all images tagged “free” in your projects. They also offer more images for sale.

Giraffe

94.) adigitaldreamer.com

A royalty free stock photography collection of over 1000 images and growing! You’ll find stock photos covering a range of categories such as textures, animals, technology, water, fire, jobs and careers, buildings and more. These stock photos are 100% free and are alsoroyalty free. They just ask that you don’t redistribute them.

Spider Web

95.) patternpictures.com

They offer free high resolution textures and background images. PatternPictures.com is the copyright owner and author of all the photos available on this site. All free pattern pictures are available for both personal and commercial use. You may make any derivative work out of them. However you are not allowed to sell or redistribute these imagery or if the modified product is a texture or a textures pack

Balloon Coke

96.) realisticshots.com

Free stock photos (high resolution) for personal and commercial use. Just make something creative! Everything licensed under public domain. Attribution is not required but appreciated. Not that many images on the site right now but 7 new photos every week.

Sundown Snapwire Snaps

97.) SnapwireSnaps

This is another great Tumblr based photo blog which publishes all images under the public domain. You can use it without mentioning the source or linking back. Every seven days they update this blog so there are always fresh free stock images. Recommended!

Helen Keller

98.) CuratedQuotes.com

Finding great quote images to use for free online can be a pain. We’d like to help make it a little easier. This site grants usage of all their original quote images for free under creative commons. A link citing them as the source would be super.

Delicious Meal

99.) affordablephotograph.com

Another paid photo site including a free section where no registration is needed. For free File(s): you can use them for any personal, commercial, editorial or client purpose. However, you can’t commercialize these Files (sale, resale or redistributed – even for free.).

Evening Raga

100.) PerfectExposure.org

Your portal to free Photographs for your blogs, projects and business. Most of their photos are free to download in full resolution and can be used for both commercial and personal purpose under Creative Commons 4.0 (Attribution required).

Wild Flower

101.) picturehouse.noalphabet.com

Relatively new site, use for any project you wish, and is also free for commercial use. All files can be used commercially once downloaded and all I ask is that you do not offer the files to anyone else, or post them on your own site for sale or download. By all means link to PictureHouse, and any attribution, though not necessary, is appreciated.

Sunglasses

102.) Bonus: MadLemmings

Another nice collection of creative common license pictures that gets a regular update every now and then. Most images do not look like typical stock images, that’s what I like about them. You must give credit though and add an attribution link next to the image. But sharing is caring – isn’t it?

Notebook

103.) Bonus: Authentic Snaps

Do you like this photo? Then you will love the weekly pack. For your blog posts, mockups, projects and products. 100% free. Opt in to get a package of five images every single week. They also offer premium packages for sale, but that’s optional.

I hope you find this list of free stock photo sites useful and it helps you to provide better work to your customers or nice looking blog posts to your readers. I would really appreciate if you could share this resource on social media or join my email list for more stunning information. 😉

Feel free to tell me any thoughts on my facebook page or Twitter. I tried to include only sites that offer genuinely free pictures, but I did not test all of these extensively and to the last detail. Although I believe these are pretty nice photo sites it is possible that there are few less worthy resources included.

If you made it to this point, I hope you enjoyed the content. I put MANY hours of work into this curated list to serve a quality go-to page to my readers. Now go and build something or read some more articles on RestaurantCoverings.com!

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15 Comments

  1. Thanks for for the mention for Picography.co. Delighted to make the list. Most of the images on the site have been taken in Ireland but the site does feature a good deal of images form Germany, Italy and the US too.
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    • Hey Dave,

      great site and thanks for the clearification. I will adjust the description.
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  2. This is a really good comprehensive list. Thanks you much for including my site – goodstock.photos – in this great list of photo sites. I really appreciate being mentioned. All the best to you

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  3. Very nice collection,
    don’t forget to check our new Free stock photography website.

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