67+ Awe-Inspiring Websites To Find Magnificent Free Stock Photos.

67+ Awe-Inspiring Websites To Find Magnificent Free Stock Photos.

Are you finding it a hustle to find good quality free stock photos online?

Don’t have a budget for stock photography?

You’re probably not alone.

When I first started blogging I’d spend hours scouring the web for free stock photos that don’t look cheap or cheesy. I dreaded this experience.

I also did not have a budget for stock photography my only option at the time was finding websites with free high-resolution images.

Fortunately, I stumbled on quite a number.

In this article, I will share with you what I think is currently the most comprehensive list of free stock imagery websites for 2017.

With over 67+ free stock photo website reviews, you’ll be guaranteed to find what you’re looking for.

Important To Note About Licenses

All the stock photo websites mentioned in this article are free of copyright restrictions or licensed under the creative commons zero (CC0) public domain.

Which basically means you can copy, modify, distribute all their images without asking for permission.

Stock photography from these websites can be used for commercial as well as your personal projects.

I will still advise you to do your own research and determine how these images can be used.

1. Gratisography

Gratisography is filled with lots of quirky images like the one shared above. They are filled with high- quality resolution images that have the potential to make you laugh or even inspire you.

All images on this website are free to use and do not require attribution. All the photos on Gratisography are taken by Ryan McGuire.

2. Pixabay

Pixabay is my favorite free stock image gallery. It currently has over 900,000 Free quality images that are released free of copyrights.

All the pictures on Pixabay are available for commercial or personal use. You can distribute, download and modify all their photos and the best attribution is not required.

3. Pexels

Pexels is another awesome website that has over thousand free stock photos that you use for commercial purposes.

They also do not require any attribution and they also have high-resolution images for retina displays too.

All their images are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CCO) which basically means you can modify, distribute, copy and distribute all the images on their website.

 

4. Morgue File

Morgue File does not have a large selection of images as the other websites mentioned above.

They offer a handful of carefully selected photos presented in a streamlined layout. MorgueFile covers a wide range topics so you’re sure to find a number of really good high-quality images.

All their images are available for commercial use and do not require any attribution.

 5. Free Range Stock

Thousands of high-resolution images are available on the Free stock range stock website.

Something really cool and different about this website is they have a revenue sharing model with their photographers.

The only downside to this website is you must create a free account to download photos.

 

6. Free Digital Photos

They only offer their smallest size photos for free, their larger sized photos prices start at $3.00.

It’s also important to note that images on the website require attribution. If the images is used for free you must acknowldedge it to FreeDigitalPhotos.net and the image creator/owner on the same page or screen.

Sounds like alot right? Probably is, if you want to avoid all this you always have the option of purchasing the image to avoid this requirement.

7. Photogen

Photogen has a searchable database that makes it easy to acess their gallery of over 50 million + images.

All their images are free to use for commercial and personal projects and do not require attribution.

8. Stock Photos For Free

Another website that has thousands of high quality free images available on their website.

The only downside to thiis site is you have to create a free account to download their images.

9. Unsplash

Unsplash was one of the pioneers of Free Stock Images under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) License.

This basically meant that you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free even including commercial purposes.

Unsplash photos do not require attribution which means you can use them without asking for permission

10. Free Images

Free Images website has a large database of free stock images with currently over 389, 851 photos and illustrations.

I love the fact that their images on their website are searchable which makes it really easy to access high-quality images related to your keywords.

Free Images also categorizes their photos and they are all available for commercial use.

11. Pic Jumbo

Picjumbo allows you to download their photos without requiring login in.

All their images are free to use for your personal and commercial projects plus they do not require attribution.

Another really cool feature they’ve added is the social sharing buttons that are available.

Images on this website are not searchable.

 

12. IM Free

Images on IM Free are searchable and are categorized which makes navigation extremely simple and easy.

They also go beyond just free stock images they also offer a collection of free resources.

The big difference with this site is their images are not under Creative Commons Zero (CC0) they are under a Third Part Intellectual Rights.

 

13. Little Visuals

I honestly wasn’t too sure if I should add this website I will tell you why in a moment.

Little Visuals no longer upload images on their website but that doesn’t mean you can’t use the ones already published on their site.

Unfortunately, the young man who created the website passed away. His family still maintains the website and raises funds to a charity through the site.

 

14. New Old Stock

New Old Stock images require no attribution that means you can use them for free in all your commercial projects.

The only downside to this website is their images are not searchable.

 15. Get Refe

GetRefe provides you with real life photos that are free to use for commercial and personal use.

That means that all their images require no attributions.

They also have a large collection of high-resolution images.

16. Jay Mantri

Jay Mantri used to upload stock photos every Thursday then he stopped for a while I’m glad he’s back. His latest post was three weeks ago so that’s great.

All the images on his website are under the CC0 license.

 

17. Public Domain Archive

Public Domain Archive mostly consists of images that have symmetry and color.

They have an expansive online collection of high resolution images.

The only downside is their images are not searchable.

18. Magdeline

Stock images on this website are updated every single day.

Magdaline categorizes their images by color, tag or category.

Unfortunately attribution is required for all their stock images.

 

19. Libre Shot

Libre shot scans and indexes stock images from 40+ different websites.

They have a large database of high resolution free stock images that you can use for commercial purposes.

I also love the fact that their website is searchable.

20. Kaboom Pics

They have a great collection of high-quality images.

All their stock images are free to use and can be used even for commercial purposes.

21. Bucket Listly

Mostly consists of images from travel photography from all over the world.

With over 5000+ images to choose from you will be spoiled for choice.

All their images are under the CC0 which means no attribution is required and can be used for commercial purposes.

 

22. Travel Coffee Book

Sharing a wide collection of travel stock photos that are all under CC0.

No attribution is required.

 

23. Foodies Feed

Are you a foodie?

With over 1000+ realistic free food pictures in high resolution you’re probably going to be one.

You can use their images for commercial as well in your personal projects.

 

24. Cupcake

No attribution is required.

All their images are licensed under CC0 which means you can do whatever you want with them.

A clear downside to this website is their images are not searchable.

25. Moveast

No attribution is required and all their images are under the CC0 license.

Unfortunately, their images are not searchable.

 

26. Stock Pic

They require you to create a free account before you download their images.

One cool feature is they update their stock images every two weeks so that may be an incentive for you to sign up.

All their images are under the CC0 license.

 

27. Split Shire

I love the way they categorize their stock photos.

You can use images from this website for commercial use with no attribution required.

Perhaps a downside is their photos are not searchable.

28. Snapwire Snaps

You can access a wide selection of authentic unique imagery for all your project needs.

Their images require no attribution.

They have over 370,000 photos from a community of photographers.

Snapwire requires that you sign up for a free account.

29. Stock Snaps

Stock Snaps offer a wide range of high resolution images free of copyright restrictions.

No attributions are required for their images.

30. MY Stock

My stock images are beautiful I occasionally go to this website.

All their images are loyalty free, that means you can use them for commercial use.

31. Graphic Stock

Graphic Stock has over 300,000+ high-resolution images, vectors images, and illustrations.

No attribution is required.

You may be required to create a free acount inorder to download their images.

32. Street Will

Street Will is made of vintage photos that you can use for all your commercial or personal projects.

The only downside I would say is their images are not searchable.

33. Free JPG

Free JPG has a unique feature on their website which allows you to search for stock images by color.

I found this feature quite unique as comparing it with other similar websites.

All their images are free to use they way you want.

34. Realistic Shots

Realistic photos offers a wide collection of high resolution images that are all under the CC0.

They also upload 7 new photos every week.

No attribution is required.

35. Epicva

Epicva consists of a team of photograhy enthusiats.

Their images require attribution and are not under the CC0 license. That means you may have limited use of their stock photos and you may not use them for commercial purposes.

36. Shutterstock

Shutterstock offers you the option to search and download millions of free stock images through their website.

No attribution is required.

37. Creative Vix

They offer a wide range of stock images.

You can use their images for all your projects including commercial.

No attribution is required.

38. Boss Fight

Boss Fight updates their website with 10-20 high resolution images every single day.

The only downside I would say is their images are not searchable.

39. Minimography

Looking for minimalist photos for your blog?

Minimography is your perfect choice.

All the stock images on their website are royalty-free and do not require attribution.

40. Skitter Photo

Skitter Phot does not require you to log in to access their photos.

They is a large collection of royalty-free images.

 

41. Free Pixel

Free Pixel offers stock images for both commercial and personal use.

Their website is not the easiest to navigate but it has a search function which is awesome.

42. Negative Space

Negative Space is well deisgned and has a search function.

All their photos are completely free to use for commercial purposes and require no attribution.

All their images are licensed under CC0 license.

43. Life of Pix

Life of Pix allows you to share and download images freely.

The website is well designed and has a search function making it easy to navigate and find stock images.

You may be required to create a free account before you download images.

44. Free Stocks

The website contains a curated list of free stock images, audio, and videos. The sell it as one stop shop for all your royalty free media.

Free Stock’s website is not easy to navigate if we are to compare it to other similar sites mentioned in this article.

No attribution is required.

45. Startup Stock

All their images are free of copyright restrictions.

I like this website and I occasionally visit the site to check on their latest updates.

Defintely one you should check out.

 

46. Re: Splashed

They have a large collection of high resolution photos licensed under CC0 which means you can do whatever you want with them.

The website is also well deisgned easy to navigate.

No attribution is required.

47. Picography

Picography is a well designed website with a large collection of high quality royalty free images.

Their images are not searchable which makes hard to navigate and find images.

No attribution is required.

48. ISO Republic

ISO Republic markets to creatives who want free royalty free images.

No attribution is required.

49. Function

Function offers resources and inspiration to designers.

No attribution is required.

You can use their royalty free images for commercial use.

 

50. Raumrot

Raumrot has a great website design with over 1438 free & curated stock photos.

Each image is handpicked.

A downside is the website is not searchable.

51. 1 Million Free Picture

What would you do with over 1 million pictures at your disposal?

I’ll tell you… ALOT!

The website has a great design and quite a number of free high-resolution images which you can use for your personal and commercial projects.

52. The British Library

The British Library encourages you to explore and re-use millions of public domain images for personal and commercial use.

Now that I’m writing about this I’m thinking why doesn’t my native country Kenya have one of this?

Anyway, The British Library have released over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use.

Probably would be worth checking out.

53. Vintage

Vintage offers you thousands of free retro photos for your commercial projects.

The website is searchable and has a modern design that makes it very easy to navigate.

No attribution is required.

54. Je Shoots

Je Shoots offers Free stock photos and PSD mockups.

All their images are free to use and are in high resolution.

Images are searchable.

55. Passel

Passel has over 24,000 images on their website currently.

All their images are free to use in commercial and personal projects

No attribution is required.

56. Every Stock Photo

The website is an online portal to search for free stock photos.

All the stock photos are listed under the CC0 that means you can do whatever you want with them.

No attribution is required.

57. Death to the stock photo

They offer free monthly stock photos for all your creative needs.

All their images are free to use for commercial and personal projects.

No attribution required.

58. Space X

All their images are licensed under the CC0 that means all copyrights have been waived.

No attribution is required.

59. The Pic Pac

The Pic Pac has a great site design with all their images sectioned into categories.

You can do whatever you want with the stock photos.

No attribution is required.

60. Barn Image

Barn image has a large collection of non-stock photography for all your design needs.

All their images are available for commercial use.

No attribution is required.

61. Snapwire Snaps

Snapwire Snaps is a well-designed website tat has over 368,000 custom photos

You may be required to create a free account before you download any of their images.

No attribution is required.

62. Old Book Illustration

Old book illustration offers scanned images from old books are are all free to use.

All their images are royalty free and can be used for commercial purposes.

No attribution is required.

63. Wikimedia Commons

They offer a large selection of over 2 million + public domain and free stock photos.

Can be used for commercial purposes as well as personal projects.

No attribution is required.

64. Foter

Foter is a search database for stock photos.

All their images are registered under the CC0.

With over 335 million images you’ll be spoiled for choice.

 

65. Visual Hunt

Visual Hunt is equally a search database with over 354 million + free images.

No attribution is required.

66. Tookapic Stock

Tookapic Stock has thousands of free stock photos available for commercial use.

No attribution is required.

The website is well designed and is easy to navigate.

67. 123 RF

Commonly known for their premium stock images but they offer others for free.

Not a big fan of their free images because they come in low quality.

No attribution is required.

68. Pic Jumbo

Pic Jumbo offers a wide selection of free stock photos.

All the images on the website are available for commercial and personal use.

No attribution is required.

 

Over To You,

Doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, whether you’re a marketer, blogger or designer, you’ll find stock photography extremely useful.

We believe that our curated list of resources is invaluable.

Find the site that appeals the most to your brand.

You be the judge.

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