21 Free Stock Photo Sites

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One easy way to add appeal to your website is to use free, quality stock photos. There are a variety of photo libraries available.

Here is a list of sites to find free stock photos for commercial use. There are small curated collections as well as large image search engines. Be sure to check the license of any content before using it.

To burst

To burst

To burst is a free stock photos platform powered by Shopify. Use these free photos on your online store, on your product packaging or wherever you want. The library was created and curated for Shopify stores, so it’s a useful resource for online merchants, with categories like shopping, vacations, food, jewelry, and products.

Unsplash

Unsplash

Unsplash

Unsplash started as a simple tool to provide creators with usable images. Today, Unsplash has a huge library of over 600,000 high-resolution images as well as an active community. Join and follow the photographers you love. Unsplash has been used in projects such as Apple Keynotes and the default theme that ships with WordPress.

Free stock

Free stock

Free stock

Free stock was created with the aim of providing quality stock photos for commercial and non-commercial purposes. The site is supported by advertising revenue. Images are taken by Freerange Stock, taken from the Freerange archive or provided by the photography community. Images provided directly from Freerange Stock are either digitally photographed on Canon DSLR cameras or a high resolution (4000 dpi) Nikon scan of an original 35mm slide.

Picjumbo

Picjumbo

Picjumbo is a free stock photo site created in 2013 by designer and photographer Viktor Hanacek when existing stock photo sites rejected his images for “lack of quality”. Browse popular tags or subscribe to receive weekly updates on new photos. Over 6 million images have been downloaded from Picjumbo.

Fancy

Fancy

Fancy

Fancy was started in 2015 by Igor Ovsyannykov when he started offering two free photos of his travels. Today, users can download selected photo packs including travel destinations and topics such as vintage items, creative market, horses, and more. Fancycrave also offers a premium subscription to access over 900 images, as well as new photo packs every month.

StockSnap.io

StockSnap.io

StockSnap.io

StockSnap.io curates quality images from a pool of submissions, then makes them available for browsing, downloading, and use – all for free. To maintain high standards, new photographers are limited to five submissions. StockSnap’s tag-based category system can help in browsing and locating suitable images.

SplitShire

SplitShire

SplitShire

SplitShire is a collection of photos assembled from a decade of photography. Started with 100 high resolution images, there are around 1,000 photos on SplitShire. The site has had over 2 million downloads and 6 million page views.

Pix’s life

Pix's life

Pix’s life

Pix’s life is a site curated for quality images. Each week, the site team selects a “Photographer of the week”.

Pexels

Pexels

Pexels

Pexels provides quality free stock photos, uploaded by users or from free stock image websites. Hundreds of thousands of photos are available. All photos are tagged, searchable and easy to find.

Gratisography

Gratisography

Gratisography

Gratisography is the world’s most original high-resolution free image collection of photos you won’t find anywhere else. To become a Gratisography image, an image must have something unique about it.

ISO Republic

ISO Republic

ISO Republic

ISO Republic provides free stock photos for creative professionals. He has released over 3,000 licensed images, with more being added every week.

Pixabay

Pixabay

Pixabay

Pixabay is a community of creatives who share royalty-free images and videos. It contains more than 1.5 million photos and videos. All content is safe to use without asking permission or crediting the artist, even for commercial purposes.

Freestocks.org

Freestocks.org

Freestocks.org

Freestocks.org is a library of 1,500 quality free images created by three photographers (with occasional contributions from two other friends) with regular works. Categories include animals, city and architecture, fashion, food and drink, nature, objects and technology, and people.

Picography

Picography

Picography

Picography is a curated collection of striking high-resolution images. Browse or search by tags.

Kaboompics

Kaboompics

Kaboompics

Kaboompics is a collection of free, quality images (over 8,000), with new ones added daily. The site also offers a blog with photography facts, photography adventure reports, and more.

Skitterphoto

Skitterphoto

Skitterphoto

Skitterphoto launched in 2014 by passionate amateur photographers from the Netherlands. The site offers photographers around the world the opportunity to show and share their work. Browse by category, featured images or admin choice.

Shooting range

Shooting range

Shooting range

Shooting range is a small independent site of free photos. Its mission is to create and offer a carefully curated collection of beautiful stock images for private and commercial use free of charge.

negative space

negative space

negative space

negative space was created to provide photographers with a platform to share their high resolution photographs. Categories include abstract, animals, architecture, business, black and white, food, landscapes, nature, people, sports, street, technology, transportation, and work.

LibreShot

LibreShot

LibreShot

LibreShot provides free images for private and commercial use. Categories include business, architecture, nature, people, technology, and close-up. All images are by Martin Vorel, photographer and search engine marketing consultant.

Startup Stock Photos

Startup Stock Photos

Startup Stock Photos

Startup Stock Photos is a library of free images that relate to a start-up business. Many images involve laptops, dry erase boards, desks, and cityscapes.

New old stock

New old stock

New old stock

New old stock is a library of old photos and photo collections from public archives. There are color and black and white images. Images are free of known copyright restrictions.

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