Free Stock Images: 140+ Sources of Free Photos For Your Personal or Commercial Projects

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Are you looking for great photographs to include with your content?

Blog posts, landing pages, and all other forms of content receive 2x the traffic when corresponding images are included.

For many, the problem is finding an image that can be used for free.

Royalty-free stock photography is not the same as 100% free.

It simply means you do not need to pay any ongoing royalties to use the image within your content.

You might have to pay an upfront fee for a license to use the image, provide specific forms of accreditation, or follow other stipulations to use the image.

Public domain images can be used in commercial projects and attribution is not needed for them, but if you have the information of the artist, giving credit where it is due gives your content an extra level of class. The outgoing link also provides the artist with some link equity.

There are some rules that still apply to these free image websites that must be followed, even if you do not pay for the rights to the image up front.

  • Personality rights. Sometimes this is referred to as Model rights or Property rights. What it means is that if a person can be clearly identified in an image that you intend to use commercially, you will need a signed release.
  • There are several different licenses. Some free images can only be used on a personal website. Others are allowed for commercial purposes. You must comply with the terms of the license to use the image, even when it is royalty-free.
  • Copyrights automatically apply. All images are copyrighted from the instant they are created. Using any image without the permission of the creator violates the copyright of the image. Changing an image or using it beyond the scope of the authorized license are actions that are considered copyright violations and can result in fines and penalties. 

On many of these free image websites, you will find specific information regarding the licensing structure of the image. As long as you comply with the license (and not use the image commercially without the model or property release) then you are generally safe to use it. 

Image creators can add specific licensing terms that apply individually. If it’s possible it’s always best to check the profile page of the image creator to ensure that there are no specific terms outside of the standard license language that must be met in order to stay in compliance.

If your preferred websites are not listed here, please feel free to let me know in the comments section and I will consider including them in this post after review.

My favorite sites are: Pixabay and Unsplash. But I also buy images at 123rf.com.

Click here to download the PDF file containing the list of websites with free images

#1. Pexels.com

best stock photosCreek and Trees

All photos on this site are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero license, which means you can copy, modify and ditribute them even for commercial purposes.

 

 

#2. PublicDomainArchive.com

royalty free imagesMountains

 All images on this site may be used for personal or commercial purposes without any restrictions or limitations. Attribution is not required, but is always appreciated. Terms and Conditions

 

#3. FreeDigitalPhotos.net

stock free photography Image courtesy of marcolm at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Royalty free photos. If you want to use an image for free you must publish an acknowledgement to FreeDigitalPhotos.net and the image creator on the same page where the image has been used. However if for some reasons you do not want to publish an acknowledgement then you must pay for the image.

 

#4. StockPhotos.io

images for website free

On this site you will find around 27,000 images. They are either in the Public Domain or Creative Commons licensed, which means you can use them freely and for commercial purposes, but you must attribute the author. FAQ

 

#5. Pixabay

free images no copyrightTobias Breyer

One of the most popular websites where you will find copyright-free images published under Creative Commons Zero (well over 950 000 free photos). You can use them even for commercial purposes. FAQ

 

#6. Rgbstock

free photo imagesImage courtesy of Cristiano Galbiati

This is a site created by a group of photographers and graphic artists. You will find there more than 100,000 free stock photos. If you want to upload or download images you must be a member. Membership is free! FAQ

 

#7. Gratisography.com

free images for commercial useImage by Ryan Mcguire

Free images that you can use for personal or commercial projects. All pictures are under Creative Commons Zero. Terms and Conditions

 

#8. PhotoPin

free photo sharing sites

On this site you will find a lot of Creative Commons images. Thanks to PhotoPin adding images to your article is very easy – you just need to copy an HTML code and paste it in your blog post. FAQ

 

#9. Unsplash

free images useImage by James Pritchett

High-resolution photos, all licensed under Creative Commons Zero, which means you can do whatever you want with them.

 

#10. Stokpic.com

free images use Image by Ed Gregory

Free photos for personal and commercial use, all under Creative Commons Zero license. Attribution is appreciated, but not necessary. Frequently Asked Questions

 

#11. Libreshot.com

free photography pics

Free images in different categories that you can use any way you wish (commercial use allowed). All photos are licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 so attribution to LibreShot.com is required.

 

#12. Morguefile.com

free images no copyright Image by froggidonna

Free high resolution images for personal or commercial use. Attribution is not required, but is appreciated. morgueFile license and FAQ

 

#13. FreeRangeStock.com

stock royalty free images Image by Flash Alexander

High-quality, high-resolution images that you can use for free even commercially. While a credit is always appreciated, it is not required. FAQ

 

#14. BigFoto.com

free logo images

You can download all the pictures for free and use them for personal or commercial purposes. The photo gallery on bigfoto.com is big and constantly growing. Registration is not required. In return for free download bigfoto.com asks you to place a link to the bigfoto website on your own website. Copyright

 

#15. Little Visuals

royalty free illustrations

Free pictures licensed under Creative Commons Zero, which means you can use them anyway you want.

 

#16. UPICM.com

free photos blogs

Free images for personal and commercial use. No attribution required. Frequently Asked Questions

 

#17. Opixx.org

free pictures blog

Free images for private and commercial purposes. However if you want to use them on your commercial blog, you must include a backlink to http://www.opixx.org. Terms and Conditions

 

#18. Magdeleine

free blog photos Image by Ales Krivec

Some images on this website are in the Public Domain and some require an attribution. You can search by category such as: nature, people, animals, food etc.

 

#19. Freephotosbank.com

royalty free illustration

Free pictures, but you have to link back to freephotosbank.com if you decide to use any of them. Terms of Use.

 

#20. Stockvault.net

free illustration images

Stock photo sharing website with free images for personal and non-commercial usage. All the photographs and images on this website are submitted by photographers and artists from all over the world.

 

#21. FreePicturesPhotos.com

free images mountains

High-resolution photos that you can use free of charge for both personal and commercial purposes. However an attribution to www.free-pictures-photos.com is required.

 

#22. Imagefree.com

royalty free images commercial use

Free images for personal and commercial purposes. In exchange for using their pictures they ask you to link back to the website. To download the images you need to register first. Terms of Use

 

#23. Death to the Stock Photo

royalty free images stock

Every month they will send you beautiful photos to your inbox, you just need to sign up. The images can be used even for commercial purposes. Plain English License

 

#24. Openphoto.net

flickr royalty free photos

Photo sharing platform where contributors offer their images for free under Creative Commons License. You have to give credit to the photographer by using the code available on the website. License terms and conditions vary from image to image.

 

#25. Isorepublic.com

free illustrations download Image by Tom Eversley

High-resolution images free to use both in commercial and personal creative projects. Attribution is not required but is appreciated. Terms and Conditions.

 

#26. Lock and Stock Photos

royalty free image

Free stock photos released under the Creative Commons License ShareAlike 4.0. You can use them any way you want just link back to http://www.ajmontpetit.com.  If you want to receive a pack of exclusive photos sign up for a monthly email.

 

#27. Raumrot.com

stock photos free

Hi-resolution stock photos for free. You can use them in personal and commercial projects. You must give appropriate credit to the creator.

 

#28. MMT

photographs free of charge

Stock photos by Jeffrey Betts. All of them are licensed under Creative Commons Zero. You can use them for both personal and commercial purposes.

 

#29. Ancestryimages.com

illustrations for free

Images of antique prints and maps for non-commercial use. A link back to the website, such as: “Image courtesy of ancestryimages.com” is appreciated. If you want to use some of the images for commercial purposes, please contact the author of the site.

 

#30. PickUpImage.com

free vector illustrations Bernina Mountains

Huge collection of free, Public Domain images. You can use them for commercial purposes without asking for permission. You can search images by category such as: Food and Drink, Space, People, Travel, Nature etc.

 

#31. Jeshoots.com

stock images in public domainImage by Jan Vasek

Free images published under the Creative Commons Zero license, so you can use them any way you want. FAQ

 

#32. Jaymantri.com

stock photo images

Free Public Domain images. 7 new photos are published once a week.

 

#33. Superfamous

images for freeImage by Folkert Gorter

Images for private and commercial purposes available under the conditions of a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.

 

#34. Kaboompics.com

royalty free illustrations Photo by Staffage

A collection of good quality photos for free. You can even use them in your commercial projects. A link back to the website is highly appreciated. Special hi-resolution images are available for subscribers. Terms of Use

 

#35. 4FreePhotos.com

photos for free

The images on this website are offered for free under the Creative Commons License. You can search pictures by category such as: business, food, nature, science etc. Terms of Use

 

#36. DesignersPicks.com

nature photos freeImage by Jeshu John

Hi-resolution photos for your personal and commercial use. Attribution is not required, but is highly appreciated. FAQ and Terms.

 

#37. Albumarium.com

free online photo storage

Images for personal and commercial use. Attribution is required. Terms of Service. 

 

#38. Epicantus

wild animal photos Image by Daria

Free hi-resolution photos for your landing pages and graphic designs. Attribution is not required. All photos are licensed under Creative Commons Zero.

 

#39. Picjumbo.com

free nature picturesImage by Viktor Hanacek

Free photos for personal and commercial works. Attribution is greatly appreciated. You can search images by category: food, nature, people, roads and more. FAQ and Terms.

 

#40. Dreamstime.com

free images to download

On this website you will find high-resolution Royalty Free stock images. You can use them under their RF-LL terms. They ask you to add linked credit line to author/agency (you will find it on the download page).

 

#41. Lifeofpix.com

download free photos Image by John Price

Free high-resolution images for personal and commercial use. All of them are donated to the Public Domain. New photographs are added weekly.

 

#42. Winephoto.co

buy stock images

Do you have a wine blog? If you do, then you should like these images. You can use them however you want and no attribution is required although a link back to winephoto.co is welcomed.

 

#43. Splashbase.co

free stock photos commercial use

Image by Go Wild Images

Splashbase aggregates free (Public Domain) high-resolution photos from different sources.

 

#44. Splitshire.com

free nature imagesLight Rays Trees

Free high quality images by Daniel Nanescu with no copyright restrictions for personal and commercial use. Attribution is not required, but appreciated.

 

#45. Moveast.me

vector stock images

Free images by Joao Pacheco. All of them are available under CC0.

 

#46. Imcreator.com

big stock photo

Free images for both personal and commercial use. Attribution to the creator is required. You can search images by category, such as: business, technology, food & drinks, nature and more.

 

#47. Freemediagoo.com

stock photo imagesBison Image

Free stock photos for commercial and private purposes, you can use them in print, film, TV, Internet or other media. Attribution is not required, but a link back would be appreciated. Terms of Use

 

#48. Foter.com

sell stock photos

Millions of free Creative Commons images from many online sources. You can search for images by keywords and then use the embed code to insert them into your blog post. Terms of Service.

 

#49. Goodstock.photos

istock photos Niagara Falls

 High quality and high resolution photos that you can use for free anywhere you want. You don’t have to credit the author or this site, but it is always welcomed. A new photo is published daily. Terms of Use

 

#50. PacHD.com

free food imagesCrystal Springs

Free high-resolution images in different categories: food, flowers, nature & scenics, world travel and more.  You can use them for private or commercial purposes, but you must provide a clickable link to www.pachd.com. Terms of Use

 

#51. Skitterphoto.com

free photography websitesSunrise River

High quality photos free to use, even commercially. All of them are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero license. You can search images by categories. Terms of Use

 

#52. Picography.co

free photography stock Image by Dave Meier

All high resolution photographs on this website are provided free of charge (Creative Commons Zero). Use them however you like. Terms of Use

 

#53. Resplashed.com

stock photography image Image by Tim Mossholder

Hundreds of free Public Domain images. On Resplashed.com you will find the same images as on Unsplash.com

 

#54. PublicDomainPictures.net

photos free use Image by Ken Kistler

Free Public Domain images that you can search by category such as animals, flowers, food, landscape, people and more.

 

#55. Hubspot.com

cheap stock photos

Free photos. No attribution required. You can download four collections of stock photos: 80 assorted photos, 75 more assorted photos, 160 business-themed photos, 250 holiday-themed photos.

 

#56. Freejpg

big stock photo Dusk Landscape

Free image bank for commercial and editorial use. You will find here images with three different types of license: Basic, Creative Commons 2.0 and Public Domain.

 

#57. Freeimages.pictures

stock photo agencies

This website allows you to search for free images on multiple sources at once. Just type your keyword or phrase in the search bar.

 

#58. Openclipart.org 

stocking photos

Images from this website can be used for both personal and commercial purposes. License

 

#59. Freepik.com

istock images Designed by Freepik

Free vectors, PSD files, icons and photos. You can use them for free both in personal and commercial projects, but you must insert the attribution. If you don’t want to credit the author you can acquire a license. Frequently Asked Questions

 

#60. Everystockphoto.com

stock images from photographers direct

It is a license-specific photo search engine. You can search millions of freely licensed photos from many sources. FAQ

 

#61. Freelargephotos.com 

vector image

Thousands of high quality, high-resolution photos for free personal use. They charge a one-time $50 fee for commercial use. Terms of Use.

 

#62. Alegriphotos.com

photography stock images Summer umbrella from alegriphotos.com

Free images under a Creative Commons license. Some photos are exclusively offered under a Public Domain license. You can use them for most of the commercial and personal purposes. A link to alegriphotos.com is required. Image Usage License

 

#63. CreativeCommons.photos

free stock images download Image by Tobias (Quairaing Scotland)

All pictures on this site are licensed under the Creative Commons Public Domain License. You can search images by different category such as: abstract, food, travel, family and more.

 

#64. PerfectExposure.org

stock photos images

Most of the photos from this website are free to use for both personal and commercial purposes under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. FAQ

 

#65. Wefunction.com

stock photo agencies

On this website you will find 4 collections of free, high-resolution photos.

 

#66. StockPhotosforFree.com

can stock photo

The name says it all. You will find here over 100,000 completely free stock photos that you can use in your personal or commercial projects. Registration is required.

 

#67. 500px.com

stock photos images

You will find here high quality paid and free images under Creative Commons licenses. Attribution is required.

 

#68. Photoeverywhere.co.uk

free photography

On this website you will find over 3000 travel stock photos. All images are available free of charge under a creative commons license. No registration or subscription is required. Terms of Use and FAQ

 

#69. Photober.com

free photographic imagesFull Moon

Images available for both commercial and private use free of charge. You can search them by category such as: nature, objects, animal, people, technology, food and travel. Attribution is not required, but a photo credit: “Free image via Photober.com” is highly appreciated. Terms of Use

 

#70. Unprofound.com

stock free photography Image by Jim

You can use these images in your personal and commercial projects. There is no requirement to give credit. Frequently Asked Questions

 

#71. Mypublicdomainpictures.com

free stock illustrations

A collection of Public Domain images. Frequently Asked Questions

 

#72. Travelcoffeebook.com

stock illustrations

High-resolution travel photos. All of them are listed under the Creative Commons Zero license, so you can do whatever you want with them.

 

#73. Goodfreephotos.com

free illustrations Sunset over Mount Magazine

You will find here thousands of unique and free Public Domain stock photos. All of them are released under the Public Domain license, which means you can use them for both personal and commercial purposes. Public Domain License Terms.

 

#74. Foodiesfeed.com

how to sell stock photos online

Free food pictures in high resolution. You can use them anywhere you want both in your personal and commercial projects, they are also free to edit. Attribution is not required, but as always much appreciated. FAQ

 

#75. Pond5.com

big stock photos

Great resource with Public Domain images. You will find here thousands of files that you can use for free.

 

#76. Reusableart.com

where to get stock photos

On this website you will find a few thousand Public Domain images (flower images, holiday images, bird images, people images etc.) from old books, magazines and other print materials. They are copyright free in the US and many other countries. More Info

 

#77. Imagebase.net 

edit photos freeYosemite Valley Winter

Free photos that you can use for personal, commercial, non-profit, artistic, or creative purposes. Most of them were taken by David Niblack. A link back to the site is not required, but it is welcomed. About Imagebase

 

#78. Snapwiresnaps

watermark photos freeImage by Jeri Johnson

Public Domain images. Seven free photos are released every week – you can get them straight to your inbox.

 

#79. Imageafter.com

free photos

Free online photo collection. You can use the images for both personal and commercial purposes. You will find here images of plants, food, landscapes, trees and more. Terms of Use

 

#80. Bucketlistly.com

illustration free download

Travel photos released under a Creative Commons license. You can use them for free as long as you follow the licensing guidelines. To learn more click here.

 

#81. Photogen.com

adobe illustrator freeMountain Landscape

High-resolution free stock photos and images that you can use for personal and commercial projects. A link back to the website is greatly appreciated, but it’s not required. Terms of use and FAQ

 

#82. StartupStockPhotos.com

illustration websites

Public Domain “startup focused” images. Attribution is not necessary, but a link back to the website is welcomed.

 

#83. Compfight.com

photo share

This site helps you search through Flickr images. Thanks to it you can quickly find Creative Commons license photos for your personal or commercial projects. Always double check the license before use.

 

#84. Realisticshots.com

free jpeg imagesImage taken by CoffeTravelBook team

All photos on this website are licensed under Creative Commons Zero, which means you can use them even for commercial purposes and no attribution is required. 7 new photos are added every week. Terms of Use

 

#85. Stockmedia.cc

high resolution photos

Thousands of free high-resolution stock images released under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. To have access to all the images you need to sign up first. Terms of Use

 

#86. Freephotobank.org

free high resolution photos

Free stock photos in different categories. Creative Commons attribution. Terms of use.

 

#87. Imagetemple.com

what is a high resolution photo Green Hills

600 free stock images for personal and commercial purposes. You will find here images in category such as: nature, technology, business, machinery, drinks & food etc. FAQ

 

#88. Cupcake

high resolution pictures

Public Domain images by Jonas Nilsson Lee.

 

#89. Freelyphotos.com

super high resolution photos Clouds in the Sky

High quality Christian stock photography. Creatice Commons Zero license.

 

#90. 1millionfreepictures.com

make high resolution photo

Public Domain images that can be used for any purpose. No registration required. Frequently Asked Questions

 

#91. Karenswhimsy.com

stock photos sale

Public Domain images from old books, magazines and postcards. Although not required, a link back to the website is welcomed. Terms of Use

 

#92. TheGraphicsFairy.com

stock photos free commercial use

Thousands of free vintage stock images, illustrations, old pictures, antique graphics and vintage printables all curated by Karen Watson. Attribution to the Graphics Fairy is welcomed. FAQ and Terms of Use

 

#93. PhotosPublicDomain.com

copyright free photographsAutumn Landscape

Free stock images for any use including commercial. A link back/credit is not required, but would be appreciated. Frequently Asked Questions

 

#94. Freenaturestock.com

nature stock photos free

Nature stock photos released under the Creative Commons Zero license, so you can do whatever you want with them. One new photo is added every day.

 

#95. Cepolina.com

high quality stock photos freeMountain Chain

Thousands of free photos about travel and nature. You can use them for private or commercial purposes. Attribution is required. Check FAQ

 

#96. Getrefe.com

stock photos free use Beautiful Sky

You will find here free images for personal or commercial projects for yourself or a client. Attribution is not required. You need to sign in first.

 

#97. Lightmatterphotography.com

stock free photography

Travel and nature images by Aaron Logan. All photos are released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States license.

 

#98. Stocksnap.io

royalty free images stock

Hundreds of high-resolution free (Public Domain) stock photos. New images are added on a daily basis.

 

#99. Unrestrictedstock.com 

buy royalty free photos

Free stock photos and vectors. License Agreement.

 

#100. Free iMage Bank

sell your stock photos Elephants

Free high-resolution images for personal and commercial use. Categories include: city, food, lifestyle, nature, animals, people and more. Terms & Conditions

 

#101. Divvypixel.com

free stock image library

Free Public Domain images. The gallery is not big, but maybe you will find something useful. New photos are added weekly.

 

#102. Freebigpictures.com

wildlife stock photos

Rainbow over forest

Free high-resolution images of mountains, forests, rivers, roads, flowers, horses, butterflies and more. You can use them both in your personal and commercial projects. Attribution to http://freebigpictures.com is required.

 

#103. Picdrome.com

free photo imagesCloudy Mountain Crest

Free (Public Domain) images released under the Creative Commons Zero license. Disclaimer

 

#104. Burningwell.org

stock photo agencies

Public Domain image source. You will find here free images donated by different photographers. FAQ

 

#105. AwesomeFreePhotos

free photo sharing sitesBeautiful Flowers on the Hill

Free, high-resolution images in different categories: animals, flowers, landscapes and more. Commercial use allowed and attribution is not required.

 

#106. Thepatternlibrary.com

best stock photography

Different patterns that you can use for both your personal and commercial purposes. Attribution is not required.

 

#107. Turbophoto.com

nature stock photography

2000 free (Public Domain) stock images from 10 categories: activities, animals, cities, food, landscapes, objects, people, plants, transportation and bonus photos.

 

#108. Photorack.net

photo search

Stock photos free to use for personal and commercial purposes. Attribution is not required, but it is very welcomed. Terms of Use

 

#109. Stockarch.com

image stock photography Image by freeaussiestock – stockarch.com

High-resolution creative commons stock photos that can be used both in personal and commercial projects. Attribution is required.

 

#110. Barnimages.com

stock illustration source Bavarian Alps

Free high-resolution stock photos released under the Creative Commons Zero license. About & Terms

 

#111. Creativity103.com

landscape stock photo Mangrove Flood

Stock photos, patterns and textures. All stock photos are licensed under a CC BY 3.0 license. A link back to creativity103.com is required. Linking information

 

#112. Curatedquotes.com

stock illustration image Funny Picture Quotes

Free quote images released under CC BY 3.0 US. You will find here, among others, Funny Picture Quotes, Inspirational Picture Quotes and Picture Quotes about Life.

 

#113. Absfreepic.com

stock illustration image Image by jimmyfortune

A very nice collection of high-resolution Public Domain images for personal and commercial use. Frequently Asked Questions

 

#114. Photofount.com

stock illustration source

High-resolution free photos for personal and commercial works. New photo is added daily. Attribution is greatly appreciated. Terms of Use

 

#115. Sunipix.com

stock photography companies Bastrop

Over 20,000 royalty free photographs for personal and business needs. Attribution to www.sunipix.com is required. FAQ

 

#116. Uifaces.com

free stock photos people

A big collection of avatars. The ones in Authorized page can be used both in personal and commercial projects. Please check the Frequently Asked Questions

 

#117.Publicdomainvectors.org

vector images free

Vector images released under a Creative Commons Zero license. You can use them for personal or commercial purposes. A link back is welcomed although not required.

 

#118. Freestockphotos.biz

stock illustrations for saleImage by US Fish & Wildlife Service

Over 15,000 images availabe under various licenses. Double check the license before use – you will find it on every image download page. FAQ

 

#119. PublicDomainImage.com

books stock illustrations Spring in mountains early spring scenic by Hillebrand Steve, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Public Domain images in different categories: animals, plants, sport, people, objects, travel and more. Although a link back is not required, it is always appreciated. Frequently Asked Questions

 

#120. Mayang.com

book stock illustrations Crepuscular Rays

High-resolution textures that you can download for free (only up to 30 textures). Commercial use allowed. Attribution is welcomed, but not required.

 

#121. Freeimages.co.uk

stock illustration image Coast Cliffs

Almost 14,000 free stock photos released under an attribution license, so a link back is required (Linking Information). You can use them in your personal and commercial projects. New images are added to the site on a regular basis.  FAQ

 

#122. Pdphoto.org

photo library Sand Dunes

Most of the photos are in the Public Domain, so you can use them in your personal and commercial projects. You can check the license under each of the enlraged images. Although it’s not required a link back is appreciated. FAQ

 

#123. Negativespace.co

buy illustrationsBlue lagoon

Free stock photos released under CCO. 20 new images are added every Monday. You can search photos by category such as: work, architecture, abstract, landscapes and more.

 

#124. Insectimages.org

marketing stock illustrations

High quality images for personal or educational use. If you want to use them commercially you need to request permission.  Attribution and registration are required. Frequently Asked Questions

 

#125. Godotmedia.com

free photography tips beginners © Godot Media | Free Stock Image Gallery

Hight-resolution images for free. You can use them in commercial or personal projects. Attribution is required. Use the attribution code available on the website.

 

#126. Pdpics.com

best free stock photography sites Beautiful calm serene lake 

Thousands of free Public Domain pictures in various categories taken by different photographers and submitted to the above website. Attribution is not required, but definitely appreciated. Terms of Use

 

#127. Stockpholio.net

absolutely free stock images

Another website which quickly lets you find free images on Flickr.

 

#128. Cgtextures.com

free texturesImage by Jonas De Ro

Many free textures that you can download and use in your personal or commercial projects. Attribution is not required, but always appreciated. You must create an account if you want to download the textures. Check the FAQ section.

 

#129. Sumall.com

free texture packs

Free, creative images – use them however you like. Attribution to Sum.all is required.

 

130. Fotorama.no

sea images

Free high-resolution images released under Creative Commons that you can use anywhere. Attribution to Fotorama.no is required.

 

#131. Fancycrave.com

free texture packs

Free (Public Domain) high-resolution stock photos taken by Igor Ovsyannykov. Attribution is welcomed, but not required.

 

#132. Christianimagesource.com

free christian images

Do you need some Christian images for your project? You will find them here! They are free to use for both personal and commercial purposes. A link back to christianimagesource.com is not necessary, but always appreciated. Terms of Use and FAQ

 

#133. UShistoryimages.com

us history imagesSioux Indian Tribe: Sioux Village

A big collection of images from US history. They are free to use, even for commercial purposes (with one exception). Please check the Terms of Use before you start downloading the images.

 

#134. Freeepy.com

free nature images

Free images for commercial use. Use them however you wish, just don’t sell them.

 

#135. 4freetextures.com

best free textures

Water ripple from 4freephotos.com

Another website with free, high quality textures and backgrounds that you can use for commercial purposes. They are offered under the Creative Commons CC BY 3.0 license. Attribution is required.  Terms of Use

 

#136. Publicdomainfiles.com

stock illustrations royalty free Image by Larisa Koshkina via Publicdomainfiles

Thousands of Public Domain files (pictures, fonts, clip arts, artwork) that you can use free of charge. Frequently Asked Questions

 

#137. Epicva.com

free stock images onlineFull Moon

Free images in different categories (nature, people, sport, food and more) that you can use for both your personal and commercial projects. Attribution is not needed, but highly appreciated.

 

#138. Freephotos.se

100 free stock images Alp Mountains

Over a thousand Public Domain photos from personal collections. Commercial use allowed. Although it’s not required, a link back is welcomed. Terms of Use

 

#139. Myfreetextures.com

Free textures in different categories released under a creative commons attribution license. You can use them in your private or commercial projects, but attribution to www.myfreetextures.com is required. Terms of Use

 

#140. StreetWill.co

free photo album softwareForest

Public Domain images for both your personal and commercial use.

 

#141. Free-Online-Pictures.com

google free imagesDesert

Free photos taken at different places in Israel. You can use these images for your private and commercial purposes. Although a link back is not required, it is always welcomed. Terms of Use

 

#142. Patternpictures.com

Free high-resolution photos, textures and patterns for personal and commercial purposes. Attribution to patternpictures.com is required. Terms of Use

 

#143. Utexas.edu

historical figures images

Public Domain images of historical figures such as: Dante Alighieri, Ludwig van Beethoven, Napoleon Bonaparte, Joan of Arc, Immanuel Kant and more.

 

#144. Vectoropenstock.com

free cartoon images Forest Side River Cartoon Landscape | Free vector by Vector Background

On this website you will find many, high-quality free vector graphics for designers, webmasters and bloggers. They are released under three types of licenses: Free License, Creative Commons Licenses and Open Stock License. You will find the license on each image download page. Attribution is required. Terms and Conditions and How It Works

 

#145. FreeFoodPhotos.com

food pictures imagesRaspberries and Blackcurrants

If you need high-resolution images of food for your project then you should check out this blog. All photos are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Please read the Terms of Use 

 

#146. Christmasstockimages.com

free holiday imagesChristmas Candle and Ornaments

Free festive stock photos – released under a Creative Commons Attribution License – that you can use anywhere online.

 

 

#147. Burst

Burst photo

Photo by: Matthew Henry

The photos on burst.shopify.com are released under Creative Commons Zero license. You are free to adapt and use them for commercial purposes without attributing the original author or source. Terms of service.

 

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24 Responses to Free Stock Images: 140+ Sources of Free Photos For Your Personal or Commercial Projects

  1. Kush1000 September 17, 2015 at 9:23 am #

    Hi there! That’s a nice post you have created here.
    I will bookmark this site, I really need some quality photos for free, everyone thst has a website can use this photos for FREE. Cool!
    I’m sure many people will find this article as useful and interesting as I did.
    Thanks for sharing this nice information.
    Cheers and best of luck to you.

    • Luke September 17, 2015 at 9:29 am #

      I’m happy that you found it useful. Thanks.

  2. Rick September 25, 2015 at 4:22 pm #

    Excellent resource here. Thanks for clearing up the differences between royalty free and actually free, public domain and etc. I’ve used Google advanced image search to find things also. Also helpful is when you can take your own photos and use them. Which of these resources would you consider easiest to navigate through?

    • Luke September 25, 2015 at 4:26 pm #

      Hi Rick

      To be honest I’m not sure which is the easiest to navigate through. I created this list a few months ago.

      However lately I’ve been using kozzi.com all the time. They’re very cheap and you can always find something interesting for yourself.

      cheers

  3. Alex October 28, 2015 at 12:13 pm #

    Great post! I have just bookmarked your post! This is going to be a great resource for people with no budget for images.

    I use Pixabay quite often and I need more options for my posts. I just realized there are a lot more out there. Thanks for your effort in putting up this list!

    • Luke October 28, 2015 at 12:18 pm #

      Thanks a lot, Alex. I’m glad you found it helpful. And yes, it cost me a lot of effort to create this list.

  4. Andrew December 14, 2015 at 5:01 pm #

    Hi there, this is a great article. I am always struggling to find free pictures for my site.
    I did not realise that there were so many other rules that need to be followed even you get the picture for free at first.
    Which site do you recommend most?
    Thanks again and good luck!

    • Luke December 14, 2015 at 5:10 pm #

      Hi Andrew

      Most often I use Pixabay and Unsplash.

  5. Gideon December 18, 2015 at 3:01 am #

    Hey,

    Thanks for the help. Personally I’m only signed up with Pixabay and had no idea that their are so many resources for downloading quality photos. Finding quality photos for my websites has been an issue in the past and still is to this day. I’ll be sure to sign up to a few of the above mentioned sites. Sunipix and picturefrog particularly looks reliable. Thanks again!

  6. Johnson January 30, 2016 at 9:25 am #

    These images are extremely unique and beautiful i must comment. You did a great job with these images and camera used is extremely of great quality.

    Thanks for taking out the time to share these beautiful images with us, they are unique, creative and of great qualities. The camera on the other hand i can tell is of great quality too, to have produced these very unique images. Thanks Luke

  7. George April 24, 2016 at 5:37 pm #

    Hi,

    I just bumped into your site.

    Wow this will probably become my go-to source with regards to free stock images.

    Thank you for putting the time to create this helpful post choke full of image collections.

    I will definitely bookmark your site and come back for some images and more articles like this one.

    • Luke April 24, 2016 at 6:37 pm #

      It took me several weeks to create this list. I wanted to create the most complete source with free stock images and I hope I was successful.

  8. christinamk July 8, 2016 at 1:00 am #

    I love using pixabay and unsplash for royalty free images. They always have really awesome pictures. These other sites also look great. One thing I look for in a good stock images site is the ability to search the photos. A site without that functionality would be no use to me! Thank you for this list, I did not know about a lot of these!

    • Luke July 8, 2016 at 5:45 am #

      Yes, you’re right. I also prefer the sites with the search functionality.

  9. Alex May 10, 2017 at 3:29 pm #

    Hi Luke,

    Thank you for suck a great post!
    I am always looking for free photos, but it is not always easy to find good photos.
    And you have fantastic photos here!
    I have a doubt, if you put a lot of images in the post they can slow down or depending on the image format?
    Thanks!
    Alex

    • Luke May 10, 2017 at 3:35 pm #

      Yes, images can slow down your page load time. But there are some plugins that can help you optimize your images such as WP Smush.

  10. valval May 13, 2017 at 5:21 am #

    You’re a life saver! I’ve been looking for FREE images that I can use for my blog. The list is quite extensive – it’s amazing! Can’t thank you enough for helping me out (and a ton of others I’m sure). Appreciate also bringing light to some of the rules that apply to these images. What are some of your favorite sites to use?

    • Luke May 13, 2017 at 6:39 am #

      Hello. Personally I like Pixabay and Unsplash.

  11. George May 15, 2017 at 2:56 pm #

    Wow, your collection is amazing! I only have Pixabay account now.

    I really appreciate that you listed so many high-quality free image websites in your post. You provide a lot of value by doing this because free images is something all bloggers need, especially those on a tight budget.

    To your success!

    George

  12. Simon May 19, 2017 at 9:51 am #

    Wow, you have provided me with a lifetime’s worth of imagery for my future free photos – you’re bookmarked, thanks. I am always on the look out for freebies as the costs would certainly spiral out of control if I had to pay regarding the amount of photos I use for my frequently published posts.

    Thanks for providing me with these alternatives,

    Simon.

  13. Minhaj May 28, 2017 at 10:02 pm #

    Hi

    thanks for taking the time and posting this huge list, I was aware of some of them and like you I use Pixabay and 123ref (they are cheaper than the other ones). I have also used Flickr and Pexels. But sometimes you have no choice but to buy stock photography because the images you want aren’t available for free.

    Do you use shutterstock or Adobe fotolia?

    • Luke May 29, 2017 at 6:11 am #

      I never used shutterstock, but I used fotolia in the past.

  14. Ilias June 2, 2017 at 12:19 am #

    Hi Luke, what a post! I usually visit pixabay and sometimes pexels. When I was looking to find a new website to get images for my website, I could not imagine that there are so many of them. I will save your website to come back later. I will check out many of these sites.

  15. Norman June 4, 2017 at 5:06 pm #

    Hello and thanks for sharing, it is good when you can go to website that has free photos that you can use on your blog. When I first got into this business, i did not know about free photos . But now that I know it is pretty amazing. Your post is well detailed with tons of great information and is a great help.

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