list of free stock sites

Free Stock Sites

A collection of free stock resources

I’ve gone through great lengths collecting and trying to accurately categorise all of the free stock resources that are popping up left and right on the web these days.  Hopefully, this list will be of use to someone other than myself!

In the excel sheet I created, I keep track of each website’s functionality (search, categories, tags), options (subscription, submission, donations), and whether or not the original photographer is credited for their work.  If those are the kind of details you are looking for, I suggest downloading the linked excel sheet. It is also always being added to.

Download Stock Site List Excel Sheet

If all you want to know is “where” and “how free” you can scroll through the list below.  In this post, I provide links and a quote of how the site describes their license selection.

Creative Commons Licensing

creative commons

A lot of the sites mention various levels of creative commons.  In order to understand and correctly use those images, I suggest reading up on the different options and usage rules.

Now onto the list; have fun, be responsible and most of all respectful!

 

Images From An Original Source

barn images logo
barn images logo

Barn Images

Barn Images offers you a collection of free high-resolution stock photography. All images are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license — that means you can use, modify and distribute these photographs for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission. You don’t need to attribute the photos. However, we would appreciate if you could place a link to our website.

 

crow the stone logo
crow the stone logo

Crow The Stone

Free photos to use any way you want. Subscribe to receive new photos directly to your inbox every week.

 

cupcake logo
cupcake logo

Cupcake

A photographer’s treat by Jonas Nilsson Lee. Free (do what ever you want) photos.

 

death to the stock photo logo
death to the stock photo logo

Death to the Stock Photo

 

Free Photos.  A fresh pack to your inbox each month, with awesome stories to match. Use the photos how you please, but don’t redistribute them. Don’t use the photo in pornography, hate speech, or anything that would embarrass or defame DTTSP, or the subject of the photo.

designers pics logo
designers pics logo

Designer Pics

FREE Hi-Res photos for your personal & commercial use. Attribution not required!

epicantus
epicantus

Epicantus

Finding images that carry the right message usually takes hours, therefore every photo I make in my spare time will appear here for you. All of them are free for personal & commercial use.

Please email me if you have any special requests or would like to contribute. By Daria

 

epicva logo
epicva logo

Epicva

All photos on Epicva are our property, but anyone can download them and use them for both personal and commercial projects. No attribution needed but much appreciated.

 

eurotrip logo
eurotrip logo

Eurotrip Photos

Photos taken by a watermelon lover who just moved to Europe. All photos are in high resolution & free for anyone to use.

 

haystaak
haystaak

Haystaak

To challenge the tyranny of expensive stock photo agencies by providing beautiful and accessible high-resolution photos that will help the mass amounts of individual bloggers, designers, and creatives with visual imagery.

Brother and sister team of photographers sharing their photography for anyone in the world to use. Haystaak is photo license free because we want you to find photos and not restrictions, terms or a laundry-list of conditions. If you want to get technical, the license is under Creative Commons Zero (CC0).

 

fancy crave logo
fancy crave logo

Fancy Crave

Royalty free high resolution images for your personal and commercial projects.

 

foodies feed
foodies feed

Foodie’s Feed

You can use my original pictures anywhere you want, for both personal and commercial purpose. Same rules apply for editing. However, you can’t sell and resell them on your website, in stocks, printed nor anyhwere else. Learn more here.

 

free nature stock logo
free nature stock logo

Free Nature Stock

Royalty-free Nature Stock Photos. Use them however you want.
Created by Adrian Pelletier. Updated daily.

 

Freely photos logo
Freely photos logo

Freely Photos

Totally free high quality Christian stock photography
All photos are published under the amazing CC0 license. Do what you want with them!

 

furious camera logo
furious camera logo

Furious Camera

Free Life Hi-Fi Photos. You can use on your personal and commercial projects.
New photo every day 🙂

 

good free photos logo
good free photos logo

Good Free Photos

A large free stock photo site with thousands of public domain photos including landscapes, objects, animals, plants, textures, and many other free photos. All photos taken by me.

gratisography logo
gratisography logo

Gratisography

Free High-Resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects. All pictures were photographed by RYAN MCGUIRE and free of COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS.

 

instastock logo
instastock logo

Instastock

I like to take photos and then edit them with my phone. All photos taken with an iPhone 6.
I’ll post one photo a day for the rest of time or until iPhones join together and rebel against us forcing us to become their slaves.Free for any purpose you want. No attribution needed.

 

iso republic logo
iso republic logo

ISO Republic

The images provided by ISO Republic are free to use for personal and commercial projects. By downloading images from ISO Republic you are agreeing to all the terms and conditions laid out below.

 

jay mantri
jay mantri

Jay Mantri

free pics. do anything (CC0). make magic. 7 new photos every thursday.

 

jeshoots logo
jeshoots logo

Jeshoots

Cool & free photos for You!  Photos for business or personal use in high resolution for free.

 

kaboompics
kaboompics

KaboomPics

KaboomPics is a collection of good quality photos offered for free to bloggers, website owners, small businesses, freelancers & social media ninjas. This simple website gives you an opportunity to browse through thousands of pictures without any payment even for commercial use.

 

libreshot
libreshot

Libreshot

  • Libreshot offers free images for commercial use.
  • All photographs on libreshot.com I took myself (and some also my wife). So I guarantee their origin.
  • Images are divided into categories but I recommend to use a search box.
  • Looking for license free photos for your website, blog or anything else? Then you’ve come to the right place.
  • All photos on LibreShot.com are licensed under Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain.

 

lock and stock photography
lock and stock photography

Lock & Stock Photos

My name is AJ Montpetit, and I love the Open Source community model!  I’ve benefited greatly from others who have shared stock photos for free, and want to do my part in giving back to the community online.

Let’s keep that great teaching of “Sharing is Caring” alive! I’m releasing these photos under the Creative Commons License ShareAlike 4.0.  If you use any of these photos, please link back to my main website, ajmontpetit.com, as an attribute, and I would be really thankful.

 

mmt
mmt

MMT

Free for commercial use stock photos by Jeffrey Betts. CC0 license.
New photos every week. Follow @mmtstock on Twitter

 

moveast
moveast

Move East

This is a journey of a portuguese guy moving east that decided that every photo should be used for free. Help yourselves and use them wherever you want (CC0).

 

negative space
negative space

Negative Space

All the photos and raw files on this website are distributed under theCC0 creative commons license. That means that you can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission or give attribution.

 

Oliur Rahman
Oliur Rahman

Oliur Rahman

All photos are under CC0. Read more about the license. Also read the FAQ.

 

picjumbo
picjumbo

Pic Jumbo

Totally free photos for your commercial & personal works

 

raumrot
raumrot

Raumrot

FREE -handpicked- stock photos for your commercial and personal works. All available hi-res/hi-quality pictures you can use on personal and commercial projects. Please be respectful to registered trademarks. I’ll appreciate if you share raumrot.com to your friends.
Thank you! Share for a better world. Some rights reserved. Please keep attribution to the creator.
Photo: Markus Spiske / raumrot.com / CC-BY

 

skitter photos logo
skitter photos logo

Skitter Photo

All images on skitterphoto are public domain. The creative commons CC0 license applies. This means: We have dedicated the work to the public domain by waiving all of our rights to the work worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.

 

snapographic
snapographic

Snapographic

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 (CC0 1.0 Universell) . A backlink is not necessary, but it would be nice. Have fun with it! 😉

 

spaceX
spaceX

SpaceX Photos

Official Flickr account for SpaceX, the future of space travel. SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches the world’s most advanced rockets and spacecraft.
These official SpaceX images are being made available to the public and news media with no restrictions.
To the extent possible under law, SpaceX has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to this work. This work is published from: United States.
This account will be continuously updated, and more information can be found at www.spacex.com.

 

Splash of Rain Logo
Splash of Rain Logo

Splash of Rain

Free High Resolution Photos

Photos that you can use wherever, whenever, and however you want!

 

 

splitshire
splitshire

Splitshire

Delicious free stock photos for personal & commercial use. Attribution not required but appreciated, you can share SplitShire.com to your friends and I’ll offer you more quality photos.

 

startup stock photos
startup stock photos

Startup Stock Photos

All photos published on Startup Stock Photos are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or Startup Stock Photos. Neat, huh?

 

superfamous
superfamous

Superfamous Studios’ Images

The Superfamous Images are available under the conditions of a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. This means that you can use the work for your own purposes as long as credit is provided.

 

tinyopgrahy
tinyopgrahy

Tinyography

Free iPhone pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects.
All pictures captured by RYAN MCGUIRE of BELLS DESIGN and free of COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS.

 

titania foto
titania foto

Titania Foto

All images on titania photo were taken by me and are available as free downloads. They can be used in personal or commercial projects!
Please don’t upload them: in other image databases and please don’t resell the photos as they are.  Attribution is greatly appreciated, but not necessary. You can also support Titania Photo with a small donation.

 

the centre cc0
the centre cc0

The Centre CC0

All photos published on TheCentreCC0 are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or TheCentreCC0.

 

trunk log logo
trunk log logo

Trunk Log

I’ve had a lot of pictures that i never used for a long time, but hopefully, you will find them useful. Feel free to browse and download any photo for personal or commercial use. You don’t have to notify or credit me if you use one of my pics, but i’ll be happy if you do. Happy browsing.

 

unsplash
unsplash

Unsplash

Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos. 10 new photos every 10 days. Subscribe

 

made in moments
made in moments

Made In Moments Freebies

Free travel photos for you. Every week new photos you can use anywhere you want.

 

bucketlistly photos
bucketlistly photos

Bucketlistly Photos

A free creative common collection of travel photos anyone can use. Brought to you by Pete R., Founder of BucketListly.

 

Images From Curators & User Submissions

albumarium
albumarium

Albumarium

The best place to find & share beautiful images

 

 

find a photo sources
find a photo sources

Find A Photo

Search 100% free stock images from various sources

 

Flickr
Flickr

Flickr Creative Commons

Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license. Creative Commons is a non-profit that offers an alternative to full copyright.

 

free images
free images

Free Images

Welcome to freeimages, the leading source of free stock photos! Whether you just want to browse our huge image gallery or want to share your own photos with others, this is the site for you!

 

free media goo logo
free media goo logo

Free Media Goo

No subscriptions, commission’s plans or shopping of any kind. These are free stock photos and backgrounds for you to use. Simply explore our high-quality illustrations, find a powerful photograph you like, and start downloading your colorful royalty free graphic images! Free for both unlimited commercial and private use.

 

freestock image point logo
free stock image point logo

Free Stock Image Point

All pictures on this site were captured by my own.
You can use it in your travel blog on television or everywhere you want.
No Copyright Restrictions ( CC0 1.0 Universal ). Feel free to leave us a backlink or not.
I will try to add 20 pictures every month from my own collection.

 

Refe logo
Refe logo

Get Refe Tumblr

Free Refe real life photos

 

im free
im free

IM Free

A curated collection of free resources, all for commercial use.

 

life of pix logo
life of pix logo

Life of Pix

Free High-Resolution photos, no Copyrights Restrictions.  Images for personal commercial use. New photographies added weekly! All images are donated to the public domain.  Hand-made with love by Leeroy Advertising Agency in Montreal & its network of photographers.

 

magdeleine
magdeleine

Magdeleine

A Free Hi-Resolution photo every day.  Hand-picked free photos for your inspiration.

 

morguefile
morguefile

Morgue File

Morguefile, where photo reference lives.
This morgue file contains free high resolution digital stock photographs and reference images for either corporate or public use. The purpose of this site is to provide free image reference material for illustrators, comic book artist, designers, teachers and all creative pursuits.

You are allowed to copy, distribute, transmit the work and to adapt the work. Attribution is not required. You are prohibited from using this work in a stand alone manner.

 

new old stock
new old stock

New Old Stock

Vintage photos from the public archives.  Free of known copyright restrictions.

 

nobl web
nobl web

Noblweb

Free (do as you please), high-resolution photos and textures.

 

open photo
open photo

Open Photo Project

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.

 

peek space
peek space

Peek Space

Curated free-to-use space photography.

 

pexels
pexels

Pexels

Best free stock photos in one place. Learn More.
It’s hard to understand complex licenses that is why all photos on Pexels are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means you can copy, modify, distribute and perform the photos. The pictures are free for personal and even for commercial use. All without asking for permission or setting a link to the source. So that attribution is not required. All in all the photos are completely free to be used for any legal purpose.
The CC0 license was released by the non-profit organization Creative Commons (CC). Get more information about the license on the official license page.

 

photo collections
photo collections

Photo Collections

Free stock photography in one place! Photo Collections is a free stock photography resource available to anyone who needs some high-resolution photos copyright restriction free. Use these resources on any project you wish, personal or commercial.

 

photo everywhere
photo everywhere

Photo Everywhere

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 this site “http://photoeverywhere.co.uk”.

 

photober
photober

Photober

The content presented within this website is copyrighted exclusively to the creators of
photober.com. This content is available for both commercial and private use free
of charge. All content contained within photober.com may not be used for
propaganda, pornographic or suggestive materials.

 

photos by people
photos by people

Photos By People

The most complete repository of free & curated CC0 photos (commercial or personal usage)

 

pickup image
pickup image

Pickup Image

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.

 

picography
picography

Picography

Free hi-resolution photos. Use them however you like. Terms of use

 

pixabay logo
pixabay logo

Pixabay

Over 380,000 free photos, vectors and art illustrations
Finding free images of high quality is a tedious task – due to copyright issues, attribution requirements, or simply the lack of quality. This inspired us to create Pixabay – a repository for stunning public domain pictures. Your source for free vectors, free drawings and free photos. You can use any Pixabay image without attribution in digital and printed form, even for commercial applications.

 

plixs
plixs

Plixs

All Image, Vector, Audio and Video Files on PLiXS.com are licensed under the creative commons public domain license CC0 1.0

 

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public domain archive logo

Public Domain Archive

All of the images on our site (Public Domain Archive) are released under CC0 1.0 Public Domain Dedication. This means that all images have been dedicated to the public domain by waiving all rights to the works worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the images, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission. As hard as it might be to understand, this means that all of the images on PublicDomainArchive.com are free for commercial or non-commercial purposes. Please don’t email us asking if you can use the images, because you CAN! They are free. SO have fun and be creative, and make something awesome!!!

 

resplashed logo
resplashed logo

Re:splashed

670 free HD images for your web and design projects.

 

rgb stock
rgb stock

RGB Stock

We hereby grant to You a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the Image on the terms and conditions explained in this Agreement and on the Image preview page FREE OF CHARGE. We encourage you to pay attention to section 7.4 of this license.

 

snapswell
snapswell

Snap Swell

Free mobiles images. New each week. All photos licensed under Creative Commons Zero.
Project by Patrik Ward.

 

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snapwire logo

Snapwire Snaps

7 hand-picked snaps every 7 days (free to use)

 

splashbase
splashbase

Splashbase

Splashbase is a search and discovery platform for the following sites:travelcoffeebook, startupstockphotos, littlevisuals, gratisography, getrefe, jaymantri,superfamous, mazwai, unsplash, snapographic, moveast, snapwiresnaps, newoldstock,splitshire, camarama, mmt, lifeofpix, crowthestone, skitterphoto.
We are frequently adding more sources. If you know of any sites that’d be great to add to splashbase, please do send us an email.

 

stock photos io
stock photos io

Stock Photos

StockPhotos.io is a high quality, high resolution public domain and Creative Commons licensed professional free stock photos sharing community. Currently we have around 27,000 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. Please visit FAQ page about image acceptance criteria and more.

 

stocksnap
stocksnap

Stock Snap

Beautiful free stock photos. Hundreds of high resolution images added weekly. All photos are free from copyright restrictions – No attribution required. All photos on StockSnap fall under the Creative Commons CC0 license. That means you can copy, modify, distribute any photo on the site, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission!

 

stockup
stockup

Stock Up

Search 21 high-quality, free stock photo websites in one place.

 

stock vault
stock vault

Stock Vault

Stockvault.net is a stock photo sharing website where photographers & designers can share their free photos, for non-commercial usage.

stocka logo
stocka logo

Stocka

As a designer or blogger, it’s always hard to find free stock photos of good quality. stocka.co. wants to be your source for free stock photos. All photos have white background and high resolution. You can use any stock photo for commercial and personal applications under Creative Commons Zero. No attribution required.
You can copy, modify, distribute and use the images even on social media platforms without asking permission. If you have any requirements i will try to help you, contact me.

 

stokpic logo
stokpic logo

Stok Pic

Totally Free Photos For Personal And Commercial Use. Use these high-resolution pictures for personal and commercial projects for free. All pictures on stokpic.com are free from Copyright Restrictions (CC0 1.0 Universal).

 

street will
street will

Street Will

Free vintage photos to use any way you want

 

pattern library
pattern library

The Pattern Library

This on going project compiles patterns shared by the most talented designers out there for you to use freely in your designs.

 

travel coffee book logo
travel coffee book logo

Travel Coffee Book

Sharing beautiful travel moments. All photos are listed under cc0. That means you can do whatever you want with them. Subscribe here or download all photos.

 

wikimedia Commons
wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons is a media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content (images, sound and video clips) to everyone, in their own language. It acts as a common repository for the various projects of the Wikimedia Foundation, but you do not need to belong to one of those projects to use media hosted here. The repository is created and maintained not by paid archivists, but by volunteers. The scope of Commons is set out on the project scope pages.

 

One Download Image Packs

Paul Jarvis Photo Pack

While I’m not a professional photographer, I love taking pictures. Since I don’t do anything with most of my photos, I’d like you to use them—on websites, apps, desktop or iPhone backgrounds, whatever you’d like.
Grab a zip file below of my best 20 photos (high resolution) to use where ever and however you please.

 

Hubspot’s Free Photo Pack

Just about every part of marketing relies on visual content. But finding high-quality images that you can use without attribution, without licensing troubles, and without having to purchase each time is nearly impossible.
That’s why we’re giving away 75 stock photos for free. You can use these photos on your blog posts, social media channels, landing pages, emails — wherever you’d like!

 

Userthink’s 99 Free Photos Pack

One of the easiest ways to spice up your landing page is with eye-catching images.  But what if you’re not a graphic designer or professional photographer?
Stand out, build trust and convert more traffic with the 99 best royalty free landing page stock photos we could find.  These are the images for landing pages that will help impress visitors and lead to more conversions.

 

#JorgeSuarezFFA Photo Pack

 

Stock Sites All In One Location

All The Free Stock

The Stocks

 

Bonus: Stock Videos

Coverr

beautiful, free videos for your homepage

 

fancy footage club
fancy footage club

Fancy Footage Club

Looping, royalty-free videos for your next design project. 5 new videos in your inbox. Every month. For free.

 

Mazwai

Find the very best of HD videos for your work. All the videos downloadable on Mazwai are under the Attribution license (CC BY 3.0). You are free to: Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms. You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
For video suggestion : contact@mazwai.com

 

 

life of vids logo
life of vids logo

Life of Vids

Free footage videos, clips & loops, no copyrights restrictions. High Resolution files can be downloaded on our Vimeo account. New videos added weekly! More on Vimeo. Hnad-made with love by Leeroy Advertising Agency in Montreal & its network of contributors.
If you can, use a back link to www.lifeofvids.com and/or www.leeroy.ca to help us create more free clips. Let us know!

 

pexels videos
pexels videos

Pexels Videos

Completely free stock videos. Learn More.
Pexels Videos offers completely free stock videos. All videos are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means you can edit or change the videos and use them free for personal and even for commercial projects. All without asking for permission or setting a link to the source. So that attribution is not required. All videos are completely free to be used for any legal purpose.
The CC0 license was released by the non-profit organization Creative Commons (CC). You can find more information about the license on the official license page.

 

splashbase
splashbase

Splashbase

Splashbase is a search and discovery platform for the following sites:travelcoffeebook, startupstockphotos, littlevisuals, gratisography, getrefe, jaymantri,superfamous, mazwai, unsplash, snapographic, moveast, snapwiresnaps, newoldstock,splitshire, camarama, mmt, lifeofpix, crowthestone, skitterphoto.
We are frequently adding more sources. If you know of any sites that’d be great to add to splashbase, please do send us an email.

 

stock vault
stock vault

Stock Vault

Stockvault.net is a stock photo sharing website where photographers & designers can share their free photos, for non-commercial usage.

 

Flickr
Flickr

Flickr Creative Commons

Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license. Creative Commons is a non-profit that offers an alternative to full copyright.

 

wikimedia Commons
wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons is a media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content (images, sound and video clips) to everyone, in their own language. It acts as a common repository for the various projects of the Wikimedia Foundation, but you do not need to belong to one of those projects to use media hosted here. The repository is created and maintained not by paid archivists, but by volunteers. The scope of Commons is set out on the project scope pages.