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A list of sites to find the best free stock photos

Here, I’ve curated a list of sites with high resolution stock photos you can use for different purpose. You have probably bookmarked a few of these already.

Most of the photos you will find on these sites are free from copyright restrictions or licensed under creative commons public domain dedication. You can copy, modify, distribute and use for even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission. However, some photos may require attribution.


All the resources below have specifically specified that their content is © CC0-licensed.

  • ABSFreePic - A high-resolution and absolutely free photos stock site.
  • Altphotos - Handpicked free high-resolution photos added daily.
  • Barn Images - Barn Images offers you a collection of free high-resolution non-stock photography.
  • Boss Fight! - 10–20 new images added daily.
  • CC0 Photo - CC0.photo is a project initiated by Raffael Herrmann, which serves you with free photos.
  • Creative Commons Search - A meta search across several libaries to find adaptable / editable images
  • Crow the Stone - Free photos to use any way you want.
  • Cupcake - Free do what ever you want photos by Jonas Nilsson Lee.
  • Epicantus - Hi-resolution photos added every week.
  • Fancy Crave - Two new images added every day.
  • FindA.Photo - search through thousands of CC0 photos by keyword and color.
  • Free Nature Stock - Royalty-free, use them however you want, Nature Stock Photos.
  • Freely Photos - Totally free high quality Christian stock photography.
  • Furious Camera - Free Life Hi-Fi Photos for use on your personal and commercial projects. New photo every day.
  • Gratisography - Free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects. New pictures added weekly.
  • Jay Mantri - Free pics. Do anything. Make magic.
  • Jéshoots - Photos for business or personal use in high resolution for free.
  • LibreShot - A collection of hundreds of high quality free stock images for personal or commercial use.
  • Life of Pix - Free high-resolution photos, no copyright restrictions. Photographs added weekly.
  • Little Visuals - Hi-res images zipped up in your inbox. Use them anyway you want.
  • Magdeleine - A selection of free photos curated by Magdeleine.
  • MMT - New photos by Jeffrey Betts added every week.
  • Moveast - This is a journey of a Portuguese guy moving.
  • Negative Space - Stock photos added every week.
  • Pexels - 20 new high-quality photos daily.
  • Photo Collections - Free stock photography of architecture, nature and people.
  • Photo Crops - Five high resolution photos added every week, sometimes more.
  • Pickle Jar - High-resolution images of everyday india. One new image every day.
  • Pickupimage - Free download high quality premium free stock images, public domain photos.
  • Pixabay - Stock photos, illustrations, vectors and videos.
  • Realgraphy - Authentic Non-Stock Photos for Free. Forever.
  • Realistic Shots - 7 new photos added every week.
  • Skitter Photo - Public domain pictures and stock photos for commercial use.
  • Skuawk - Skuawk public domain photos, free, beautiful and artistically loud.
  • Snappy Goat - Over 12 million public domain & CC0 licensed images.
  • Snapwire Snaps - Commissioned photos from 170,000 of the world’s most talented photographers.
  • SpaceX Photos - Promotional SpaceX stock photography.
  • Splashbase - Search & discover free, hi res photos & videos.
  • Stock Image Point - Free stock photos. 20 pictures added every month.
  • Stockified - Free pictures taken in India by Kiran BV and Aditya G Bharadwaj.
  • Stocksnap - Hundreds of high resolution images added weekly.
  • Stokpic - Free Stock Photos For Commercial Use.
  • Streetwill - Free hi-res vintage photos to use any way you want.
  • The Pic Pac - New pacs on Monday, free pics Tuesday - Sunday.
  • Travel Coffee Book - Travel photography.
  • Unsplash - User submitted, free high-resolution photos. 10 new photos every 10 days.

Custom License / Usage

These following photography resources are those who have declared their own usage and restriction terms. These can be found by clicking the (license) link next to the resource.

  • Bara Art - © The world always needs high quality photography! Here they are for you, so make something awesome out of them.
  • Compfight.com - © An image search engine tailored to efficiently locate images for blogs, comps, inspiration, and research.
  • Death to the Stock Photo - © Free monthly photos for all your creative needs.
  • Designer Pics - © Free photographs for personal and commercial by Jeshu John.
  • Foodies Feed - © Free food based images.
  • Freerange - © Quality stock photos for commercial and non-commercial use. For free.
  • Good Stock Photos - © One free to use photo added everyday.
  • ISO Republic - © ISO Republic provides exclusive free stock photos for creatives.
  • Kaboom Pics - © Great place to get breathtaking Free Pictures for business or personal projects.
  • morgueFile - © Free photo archive by creatives, for creatives.
  • Photober - © Free of charge photo downloading site for personal or commercial use.
  • PhotoStockEditor - © High-resolution weekly images for Personal & Commercial use.
  • Pic Jumbo - © Totally free photos for your commercial & personal works.
  • Picography - © Free hi-resolution photos. Use them however you like.
  • Rawpixel - © Redefining stock imagery with authentically styled and unique stock photos (Subscribe required).
  • Shutteroo - © Free high-resolution travel images.
  • Split Shire - © Real photos for commercial use with no copyright restrictions and a real look.
  • Startup Stock Photos - © Startup based photography.
  • Tookapic - © Free listing from Tookapic.

Public Domain

A collection of links to public domain photography resources.

Attribution Required licenses

The photographs on the following resources require Attribution unless otherwise stated on the website itself. These use a mixture of license, all of which have been linked to next to them.

Unspecified License

These resources haven’t specified any formal terms of use or licenses.