It can be insanely hard to find high quality, high-res free stock photos for personal and commercial use. A growing number of websites have amazing photos you can use for your work. Some of them cost money. Not everybody can afford those high quality photos. Fortunately most of these sites have images you can use for free.
I’ve curated a list of awesome sites that have great stock images you can use for free. You may have seen some of them already on other stock photos lists. But you will still find this list useful.
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. But they are all free to use.
1. The Stocks: The best free photos in one place.
2. Pexels: Best free photos in one place.
3. All The Free Stock: Free stock images, icons, and videos.
4. Designers Pics: Free photographs for your personal & commercial use.
5. Splashbase: Search & discover free, hi res photos & videos.
6. Startup Stock Photos: Go. Make something.
7. Jay Mantri: Free pics. do anything (CC0). Make magic.
8. Moveast: This is a journey of a portuguese guy moving east.
9. Travel Coffee Book: Sharing beautiful travel moments.
10. Unsplash: Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos.
11. Death to the Stock Photo: Free photos sent to you every month.
12. Foodie’s Feed: Free food pictures in hi-res.
13. Mazwai: Free creative commons HD video clips & footages.
14. Jéshoots: New modern free photos.
15. Super Famous: Photos by Dutch interaction designer Folkert Gorter.
16. Picography: Free hi-resolution photos.
17. Pixabay: Free high quality images.
18. Magdeleine: A free high-resolution photo every day.
19. Little Visuals: 7 hi-res images in your inbox every 7 days.
20. Snapographic: Free stock photos for personal & commercial use.
21. Splitshire: Delicious free stock photos.
22. New Old Stock: Vintage photos from the public archives.
23. Picjumbo: Totally free photos.
24. Life of Pix: Free high-resolution photos.
25. Gratisography: Free high-resolution photos.
26. Public Domain Archive: New 100% free stock photos.
27. IM Free: A curated collection of free resources.
28. Cupcake: A photographer’s treat by Jonas Nilsson Lee.
29. The Pattern Library: Free patterns for your projects.
30. Getrefe: Free photos.
31. ISO Republic: High-quality, free photos for creatives.
32. Stokpic: Totally free photos.
33. Kaboompics: The best way to get free photos.
34. Function: Free photo packs.
35. Stock Up: Best free stock photo websites in one place.
36. Paul Jarvis: Free high-resolution photos.
37. Lock & Stock Photos: Free stock photos for you.
38. Raumrot: Free high-resolution picture.
39. MMT: Free stock photos by Jeffrey Betts.
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