11 Fantastic Sites to Get Free Stock Photos

Remember those boring stock photos of people in suits shaking hands that used to be all over many websites not too long ago?

Well, you can say goodbye to them because better options are now freely available. There are a truckload of websites out there providing free stock images (even for commercial usage).And the best part is, ‘free’ doesn’t  mean poor quality at all—we are talking beautiful, breathtaking pictures!

So in this post, let’s look at 9 high quality sites providing free stock photos.

  1. Pexels

Brilliant and large collection of free stock photos that can be used just about anywhere including commercial usage without attribution.

  1. StockSnap.io

Updated weekly, StockSnap.io has a great collection of high resolution images—all under a Creative Commons CC0 license. This means you’re allowed to copy, modify or distribute any photo on the site, even for commercial purposes without asking anyone’s permission!

  1. Kaboompics

With beautiful pictures updated daily, Kaboompics is a wonderful site to get free pictures for personal or business projects.

  1. Negative Space

Loads of free stock photos updated on a weekly basis—all under a Creative Commons CC0 license (just like StockSnap.io)

  1. ISO Republic

The free high resolution photos found at ISO Republic are widely used by designers, developers, bloggers, marketers and social media teams. Another fine site that’s updated every week.

  1. PicJumbo

Picjumbo provides a neat collection of free photos for both commercial and personal purposes. The site is updated on a daily basis with great looking pictures that you’d love to use in your design projects.

  1. Picography

Picography has a superb collection of free stock photos submitted by many skilled photographers—all under a Creative Commons CC0 license.

  1. Freerange

Except redistributing, you can do anything with the free images available at Freerange. Lots of excellent quality photos here to check out, download and use!

  1. Unsplash

10 free photos every 10 days. The photos are super high quality and as brilliant as they can be. You can freely copy, modify, distribute and use all of the photos without permissions or attribution.

  1. Canva

The fine folks at Canva also have a collection of stock photos, many of which are free. I found many good quality photos organized under specific categories (requires registration to download though).

  1. Pikwizard

Pikwizard has over 100,000 completely free images on the site, over 20,000 of which are exclusive to this site. New images are also being added frequently. Something worth mentioning is Pikwizard has a good selection of pictures of people, which tends to be rare in other free stock photo sites.

If the above list is not meeting your requirements, do check out this collection of almost 100 free and freemium stock photo resources.

Hope you find this list of free stock photo sites useful. Any other sites that you’d like to recommend? Leave a comment and let us know.

While we believe these websites provide free photos for personal  and commercial usage, we request you to verify the license terms before using these images (just in case).