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Best free stock photos online


Do you need a professional-looking stock image for your blog, website or a Facebook post?

Sometimes you can take the photo by yourself. But quite often it's not very easy or even possible.

You might say, but wait, there are images on Google. Yes, there are images on Google, but not free. You cannot just take a photo and use it on your site. You need permission. Otherwise, you can expect that the photographer will sue you.

Stock Photos

But don't worry. There is a solution! Many sites offer free stock photos. The list below is constantly updated so you'll be able to find the perfect free image for you to use.

Almost all free stock-photography sites listed have a CC0 license - also known as No Rights Reserved. This means that you can use, copy, edit and share that photo for personal or commercial purposes. And you can do it without special permission, or giving attribution to the author of the photo. You can do whatever you want! If not, it's stated in the description.

Sometimes you have to get a free account. Then you'll get access to photos in better quality or higher resolution.

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Adigitaldreamer Gallery
commercial use: yes, attribution required: no, searchable: no, gallery size: over 1.000. Royalty free photos. review
Ancestry Images
commercial use: no, attribution required: no, searchable: yes, gallery size: 35.000+. Old and antique prints, maps and portraits, dating from the 17th century but mostly from the later 18th century and 19th century. review
Avopix
stock photos, vectors and videos. review
Barn Images
commercial use: yes, attribution required: no, searchable: yes, gallery size: a few thousands. Original pictures from two photographers from Latvia. review
Bigfoto
commercial use: yes, attribution required: no, searchable: no, gallery size: a few hundreds. Royalty free photo agency offering free use of all pictures. review
Bucketlistly Photos
commercial use: yes, attribution required: yes, searchable: no (you can filter photos by country), gallery size: 5000+. Free travel photos from all around the world. review
Burivalphotography
commercial use: yes, attribution required: no, searchable: yes, gallery size: small. Most photos are between 10-16 megapixels large, no photo is bellow 4 megapixels. review
Burst
Burstcommercial use: yes, attribution required: no, searchable: yes, gallery size: not sure, probably a few hundreds. Site where you can also register your email and get new stock photos sent you you every week. review
Cupcake
commercial use: yes, attribution required: no, searchable: no, gallery size: not sure, probably a few hundreds. review
Designerspics
commercial use: yes, attribution required: no, searchable: yes, gallery size: a few hundreds. Free to use photos from Jeshu John from India. review
Firework Pictures
commercial use: yes, attribution required: no, gallery size: over 100. Free fireworks pictures. review
Foodiesfeed
Foodiesfeedcommercial use: yes, attribution required: no, searchable: yes, gallery size: more than 1.000. Realistic and natural looking royalty free images of food. review
FreeImages.co.uk
commercial use: yes, attribution required: yes, gallery size: over 18.000. Library of photos for use on websites, printed media, products and anywhere you need review
FreeMediaGoo
royalty-free stock images. review
Freenaturestock.com
commercial use: yes, attribution required: no, searchable: yes, gallery size: a few hundreds. Another stock library from Adrian Pelletier. review
Freerangestock
Freerangestockfree, high resolution photos. JPG format (at least 2400 x 1600 pixels). review
Freestocks.org
commercial use: yes, attribution required: no, searchable: yes, gallery size: about 1.000. Wide range of photos divided into following categories: animals, city and architecture, fashion, food and drinks, nature, objects and technology, people. review
Genome
freely available images that can be used without special permission. Inclues photos of animals, people, technology, science photos ... review
Goodfreephotos.com
commercial use: yes, attribution required: no, searchable: yes, gallery size: around 3000. All photos are categorized by location for travel photos, species for animal and plant photos, and types of objects for other photos. review
Gratisography
commercial use: yes, attribution required: no. Free high-resolution pictures from Ryan McGuire you can use on your personal and commercial projects. review
Isorepublic.com
Isorepubliccommercial use: yes, attribution required: no, searchable: yes, gallery size: over 1.500. review
iStockphoto
Large archive of royalty free content - mainly photos. review
Jay Mantri
photos and videos. CC0 license. Mostly countryside and architecture. 2 reviews
Jeshoots
commercial use: yes, attribution required: no, searchable: yes, gallery size: a few hundreds. review
Kaboompics
commercial use: yes, attribution required: no, searchable: yes, gallery size: not sure, probably several hundreds. Photos are divided into the following categories: nature, urban, technology, things, business, home decor, lifestyle, food and drink, people, interiors, animals, beauty and fashion, travel. review
Lifeofpix
LifeofPixcommercial use: yes, attribution required: no, searchable: yes, gallery size: not sure, probably a few hundreds. Free stock photo site with weekly updates. review
LightMatter
Aaron Logan's photos licensed for royalty-free use under creative commons license. review
LittleVisuals.co
sign up to and you'll get 7 hi-res images zipped up in your inbox every 7 days. review
Morguefile
Public domain image archive that contains images for either corporate or public use. review
Moveast.me
commercial use: yes, attribution required: no, searchable: no, gallery size: small. From Joao Pacheco - designer from Portugal. review
NASA images
images of space, stars, planets and more. review
Negativespace.co
commercial use: yes, attribution required: no, searchable: yes, gallery size: not sure probably several thousands. Photos are organized in many categories like abstract, animals, architecture, business, black and white, food, landscapes, nature, people, sport, street, technology, transport, and work. review
New Old Stock
vintage photos from the public archives, free of known copyright restrictions. review
Openphoto
free royalty photos under creative commons. review
Pexels
Pexelscommercial use: yes, attribution required: no, searchable: yes, gallery size: not sure, probably a few thousands. This site has one interesting function: you can search photos by color. review
PhotoRack
free to use photos categorized into categories. Sometimes smaller resolution photos. review
Photostockeditor
images for personal and commercial use. review
PicJumbo
totally free photos for your commercial and personal works. review
Picography.co
commercial use: yes, attribution required: yes, searchable: yes, gallery size: about 200. review
Pikwizard
commercial use: yes (you can filter only non-editorial images), attribution required: no, gallery size: over 100.000. review
PixaBay
Pixabaynice collection of many free to use (even for commercial purposes) images and vectors. review
Public Domain Pictures
repository for free public domain images. review
Public domain stock photos
smaller collection of free to use photos. 1 review
Pxhere
find and share images free of copyrights. All pictures are released under Creative Commons CC0 into the public domain. review
SmartPhotoStock
royalty-free, zero cost images for you to use on your website or blog. A lot if images covering a wide variety of people, places, things, and ideas. review
SplitShire
over 1000 stock photos for commercial use. review
Startupstockphotos
commercial use: yes, attribution required: no, searchable: no, gallery size: probably 100+. Lists only startup-related photos, great if you need to build website and need some themed images. review
Stock.XCHNG
huge photo gallery containing over 180.000 high-quality stock photos by more than 10.000 users. review
StockFreeImages
more than 2 million images, royalty-free stock photos and illustrations. review
Stocksnap.io
commercial use: yes, attribution required: no, searchable: yes, gallery size: over 15.000. review
Stockvault
Stockvaultfree stock photo gallery. review
StokPic
beautiful free stock images for commercial use. review
Streetvill.co
free vintage photos to use any way you want. 1 review
The Commons at Flickr
quite a big list of images with no known copyright restrictions. review
Titania Foto
free to download and use high resolution images/photos. review
Unprofound
free to use photos from Jim. Interesting features: images are sorted by color. review
UnSplash
Unsplash10 new photos every 10 days, all photos are published under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission from or providing attribution. review

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