Whether you are a blogger, entrepreneur, small or large business, or online influencer looking for photos, the internet is full of websites with free stock images waiting for you to use them. There are hundreds of stock image sites, but not all are created equally. We’ve rounded up ten of our favorite stock photo sites for you to help you get started.
We have to plug our own “free stock image” site to start off the list. GRALLIM.com was created by Wendy Limauge, a seasoned online entrepreneur, who also harbors a love for photography. With over 14 categories to choose from and an easy search option on the main page, it’s easy to find something for everyone.
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Subscribe to their platform to get 10 new photos in your inbox every week for free. Unsplash also comes with an easy search option on the main page as well as a free Chrome extension to help with searches. Unsplash images are provided by the professional and amateur photographers, who upload images that are free for you to use anyway you wish. Choose from 12 main categories that include business images, women images, nature images, technology image, food images, travel images, emotional images, wallpaper images, background images, animal images, celebration images and weather images. All photos are free to download and use under the Unsplash License.
FreeImages.com offer over 383,000 free photos and illustrations that are uploaded by artists and photographers. Membership is free. While images are free as long as you stick to their guidelines, in some cases you may need to notify the artists about using the images and sometimes you need to give credit to them. You can see these restrictions under the image previews, right next to the Download button. Freeimages is only hosting the images. Click here to read more about getting permissions and contacting users.
Pixabay offers over 1.6 million royalty free stock photos and videos that have been shared by Pixabay’s talented and generous community of photographers. Pixabay is a vibrant community of creatives, sharing copyright free images and videos. All contents are released under the Pixabay License, which makes them safe to use without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist – even for commercial purposes. You can copy, modify, distribute, and use the images, even for commercial purposes, all without asking for permission or giving credits to the artist. However, depicted content may still be protected by trademarks, publicity or privacy rights. Learn more …
Use Free Stocks photos in both personal and commercial projects under the CC0 license (read more). Choose from over 7 categories including animals, city & architecture, fashion, food and drinks, nature, objects, holidays, technology and people. The people behind the site are a small team of three photographers (with occasional contribution from two other friends) with regular jobs who create stock images in their free time. Their collection of free photos is growing bigger every week.
With a collection as large as Unsplash and an app to download, Pexels makes it easy to get the photos you need. Pexels provides high quality and completely free stock photos licensed under the Pexels license. All photos are nicely tagged, searchable and also easy to discover through our discover pages. They also offer free short videos and animated gif files for free download and use. Their library of free images are also fueled by public uploads. Only free images from their community of photographers and sources like Pixabay, Gratisography, Little Visuals and many more are added to their photo database.
A large selection of high-resolution photos, of a quirky nature. Gratisography is the photography world’s quirkiest collection of free high-resolution pictures, comprised of the world’s best, most creative images – photos you just won’t find anywhere else. All completely free of copyright restrictions. Everything on the site is royalty free and free to use under Creative Commons Zero. Images available to use for commercial purposes too.
Created by Shopify, Burst free high resolution photos are geared towards social media and e-commerce. To download any photos you must create an account on their site, which is free and requires your email address to register. The website allows you can download or upload photos if you would like to contribute, which can then be used by you or others. Their goal is to build the best free image library for entrepreneurs, so we’re constantly uploading new photos and adding new categories to reflect current trends in ecommerce and retail. You are welcome to edit, crop or otherwise modify these images however you see fit.
Life of Pix offers a large collection of cultural photos, perfect for the traveler or blogger in need of unique photos. Free high-resolution photos, no copyrights restrictions are available for both personal and commercial use. New photographs are added weekly.
Free stock photography is enhanced by color palettes so you can pick a photograph that matches the color scheme you may be working on for a campaign, flyer, or website. You can also search photos by orientation – horizontal and vertical. Click on one photo and you are able to see corresponding photos to allow you to create a whole theme, article or blog post. While Kaboompics is “one woman show” who gets help from her friends who pose for shots and allow her to distribute their images, and more. The image on Kabookpicks are perfect for bloggers and influencers, especially in the food, art and fashion niches.