Epic List of Free Stock Photography Websites

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Kenny Jahng’s Epic List of 134 Free Stock Photography Websites

2 Jan , 2017  

Looking for the right image on stock photography sites for your social media posts could sometimes be insanely difficult.

What’s worse is when you go through the effort add images to your post, and then after publishing it, you see the same image everywhere. . . because everyone knows about unsplash after all  😉

Fortunately, the number of websites offering beautiful stock photos is increasing.

Here’s a list I have been curating for the best sites offering free photos that should suit your personal blogging and church communication needs.

It is amazing that there's over 134 websites with free stock photos for download! Click To Tweet

A little disclaimer. Lots of these websites offer photos that are free from copyright restrictions. However, some photos may require attribution. Remember to give credits to licensed photos.

Without any further adieu, here’s the list for you to start clicking!

Kenny Jahng’s Epic List of Free Stock Photography Websites

(in alphabetical order)

#1. Aarin Free Photo and Digital Images

Aarin Free Photo offers digital images that are absolutely free.

#2. Abstract Influence

Abstract Influence is a design photo art community.

#3 Albumarium

Albumarium is one of the best places to find & share beautiful images.



#4. All The Free Stock

Free stock images, icons, and videos.



#5 Amazing Textures

AmazingTextures.com is one of the biggest and most popular dedicated online texture libraries in the world.



#6 Amygdela’s Atmosphere

This site hosts a forum and a blog, as well as tons of stock images.



#7 AncestryImages.com

Free image archive for antiqueprints.com.


#8 BAJstock

This site gives free high-definition pictures.



#9 Barn Images

Barn images offers a collection of free photography.



#10 Best of Stock Photo

Collection of different stock photos suited for all your needs.



#11 Bigfoto.com

Bigfoto is a royalty-free photo agency.



#12 Bookgraphy

Bookgraphy offers cheap stock photos & premium images.



#13 BurningWell

Public domain of images and photos.


#14 Canva

Canva is an amazingly simple graphic design software. Aside from its main purpose, it also offers free stock photography photos for your design needs.

#15 CA-Stock

Choose from thousands of images of cityscapes, landscapes, coastlines, historical sites, parks, lifestyle and more taken by some of California’s finest photographers.



#16 Cepolina

Thousands of free photos for your work and spare time.



#17 Creative Commons

Creative Commons is a collaborative global community working daily for universal access to research and education, and full participation in culture — to drive a new era of development, growth, and productivity.



#18 Creative Vix

Download stock images for free in this website.



#19 Creativity 103

Abstract and unusual digital image gallery, resource of free design stock images.



#20 Cromavista

This site is all in Spanish but still easy to navigate if you’re not a native speaker.



#21 Cupcake

Free (do what ever you want) photos.



#22 Death to Stock Photos

A photo & inspiration haven for creatives crushing their path.



#23 deviantART

DeviantART is the largest online art gallery and community.



#24 DHD Multimedia Gallery

Gallery of FREE original multimedia for personal and commercial use.

#25 Digital Dreamer

Free, royalty-free stock images.



#26 Dreamstime

Dreamstime offers stock photos & royalty-free images.



#27 Epicantus

Free images; photography by Daria.



#28 Epicva

Totally Free Images for all your marketing needs.



#29 Every Stock Photo

A search engine for free photos.



#30 Fancy Crave

Everyday handpicking and giving away 2 free authentic photos from real people




#31 FindA.Photo

Search through thousands of free (CC0 licensed) stock photos.



#32 Flickr

Home to 13 billion photos, 120 million people, and 2 million groups.



#33 Font Play

Fontplay gives free images to suit any of your needs.



#34 Foodie’s Feed

Free food pictures in hi-resolution.



#35 Foter

Free stock photos & images.



#36 FotoDispalle

Foto Dispalle offers hi-resolution and free photos with a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.




#37 Free Digital Photos

Download free and premium stock photos and illustrations for websites, advertising materials, newspapers, magazines, ebooks, book covers and pages, music artwork, software applications and much more.




#38 Free Media Goo

Free Media Goo provides a way for developers to gather royalty-free photography that can be used in print, film, TV, Internet or any other type of media both for commercial and personal use. .



#39 Free Nature Stock

Royalty-free Nature Stock Photos



#40 Free Photos Bank

Free stock photos.



#41 Free Pixels

Free high resolution stock photos to  use in both personal and commercial design projects.




#42 Free Range Stock

Free range stock offers thousands of free high-resolution photos.



#43 Free Stock Photos

Free photography for personal or commercial use.




#44 FreeFoto

The largest collection of free photographs on the Internet (link back and attribution required).



#45 FreeImages.co.uk

15 years reliably delivering free images.



#46 FreeImages.com

Tons of categories and subcategories make searching for photos on this site.



#47 FreeLargePhotos.com

High quality, high-resolution photos to individuals for their personal use for free.



#48 Freely Photos

FREE Christian stock photos for your marketing needs.



#49 Freepik

Free vectors, photos and PSD downloads all in one place.



#50 Getrefe

Royalty-free, high-quality, natural looking photos.



#51 Gimp Savvy

Gimp Savvy gives tips on photo touchups, making a collage, and more in addition to finding great images.



#52 Good Free Photos

Free public domain stock photos, pics, and clipart.



#53 Good Stock Photos

Download free stock photos to use anywhere.

#54 GraphicStock.com

Unlimited downloads of royalty free stock images, vectors, illustrations, icons, buttons and other graphics of all kinds.



#55 Gratisography

Free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects.



#56 Holy Land Photos

Free photos of the Holy Land.



#57 HubSpot

No royalties, no fees, no worries. Hubspot offers free stock photos to use anywhere you want.



#58 IM Free

A curated collection of free web design resources, all for commercial use.



#59 Image After

Free high resolution images and textures for commercial and personal use.



#60 Image Base

Absolutely Free Stock Photography, commercial, personal, or educational.



#61 Image Temple

Free royalty free images for personal and commercial use.



#62 ImageFinder

Tons of royalty free stock photos from various sources.



#63 Insect Images

Insect images is the source for entomology photos.



#64 ISO Republic

Free stock photos for creatives.



#65 Jay Mantri

Free pics. do anything (CC0). Make magic.




#66 Jéshoots

Free & premium stock photos and PSD mockups.



#67 Kaboompics

Breathtaking free stock images for business or personal projects.




Free stock photos, images and textures from Kave wall.



#69 Large Photos

FREE stock photos for commercial use.



#70 Lensicle

Free stock images, how you want them!



#71 Liam’s Pictures from Old Books

Over 3,600 free images from old rare antique and vintage books. Site by Liam Quin.



#72 LibreShot

Unique stock photo site with free images for commercial use.



#73 Life of Pix

Free high-resolution photography all in one website.



#74 Lightstock’s Free Photo of the Week

Christ-Centered, Royalty-Free Christian stock photos, vectors and footage.



#75 Lock & Stock Photos

Free Stock Photos to use in any way.



#76 Lost & Taken

Free texture stock photos for your daily commercial or personal use.



#77 Made In Moments

Made in moment gives travel stock photos to use in any way.



#78 Magdeleine

Hand-picked free photos for your inspiration.



#79 Mayang’s Free Texture Library

Download high-res textures from this site, which has categories like architecture, buildings, plants, wood, and stone.



#80 Mazwai

Download free creative commons HD video clips & footages.



#81 MegaPixelStock

MegaPixelStock offers high quality and unique stock photos free from all copyright restrictions.



#82 MMT

Free stock photos by Jeffrey Betts.



#83 MorgueFile

Over 350000 high quality, high resolution photos. Free for commercial use. No attribution required.

#84 Moveast

This is a journey of a Portuguese guy moving that decided that every photo should be used for free.



#85 National Park Service Digital Image Archive

Browse galleries of still images from the park’s photo collection and download royalty-free copies.

#86 Negative Space

20 Free stock photos posted every week straight into your inbox when you sign up.

#87 New Old Stock

Vintage photos from the public archives. Free of known copyright restrictions

#88 New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Browse through thousands of prints, illustrations, and photos. Read the photographic services and permissions page for more information on downloading high-res files.

#89 No More Clip Art

Share and Use No more clipart photos and images from Openclipart for personal or commercial use.


#90 One Left Media

Made for bloggers and other content creators. Free to use, even commercially. Instant downloads and regular updates.

#91 Paul Jarvis

Free high-resolution photos by Paul Jarvis.

#92 PD Photo

PDPhoto.org is a repository for free public domain photos. Most of these photos are free to use for any purpose.



#93 Pexels

Best free photos in one place.

#94 Photo Rack

New photos are featured at the bottom of the page, so check back often to make sure you don’t miss anything great.



#95 Photocase

Photocase is a passionately curated stock photography agency.



#96 PhotoCollections

Free Stock Photography. High Resolution Photography. Use for whatever you want.

#97 Photogen

Free photos from Photogen. Search and download quality free, high resolution stock photos and images of business, industry, concepts, nature, transport, travel,


#98 Photos By People

A growing repository with 891 Collections & 11388 resources for web ninjas (freebies, plugins and snippets) updated & curated every day, so it never expires.


 #99 Photype

Find photos that fit your layout perfectly.

#100 Picjumbo

Totally free photos.



#101 Picography

Picography by Hidden Depth provides stunning photography for use however you like.



#102 Pixabay

Free High Quality Images.



#103 Public Domain Archive

Public Domain Archive offers 100% free stock photos, with new images added weekly.



#104 Public domain stock photos

High quality, royality free, stock photos to use in your personal and commercial projects.

#105 Raumrot

Stunning lifestyle imagery for modern creatives.



#106 Real Graphy

Hundreds of authentic non-stock photos in public domain dedication (CC0).


#107 Saltful

Free high resolution pictures for creative ministry and church projects. It’s like unsplash.com but for churches and ministries.



#108 Shutterstock Free Images Archive

Stock photo site Shutterstock features free images weekly on their blog.



#109 SkitterPhoto

Need CC0 photos for your website, blog or magazine? Download free public domain images on SkitterPhoto.

#110 Snapographic

Free stock photos for personal & commercial use.


#111 Snapwire Snaps

Get 7 free photos every 7 days from this Tumblr site.



#112 Splitshire

Download free high quality photos with no copyright restrictions and real look.



#113 Startup Stock Photos

Free photos for startups, bloggers and everyone.



#114 Stock Photos Hub

Stock Photos Hub offers Royalty Free Photos on the go.

#115 Stock.xchng

Download free stock photos on SCX.hu for your marketing use.



#116  StockPhotos

Search images online on StockPhotos.



#117 StockSnap.io

Hundreds of high resolution, beautiful free stock photos, with new images added weekly.



#118 Stockvault

Over 90.000 free stock photos, textures and graphics for your next project. No attribution required.



#119 Stokpic

Free stock photos for commercial use.



#120 Subtle Patterns

A curated archive of tiling images with subtle patterns, great for website backgrounds.



#121 Super Famous

Photos by Dutch interaction designer Folkert Gorter.



#122 Textures.com

Find interesting textures at this great site.



#123 The NOAA Library

Searchable photography collection focusing on the environment in the United States.



#124 The Pattern Library

Patterns for the people, by the people.



#125 The Stocks

The best free photos in one place.



#126 tOfz.org

Find urban images for free, but consider making a contribution to this artist’s cause.



#127 Tookapic

Tookapic.com believes that every day is worth celebrating. Thousands of people are celebrating life by saving one photo a day.



#128 Travel Coffee Book

Sharing beautiful travel moments. All photos are listed under cc0. That means you can do whatever you want with them.



#129 Trip Album

This site is all in French, but the photos are divided into categories based on country, making it easy to figure out.




#130 TurboPhoto

Cheap stock photos, royalty-free images, high resolution 300dpi pictures and backgrounds for advertising and marketing.



#131 Unprofound.com

Use the images however you want, just make sure you let them know where you’ve published it!



#132 Unsplash

Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos.



#133 Visual Hunt

High quality free photos in one place.

#134 WikiMedia

From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository


DID I MISS ANY?  HAVE ANY OF THE SITES ON THE LIST CHANGED OR GONE KAPUT? Please let me know in the comment section below.

I would love to know if you end up being able to use any of these sites or if this list helped you discover some new resources today you’re going to check out.

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Kenny Jahng is a content marketing advisor and communications strategist who helps nonprofit, cause-driven and faith-based organizations / churches. You can connect with Kenny on Twitter @kennyjahng

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