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Free Stock Photos: 27 Websites With Totally Free Images

Free Stock Photos

I know how difficult it is to find free stock photos for your projects.

Finding high-quality stock images that are ACTUALLY free is really time-consuming.

And most of us don’t have the time to go through thousands of image search results on Google.

So, here’s a list of websites that offer free high-quality stock photos that you can use for both your personal and commercial projects.

A Note About License

All the sites below offer high-resolution free stock photos that you can use for both personal as well as commercial projects.

Most of them license their images under Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. It allows you to do whatever you want with the images without asking for permission.

But it is always a good idea to check the license yourself before downloading and using any images from these sites.

SplitShire

Splitshire

  • High-resolution images.
  • New photos added almost daily.
  • Images are licensed under a custom license. You are allowed to use them however you see fit, but you are not allowed to redistribute them or sell them as is.
  • A large number of categories to choose from.
  • Offers an option to search images.

Unsplash

Unsplash

  • High-Resolution photos
  • Offers thousands of free stock images for commercial use.
  • A large variety of stock photos available.
  • Has a search option.
  • All images on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero License. It means you can do whatever you want with these images without asking for permission.
  • Features 10 photos every week.

Pexels

  • High-resolution images.
  • You can search by keywords, tags or even color.
  • New photos added daily.
  • All images licensed under Creative Commons Zero license. You are allowed to modify or use the images however you want without permission or attribution.

Pixabay

  • Offers free videos and photos.
  • Over 890,000 free images to choose from.
  • All images and videos licensed under Creative Commons Zero license.
  • Offers an advanced search option.

Jay Mantri

  • All images licensed under CC0 license.
  • Jay uploads 7 new photos every week on Thursday.
  • High-resolution images.

StockSnap.io

Stocksnap

  • Hundreds of new high-resolution photos uploaded daily.
  • Offers a wide variety of images.
  • More than hundreds of thousands of free stock photos.
  • Offers a search option.
  • All photos on the are licensed under CC0 license.

SkitterPhotos

Skitterphoto

  • Offers free high-resolution public domain images.
  • All pictures are licensed under Creative Commons CC0 license.
  • Thousands of copyright-free stock photos to choose from.

Gratisography

  • New pictures added weekly.
  • All images on the site are licensed under Creative Commons Zero license.

Negative Space

Negative Space

  • Images offered under a large number of categories.
  • New photos added every week.
  • All images licensed under Creative Commons CC0 license.
  • Hundreds of pictures to choose from.

MMT

  • New photos added every week.
  • A large number of categories available.
  • All images released under the Creative Commons Zero license.
  • Also, offers curated collections.

Magdeleine

  • Most of the pictures are licensed under CC0, but some of the pictures require attribution.
  • A new High-Resolution photo added every day.

Life of Pix

  • free High-Resolution images licensed under CC0 license.
  • New photos added every week.
  • Features 10 awesome photographs every week selected by the team.

StokPic

  • Free for personal as well as commercial use.
  • Do whatever you want with the images. No Attribution Required.
  • You cannot redistribute the images without permission.
  • New photos added every two weeks.

FancyCrave

  • Hundreds of free stock photos licensed under Creative Commons Zero license.
  • A lot of image categories to choose from.
  • Two new photos added every day.

CupCake

  • Thousands of copyright free photos.
  • All images licensed under the Creative Commons CC0 license.

KaboomPics

  • Hundreds of free high-quality images that you can use for both personal and commercial projects.
  • While redistribution of the images without permission is not allowed, you can use them however you see fit.

Little Visuals

  • While the owner of the site passed away a few years ago, the site still contains a lot of high-resolution free stock photos.
  • All the images on this site are released under the Creative Commons CC0 license.

New Old Stock

  • New Old Stock is a collection of Vintage Photos free of known copyright restriction.
  • Most of the pictures on the site are free of any copyright restriction, but it is still a good idea to check the license before using the images.

Picography

  • All free images released under Creative Commons Zero license.
  • You can use the images however you want without asking for permission.
  • A wide variety of royalty free stock photos.

FoodShot

  • FoodShot is a curated collection of high quality, high-resolution food photos.
  • All food photos licensed under Creative Commons Zero license.

Glyphs.co

  • Glyphs.co contains a huge amount of free stock photos licensed under CC0 license.
  • A large number of categories available.

Skuawk

  • Plenty of free high-resolution stock photos licensed under Creative Commons CC0.
  • A lot of categories to choose from.

LibreShot

  • All images licensed under CC0 license and can be used for both your personal and commercial projects.
  • 1500+ free high-quality photos available.

Freely Photos

  • Hundreds of photos to choose from.
  • All free images licensed under Creative Commons CC0 license.

Photo Collections

  • All photos licensed under CC0 license.
  • New photos added every week.
  • A large variety of photos to choose from.

PicMelon

  • More than a 100 free stock photos to choose from.
  • All images are licensed under Creative Commons CC0 license.
  • A lot of categories available.

Snapwire Snaps

  • 7 New photos added every week.
  • Photos from more than 200,000 photographers.
  • All pictures licensed under Creative Commons Zero license.

Over To You

All the websites in this list offer images that you can use for both your personal and commercial projects.

You can use these free images on your blog and website without asking for permission. You are free to use them however you see fit.

Did I miss something?

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