If you work in digital marketing or have a blog you probably know the hunt for awesome free stock photos never ends, so we put together a list of 22 sites on which you can find free stock photos for your creative endeavors.
Most sites listed here do not not require attribution, but you should still always check the specific usage rights of an image requirements before using it.
If you are looking for a striking and powerful image – this site is definitely worth a look. New photos added weekly – Gratisography is the site of photographer Ryan McGuire – with all images free of copyright restrictions.
Pexels has photo collections from many different photographers, all licensed under Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license meaning they are free for any legal personal or commercial use. If you are a photographer you can sign up and upload your own photos.
Pixabay have over 670,000 free images – all licensed under Creative Commons CC0. Search or browse by category.
15 year old UK based free stock photography site with over 15,000 images in 89 categories.
A searchable and categorised collection of free CC0 images. The site is run by Czech photographer Viktor Hanacek.
Great background images, textures and colourful photography. Browse through page by page or by category (the menu icon is in the top right corner).
Over 1,400 free stock photos searchable and organisation by category. The site run by Karolina a web designer and photographer from Poland.
Fancy Crave was started in 2015 by designer/photographer Igor Ovsyannykov and is updated with two new high-res pictures every day.
Scroll through for what feels like an infinite selection of awesome images. Updated with 10 new photos every 10 days.
A searchable index of free-to-use CC0 stock photos, with 20 new images added every week.
Death to the Stock Photo can be a bit more challenging to use if you are looking for a specific type of image – but features loads of different complex and interesting photo sets.
StockSnap.io is a searchable index of high res stock photos from the makers of Snappa. Hundreds of new photos added weekly.
As in the name, this site features a fantastic selection of images suitable for any kind of website, blog post or marketing related to startups.
We couldn’t not include Flickr in this list. It can be a challenge to find suiable photos – but it is probably the biggest single collection of creative commons images in the world. Please be very careful to note the license restrictions for each photo and bear in mind that creative commons images do usually require attribution.
Searchable and category based database of stock photos.
Browse through or search this huge collection of particularly beautiful stock photos. New images added weekly.
The photographer and designer Jay Mantri has kindly provided a gorgeous selection of his photos under the CC0 license.
A searchable collection of over 600 free high resolution stock photos. Updated weekly.
Barn Images was launched in 2015 with images from Latvian photgraphers Igor Trepeshchenok and Roman Drits, as well as their friends and colleagues.
Free high resolution pics with no attribution required. As per the title, the images are perfect for designers and can be a great background or starting place for a design.
New Old Stock won’t be suitable for many projects – but if you are looking for some vintage inspiration you might just strike gold here.
Nearly 400,000 free stock photos for you to search or browse by category. If you want to contribute to the site you can easily sign-up and upload your own images.
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