18 Amazing Websites for Free Stock Photos

18 Amazing Websites for Free Stock Photos

If you are like most bloggers then you have probably struggled to find high-quality free stock photos that you wanted to use in your blog posts.

Whether you are just starting out or you are a veteran blogger, you know why it’s crucial to add images to your blog posts.

This article covers 18 amazing websites where you can find stunning images to add to your blog posts, social media etc.

In some cases, attribution may be required.

UnSplash

UnSplash allows photographers to upload their pictures and images to the website, which is then curated by their team of editors.

The pictures are 100% free to download and can be used for just about anything – blog posts, social media etc. They encourage you to provide credit when you use their pictures (however that is not mandatory).

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Pixabay

With more 1Million+ images –  Pixabay is one of the fastest-growing and widely used royalty-free stock image websites out there.

You will also find vector images, illustrations, and even HD videos – all of them FREE to download and use.

All the images are available under the Pixabay licenses and this means that you can safely use them without asking for permission or by providing credit.

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Pexels

If you are looking for high-quality stock photos – then Pexels is another option for you.

They have a vast library sorted under different categories to help you find an image under any niche.

All the images are free to download and use for both personal and commercial purposes. Attribution is not required but encouraged. You are also able to modify or customize the pictures once downloaded (however, you are not allowed to sell and profit from them).

In addition, they also list sponsored photos from other vendors that you can sort and purchase.

Recently they have started including free stock videos (the library is definitely smaller than that available at Pixabay but it’s growing).

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SplitShire

SplitShire was created by independent graphic designer Daniel Nanescu.  He uploaded the initial 100 photos. Since then he has added over 1000+ photos and these stock images have been downloaded over 2 Million times. So you can imagine that the quality of the stock photos is top-notch.

You can use the free stock photos form SplitShire in any form or medium you choose (your blog posts, social media etc)  and they are available for free for both personal and commercial use.

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Burst (by Shopify)

Created by eCommerce giant ShopifyBurst is a free stock images platform, where you can find 1000s of images captured, curated & uploaded by their team of photographers (and other independent photographers).

It is totally free to use for both personal and commercial purposes, and no attribution is required (though it is encouraged).

All the stock images are sorted under 36 collections (based on genres), and you will find over 100s of photos under each genre.

Since this is a Shopify powered website – you will also find some additional valuable content under the “Business Ideas” section to help you with your next eCommerce venture.

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Gratisography

If you are looking for images that are beyond the stereotypical stock photos of people at office meetings and at their desks (you know the Vince Vaughn type!)  – then you might enjoy the collection at Gratisography.

This website specializes in providing stock images that are creative, fun, and artistic (out of the traditional).

The site has around 500 unique images and stock photos.

All the stock images on the site are free to use for both personal and commercial use. Attribution is not required but encouraged.

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Kaboompics

If you either have a lifestyle blog or an interior design blog – then Kaboompics might be the destination for you.

All the stock photos on the site can be downloaded, modified and used for both personal and commercial projects. No attribution is required, however, it is encouraged.

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PicJumbo

Created by photographer & online entrepreneur Viktor Hanacek – PicJumbo has close to 3000+ unique photos.

The stock images are free to use for both personal and commercial purposes, and no attribution is required.

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PikWizard

Owned and Operated by software company DesignWizard – this is another website that has a large collection (over 1 Million) of free stock images and free stock videos.

You are able to use all the images from PikWizard for free on your website, social media, videos, ebooks, etc. No attribution is required but encouraged.

There is also a direct integration with DesignWizard  – where you are able to edit the images for free using their software.

ISO Republic

ISO Republic has a collection of over 6000+ free stock photos, images, and videos.

You can use their royalty-free images for both personal and commercial uses. No attribution is required.

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StockSnap.io

One of the advantages of StockSnap is its search function.

You are able to search for photos based on categories, or by date uploaded or even how popular they are on the site (views and/or downloads).

All the images are free to use and licensed under Creative Commons, and no attribution is required. They can be used for both personal and commercial use. The site is very active and they add hundreds of new images every day.

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Morguefile

Created by Michael Connors in 1996 to help other creative professionals find and share free images – Morguefile has a library of over 350000+ stock photos and images.

All the images are free to use for both personal and commercial purposes, and no attribution is required.

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Reshot

All the images on Reshot are handpicked and curated by their team, and it has a large collection of hi-resolution photographs.

All the images are free to use for both personal and commercial purposes, and no attribution is required.

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StokPic

A relatively new website – StokPic was started by photographer Ed Gregory not so long ago.

You will be able to browse and find numerous stock images on the website.

All images are free to use for both personal and commercial use. No attribution is required, though encouraged.

You also have an option to subscribe to their newsletter – when and where Ed will curate 10 new photos every couple of weeks and share them with you via email.

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MMT

All stock photos and images from MMT are free to use for personal and commercial use, and no attribution is required.

The unique thing about MMT is that you are able to adjust, modify or resize the photos before your download for your own use.
This saves you an additional step if you are using another software/ website for resizing, and comes in very handy for your social media posts.

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FreeImages

As the name suggests – all the stock photos from FreeImages are totally free to use for personal use.

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FoodiesFeed

You probably guessed from the name that FoodiesFeed is a website that provides free food photos, and you guessed it right!

Ideal for food and recipe bloggers – the site has about 1400 images, and the list is updated periodically.

The images from the site have been downloaded more than 1.3 million times – and they are all free to use for all purposes licensed under Creative Commons.

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Fancycrave

High-quality travel photos are hard to find – even on all the websites that we have mentioned so far.

If you have a travel and lifestyle website and feel that way – don’t worry Fancycrave has got you covered.

All the images are professionally edited using Adobe Lightroom before they are uploaded to the site, to ensure the quality.

All the images are free to use under Creative commons. No attribution is required though encouraged.

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