Best Sites for Free Stock Photos

Stock photos are an essential part of web and graphic design. There are tons of stock photos agencies that offer high quality photos, however, the price is not always affordable especially when working on a tight budget or sometimes with no budget at all. The solution in this case is finding free stock photos something that isn’t always easy, in order to make this process easier I have compiled a list with sites that offer free stock photos. Enjoy

Updated 10/05/2014 preview (formerly is one of the oldest and largest free stock photo sites. More than 400000 are currently available for download.

Morguefile preview
Morguefile is one of the first free stock photos libraries. It has been online for almost 20 years now and offers a big collection of free photos.

stockvault preview
A large library of user contributed free images. The standard license they use allows commercial use but requires attribution.

Free range stock preview
Requires free registration in order to download the available photos. The photos can be used for personal and commercial projects without attribution.

Flickr Creative Commons
flickr creative commons preview
Flickr hosts several million images that are under a creative commons license.

stockfreeimages preview
Another huge repository of free stock photos. It is owned and operated by dreamstime, one of the largest microstock sites.
publicdomainpictures preview
Site offering a nice collection of public domain images.

Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons preview
A huge repository of freely licensed media files including photos.

pixabay preview
Large library of photos licensed under Creative Commons CC0

pickupimage preview
Decent sized library of free photos and clipart.

picjumbo preview
Not a huge selection of photos, but all the available images are of high quality.

unsplash preview
Offers 10 free high quality photos, every 10 days.

Gratisography preview
Another site that focuses on quality rather than quantity.

Public Domain Archive
Public Domain archive preview
Offers high quality public domain images.

everystockphoto preview
A search engine for free stock photos.

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