Best free stock photos sites

Finding images that are simultaneously beautiful, affordable, and easy to license can be a back-breaking task. For your convenience we’ve collected a list of free high quality stock image sites for you to use in your next project.


Pixabay not only includes really high-quality photos, but also vectors and illustrations. The submitted pictures are curated by the site admins, so you can be sure that the quality is high.
You can use the photos freely, as they are released under CC0 – Public Domain license.


StockSnap has a nice collection of really high-quality photos. All photos on StockSnap fall under the Creative Commons CC0 license.


A collection of hundreds of high quality free stock images for personal or commercial use. All images have the same license CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.


Pexels provides high quality and completely free stock photos licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. All photos are nicely tagged, searchable and also easy to discover through our discover pages.


ISO Republic provides exclusive free and premium stock photos for creatives. This website was founded in October 2014 by Tom Eversley, a designer and photographer from England.

Designer Pics

DesignerPics is created by web designer & developer Jeshu John. The featured images are top-notch and free to use for personal or commercial projects.

Realistic Shots

Free stock photos (high resolution) for personal and commercial use.


Unsplash is a collection of free high-resolution photos and has arguably become the best source for stock images.


Gratisography offers free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects.

Negative Space

Negative Space provides 20 new photos every week released under Creative Commons CC0. The photos are searchable and can be sorted by category, copy space and color.

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