They say every photo tells a story and when it comes to telling your story, free stock photos can help you!
In today’s competitive scenario, imagery is one of the factors that can make your content stand out. Be it for your blog, social media page or any digital content.
Royalty free images always help to make your content grab some eyeballs.
Today, we are going to list down the top 23 websites that can help you source high-quality for free stock photos.
If you google free stock images, numerous websites pop up and make you excited. However, there is a catch sometimes that restricts you to use them as per your need. It is slightly tricky to get copyright free images or images without any license latching back to them.
Don’t worry; we are here to help you with the solution. Here are some of our recommendations to get amazing free stock photos for your content.
23 Websites to Find Free Stock Photos for your marketing
1 – PEXELS
Pexels is one of the best websites to get high-quality royalty-free stock images. The platforms crowdsource images from top-notch photographers across categories. Not only you will get the best clicked free images but also they are royalty free and you can use it for personal or commercial use.
A quick tip for finding the best images on PEXELS, type a generic keyword. They don’t pick complex categories and long keywords.
2 – PIXBAY
Pixbay is yet another very helpful website for all your free stock images for commercial use. Unlike Pexels, they work perfectly any specific requirement. So, you can type exactly what you are looking for and I am sure, they will have something for you.
Don’t worry about any license, all the images come under creative common.
3 – UNSPLASH
Third on the list is UNSPLASH, a website that has one of the top creators to deliver professional free stock photos for your need. Unsplash feature section is pretty awesome. They pick the best images of the day and showcase it to the home page.
UNSPLASH is one of the few curators that has a photography theme section – Collection. This helps you to search for images as per your visual requirements.
For example – If you want double exposure images, you can click on the theme and explore all the images.
4 – LibreShot
LibreShot is a free stock images website by Martin Vorel, who is a passionate SEO expert and photography enthusiast. His collection is uniques and at par with all the top websites. The coolest about Matin’s website is the section called – Buy Prints. Not many websites provide you with this service.
You can actually get any pictures professionally printed for yourself or as a gift. You can use all the images without any copyright restrictions.
5 – FreeStocks
FreeStocks is an amazing multi-angle no copyright free images website. The good thing about FreeStocks is that you might find an alternative angle of a similar click. So, this is perfect when you have a very specific shot requirement.
You can choose from various angle. Do check out their tag section to find your images quickly or just type on the search bar.
6 – Freerange
With a robust in-house collaborative of talented photographers and a strong network of contributors, Freerange is an amazing website to get your royalty free images for all requirement. They provide raw images with high-quality clicks.
7 – StockSnap
StockSnap is not just a free image website but also a tracker for all photographers out there. People can watch the number of views and download on each picture that helps both the parties.
The users can see the most rated images and photographers can evaluate their art. Don’t worry about the licensing it is all free to use.
8 – FoodiesFeed
This one is for all the food lovers out there. FoodiesFeed is a niche, free images website that helps you to find the most drooling website. You might want to order food after spending 5 minutes on this website.
A masterpiece by the photographer – Daniel Nanescu, a passionate dude with some breathtaking free pictures. It feels amazing when such a dedicated professional put out such amazing work and that too for free.
Yes, no copyright or license issue. Check out his pictures and see it for yourself what passion looks like.
10 – HubSpot
Well, they don’t leave any category. The marketing automation brand has covered all the bases when it comes to content. Their free image collection is as amazing as their blogs. You can browse through some collections on their website to find the perfect picture.
We are halfway there and we are sure, you might have already found your go-to website but hey, check them all.
11 – Gratisography
Another, an amazing website for free stock photos. This is where you will get some quirk and out of the box thinking. You might want to add this to your list because sometimes you might want to step your game with creativity and Gratisography can easily help you with.
12 – New Old Stock
Have a knack for some good old vintage images? New Old Stock is the best one out there to give you some awe-inspiring vintage images. We always have some project that needs a classy black and white touch to make it perfect.
Well, New Old Stock is the one that can keep it like gold.
13 – CANVA
One of my favourites design apps have some of the most amazing free stock images. I started using canva couple of years back and was impressed by their photography collection. Do check out their design app as well.
You might want to spend a few hours there to make the best creative for your digital content. I recently published a detailed review of Canva. You can check Canva review here.
14 – Negative Space
First of all, I love their name. Second, they have some cool clicks there. No copyright or royalty filter. You can also opt for their daily stock images mailer and get daily fresh images on your email. How cool is that?
15 – ISO Republic
A collaborative of various professionals to deliver some masterpieces. You can easily download images for free and can also join their mailing list to get daily images as well. All of this and it is free, clear of all copyright and royalty.
All the images come under Creative Common Zero.
16 – Startup Stock Photos
Well, their name says it clearly. They have some amazing professional shot images, especially for the startups as we all know, before that first round of funding, everyone is pitching in something. You can at least get some brilliant shot images for free.
17 – Stokpic
Very talented photographer – Ed Gregory shoots some amazing images. He usually uploads 10 new shots every week.
If you are looking for authenticity and quality then Stokpick is the website for you. Don’t wait and create your own masterpieces with these images.
18 – PicJumbo
Size matters! As the name suggests, PicJumbo seriously has jumbo collection of free royalty images.
Yes, you read that right, free images for commercial use. With multiple categories to search from PicJumbo is a good option to download images from.
19 – ShotStash
Always keep a stash of good pictures. ShotStash is all about the collections. You can find anything and everything here.
Just use their search tool and you are sorted. Find the perfect image that suits you and we are sure, your blog/website will look outstanding.
20 – Kaboompics
Founded by Karolina, a web designer from Poland. What a marvel, her photos are simply amazing. There is no restriction to use the images.
However, if you are uploading on your website, you might want to give a link to the photographer, a gesture of thanking her.
21 – Death To Stock
Sourcing free stock pictures were always tough. Allie and David, founders – Death to Stock, stepped up to solve this problem with Death To Stock.
They understood the demand and decided to help everyone. Now, it is one of the top sites to get free images.
22 – Life of Pix
A creative agency’s community resource. Nothing can get better than this. A business helping people to make their content look better without any cost.
Well, that is the power of digital. You have so many such wonderful people.
23 – Little Visuals
This is a special one. The founder Nic recently passed away and all his images were released as Creative Common Zero for all of us. Using his images is a dedication to him and his passion for the work.
So folks, here are we ending this amazing list curated just for you. Hope you have bookmarked all the websites. Now, sourcing free stock pictures won’t be too hard. All the best, do share the artwork that you created using our comment section.
Although most of these websites give you an option to not give any credit, as artists, we recommend to at least mention the photographer’s name wherever possible.
If we missed out on any kickass website with royalty free images, please do mention it on our comment section for review.