15 of the Best Free Stock Photo Websites

Finding free, quality photos is hard. Here's a list of resources to make your job easier.

by Staff Written

April 1, 2016 at 11:20 am

Finding quality stock photos for free is not an easy task. To help out, I’ve compiled a list of 15 of my favorite websites that offer great royalty-free photography.

From content creators, designers, social media marketers, bloggers and more, these websites have it all. Enjoy and happy downloading!

1. Unsplash – Browse through a collection of “free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos.” Unsplash adds 10 new images every 10 days. All you have to do is subscribe!


2. Startup Stock Photos – Stock up on these startup pics! Created by my pals at Sculpt, this site encourages you to, “Take ‘em, these things are free, go make something.”

Startup Desk

3. StockSnap.io – Offers a wide selection of a collection of b-e-a-utiful high-res images. Hundreds of photos are added each week so you never run out of options.

Mountain Adventure

4. Negative Space – Shares 20 new photos every week, and the best part is no attribution is required. Thanks to the search functionality, you can find images that have space for copy, pretty neat!

Colored Pencils

5. Gratisography – This site definitely earns the award for the most entertaining stock photo site. Gratisography is home to awesome high-res images that fall under a variety of categories. Animals and whimsical are my favorites.


6. PicJumbo – Check this out to download photos for your commercial and personal projects. New photos are added daily and fit under a variety of themes. You’ll find landscapes, technology, food shots, fashion, business and more.


7. New Old Stock – Vintage lover? Slightly hipster? Step back in time with these photos from the public archives.


8. FoodiesFeed – Free food photos, yum! FoodiesFeed is your destination for “non-stockish, realistic and natural looking images of food.”

Thai Food

9. Free Nature Stock – The name say’s it all. Enjoy this wonderful collection of royalty-free nature shots that are sure to spark a sense of wanderlust.

Night sky

10. Life of Pixs – From landscapes to textures, Life of Pixs never ceases to inspire. New images are added weekly!


11. Jay Mantri – “Free pics. Do anything (CCO). Make magic.” Jay adds seven new photos to his site each week that are free to use any way you like. Now go make some magic!

Dog love

12. Picography – A simple site that shares stunning photos for you to “use them however you like.

Classic tractor

13 Getrefe – Scroll through a gallery of royalty-free natural looking photos perfect for any kind of project.

Macbook Desk

14. SplitShire – Daniel Nanescu shares all of his shots to the public, you guessed it, for free. Download these high-quality photos for a real look.


15. ISO Republic – Offers “high-quality images that are widely used by designers, developers, bloggers, marketers and social media teams.”

New York City

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April 1, 2016 at 11:20 am

Staff Written