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72 Free Stock Photo Sites to Enhance Your Online Content (resource created with Designrr)
Creative Commons – Here you can search Flickr, Wikimedia, and other sites for Creative Commons licensed images.
- Abstract Influence is a community based free image resource. Photos are grouped by category.
- Ancestry Images offers an archive of artifact, historical prints and maps.
- A Prettier WEB filled with girly photos.
- Dribble has several free images including stickers and more.
- Death of the Stock Photo – delivered in a subscription format monthly.
- Dreamstime offers free and for fee photos on their site.
- EveryStockPhoto.com is a search engine for free photos. Membership is free and allows you to rate, tag, collect and comment on photos.
- FAKE MAGAZINE COVER -you can create a fake magazine cover – Put your photo on the cover of hundreds of different magazines
- Flickr – Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license
- FreeFoto.com is the largest collection of free photographs on the Internet (link back and attribution required). The comprehensive, yet easy to navigate site, offers images that are free for on-line use, with higher quality versions available for sale
- FreeImages.co.uk More than 2500 original and high quality stock photographs here; tons of great categories to choose from.
- FREE Images was formerly StockXCHNG and is filled with thousands of FREE images (be sure and check their licensing requirements as they are stricter than most free sites.
- FreeMediaGoo has royalty-free, cost-free media you can use on the net, in print, film and more. For commercial and personal use
FreePixels.com another site to Download Free Stock Photos and Images
- FreeRangeStock.com All images are at least 2400 x 1600, and photos can be used for commercial or personal projects
- FreeStockPhotos.biz is categoried to make it easy to find what you are looking for.
- Gratisography – FREE HIGH-RESOLUTION PICTURES YOU CAN USE ON YOUR PERSONAL AND COMMERCIAL PROJECTS
- ImageBase you can use the images for whatever you want, personal, commercial or non-profit use for free
- Foodies feed – free food photos
- FREE FOTO – more than 130K images to use (with links and attribution)
- At FreeImages.co.uk you’ll find a library of stock photography for use on websites, printed media, products and anywhere you need a photo to help with illustration and design
- Free Typeography free type fonts.
- Flatiron is a site filled with Free vector icons.
- Google Images – just type what you are looking for in the search bar and see what shows up
- HassleFreeClipArt offers free web clip art without the hassle of pop-ups, runaround links, and annoying sign-up forms.
- Image*After is a large online free photo collection. You can download and use any image or texture from our site and use it in your own work, either personal or commercial
- iStock offers new images weekly. All you do is signup for membership – it’s free!
- Little Visuals is a cool site/app that sends you 7 new photos/images every 7 days!
- MorgueFile.com Free images for your inspiration, reference and use in your creative work, be it commercial or not!
- Multimedia-Stock.com Absolutely Free Global Multimedia Share.
- New Old Stock offers vintage free photos
- OpenPhoto offers images of the day and curated photos.
- OpenStockPhotography Millions of free images available here via Wikimedia Commons and free to use for any purpose.
- PhotoGen.com Photogen requires registration before downloading. Nice built-in search to help you find the photos you need
- Photl.com You can download up to 40 Mb of photos daily. There are from 7000 to 10000 new photos monthly
- PhotoPin is a search engine for free photos on Flickr – search results of millions of photos and their licensing terms.
- PhotoRack.net Images are broken down into categories (no search function). Lots of images!
- PhotoVaco.com – high quality photos for free
- PicJumbo has totally free photos for your commercial & personal works
- Picography is filled with FREE hi-resolution photos you can use as you like.
- Pixabay.com -Another outstanding site for high quality photos (see example to the right.
- PickupImage has a large selection of nature photography.
- Public Domain Images are those curated by bloggers.
- RGBStock.com has a huge number of high quality stock photos and dazzling free graphics for illustrations, wallpapers and backgrounds.
- SplitShire – Great searchable database of FREE photos and graphics
- StockCache Hundreds of high quality free stock images; all are available for use under a Creative Commons Attribution License, which means you can use the photos freely as long as you cite where you got them.
- StockPic offers totally free personal and commercial use photos and even emails you 10 new photos every 2 weeks.
- Stock Vault – more free photos easily searchable.
- SuperFamous allows you to use the photography almost any way you want with proper attribution.
WallpaperStop.com boasts more than 12,000 free wallpapers you can use (search by categories or search bar)
- Unsplash – High resolution images contributed by professional photographers. Great for your print projects too! Every ten days ten new photos are added. Breathtaking photography!
- Wigflip.com – you can generate various graphics adding your own text
- Wordle – You can create a word cloud using any text, colors fonts and styles you choose
- WPClipart.com is a collection of high-quality artwork and photos … Use in school research and reports as well as photos and clips that work great for commercial uses, book illustrations, office presentations, and some just for fun…
- 1001freedownloads.com – At 1001freedownloads, you can find vectors, photos, fonts, icons, wallpapers, brushes, styles, patterns and clipart to use freely in your projects
- 50 festive stock images to download for free
- Wylio is a great picture finder, that allows you to resize and attribute photos properly. Can resize up to 5 free images a month.
NEW SINCE ORIGINAL POST of MARCH 2017:
- Magdeleine: Features a collection of hand-picked photos for your inspiration, including categories for people, animals, food, nature, city & architecture, objects, abstract, and technology.
- Pexels: Has a wide variety of of free stock images, receiving 50 new additions of high-quality photos every day.
- StockSnap.io: Claiming its “not your typical crappy stock photo site.” StockSnap adds hundreds of high-resolution versatile and interesting photos each week with search bar to make it easier to find just the right image.
- Pikwizard – Free stock photos for all your creative needs
- StockFreeImages – Most are free but if you see a little white circle in the left hand corner, they are from the dreamstime collection and are NOT free.
- PNGTree – love all the free transparent background images and vectors they have! You can download 2 images a day for free or purchase one of their plans which are very reasonably priced for unlimited downloads!
- Unrestricted Stock – offers royalty-free photos, videos, and vectors at no cost
- The New York Public Library features more than 180,000 images in their Digital Collections (public domain).
- Jay Mantri has really cool free photos to checkout.
- Designers Pics -nice site and can be used for commercial purposes without attribution.
- IM Free – thousands of hi-res photos
- Skitterphoto -adds a new pic every day (and has since 2014).
- Fotor – more than 220 million free (searchable) Creative Commons images.
- Travel Coffee Book – great place for scenary and travel photos.
Heidi Richards Mooney is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of WE Magazine for Women, a WordPress Web Designer, the author of a dozen books and a social media consultant and trainer. Heidi has interviewed hundreds of experts on Social Media Around the World. In 2003 Heidi was named one of 50 women shaping the Internet by the International Virtual Women’s Chamber of Commerce. In 2009 she was named a Twitter Woman to Follow by Only2Clicks.com. She works with solopreneurs, professionals and small businesses in ecommerce, direct sales and retail. Follow Heidi on Google Plus
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List updated January 27, 2018