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+40 Best Sites to Get Free Stock Photos From [DOWNLOADABLE DIRECTORY]6 min read

May 17, 2018
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+40 Best Sites to Get Free Stock Photos From [DOWNLOADABLE DIRECTORY]6 min read

Are you sick of dull stock photos that you see on every second startup website? We’ve put together the most complete directory of royalty-free stock photo sites that you can use in your marketing, on Social Media, or on your website.

 

But before we jump right into it, let’s talk about some basic terms:

  • Creative Commons: You can use the content for free since the author or creator has waived their rights to their work.
  • Royalty-Free: This means that you can use and distribute intellectual property without having to pay royalties or license fees.
  • Public Domain: Content that was created prior to 1923 is now part of the public domain, meaning anybody is allowed to copy, modify, or distribute these assets without permission.
  • Attribution: As long as credit to the author is given you can use this content.
  • Commercial Use: This type of license allows you to use content for any type of business venture.
  • Non-commercial Use: This means that as long as you’re not making or trying to make money from your use of the licensed work, you’re free to use this type of content. Common categories of non-commercial uses include educational uses, personal uses, or fan uses.

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1. All Free Download

Free download resource for designers.

 

2. All the Free Stock

AllTheFreeStock.com is a curated list of free stock images, audio and videos. Find all the best free stock images and videos in one place.

 

3. AND CO & Death to Stock Deck Stack

Proposal template with included free stock images by Death to Stock.

 

4. Compfight

Compfight is an image search engine tailored to efficiently locate images for blogs, comps, inspiration, and research. They make good use of the flickr™ API, but aren’t affiliated with flickr.

 

5. Death to Stock

Death to the Stock Photo is a quality, unique, stock photo resource for creatives looking to stand out.

 

6. Dunnnk

Dunnnk offers beautiful product mockups. If you upload your design they’ll give you a high-resolution mockup in return.

 

7. Fiverr

You don’t have time to spend hours trying to find the right stock images you need for your next project? No worries. Just get them on Fiverr.

 

8. FindA.Photo

10000 completely free stock photos from Unsplash, Jay Mantri, and many more, to use for any purpose. Search and browse by keyword and color.

 

9. Gratisography

Free, use as you please, high-resolution stock photos for personal and commercial projects. This project was created by Ryan McGuire.

 

10. ISO Republic

ISO Republic is an independent website that provides CC0 stock photos for creative professionals. All images are free for personal and commercial use.

 

11. LibreStock

Free Stock Photo Search Engine: they scan and index the best free photos from the top stock sites. All photos are free for personal and commercial. No attribution required. CC0.

 

12. LifeOfPix

Free high-resolution photography. Share and download images freely. Search for pictures by color or format.

 

13. Negative Space

Beautiful, High-Resolution Free Stock Photos. For personal or commercial use, all of their CC0-licensed images are completely free to use!

 

14. New Old Stock

Vintage photos from the public archives. Free of known copyright restrictions. Recapturing History.

 

15. Pexels

Free stock photos you can use everywhere. ✓ Free for commercial use ✓ No attribution required.

 

16. Photo Pin

A free tool that helps bloggers and designers find beautiful photos with Creative Commons licensing.

 

17. Photocrops

Free media to use any way you choose. Free drone videos and free photos. Tools for creativity by CMYK Brand.

 

18. PicJumbo

Search and download beautiful free stock photos for personal and commercial use. Free image download of more than 1900+ free high resolution pictures.

 

19. Picography

Gorgeous high-resolution free photos. Our free stock photos can be used for any project. No attribution, all CC0 free images.

 

20. Pixabay

Pixabay.com is an international website for sharing high quality public domain photos, illustrations, vector graphics, and film footage. As of November 2017, Pixabay offers over 1,188,454 free photos, illustrations, and vectors and videos.

 

21. Pond5

Pond5 is a New York based online marketplace for royalty-free media. The company licenses stock footage, stock music, stock photography sound effects, after effects, images and 3-D models.

 

22. Raw Pixel

Safe to use images, PSD Mockups and Vectors.

 

23. RGB Stock

Uniquely free photos. Handpicked, non-stocky images. Yours to use as you wish.

 

24. Skitter Photo

A place to find, show and share public domain photos.

 

25. Splitshire

What would you do if you had amazing royalty free photos? Download free stock photos with no copyright restrictions and real look.

 

26. Startup Stock Photos

Free photos for startups, bloggers, publishers, websites, designers, developers, creators, & everyone else.

 

27. StockSnap.io

Beautiful free stock photos. Hundreds of high resolution images added weekly. Free from copyright restrictions.

 

28. StockUp

Stock Up gives users a way to search for free stock photography. They combine (with permission) the free stock photos from 25 different websites into one database.

 

29. Super Famous

The Superfamous Images are available under the conditions of a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. This means that you can use the work for your own purposes if credit is provided.

 

30. The Pattern Library

The Pattern Library is a project by Tim Holman & Claudio Guglieri. The library is made up of tiles upon tiles of patterns which are free for you to use.

 

31. Ultra HD Wallpapers

HD Wallpapers: 4K backgrounds for desktop, macbook and iphone.

 

32. Unsplash

Beautiful high quality free images and photos you can download and use for any project. No attribution required.

 

33. Jay Mantri

Free pics. Do anything (CCO license) by photographer Jay Mantri.

 

34. Good Free Photos

A large Public Domain photo repository with high resolution free photos and vectors. All copyright free stock photos and royalty free photos, and CC0 Photos. 24500 free and public domain photos, images, clipart, pics and vectors and counting. To view/download a photo in high resolution, please click on the image.

 

35. MyStockPhotos

535+ awesome, unique & free Stock Images

 

36. Visual Hunt

High quality, curated photos and image tools.

 

37. Reshot

Uniquely free photos. Handpicked, non-stocky images. Yours to use as you wish.

 

38. Stockio

Download thousands of free vectors, photos, icons

 

39. Magdeleine

A free hi-resolution photo every day.

 

40. 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.

 

41. Fancy Crave

Every day they handpick and give away two free authentic photos from real people. Each photo is licensed under CC0 and can be used commercially.

 

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Eva Reder is a growth hacker, consultant, and startup mentor based in Silicon Valley. She's an ambassador & community manager for And Co and serves as the Program Manager for Manos Accelerator via Google Launchpad.
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