Free Stock Photo Resources for Designers

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You’ve written your blog post or designed your web page and now all you need to do is find the perfect image to go with it. The internet is awash with images from the past and presents so it can be tempting to take the one you want and use it without a thought for copyright infringement.

Many of the images circulating on the internet are owned exclusively by the photographer or creator and are subject to usage restrictions that are protected by law. While it is important to know that you can’t legally use every image you find online, that shouldn’t stop you from finding the right free images for websites without legal risk.

When it comes to copyright, there are three categories of images available on the internet:

  • Right Protected – images can be purchased in advance and used for a limited period of time for a particular project. During the set period, you will have exclusive rights to the image.
  • Royalty Free – images are paid for with a one-time fee and can then be used in any way you choose, though you will not have exclusive use of the image.
  • Public Domain – images are free to use for any purpose either because the creator has given permission or the original copyright has expired.

Fortunately, there is a wide range of resources offering Free Stock Photos that are not in any way restricted by copyright law.Free Stock Photos can be used for personal and even commercial projects, you just need to know where to look to get great results. Here’s a round-up of the best websites to find Free Stock Photos for designers and bloggers.

Stockio

Stockio

Choose from thousands of photos licensed inmultiple categories such as nature, abstract, models and many more. All photos are free for personal and commecial use.

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Dipixio

 Dipixio

Search free separated photographs on a white, dark or transparent background. Get enlivened, high-resolution pictures included every day.

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Burst Popular Collections

Brust Popular Collections

More than 1000 royalty free pictures accessible for download. All images are free for personal and commercial use.

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Allthefreestock

allthefreestock

AllTheFreeStock is a curated list of free stock pictures, sound and recordings. Discover all the best free stock pictures and recordings in one place.

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Wocintechchat

Wocintechchat

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Freeepy

freeepy

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Streetwill

streetwill

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Stocksnap

stocksnap

The best source for beautiful free stock photos. High quality and high resolution images free from all copyright restrictions (CC0), no attribution required.

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Foodshot

foodshot

Handpicked high resolution food photos. New, curated photo every day, for free.

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picklejar

picklejar

pickle jar is gorgeous high‑resolution images of everyday India, completely free to use for anything.

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Yernju

yernju

Free high-resolution photos. No copyrights restrictions. Photos for personal and commercial use released under CC0. All photos are donated to the public domain.

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Freestocks

freestocks

Free high quality images for your website and blog. Free stock photos for both personal and commercial use.

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MyStockPhotos

MyStockPhotos

A curated list of beautiful free stock photos made by us that can be used for personal and commercial projects.

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LibreShot

LibreShot

Unique stock photo site with free images for commercial use. CC0 license. Just search, download and use. No attribution required.

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Freemagebank

Freemagebank

Freemagebank is a 100% free stock photos for personal and commercial use.

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Pixabay

pixabayPixabay is a vibrant community of creatives, sharing royalty free images and videos. More than 1,050,000 high quality photos, illustrations, and vector graphics. Free for commercial use.

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Pexels

pexels

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Kaboompics

kaboompics

Amazing Free Stock Images for Business or Personal Projects. All Photos and Mockups are Free.

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Free Nature Stock

free nature stock

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Travelcoffeebook

Travelcoffeebook

Sharing beautiful travel moments. All photos are listed under cc0. All images are free for personal and commercial use.

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Negativespace

negativespace

All of Negative Space beautiful stock images have a CC0 license, so whether for personal or commercial projects, they are completely free to use.

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Epicva

epicva

All photos on Epicva are our property, but anyone can download them and use them for both personal and commercial projects. No attribution needed but much appreciated.

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Barnimages

barnimages

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jeshoots

jeshoots

Free Stock Photos and PSD Mockups for business or personal use in high resolution.

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Fancycrave

fancycrave

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Designerspics

designerspics

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Jaymantri

jaymantri

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Cupcake

cupcake

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Lifeofpix

lifeofpix

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

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Stokpic

Stokpic

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Minimography

minimography

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MMT

mmt

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Freeimages

 freeimages

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Realisticshots

realisticshots

Free stock photos (high resolution) for personal and commercial use. 7 new photos every week.

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Skitterphoto

skitterphoto

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Photocollections

photocollections

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Snapwiresnaps

snapwiresnaps

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Good Free Photos

Good Free Photos

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Moveast

Moveast

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Freerange Stock

Freerange Stock

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Good Stock Photos

Good Stock Photos

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Stock Image Point

stock image point

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Bara Art

bara art

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Trunklog

Trunklog

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Iwaria

Iwaria

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Nomad Pictures

nomad pictures

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The Pic Pac

The Pic Pac

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Little Visuals

little visuals

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Unsplash

unsplash

Beautiful, free photos gifted by the world’s most generous community of photographers.

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Death to the Stock Photo

Death to the Stock Photo

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New Old Stock

New Old Stock

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Picjumbo

picjumbo

1500+ free images in high resolution for every designer, blogger and entrepreneur.

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Gratisography

gratisography

Gratisography provides free, high-resolution stock photos for personal and commercial projects. All pictures were captured by Ryan McGuire of Bells Design.

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Free Refe Real Life Photos

Free Refe Real Life Photos

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Imcreator

imcreator

Free, only high quality, resources for website building and other design projects. Free images, free icons, free templates.

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Public Domain Images Archive

Public Domain Images Archive

100% free Public Domain Images New free stock photos added weekly No attribution required. Images released under CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.

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Magdeleine

Magdeleine

Magdeleine.co is a blog that features the best free high-quality stock photographies for your inspiration.

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Foodiesfeed

Foodiesfeed

Resource of awesome naturally looking food photos that are completely free to download.

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ISO Republic

ISO Republic

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

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Picography

Picography

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Visualhunt

Visualhunt

We hunt for best free images from many online sources and pull them all together in one spot. Most of our photos are CC0 license.

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PhotoPin

PhotoPin

PhotoPin helps bloggers find photos for their blog and makes adding them to their post fast and easy.

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Compfight

Compfight

Compfight is an image search engine tailored to efficiently locate images for blogs, comps, inspiration, and research.

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Photorack

Photorack

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1001FreeDownloads

1001FreeDownloads

Download free vectors, photos, icons, fonts, wallpapers and more. We’re constantly expanding our content with exclusive 1001freedownloads.com files.

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Vexels

Vexels

Vexels is a vector stock where you can customize designs using our smart suggestions or just find tons of ready-made graphic resources in AI, PNG & SVG formats.

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SplitShire

Splitshire

Download free high quality photos with no copyright restrictions and real look.

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Free Images

Free Images

Source for thousands of free stock images for everyday use.

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Startup Stock Photos

Startup Stock Photos

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

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Find A Photo

Find A Photo

10,000 completely free stock photos from Unsplash, Jay Mantri, and many more, to use for any purpose. Search and browse by keyword and color.

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Rawpixel

rawpixel

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2 Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing this list;)

    Except Flickr, I did not know any of these other Free Stock Photo Sites For Designers. This will help us to lower our purchasing costs of photos, because iStock prices have increased a lot since a few months. These sites are also a great source for finding photos for accompanying blog posts.

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