Free Stock Photo Resources for Designers

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

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Dipixio

 Dipixio

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Allthefreestock

allthefreestock

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Wocintechchat

Wocintechchat

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Streetwill

streetwill

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Stocksnap

stocksnap

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Foodshot

foodshot

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picklejar

picklejar

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Yernju

yernju

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Freestocks

freestocks

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MyStockPhotos

MyStockPhotos

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LibreShot

LibreShot

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Freemagebank

Freemagebank

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Pixabay

pixabay

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Pexels

pexels

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Kaboompics

kaboompics

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Free Nature Stock

free nature stock

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Travelcoffeebook

Travelcoffeebook

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Negativespace

negativespace

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Barnimages

barnimages

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jeshoots

jeshoots

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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

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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

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Skitterphoto

skitterphoto

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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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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

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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

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Gratisography

gratisography

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Free Refe Real Life Photos

Free Refe Real Life Photos

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Imcreator

imcreator

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Public Domain Images Archive

Public Domain Images Archive

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Magdeleine

Magdeleine

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Foodiesfeed

Foodiesfeed

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ISO Republic

ISO Republic

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Picography

Picography

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Visualhunt

Visualhunt

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PhotoPin

PhotoPin

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Compfight

Compfight

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Photorack

Photorack

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1001FreeDownloads

1001FreeDownloads

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Vexels

Vexels

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SplitShire

Splitshire

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Free Images

Free Images

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Startup Stock Photos

Startup Stock Photos

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Find A Photo

Find A Photo

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Rawpixel

rawpixel

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