If you've ever tried searching for free stock photos on the Internet, you probably know what a ridiculous time consuming task it can be. Many times we do not have the budget to purchase expensive hight quality photos and most of the free stuff available out there has very bad quality. As a general rule, free stock photos are extremely difficult to find. A huge portion of the stock photo market is owned by professional companies, who charge $20 or more for a single shot.
There are a few ways to access high-quality stock photos without any hassle or significant cost. So we came up with a list to help you save time.
Here is the list of the world's best free stock photo websites for designers, business owners and anyone else, most of the images are sharing copyright free provided by a big community that only expect a voluntary donation:
In pixabay all the images are free for commercial use and no attribution is required.
All photos published on Unsplash can be used for free. You can use them for commercial and noncommercial purposes. You do not need to ask permission from or provide credit to the photographer or Unsplash, although it is appreciated when possible.
Pexels provides high quality and completely free stock photos licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license.
Every single image on StockSnap are governed exclusively by the generous terms of the Creative Commons CC0 license.
They offer free photos for your commercial and personal works. Picjumbo also have premium membership where you can get extra photos and they also have a Photoshop plugin.
It's not necessary to give credit to picjumbo free photos but it's greatly appreciated.
Freepik offers a high quality graphic designs: exclusive illustrations and graphic resources. They provide with great images that can be used in both personal and commercial projects, but all free material requires attribution to the author.
Choose from thousands of photos licensed in multiple categories such as nature, abstract, models and many more. All photos are free for personal and commercial use. No attribution required.
Free Stock Photos For Commercial Use (Stokpic License) Basically You can do anything apart from redistribute.
The photographs and images are submitted by photographers and artists from around the globe, Currently we offer over 133.000 free stock photos with hundreds of new images added every week with 3 licences: Non-Commercial License, Commercial License, and Creative Commons CC0. Premium account available
Images are licensed under Equalicense - it's a great license for both users and photographers. You can use images for nearly any purpose, commercial or non-commercial, without attribution.
We don't want to leave any good website behid, and even if we have listed our top 10 the following site deserves a spot in this list:
They have over 100,000 completely free images on the site, over 20,000 of those are exclusive to them. They are also adding new images to their library daily and their ultimate goal is to get to more than 1 million images.
They have A LOT of pictures of people, which tend to be rare in free stock photo sites.