Free stock photos are an easy way to add appeal to your website. There are many libraries with royalty-free images for commercial use.
Here is a list of sites with free stock photos for commercial websites. There are small curated collections and large image search engines. Be sure to check the license of any content before use.
Burst is a free stock photos platform powered by Shopify. Its library includes thousands of high-resolution, royalty-free images taken by a global community of photographers. The library was created for Shopify stores, but the images can be used on any platform for free.
Unsplash started as a simple tool to provide images to creators. The site has over 3 million curated images and an active community of nearly 300,000 photographers. Its API powers BuzzFeed, Squarespace, and Trello.
Cloth is a visual content creation platform. The site has a library of 1.7 million free (and 86 million premium) photos, videos, graphics, audio tracks, and more. —
Freerange provides quality free images to 800,000 registered users. Images are licensed for general commercial use without attribution. Freerange has found thousands of old 35mm slides and offers the best, free, at Vintage Stock Photos.
Picjumbo is a free stock photo site created in 2013 by designer and photographer Viktor Hanacek, the first person to sell stock photos on Creative Market, a marketplace for community-generated design resources. Browse popular tags or subscribe to the Picjumbo newsletter to get new free photos delivered to your inbox. Over 8 million images have been downloaded from the site.
StockSnap curates quality images from a pool of submissions and makes them available for browsing. New photographers are limited to submitting five images to maintain high standards. Use StockSnap’s tag-based category system to locate relevant items. Downloads are free.
Pexels provides quality free stock photos licensed from Pexels. All images are tagged, searchable, and easy to find through its discovery pages.
Gratisography offers free original and fun images. The site only has 700 to download and use for commercial projects. But the images are unique – you won’t find them anywhere else on the web.
ISO Republic provides over 6,500 royalty-free photos under Creative Commons licenses. Download for free, use on personal and commercial projects, and edit or share without the need for permission or attribution.
Pixabay is a community of creatives sharing over 2.6 million royalty-free images, illustrations, videos and music. All content is released under the Pixabay license, making it safe to use without attribution, even for commercial purposes.
Picography is a curated collection of approximately 1,300 striking high-resolution images with a Creative Commons license. Browse or search by tags.
Kaboompics has over 26,000 quality free images with over 36 million downloads. The site includes a blog with helpful content on photography, digital marketing, email strategies, and more.
Shooting range is a free stock photo site for creative professionals. It has a curated collection of around 7,000 images, available under a Creative Commons license with no restrictions.
Skitterphoto was started in 2014 by amateur photographers from the Netherlands. The site offers photographers around the world the opportunity to exhibit and share their work. Browse by category, age, featured or admin choice.
negative space allows photographers to share their free high-resolution images with visitors without restrictions. Categories include abstract, animals, art and design, business, fashion, food, travel, typography, and virtual backgrounds.
LibreShot provides free photos for private and commercial use without attribution. Categories include business, architecture, nature, people, technology, and close-up. Images are by Martin Vorel, photographer and search engine marketing consultant.
Startup Stock Photos
Startup Stock Photos is a free image library related to start-up businesses. The photos focus on office scenes, laptops and smartphones, whiteboards and cityscapes.
Free images launched in February 2001 as an alternative to expensive stock photography. The idea was to create a site where creatives could exchange photos for inspiration or work. The site has around 2.5 million registered users and around 400,000 images.
Depositphotos is a business platform that brings together authors of quality licensed photos, graphics, vectors, and videos with grateful buyers. The site has a curated library of nearly 70,000 free files, which require attribution.
New old stock
New old stock is a library of old photos and collections — in black and white and in color — from public archives. There are no copyright restrictions.