22+ Amazing Royalty Free Stock Photos Websites

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Free Stock Photos for Blog

Images are playing the main role to give quick ideas about your post or projects, for web designers its essential for their jobs.

But,

If you want to use commercial stock photos, it’s cost you a huge money and many time they are crappy or not worth of your paid money.

Wait,

the question is where can I get free stock images?

Answer is,

In this post, I pick the best high-resolution royalty stock photos website for you.

If you are not satisfy with free option, or looking for affordable premium image and vector provider. Check StockUnlimited.

Before checking a list, check below note for a license.

License

Many websites which mentioned below are using creative commons public domain which means you can copy, change and distributing for personal and professional work without notifying them.

But,

Some web site requires attribution [links back to their website] and some website don’t want to redistribute their image by you.

After every website, I am adding a license detail with links.

For this post i am using photographer camera lens

Fancy Crave

Fancy Crave
Fancy Crave

Fancy Crave started by Igor Ovsyannykov recently.

The site consists of completely free stock photos all taken by Igor Ovsyannykov and other professional photographers.

Igor Ovsyannykov aim for these photos is to help designers and creative alike.

People can use these images for whatever purpose they please.

Images divided in list the photo, its tags, the author, and the download link.

The site layout is very minimal and straight forward.

Biggest USP of Fancy Crave, They add Two images everyday.

Searchable? Yes.

License type: Creative Commons Zero.

LibreShot

LibreShot
LibreShot

LibreShot have very great images. I am loving this website.

Searchable? Yes.

License type: Creative Commons Zero.

Unsplash

Unsplash
Unsplash

Unsplash adds ten new images in every ten days, and they are always attractive beautiful landscapes or signs or tech or foods.

They have a collection of amazing stock photos in every class.

Many Bootstrap themes and web projects use Unsplash images to enhancing their projects. In my opinion, Unsplash is a king of royalty free stock photography.

this blog used Unsplash heavily.

Searchable? Yes.

License type: Creative Commons Zero.

StockSnap.io

StockSnap.io
StockSnap.io

StockSnap has a large collection of beautiful and high-resolution images. It’s also having a search function and all images come with tags.

Easy to browse and searchable. It’s also given data about views and downloading of given photos, so it’s easy to find popular photos.

StockSnap adds hundred of photos weekly.

Searchable? Yes.

License type: Creative Commons Zero.

New Old Stock

New Old Stock
New Old Stock

New Old Stock contain vintage and modern photos from a public archive, it’s a slightly different type of free stock photos.

The site create by Cole Townsend hosted on Tumblr, Cole has uploaded 20-30 photos/month since August 2013.

All photos are at the very least available for personal and non-commercial use

Searchable? Yes.

License type: Flickr Commons.

Death to Stock Photos

Death to Stock Photos
Death to Stock Photos

Death to the Stock Photo is a newsletter subscription-based platform. Every month a new batch of photos emailed free to subscribers.

The goal of Death to Stock Photos is to bring you a variety of options to use for your mockups, blog posts or social media.

Death to the Photo allows free use of all photos, although some restrictions apply on selling the available photos.

Searchable? No.

License type: Own License.

Picjumbo

PicJumbo
PicJumbo

Picjumbo has a great collection of totally free photos for your commercial & personal works.

PicJumbo containing great amount of photos which downloaded “1,556,702” at the time of writing from “Nov 3 2013”.

Test Drive is the best feature of PicJumbo where you see a different combination of a photo with the image. It’s giving you a little idea about how to use the image in your project.

Searchable? Yes.

License type: Own License, Redistribution not allowed.

Life of Pix

Life of Pix
Life of Pix

Life of Pix has great resource created by the LEEROY creative agency offering free high-resolution photos with no copyright restrictions. New pictures added weekly.

They have another great website for designer. Life of Vids, website for free videos.

Searchable? Yes.

License type: Creative Commons Zero.

IM Free

IM Free
IM Free

A hand-picked collection of free resources, all for commercial use. Since the photos curated from various sources, some photos may need attribution.

Searchable? Yes.

License type: Creative Commons, attribution to the creator required.

Getrefe

Getrefe
Getrefe

Getrefe is another tumblr hosted website like New Old Stock, offer free mobile camera photos for commercial and personal uses.

Searchable? No.

Lock & Stock Photos

Lock & Stock Photos
Lock & Stock Photos

Lock & Stock photos is a project of AJ Montpetit, he is giving back to open source community.

Searchable? No.

License type: Creative Commons License ShareAlike 4.0, attribution required.

Jay Mantri

Jay Mantri
Jay Mantri

7 new photos released every Thursday. Jay Mantri have really nice photos with various theme.

Searchable? No.

License type: Creative Commons Zero.

Gratisography

Gratisography
Gratisography

Gratisography offers free high-resolution pictures which is use in your personal and commercial projects. New awesome pictures added weekly!

All pictures photographed by Ryan McGuire and free of copyright restrictions.

Searchable? No.

License type: Creative Commons Zero.

JESHOOTS

JESHOOTS
JESHOOTS

JESHOOTS is projects of Jan Vasek, want to give images free to world.

Downloading requires a Facebook like, which is okay.

One thing which is really surprising, JESHOOTS provides free Mockups.

Searchable? No.

License type: Creative Commons Zero.

Cupcake

Cupcake
Cupcake

Cupcake started by Jonas Nilsson Lee. Really nice images hosted here.

Searchable? No.

License type: Creative Commons Zero.

kaboompics

kaboompics
kaboompics

kaboompics host 986 photos with 243165 downloads at the time of writing. Some are really great images.

Searchable? No.

License type: Creative Commons Zero.

FOODIES FEED

FOODIESFOOD
FOODIESFOOD

As a name suggest, Foodie’s Feed is a resource of free realistic food images in high-resolution and free digital goods related to food. These all are fully available to download for your blog posts, articles, websites, templates, mobile apps, backgrounds or just any kind of design.

Searchable? Yes.

Barn Images

Barn Images
Barn Images

Barn Images offers you a collection of free high-resolution stock photography. It was launched by Igor Trepeshchenok and Roman Drits, two photographers from Latvia.

Searchable? yes.

License type: Creative Commons Zero.

Negative Space

Negative Space
Negative Space

Negative Space adds 20 free stock photos every Monday with raw files, sortable by category, copy space position and by color.

Best feature of Negative Space if you can’t find your photos, tweet them and they give best photos in next update.

Searchable? yes.

License type: Creative Commons Zero.

MMT

MMT.li
MMT.li

Get free for commercial use stock photos on MMT! New photos added each week.

Searchable? No.

License type: Creative Commons Zero.

SplitShire

SplitShire
SplitShire

Daniel Nanescu SplitShire is contaning really great really great free stock images. This images really helpfull while desining your new app or website.

Searchable? yes.

License type: Creative Commons Zero.

DesignersPics

DesignersPics
DesignersPics

DesignersPics Started by Jeshu John, Photographer from India.

This website has some beautiful image in every category. I like some image with simple background.

Searchable? yes.

License type: Creative Commons Zero.

Good Free Photos

Good Free Photos

Good free Photos is a large public domain repository of free and searchable Public Domain Photos that are free for any use, either personally or commercially. Most Photos are categorized by location or photo type to make for easier browsing. Good Free Photos also takes special requests for photos from visitors and will help you get the correct photo for your needs.

Searchable? yes.

License type: Creative Commons Zero.

Conclusion

As you see, there are many free stock photos website which is really great for web designer, creative people’s or blogger like us. I really urge you to check all website for your work.

If you are not satisfy with free option, or looking for affordable premium image and vector provider. Check StockUnlimited.

So what resources are you using for free stock photography? If we’ve missed an awesome website let me know in the comments below.

If you find this list help in your projects, don’t forget to share with your friends.

10 thoughts on “22+ Amazing Royalty Free Stock Photos Websites

  1. Jinka Varalakshmi

    Wow, what a great list. Thanks for sharing such a helpful information.

    • Shaikh Masood Alam

      Thanks for your comment.

  2. What a great list man! I loved this list and In actual, I’ve bookmarked this page because I don’t want to lose this list.

    It is very hard for all bloggers to find stock photos for their blogs. You made it easy…

    Regards,
    Adarsh Sojitra

  3. Igor Ovsyannykov

    Great article Shaikh!

    I recently started http://fancycrave.com/ as a side project. The site consists of completely free stock photos all taken by me and other professional photographers. My aim for these photos is to help designers and creative alike. People can use these images for whatever purpose they please. Each image is licensed under CC0.

    I keep things very simple. I list the photo, its tags, the author, and the download link. The site layout is very minimal and straight forward. We strive to publish two new images every single day.

    I hope you and others will find it valuable. If you see it fit, I’d be very grateful if you could add it to this list. Cheers!

    • Shaikh Masood Alam

      Your service is truly amazing. In Tech section your website have some great photos.

  4. what a resource!! Thanks – It may be worth reviewing the list as a couple are now dead links – designerpics and crow the stone.
    A couple of others are imagesource.com/royalty-free and pixabay.com but everyone is using these. the ones you have found I have not come across.
    Please keep feeding us the information.
    Thanks
    Phil

    • Shaikh Masood Alam

      Thanks Phil, all links are fixed.

  5. Muhammad Abdullah

    Thanks for sharing this awesome list of free stock images but many of these website don’t have images of Tech. Please specify a website for tech photos so that tech bloggers can find their respective images easily 🙂

  6. Hi, very informative article.
    Please also check out https://www.goodfreephotos.com for thousands of unique public domain photos, all high-resolution and free to use for any purpose.We specialize in photos by location as we document cities, national parks, state parks, national landmarks, and more. We update with 20+ photos each week. Appreciate it if you could add us to your list of sites.

  7. Awesome post, really useful!

    Have you heard about Rawpixel?

    You’ve probably seen our images all over the place. We’re the leading stock photo contributor in the world. We’ve just launched our website where we give away the best free design resources out there.

    We’d be stoked if you could add us to this list. Check us out on http://www.rawpixel.com

    Looking forward to you joining our community of creatives.

    BE INSPIRED. BE RAW.

    Nica

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