Where to find free photos and images - Best 16 free photography websites

If you used to buy photos from istockphoto.com 10 years ago when photos there could be downloaded for just 1 USD you are probably shocked that now a single photo there costs 24 EURO. You are not alone. But there is now even a free solution to get appropriate stock photos. You won't believe it, but there are sites that offer photos and images completely free of charge and free to use for personal and commercial projects. Most of them even without requesting attribution. You can think that those photos are not high quality but you would be wrong.

We have selected the best sites where you can find thousands of free images quick and easy withouth wasting your time. In most cases images are available even without registration in the site.

The resources we present offer completely free images for your website or advertising materials. Yes, you can download high resolution images for your graphic designs as well.

Check the list of 16 websites with beautiful stock photography. Best of all, they are free!

Be careful, as when you read this post some sites may have changed their policy and may require attribution. Check at the sites and determine yourself how the images can be used. For now, we just provide you a very good list that would save you a lot of time and efforts in searching the right free stock image for your projects!

What you can use the images for? You can add them to your website, blog, eshop or use them to print your custom phonecase or create your custom dress at dress-to-impress.com

16 Resources for Free Stock Photos

1. https://pixabay.com/

Free stock photos

Pixabay moto is "Stunning Free Images" and the site offers over 1.6 million royalty free stock photos and videos shared by their community. Apart from photos, you can also find free illustrations, vector graphics and videos.

Pixabay is a vibrant community of creatives, sharing copyright free images and videos. All contents are released under the Pixabay License, which makes them safe to use without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist - even for commercial purposes.

2. https://unsplash.com/

Free stock photos

Unsplash offers beautiful, free photos. Over 550,000 free (do-whatever-you-want) high-resolution photos brought to you by the world’s most generous community of photographers. All photos published on Unsplash can be used for free 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.

3. https://www.pexels.com/

Free stock photos

Pexels offers the best free stock photos shared by talented photographers. All photos on Pexels can be used for free for commercial and noncommercial use. Attribution is not required. Giving credit to the photographer or Pexels is not necessary but always appreciated.

4. https://stocksnap.io/

Free stock photos

Beautiful free stock photos. Hundreds of high resolution images added weekly. Free from copyright restrictions. Browse through beautiful high-resolution suits photos. These free photos are CC0 licensed, so you can use them in both your personal or commercial projects without attribution.

5. https://burst.shopify.com/

Free stock photos

Burst - Free stock photos for websites and commercial use. Download free, high-resolution images.

6. https://www.reshot.com/

Free stock photos

Reshot - Uniquely free photos. Handpicked, non-stocky images. All photos published on Reshot are free to use, both for commercial and noncommercial purposes. Go crazy!

7. https://www.lifeofpix.com

Free stock photos

Lifeofpix - Free high resolution photography. An awesome community of photographers is there to share with you their best shots.

8. https://gratisography.com/

Free stock photos

Gratisography offers Quirky, Creative, Always Free Photos.The world's quirkiest collection of free high-resolution pictures, comprised of the world's best, most creative images - photos you just won't find anywhere else. All completely free of copyright restrictions.

9. https://freestocks.org

Free stock photos

Free stock photos - for use both in personal and commercial projects.

10. https://picography.co/

Free stock photos

All photos are free for personal and commercial use.

11. https://mmtstock.com/

Free stock photos

Free photos and videos for commercial use. Use them in your website, themes, templates, projects, print materials, social posts, and more. New photos and videos each week.

12. https://picjumbo.com/

Free stock photos

Picjumbo - Beautiful FREE stock photos. Download free high-resolution images for personal and commercial use.

13. https://kaboompics.com/

Free stock photos

Free stock photography + color palettes. Thousands of pictures without any payment, even for commercial use.

14. https://skitterphoto.com/

Free stock photos

Skitterphoto - a place to find, show and share public domain photos.

15. https://styledstock.co/

Free stock photos

Beautiful free styled images for your projects

16. https://www.foodiesfeed.com/

Free stock photos

Foodiesfeed is a resource of awesome naturally looking food photos that are completely free to download. Food photographers from all around the world share their photos under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license to help accomplish the ultimate goal of Foodiesfeed, to make the online space related to food more beautiful and eliminate all the ugly sterile stock photos that people still keep using.

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As the founder of Be Global Fashion Network and several other fashion websites, Silvia has been working for more than 20 years covering fashion industry trends and news. With a passion for the fashion business, she focuses on sustainable fashion and innovations, custom fashion and print on demand services. Silvia is a Chairman of Bulgarian Fashion Association. You can reach her at silvia@bgfashion.net

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