30 Free Stock Photo Websites with High Res Images
Stock Photos are essential to any modern day marketer’s arsenal. But finding high res stock photos that fit your requirements tend to be a tedious task. PosterMyWall helps you out by providing stock photos from Getty Images, Pixabay and Flickr directly from within the Poster Maker. Now you can design your poster and find stock photos to use in the same place.
But the list of stock photo websites you can take advantage of doesn't end here. In fact, there are hundreds of websites dedicated for this very purpose - some of them are free, others require a subscription or membership, and some don't. Some of them have a niche compilation, while others, such as Getty Images, have images for all kind of events, categories and situations. Below is our list of Stock Photo websites out there that you should check out:
Superfamous is a Media project run by Folkert Gorter. Apart from the very intriguing website design, this collection contains high resolution photography of the many primal elements of nature. It’s perfect for website design and desktop wallpapers. It’s available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License(CC1), so use it as you like for free, provided you give due credit, by mentioning Superfamous in the caption, or at the bottom of your post with other attributions.
2. Startup Stock Photo
Negative Space provides free stock photos for all sorts of categories. You can search for images on the website, and also subscribe to exclusive images emailed weekly. Images can be used commercially, and need not be attributed, but we’re going to mention their name anyway because they’re awesome.
500px is a large community based stock website. Professional photographers can sign up and share their content here. Hence, there is a wealthy range of stock photos that can be searched. Furthermore, there are curated galleries, which include a hub of great photos dedicated to specific categories, such as “Beach Life”.
Most of the photos aren’t free and have attribution license requirements. Normally you need to purchase and attribute the photos that you use. No membership necessary.
5. Death to Stock Photo
Death to Stock Photo, despite the very brutal name, was a project started by 2 photographers David and Allie, when they realized the world of bloggers, artists and brands needed more images that fit their “vibe and tribe”.
6. Life of Pix
7. Public Domain Archive
When you check out Public Domain Archive, “New 100% Free Stock Photos. Every. Single. Week.” is the first thing you read, and it’s definitely caught our attention.
FREE high quality stock photos are available, with no attribution required. They also offer premium membership for only $10, giving you bulk downloads and removes pesky ads.
Oh and they have some pretty awesome vintage photos. Check them out!
Gratisography has one of the strangest and most creative stock photo collections out there. Photos are by Ryan McGuire - they’re free of attribution, download as you please, and use them for commercial or personal use (CC0).
You can search for images, which are also conveniently divided into categories for easy exploration. This collection is unique in it’s own right. Seriously, go check it out now.
Freeimages has a huge archive of free and purchasable stock photos. You can search for all kinds of stock photos here, though you will find a rather large range of landscape photos. You need to register to this website to download images. Registration is free.
12. New Old Stock
Apart from the beautiful website design, Magdeleine provides high resolution stock photos of all kinds, simplifying your search. A really cool feature about this website is that you can look for images based on their dominant color.
Freerange has a large number of stock photos, compiled by a mix of in-house photographers and a growing community of contributors.
The images are free, but you need to create an account in order to start downloading. You can use the images for personal and commercial use, and giving attribution isn’t required (but it’s highly appreciated). Read more on their license here.
ISO Republic provides over 1000 high resolution images, aimed especially for wordpress themes and web templates for bloggers, teachers, web developers and other professionals. Images can be used for personal and commercial, and attribution isn’t needed but appreciated. View their terms here.
Picography is a photo gallery of relatively small size. The images are free to download and use for personal or commercial purposes. The images are of high resolution and beautiful to behold.
You can also subscribe to their email list for free photos every month.
Picjumbo provides high resolution stock photos for free personal use and commercial use. They have a large variety of stock photos, and the website provides you curated content on the front page in the form of albums such as "The Best of Free Images" and "Random Images".
You can also get their premium membership, to gain access to all their images, and you can download all their images at once. See their FAQ for more info.
With a small sized photo gallery, every image is a treat. High quality images available for free download. The images can be used for personal and commercial projects, as long as proper credit is provided (CC-BY).
123RF has a large gallery of a wide range of stock photos. However, this site does not provide free stock photos. You can register on the site (for free), but most high quality images come with a fee, as well as attribution requirements.
But they do have a small list of free stock photos, which frequently changes, so feel free to browse.
26. Free Nature Stock
Serene atmospheric photos? Check. Breathtaking landscape photos? Check! Free Nature Stock specializes in providing photos of nature which you can use for free. It’s licensed under CC0, so the images can be used for personal and commercial projects, and attribution isn’t required. Follow their instagram page, it will definitely improve your instagram feed.
Along with a wide range high quality stock photos catered especially for businesses, tech and education, IM Creator offers a website design tool too.
You need to give proper credit when you use the photos, though it’s the least one can do with the high quality visuals they provide for free.
29. Little Visuals
Little Visuals is a small gallery which offers high resolution landscape photos, great for website design and blog post covers. Images are free and don’t require attribution.
MMT has a small sized stock photo gallery. If you’re looking for photos of nature and serene landscape photos, check out this website. The images are free for use, commercial or personal, and attribution isn’t required.
Which ones are new to you? Some of these websites are absolutely filled with eye-candy while others have just the right images for your blog and brand. Let us know what you think in our social media!