10+ Great Sites for Free Photos

Photography has always been an important part of design. In this post, we’ve created a list of awesome websites for free stock photos, that you can use for your web project – be it online shop, blog, portfolio, etc.

Some of the photographs are available for FREE use, others require you to specify the source, others have different conditions of use.

That’s why, review the requirements of their owners. Well, you might skip this part, and generally do not risk almost nothing but judge for yourself.




Unsplash is a large collection of free high-resolution photos and has become one the best sources for stock images. All photos are released under the  creative commons public domain license.

This means you can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.





Pixabay offers a large collection of free stock photos, vectors and art illustrations. All photos are released under Creative Commons CC0.





A site that can quickly become one of your favorite resources for completely free images. With the addition of new pictures every day, there you will find a wide selection of high-quality photos on various topics for your project.





Beautiful free stock photos and high resolution images. The site also has a very handy search feature making it easy to browse through the thousands of images available.



New Old Stock

Vintage photos from the public archives free of copyright restrictions.




Negative Space

Here you can definitely find quality photographs on a variety of topics.

Negative Space provides 20 new photos every week released under Creative Commons CC0. The photos are searchable and can be sorted by category, copy space and color.



Comp Fight

Another unique search engine for photos. This is one of the fastest ways to find Creative Commons images for your blog or website.



Refe Photo

Quite an interesting site that offers free images for commercial or personal use without requiring any rules about it.

Emphasis is on the urban photography and images are captured via mobile phone, which in turn makes them look quite spontaneous and natural.




The pictures here are not just photos, but a piece of art.


Kaboom Pics

A wide variety of high quality free stock photos including abstract, city/architecture, fashion, food, landscapes and more. Photos can be used for commercial purposes but cannot be sold or redistributed.


Death to Stock Photos

Every month they deliver to your email a photo pack of 10 photos within a certain category.

Death to stock photo uses their own license which you can read on their webpage.



A wide variety of free stock photos and are released under Creative Commons CC0. All pictures are authentic and created by Skitterphoto’s owners.




Pikwizard is the latest addition to the stock photography family. It holds over 100,000 high-quality images, with 20,000 that are completely exclusive to the site. There is also no attribution required!

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