free Stock Photo websites – the complete list

Okay so you’ve got great content for your website or blog post but need some photos to go with it? Look no further. We’ve compiled the complete list of best free stock photo websites.

Make sure you read the terms of usage, as an attribution such as a source link or mention may be required.
Only smallest size (400×267 pixels) are free with an attribution required. Option to purchase super high resolution (bigger size) files for use in print or graphic design. No registration required for the free download, corporate use is OK, and optional member registration gives access to lightboxes and email-to-a-friend features.
Free images for your inspiration, reference and use in your creative work, be it commercial or not!
Prefect for when you’re looking for big size free photos. All images are at least 2400 x 1600, and photos can be used for commercial or personal projects. is a stock photo sharing website where photographers, designers and students can share their photographs, graphics and image files with each other for free.


A site where creative people can exchange their photos for inspiration or work. The site has evolved into the massive community – there are around 400,000 photos online. is a license-specific photo search engine who has indexed millions of freely licensed photos, from many sources (Flickr, morgueFile, freerangestock, stock.xchng, etc) and present them in an integrated search.

7 comments so far

  1. Savannah,

    Thanks for the nice list. I also wanted to suggest a good site for free stock photos: People are welcome to used their photos and images. Also, they add new images everyday which is a great thing and their images are easy to download. :) Check out their cool photos. :) ^^,)

  2. Yinan Chen,

    Hi, very informative article.
    Please also check out 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.

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