Stock images seems to be my nemesis. Every time I need one, they’re no where to be found. Until Now! The search is over for websites that have completely free stock images that can be used for commercial purposes without links back to the original site.
I’ve put together a list of 25 websites that host nothing but absolutely FREE stock images for all types of use.
Public Domain & Creative Commons Zero (CC0)
Public Domain = the state of belonging or being available to the public as a whole, and therefore not subject to copyright. Public domain status allows the user unrestricted access and unlimited creativity!
CC0 = the no copyright reserved option in the Creative Commons toolkit it effectively means relinquishing all copyright and similar rights that you hold in a work and dedicating those rights to the public domain.
1 Million Free Pictures is a repository of 100% free pictures! No registration required. No fees collected. No annoying watermarks. No accounts needed. Just free pictures. All pictures in this photo blog are dedicated in the public domain.
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- Flickr: Creative Commons Zero
Over 75,000 Public Domain images
A resource of free realistic food images in high resolution and free digital goods related to food. These are all fully available to download for your blog posts, articles, websites, templates, mobile apps, backgrounds or just any kind of design. A premium membership is also available.
Unique royalty free stock photos, textures, and digital backgrounds. Free for all uses.
Free stock photography for all uses. High resolution stock images and textures.
A large free stock photo site with thousands of public domain photos including landscapes, objects, animals, plants, textures and many other free photos.
Free High Resolution images for personal and commercial use. New images added weekly. Just right click to save!
A curated collection of free web design resources, all for commercial use.
A small collection of photographs. All images are under the CC0 licence making them free for all use.
Kaboom Pics offers 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.
Free High Resolution images for personal and commercial use. New images added weekly. All images are donated to the Public Domain.
CC0 Public Domain Images. They do have another section for Attribution Required, so be sure you know which image type you’re using. The link I’ve included is specifically for the CC0 images.
- New Old Stock
Vintage photos from the Public Domain with no known copyright restrictions.
A repository of thousands of free public domain pictures and photographs. Use these stock photos freely in any project.
Free high quality photos you can use everywhere. Free for commercial use, no attribution required.
Subscribe with just your email address for totally free images. Though the owner would appreciate attribution, its not necessary! Premium is also available.
Free download high quality premium free stock images, public domain photos. You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission. *Note* To direct download you have to upload 10 of your own images.
Search over 940,000 free photos, illustrations, and vector graphics or share your own pictures as Public Domain.18. Search over 940,000 free photos, illustrations, and vector graphics or share your own pictures as Public Domain.
A hub for all high quality public domain images. A place to find inspiration and photography that you can re-use in your creative projects. Premium is also available.
All photos are license free under the CC0 license. Use and customize them, even commercially. A new image is uploaded daily, and there’s no login required.
Subscribe via email to receive 7 new photos every 7 days. All images are royalty and attribution free.
Created by a web designer/photographer, all images are free for personal and commercial use.
We select nothing but the highest quality, highest resolution pictures and add them to our database on a daily basis. All photos uploaded to the site are released under Creative Commons CC0 and do not require attribution.
10 new photos every 10 days. You can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or Unsplash.
I hope you enjoy browsing through these sites as much as I have. There is a lot of incredible work listed above!
— Wahm Dianne