It’s a lot easier for your site to look great with Free Stock Photos. Forbes amazing contributor Tomas Laurinavicius has recently accumulated a tremendous list of the best of the best free sites for stock photos. In addition, his commentary is well worth your time. Here’s his list:
Unsplash – One of the greatest resources for free photos. Over 50,000 of real and honest photos contributed by talented people.
Pexels – A powerful stock photo search engine for CC0 licensed images from various sources.
Barn Images – Two photographers from Latvia, Igor Trepeshchenok and Roman Drits offer you a collection of free high-resolution non-stock photography.
Death to the Stock Photo – Free monthly photo packs for creatives. A photo & inspiration haven for creatives crushing their path.
Picjumbo – A free stock photo site created by designer & photographer Viktor Hanacek in 2013. It all started when any stock photo site didn‘t want his photos due to lack of quality.
FoodiesFeed – A delicious resource of free realistic food images in high resolution and free digital goods related to food.
Commissioned photos from 200,000 of the world’s most talented photographers. Image credit: Snapwire Snaps/Imanuel Pasaka.
Snapwire Snaps – Get 7 free beautiful photos every 7 days by Snapwire. Commissioned photos from 200,000 of the world’s most talented photographers.
BucketListly Photos – A free creative common collection of travelphotos anyone can use. Brought to you by Pete R., founder of BucketListly.
Tookapic – Essentially, a platform for starting your “photo a day” project, Tookapic has a marketplace for stock photos and a huge selection of free images.
Startup Stock Photos – Simple, trendy photos of the startup environment and equipment. An excellent resource for startups, bloggers, publishers, websites, designers, developers, creators & everyone else.
Skitterphoto – Amazing collection of high-quality and vivid photos taken by three skitter photographers residing in Groningen, The Netherlands.
Free Nature Stock – A project by the talented Adrian Pelletier, providing completely free nature photos of some absolutely beautiful locations, and the best part is that every single day there’s a brand new photo added.
Jay Mantri – Jay Mantri is a graphic designer and photographer that captures amazing photos specifically for use within design projects.
Life Of Pix – Free high-resolution photos under public domain, mentioned CC0 licence. Photos are provided by Leeroy advertising agency in Montreal and its network of photographers.
Photo Collections is a free stock photo project by Vadim Goncharov. Image credit: Vadim Goncharov.
Photo Collections – Another free stock photo project by Vadim Goncharov. He openly invites you to use his photos on personal or commercial projects all for free.
Picography – Free hi-resolution photos with the “use them however you like” licence provided by Hidden Depth.
Peekspace – Patrick Goethe collects and curates free space photos scattered around the web.
IM Free – A curated collection of free web design resources including photos, all free for commercial use.
Kaboompics – A great place to get breathtaking free pictures for business or personal projects.
Gratisography – High-resolution photos by Ryan McGuire you can use for free on your personal and commercial projects.
ISO Republic – Tom Eversley, a designer and photographer from England provides exclusive free and premium stock photos for creatives.
PhotoStockEditor – A growing collection of free high-resolution images for personal and commercial use.
Pixabay – Another useful stock photo search engine for CC0 images with over 580,000 free photos, vectors and illustrations.
Travel Coffee Book – A large collection of beautiful travel moments available as CC0 photos.
Stocksnap – Hundreds of high-resolution images added weekly. All photos are free from copyright restrictions, meaning no attribution is required.
Exclusive collection of promotional SpaceX stock photography available for free on Flickr. Image credit: SpaceX.
SpaceX Photos – Exclusive collection of promotional SpaceX stock photography available for free on Flickr.
The Pic Pac – Authentic photo packs with “do whatever you want” licence. All packs are “pay what you want” meaning you can get them for free or support the project by donating any amount of money.
Negative Space – Free stock photos added every week. All photos are released under CC0 licence.
Hi-resolution photos added every week by visual and UX designer and lean startup coach. Image credit: Epicantus/Daria N.
Epicantus – Hi-resolution photos added every week by visual and UX designer and lean startup coach Daria N.
Stock Up – Dynamic free stock photo search engine with 11,233 indexed at the time of writing.
Cupcake – Photographer Jonas Nilsson Lee offers free images to the public domain. That means no attribution ever unless, of course, you want to.
MMT – Jeffrey Betts provides free photos for personal and commercial use under CC0 license.
Moveast – A collection of a Portuguese guy traveling the world and generously sharing his photos for free.