25 resources for license free stock photos

Photos licensed under the Creative Commons license CC0 are free to use


Any given website you develop or design requires some degree of attractive visualisation. After all, a picture tells more than a thousand words. It happens quite often your customer doesn’t provide visual material of any significance so to fill in the gaps, you have to obtain pictures yourself. Grabbing images randomly from other websites is a no-go because it compromises the uniqueness of your web project. You even risk copyright violations and other license infringements.

Fortunately there are plenty of resources where you can go for high quality license free stock photos. In the vast online libraries and archives, you are almost certain to find something that can give your web – or print – project what it needs. Here you can find a non-exhaustive list of websites that offer high resolution pictures that you can use for personal and commercial projects.

1. Gratisography

Free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects. All pictures were photographed by Ryan McGuire and free of copyright restrictions.

2. Picjumbo

A free stock photo site created by designer & photographer Viktor Hanacek in 2013. You can also sign up for a premium account and it also features a blog.

3. New old stock

Vintage photos from the public archives, free of known copyright restrictions.

4. Pexels

One of the best-known websites out there. All photos on Pexels are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means the pictures are completely free to be used for any legal purpose. It also features a big video archive

5. Splitshire

This website not only offers a huge collection of images but some videos too.

6. Jay Mantri

A great series of pictures on this website. You can also subscribe to get notifications of new material.

7. Stokpic

This website offers a huge collection in a wide variety of categories. You can also submit your own pictures.

8. Unsplash

With a huge library of photos and hundreds more being added each day, chances are they’ve got a photo for you. Find inspiration in the new photos they hand-select every day or search to find and download exactly what you’re looking for.

9. ISO Republic

ISO Republic provides free stock photos for creative professionals. This website was founded in 2014 by Tom Eversley, a designer and photographer from England.

10. Pixabay

Over a million free photos, vectors and illustrations.

11. Picography

Free images to use however you like.

12. Refe

Royalty-free, high-quality, natural looking photos.

13. Foodiesfeed

A resource of awesome naturally looking food photos that are completely free to download.

14. Travel Coffee Book

Sharing beautiful travel moments. All photos are listed under cc0. That means you can do whatever you want with them.

15. Magdeleine

Hand-picked free photos for your inspiration.

16. Jeshoots

Free stock photos and PSD mockups

17. Cupcake

All photos here are licensed under the Creative Commons license CC0, which means that you are free to use the images without any costs.

18. Morguefile

Free images for creatives, by creatives. A post production file, over 350,000 free stock photos for commercial use.

19. Public Domain Archive

New 100% Free Stock Photos. Everything you need for your creative projects, all public domain images!

20. Good Free Photos

A large Public Domain photo repository with high resolution free photos and vectors. All copyright free stock photos and royalty free photos, and CC0 Photos. Over 20900 free and public domain photos, images, clipart, pics and vectors.

21. StockSnap

Hundreds of high resolution images added weekly. Free from copyright restrictions.

22. Kaboompcis

Free images of the highest quality, constantly growing image database, a powerful search-engine. To every photo a color palette with free graphics for download is added. There are images available in every size, division according to photo sessions, 100% security, blog, and much more – all in one photo bank.

23. re:splashed

Free HD images for your web and design projects.

24. Free Images

Free images and more than 300 000 royalty free stock photos

25. Life of pix

Free high-resolution photos, no copyrights restrictions. Images for personal and commercial use. New photographies added weekly. All images are donated to the public domain.

Posted on August 17, 2018 by , last modified on August 17, 2018

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