Get FREE Stock Photos From These 15 Websites

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Introduction

In this article, we will look at the best websites you can go to download free stock photos that you can download for personal and commercial use. 

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Before we start, we need to point out that while these images can be used for most commercial and non-commercial purposes, most of these websites have a few restrictions.

Most websites do not allow for redistribution or sale of the photos. You also should not imply endorsement of your product by people or brands in the photo.

Always check the license page on the websites first before using their stock photos.

Screenshot of Unsplash License Page - Best Websites for Free Stock Images
Screenshot of Unsplash License Page - Best Websites for Free Stock Images
Pixabay has one of the largest collection of free and high-quality stock photos. Besides stock photos, you can also find illustrations, vector graphics and videos on Pixabay.
Screenshot of Pixabay - Best Websites for Free Stock Photos
Screenshot of Pixabay - Best Websites for Free Stock Photos

Unsplash is one of the best websites for free stock photos. There are over 2 million free high-resolution images with thousands more added daily.

Screenshot of Unsplash - Best Websites for Free Stock Photos
Screenshot of Unsplash - Best Websites for Free Stock Photos
Gratisography prides itself on having ‘The world’s quirkiest collection of free high-resolution pictures.’ While Gratisography only has a relatively small collection of photos compared to the rest of the websites on the list, you can be confident that you are getting one of the world’s best and most creative pictures here.
Screenshot of Gratisography - Best Websites for Free Stock Photos
Screenshot of Gratisography - Best Websites for Free Stock Photos
Pexels is another great place for you if you are looking for free stock photos and stock videos. There are over 3 million free high-quality images free stock videos for you on Pexels for you to download!
Screenshot of Pexels - Best Websites for Free Stock Photos
Screenshot of Pexels - Best Websites for Free Stock Photos
Stockvault has over 100,000 photos on the website and you can search for images by their categories. Other than stock photos, you can also find illustrations, vectors and textures on Stockvault.
Screenshot of Stockvault - Best Websites for Free Stock Photos
Screenshot of Stockvault - Best Websites for Free Stock Photos

On Rawpixel, you can find a diverse collection of images, including free and premium stock photos, vectors, photoshop mockups as well as images in the public domain.

Screenshot of rawpixel - Best Websites for Free Stock Photos
Screenshot of rawpixel - Best Websites for Free Stock Photos

Burst is a free stock photo website powered by Shopify.

As the website is relatively new, the number of stock photos on the websites is much smaller compared to most of the websites on the list.

An interesting feature on Burst is its business idea pages.

These pages contain a free photo collection as well as tips and case studies to help kickstart your business.

Screenshot of Burst - Best Websites for Free Stock Photos
Screenshot of Burst - Best Websites for Free Stock Photos

Pikwizard has a unique collection of stock photos and awesome background images.
More than just a library for free stock images, Pikwizard also has an online graphic design tool – DesignWizard – for users to edit, create and share their designs.

Screenshot of Pikwizard - Best Websites for Free Stock Photos
Screenshot of Pikwizard - Best Websites for Free Stock Photos

Morguefile has over 400,000 free stock photos on its website.

On Morguefile, you will probably find that the quality of the stock photos is lower compared to websites like Unsplash and Pixabay.

However, if you are looking for photos of everyday objects, this is a great website to go to.

Screenshot of Morguefile- Best Websites for Free Stock Photos
Screenshot of Morguefile- Best Websites for Free Stock Photos

Kaboompics has one of the most beautiful UI designs on the list.

While it only has a small library of free stock photos, the collection is very high quality.

On Kaboompics, you can also search for photos based on their color and view the color palette for each photo.

Screenshot of Kaboompics - Best Websites for Free Stock Photos
Screenshot of Kaboompics - Best Websites for Free Stock Photos

StockSnap is another excellent library of beautiful and free stock photos with hundreds of images added weekly.

On StockSnap, you can also view the statistics like the number of views, downloads for each photo. You can also filter the search based on the number of downloads, favorites, views, the upload date, and whether the images are trending.

Screenshot of StockSnap - Best Websites for Free Stock Photos
Screenshot of StockSnap - Best Websites for Free Stock Photos

Picjumbo was created by a 24-year-old designer and photographer who started the site in 2013 because regular stock photo sites rejected his photos for “lack of quality”.

Today, Picjumbo has become a popular source for free stock photos and images, with over two million pictures downloads since 2013.

Screenshot of picjumbo - Best Websites for Free Stock Photos
Screenshot of picjumbo - Best Websites for Free Stock Photos

Reshot was created with aim of unifying creators via a free exchange of the world’s best visual content.

If you are looking for free photos that are unique, professional and non-stocky, this site is for you.

Screenshot of reshot - Best Websites for Free Stock Photos
Screenshot of reshot - Best Websites for Free Stock Photos

The list would not be complete without mentioning Wikimedia Commons.

Wikimedia Commons is a project by Wikipedia and has one of the largest collections of free media files in the list, containing over 50,000,000 Images, Sounds, and Videos.

Almost all the media files on Wikimedia Commons are under a free license, but you should always check the file description page before using the image.
In most cases, you would need to credit the creator and provide a link to the image.

Screenshot of Wikimedia Commons - Best Websites for Free Stock Photos
Screenshot of Wikimedia Commons - Best Websites for Free Stock Photos

In Google Images, you can find free images that you can use for commercial use by clicking on Tools, then Usage Rights, and select ‘Labeled for reuse’.

Before using the image, you should double-check the website for the image license first.

Screenshot of Google Images - Best Websites for Free Stock Photos
Screenshot of Google Images - Best Websites for Free Stock Photos

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