Looking for high-quality stock photos for your ecommerce website but don’t have a big budget? Luckily, there are tons of free stock photo sites where you can download images to use on your site, email campaigns, social media and more — without costing you a single cent.
Here are the top 100+ free stock photo sites.
Generic free stock photo sites
- Barn Images
- Moni’s Photo
- Adobe Stock
- Death to Stock
- Jay Mantri
- Free Images
- Wikimedia Commons
- Pixite Source
- DesignRush’s Public Domain Archive
- IM Free
- Fancy Crave
- Realistic Shots
- Function Design Blog
- Kaboom Pics
- Graphic Photo Burger
- ISO Republic
- Free Digital Photos
- Life of Pix
- Stock Up
1. Barn Images
Search through a wide range of imagery to get the perfect fit for your blog or website. Plus, get 50 free images sent to your inbox when you subscribe to their newsletter.
Burst is Shopify’s own free stock photo site. Expect to see lots of images shot with ecommerce businesses in mind, as well as lots of diversity.
In addition to free stock photos, Canva has paid photos, a free photo editor and graphic design tutorials.
Access more than 335 million royalty-free images. Looking for something unique? Narrow down your search by click the “interestingness” sort option.
Every month, photographer Alicia Powell sends a bundle of free stock photos to her email subscriber list. And when you sign up, you'll get a batch instantly. You can also pay for a monthly membership to access even more stock images.
6. Moni's Photo
Moni is a photographer who provides quality attribution-free images. Receive ten new photos weekly when you subscribe to her email list.
NegativeSpace is “a community of photographers who want to share their work. And a community of online visitors who want to use their beautiful, free high-resolution images without any restrictions.”
Pixabay has more than 1.5 million free stock images and videos. You can also find vectors, illustrations and graphics.
The HubSpot team has rounded up more than 550 free downloadable images in exchange for your email address.
Magdeleine adds one free stock photo to their site every day. Some photos may require attribution.
While the majority of their photo collection isn’t free, Snapwire releases seven photos every week under the Creative Commons CC0 license.
12. Adobe Stock
While Adobe Stock requires a paid monthly subscription, you can sign up for a free trial and receive ten free stock photos. Just remember to cancel your membership before you get charged — a calendar reminder can help.
13. Death to Stock
Death to Stock used to send free photos every month to subscribers but has since launched a paid service. According to their site, though, email subscribers “will occasionally get free photo packs to kick off new projects.”
StockSnap.io adds hundreds of photos to its collection every week.
Unsplash offers a range of original free photos. Follow your favorite photographer or browse their different collections.
16. Jay Mantri
Jay Mantri is a photographer who has a Tumblr page where he displays his images, which are free for anyone to download and use. You’ll find photos with a special attention to detail — more for brands with an artistic aesthetic.
DesignersPics.com has a diverse range of free high-resolution images.
MMT updates its website with free photos and videos every week. The main focus is nature and urban imagery, but you can find office-related photos as well.
EPICVA has a team of photographers who provide free original images for the site. “No attribution needed but much appreciated,” the website states.
Rawpixel has a section on their site where you can browse the royalty-free images. If your budget allows, Rawpixel also has plenty of photos you can purchase to use as well.
21. Free Images
With 300,000+ pictures, you’re guaranteed to find what you need. Look through the Editor’s Picks or search by featured photographers.
Wikimedia Commons is “a collection of 49,503,063 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute.” And that number continues to rise.
23. Pixite Source
Pixite Source provides free photos, textures and overlays. Each week, Pixite Source shares a new image, intended to undergo additional photo editing.
Reshot gathers images from photographers who volunteer their work. Download packages based on category if you’re in need of multiple images.
While Pond5 focuses on stock video, the site also has 12 million royalty-free images and graphics for download.
FreeJPG is an Argentinian website that has great selection of high-resolution images. Search by color to stay on-brand.
Splashbase is a library of free high-resolution photos and videos.
B2B marketplace DesignRush created its Free Public Domain Archive where they upload new images every week.
29. IM Free
IM Free has a useful collection of free commercial imagery for every kind of business. They also have graphics, icons and other assets that are useful in website design and launches.
FreeMediaGoo has no no limit on the number of free photos you can download.
Browse SplitShire’s 900+ stock photos, all of which are free for commercial use.
Pexels has a diverse offering of free downloadable stock photos. Attribution isn’t required for any of the photos you’ll find here.
Freerange has a searchable database of free stock photos and illustrations. Not sure what you’re looking for? Browse by category to conjure up some ideas.
Plixs is another straightforward, searchable library of free stock photos. You can also browse by category.
Search over 15,000 free images with FreeStockPhotos.biz. And if you have a need for clip art, this is also the place to go.
In addition to using the searchable site, you can sign up for the ShotStash email list for weekly new photo updates.
Refe focuses on natural-looking photos, as opposed to the overly staged and edited stock photos that have become the norm.
Moose has created collections of free stock images that you can download and use together for a consistent visual aesthetic.
Morguefile is an archive of post-production images. Just type what you’re looking for in the search bar and browse through more than 350,000 free photos.
Picography has a large assortment of professional images ready for use. Edit and use the pictures however you like.
Browse new images weekly on Photostockeditor’s website.
42. Fancy Crave
Download as many free photos as you want through Fancy Crave. The categories are geared towards travelers, but you’ll find a diverse selection of imagery.
Picjumbo has free stock photos of just about anything you can image. Subscribe to their email list for new photo alerts.
44. Realistic Shots
Realistic Shots posts seven new, natural-looking stock photos weekly.
Just type in a keyword on StockPholio and find thousands of free pictures available for download.
Go to Function’s freebies section to access images free of charge.
Search more than 110,000 free stock photos on Stockvault. They also have web layouts and logos to download for your ecommerce or portfolio site.
Jeshoots has free stock photos available for download with no attribution necessary — all submitted by photographer Jan Vasek. Explore the tags to find something new.
Every other week, Stokpic sends ten new photos, free to use, to its email subscribers. Sign up on their site.
Bigfoto has images from countries all over the world. They also provide a short description of the destination where the photo was taken.
Compfight has a ton of free images for commercial and non-commercial use — most of which are from Flickr. Find what you need quickly with the filtered search option.
Flickr is a well-known source for inspiring images. The Creative Commons page has millions of photos available for use through different attribution licenses.
Useful site for those looking for product photography. Images are free to use but attribution must be given to Photober.com.
Not as diverse as the other websites, but it is a useful resource for nature and travel photos. Attribution must be given to FreeStockPhotos.com.
55. Kaboom Pics
Over 8,000 colorful images available for download. they're geared more towards lifestyle, interior design and specialized bloggers.
A photography page on Tumblr that provides free photos dedicated to business. Just click the archive and choose from an eclectic selection of high-res photos
A collection of artistic shots related to fashion, food, and architecture. Nice option for food bloggers, photographers, or art related businesses.
All graphic designers should bookmark this page. Graphic Photo Burger has a diverse assortment of royalty-free photos, vectors, mockups, and text.
59. ISO Republic
A popular site for imagery focused on sports and technology. They recently added free stock videos too.
Thousands of images — all free. This is a good option for those looking for people and business related photos.
61. Life of Pix
Life of Pix has striking nature photography from some of the world’s most stunning destinations.
Gratisography is arguably the most interesting free stock photo website on the list, coining themselves as “the world's quirkiest collection” of images.
Cultural representation is becoming increasingly important, and brands need to use imagery that represents and appeals to their diverse customer base. nappy has free, high-resolution images of black and brown people filed under the creative commons license. This free stock photo site brings diversity to the table.
64. Stock Up
If you're tired of browsing multiple free stock photo websites to find the image you need, Stock Up aggregates images from 31 free stock photo websites for you. That means you can easily search their database of 25,000 photos. Just browsing for inspiration? Click the “New” tab at the top of the page to see what they've recently added. Make sure you hover over each image to obtain the copyright license.
Free business and office stock photos
Sign up for the Design for Founders email list and receive 60 office-related images for your website or blog.
Startup Stocks has free technology- and business-related images.
Free travel and nature stock photos
- Paul Jarvis
- Photo Everywhere
- Free Nature Stock
- Good Free Photos
- Little Visuals
- Travel Coffee Book
- Free Photos Bank
- Free Goodies for Designers
1. Paul Jarvis
Paul is an established designer, podcaster, author, online course teacher and software creator. While the majority of his website consists of written content, you can download a .zip file of his best 20 photos.
Many of the photos on PhotoEverywhere were taken exclusively for the site. Browse the vast library of travel-themed images to find the right shots for your needs.
Pretty self-explanatory, Free Nature Stock features nature-themed stock photography. Check back frequently, as site owner Adrian Pelletier updates the site with new content daily.
Though it doesn’t have the nicest user interface, Good Free Photos scans tons of other sites with a travel and nature focus to provide the most varied results.
Mazwai has unique travel and product photography which require attribution.
Superfamous stock photo collection features highly textured images inspired by the outdoors
Cupcake has a vast archive of photos, mostly themed around nature and food.
Although they’re not currently uploading new photos uploaded anymore, Little Visuals they has a sizeable selection of nature imagery. Plus, you can get seven high-res images sent to your inbox every week if you enter your email.
Travel Coffee Book is a library of user-submitted travel photos that anyone can access for free.
10. Free Photos Bank
Free Photos Bank has nature and architecture photos that you can download and use free of cost.
Free Goodies for Designers has themed nature packs which include free images and designs.
With over 7,000 travel-related images, Bucketlistly is one of the best stock sites for travel photos. However, images are for non-commercial use only and must credit Pete Rojwongsuriya.
A Portuguese designer created Moveast to share his travel photos with the world — free of charge.
Free food stock photos
1. Scatter Jar
Scatter Jar has an assortment of free food-related stock photos for you to download.
It’s hard not to get hungry browsing Foodiesfeed’s library of user-submitted stock photos.
Free wellness and beauty stock photos
1. Styled Stock
Styled Stock has a free photo collection aimed towards the fashion and beauty industry. Find high—resolution pictures of makeup, clothes, and and feminine office aesthetic.
The Photo Forest has ten wellness-themed stock photos you can download for free in exchange for your email address. They’ll also send a new one every week.
Free vintage stock photo
“See the world as it was,” Vintage Stock Photos says on its website. Search or browse categories of vintage images.
New Old Stock is another great source for antique-looking, royalty-free stock images.
Streetwill has unique vintage photos available for commercial and non-commercial use.
Free graphic design, illustrations and vectors
Pikwizard’s free downloadable files are useful for backgrounds and wallpapers.
Vecteezy has a wide selection of free vector graphics.
Register to download over 100,000 free illustrations, wallpapers and backgrounds for your website from RGBShots.
The Pattern Library offers unique patterns for backgrounds — a perfect way to add some variety to your standard white background product photography.
Not exactly stock photos, but TextureZoom has free stock textures, backgrounds and other design elements. Every file is at least 16 MP.
Free stock photo site aggregators
- FindA. Photo
- I’d Pin That
- Pickup Image
- Skitter Photo
- Visual Hunt
- The Stocks
Search thousands of free images for your website through FindA.Photo’s simple site.
2. I'd Pin That
Ideal for Pinterest buffs, you’ll need to first sign up to search I’d Pin That’s library of free public domain images. Pixabay and Flickr provide these images , which are optimized for quick distribution on Pinterest.
3. Pickup Image
Download free stock images from the public domain with Pickup Image. You’ll find many photos of various destinations around the world.
An all-encompassing free stock photo site, SkitterPhoto rounds up the highest-quality images from the public domain.
FreePhotos.cc uses the APIs from some of the best stock photo sites so you can access and download images in one place.
LibreStock helps you crawl multiple stock photography sites with every search, increasing your chances of finding the right one.
PhotoPin targets bloggers and creatives, but there are tons of valuable — and free — stock photos for all kinds of businesses.
8. Visual Hunt
Visual Hunt has more than 300 million photos, most of which are available for free under the Creative Commons CC0 license. Many pictures include creative edits and close-up shots.
9. The Stocks
The Stocks searches 20 of the best free stock photo sites and presents the results in a single location. You can also search for colors, icons, mockups, videos and fonts.
ImageFinder has over 1,400 capturing images available for download under a Creative Commons license CC0.
Access over 29 million license-specific photos through Everystockphoto.com. You can even search images from NASA and the Library of Congress. Not all images are free, so do your due diligence in checking the licensing conditions for each.