The BIG List of Free Stock Photo Sites

The BIG List of Free Stock Photo Sites

The BIG List of Free Stock Photo Sites

The BIG List of Free Stock Photo Sites

Free stock photos for your business.

“Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.” – Walt Disney

But before we get there, it’s important to understand the different licensing options as any violation can put you in a legal hot soup. Each image has embedded information and online tools can easily detect licensing violations.

Most stock websites offer the following types of licenses:

Royalty Free – You pay the initial license fee once and then can use the image multiple times and forever in a wide range of permitted uses.

Extended/Enhance – This license gives you greater freedom over image uses restricted by royalty free license.
Rights Managed – Gives you rights to use images in a specific way depending on parameters that can be modified to suit your requirement.

Creative Commons – It is a non-profit organization providing free, easy to use licenses for sharing and use of creative works. You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work even for commercial purposes. The license is usually termed as CC0 (Creative Commons Zero)

So, now let’s get to the list of top picks for websites for free images. Some of the images in these may have licensing agreements, so it’s important to understand the restrictions on each image before you use them.

The BIG List of Free Stock Photo Sites - Codesquad

Offers high quality free stock photos and videos under the Pexels license for personal and commercial purposes. All photos are easily searchable through their explore pages.

Offers an extensive collection of quality stock photos, illustrations, vectors and videos. All photos are released under Creative Commons CC0.

Offers premium, contemporary and copyright-free photos and videos, with new additions every week. What makes PikWizard unique is its editing tool, Design Wizard. With this tool you can create unique content in minutes, share, schedule and download.

The BIG List of Free Stock Photo Sites - Codesquad

Offers a large collection of high-resolution photos for free under the Unsplash license to be used for commercial and non-commercial purposes.

The BIG List of Free Stock Photo Sites - Codesquad

Offers a large selection of high resolution and free images. The site has a popular searches feature so you can find the most popular images available. All the photos are available under the CC0 license.

The BIG List of Free Stock Photo Sites - Codesquad

Offers a huge collection of unique, handpicked and non-stocky images. Images are free to be used commercially and editorially, and no permissions or attributions are required.

The BIG List of Free Stock Photo Sites - Codesquad

Provides free stock photos for entrepreneurs to help them make better products, websites and campaigns. Some photos are licensed under CC0 while others can be used as per Shopify’s license agreement.

The BIG List of Free Stock Photo Sites - Codesquad

Offers free photos easily searchable according to categories and popular tags. All photos are licensed under CC0.

The BIG List of Free Stock Photo Sites - Codesquad

Provides beautiful high-resolution photos catalogued according to categories and hashtags. All photos come with a CC0 license.

The BIG List of Free Stock Photo Sites - Codesquad

Offers a wide variety of authentic photos created by SkitterPhoto’s owners. All photos are under the CC0 license.

The BIG List of Free Stock Photo Sites - Codesquad

Offers free and high-resolution stock photos, backgrounds and images for personal and commercial use. The photos are totally free for commercial and personal works.

Provides high resolution photos, videos and templates for commercial and personal use by Jeffrey Betts specializing in workspace and nature. All photos are licensed under CC0.

The BIG List of Free Stock Photo Sites - Codesquad

Provides high quality free photos under a wide range of categories. All photos can be used for personal or commercial use, but not for resale or distribution.

The BIG List of Free Stock Photo Sites - Codesquad

Article originally published on 13/01/2020
Article updated by Monisha on 19/10/2020 – Updated article with new site – PikWizard

Monisha M M

Monisha is the Creative Coordinator at Codesquad. She has a wide range of responsibilities including content development & integration, search engine optimisation and custom report creation. Monisha ensures that your content is fully Google optimised while still looking great. Monisha effortlessly juggles her time liaising between the various teams – content, SEO, design, marketing and social media.

Monisha M M

Monisha is the Creative Coordinator at Codesquad. She has a wide range of responsibilities including content development & integration, search engine optimisation and custom report creation. Monisha ensures that your content is fully Google optimised while still looking great. Monisha effortlessly juggles her time liaising between the various teams – content, SEO, design, marketing and social media.