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23 Nov, 2016

Photography is always an integral part of web design, but unfortunately, we are accustomed to seeing lots of snappy stock or paid photos every day. Annoyed, right? Hence, I decided to figure out sources that solve this barrier and finally did it. Today I’m so excited to introduce 15 awesome websites that supply FREE stock photos. Keep reading and the surprise is waiting for you at the end.

#1 Unsplash

Unsplah is a collection of free high-resolution photos and has become one of the best sources for stock images. In fact, we’ve noticed some of authors using these images in their themes and templates. It releases about 10 new photos every 10 days and they are released under the creative commons public domain license.

#2 Stocksnap.io

Stocksnap.io has a large selection of beautiful free stock photos and high resolution images. The site supports handy search feature making easy to browse through thousands of images available. Images on Stocksnap are sorted by Date, Trending, View, Download and Favorites, so you can find out which ones are popular. Hundreds of images are released weekly, you absolutely pick up some that meet your need.

#3 Negative space

Negative space is another site in this collection that I want to present. With 20 photos are added every week under Creative Common CCO, it gradually becomes a huge free stock photo library. Photos are searchable by category, color and copy space.

#4 Gratisography

Gratisography offers free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects. New awesome pictures are added weekly and are free of copyright restrictions. All pictures are captured by Ryan McGuire of Bells Design.

All images are sorted by topics that are animals, nature, objects, people, urban and whimsical.

#5 Life of Pix

Life of Pix is a resource created by the LEEROY creative agency offering free high-resolution photos with no copyright restrictions. New pictures are added weekly. Cool, right?

#6 Splitshire

Splitshire is a collection of delicious free stock photos by web designer Daniel Nanescu. The photos are free for personal and commercial use. You can download images you need without copyright and especially photo gallery is added EVERYDAY!

#7 Pixabay

All images and videos on Pixabay are released free of copyrights under Creative Commons CC0. You may download, modify, distribute, and use them royally free for anything you like, even in commercial applications. Attribution is not required.

#8 Picjumbo

Picjumbo is a collection of totally free stock photos for your commercial & personal works. New photos are added daily from a wide variety of categories including abstract, fashion, nature, technology and much more. You can use this various photo source to create your attractive website now!

#9 Jay Mantri

Like other free stock photo sites, photos on Jay Mantri are released under Creative Commons CCO license every Thursday. There are a variety of themes for you to choose. Hey friends, Jay Mantri is waiting for you !

#10 Freestock.org

Wow, it’s 10th site. Keep reading? Freestock provides images of people, city and architecture, animals, food and drink, fashion, nature, objects and technology. All images are released under Creative Commons CCO.


#11 Picography

Picography contains beautiful free stock photos submitted by Dave Meier and various other photographers. All photos are released under Creative Commons CC0.

#12 Epicantus

Epicantus contains free original photography by Daria. You can use these hi-res photos for your landing pages, blog posts  & designs. All photos are released under Creative Commons CC0.

#13 MMT

MMT Stock is a collection of high resolution photos provided by Jeffrey Betts. Jeffrey likes to share photos of flowers and nature. All photos are released under Creative Commons CC0.

#14 Kaboompics

Kaboompics is a great place to get breathtaking free pictures for personal and commercial projects but can’t be sold or redistributed. It offers a wide variety of high quality free stock photos including abstract, city/architecture, fashion, food, landscapes and more.

Is it enough?

Well, that’s 15 awesome sites of free stock photos that you can use for personal or commercial projects without permission. These websites are really a blessing for web designers, bloggers and creative people. Here’s the bonus I promised to give you at the beginning. Share, tweet and G+1 this article for others! If you find out any other great sites, please comment to let others know!

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  • Thank you for your comment and support. I took a tour on your site and was impressed by your photos. They look fantastic, for sure. I will share your business to others to generate photo sources. Also keep sharing our post to your friends ! Thank you one more time, Igor.

    • posted by Hieu
    • Friday, 16 December 2016 11:34
  • Great article Hieu!

    I started http://fancycrave.com/ 2 years ago as a side project. The site consists of completely free stock photos all taken by me and other professional photographers. My aim for these photos is to help designers and creative alike. People can use these images for whatever purpose they please. Each image is licensed under CC0.

    I keep things very simple. I list the photo, its tags, the author, and the download link. The site layout is very minimal and straight forward. We strive to publish two new images every single day.

    I hope you and others will find it valuable. If you see it fit, I’d be very grateful if you could add it to this list. Cheers!

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