50+ Sites with Free Stock Photography



  • 4 Free Photos Public Domain Photos
  • Arspublik Public Domain Images for Designers
  • Best Photos US
  • Big Photo This is a good site for free photographs for personal and educational use.
  • Buringwell.org Public Domain Image Source

  • Creative Commons Images on Flickr
  • Creative Commons Search
  • Creativity 103


  • Copyright Friendly Images
  • Dreamstime Dreamstime also has a free photos section.
  • Easy Stock Photos
  • Famous Artwork Exhibition Some of these pages are just text, but others have pictures
  • Free Artistic Photos
  • freedigitalphotos.net 640 X 480 res photos available for free
  • Freefoto.com Freefoto is limited in scope, but has good quality photographs that are free for noncommercial use. (*)
  • Freefoto.ca A limited collection of pictures that can be used for both commercial and noncommercial projects (Canadian focus) (*)
  • FreePhotos.Se A nice collection of public domain images.
  • Free High Quality Public Domain Images and Photos
  • FreeImages.co.uk


  • Free Photo Bank
  • Free Images Collection.com
  • Free Photos Bank
  • Font Play: Free Photos over 10,000 photos
  • Free Pixels over 3,000 images
  • Free Stock Photo
  • Free Stock Photography free and royalty free images
  • Free Use Photos on Flickr
  • Geek Philosopher Stock Photography and Desktop Backgrounds The photographs are smaller than on some sites, but there is a good variety.
  • Image After Photographs and other resources are freely available for both personal and commercial use. Many sections include photographs of subjects rarely included on free stock photography sites (ie camels).
  • Great Images in NASA
  • Images in the Public Domain from SRU
  • Image Base good variety of pictures
  • Kave Wall Stock Larger res images can be bought.
  • Logo Design Web’s Public Domain Stock Photos
  • Mayang’s Free Textures
  • Medphoto Wellcome Images 2000 Years of Human Culture
  • Morgue File These freely available high resolution stock photographs may be used for both personal and commercial projects. This site has an excellent selection. (*)
  • NSSDC Photo Gallery a gallery of NASA photographs that are in the public domain (credit should be given to NASA and the NSSDC)
  • OpenPhoto.net a large archive


  • PD Photo: Free Public Domain Photo Database a nice collection particularly focused on locations
  • Perfect Digital Free Stock Photos These freely available high resolution stock photographs may be used for both personal and commercial projects.
  • Photoclick: A Photography Directory
  • Public Domain Depot
  • Public Domain Images
  • Public Domain Images Online
  • Public-Domain-Photos.com 5000 Free Stock Photos
  • Public Domain Pictures.net
  • Public Photo
  • Photo Everywhere free travel potos
  • Photos 8
  • PhotoVaco
  • Stock Vault
  • Stock.xchng a huge collection of free stock photographs
  • TextureZ
  • Turbo Photo These photographs in the public domain. Please note that this is part of a site with paid stock photography.
  • US Government: Photos and Images Please note that the licenses for photographs in this collection varies.
  • Unprofound Royalty Free Photography Project Photos are divided by primary color.
  • Wikimedia Commons
  • Wikipedia: Public Domain Image Resources
  • Please note that these photographs are free, but not necessary public domain. Check each site for its terms of use if you wish to use photographs for public consumption especially commercial use. Photos used in this post are from Photos8 and Photovaco.


    1. Thank you so much for this list. Many on my own stock photo list have either disappeared or been absorbed by sites that charge fees. And you have lots of names here that are new to me.

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    10. WOW, Nice list, Thank you for sharing this, where i can find the dog photo you have on top ?

    11. The list is very informative plus photos are creative in nature

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    14. I must say that these are really useful resources which all webmaster should and must have.

    15. BEST LINK thx

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    18. Another great source is http://www.rgbstock.com. It offers more than 60.000 high quality images in high resolution, completly free for personal or commercial use. It is a relatively new site with powerful search function along with a quickly growing community of photographers

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    21. You can download 35 free images here, and you choose your downloads from a million images! http://ingimage.com/

      This post should give you an idea of the high quality collection: http://www.onextrapixel.com/2012/02/27/a-cut-above-20-exceptionally-creative-stock-photos/

      Hop you like them!

    22. Hey there! Thank you very much for putting these links together. I will definitely explore each of it and I also want to add an awesome stock photography website that I found http://www.kozzi.com! ^^~ ^,^]

    23. Thanks martha for the new site added which is the kozzi.com I already used their images to my own blog and i download it for Free. Thanks again!

    24. We’d like to have http://www.SchoolPhotoProject.com included in this list as well. We are a free stock photo site that make good quality photos available, esp. for students and non-profit entities. Big photo files, up to 4000 pixels in size are available to download. New free photos are uploaded daily. Thank you!

    25. I would like to add to the list our new stock photography website: http://www.stockpics.co . We are specialize in Oriental and Chinese topics, Spain and general categories.

    26. Thanks. I must say that these are really useful resources which all webmaster.

    27. Thank you so much for the collection of links, it’s amazing!

    28. A good alternative to sxc is http://www.rgbstock.com/

    29. Here is another great alternative to free images


    30. Please also check out http://www.goodfreephotos.com for thousands of public domain photos.

    31. Now, people can find Royalty free images of Aviation Photos, Astronomy, Dinosaur Art, Healthcare Photos, Medical Science, Military Forces, Underwater Stock Photos, Weather images at http://www.stocktrekimages.com/

    32. Me and my friend are amateur photographers (although we do some paid work every now and then) and we have created this website


      We believe in free culture and we are going to post all our photos in full resolution on our website and can be used under following creative commons license.

      That means you can
      remix, transform, and build upon the material
      for any purpose, even commercially.
      100% free of cost.

      We have just started this project and within months there will be thousands of photos available.
      If you like our work and want to promote free culture then please spread the word to everyone who might want to build upon our work.
      If everything goes right then our plan is to recruit more like minded photographers and make this site really rich with 100% free stock photos
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