Free Stock Photos Websites

Are you tired of searching free stock photos online? It can be extremely difficult to find. The large portion of the stock photo market is owned by companies like Shutterstock and 123RF, who charge you lots of dollars for every photo. Sometimes, you search the photo you wanted and when you open it you find it ridiculous with having a watermark, blurry or low resolution.

But, no worries! Today I am going to list some of the alternatives of Shutterstock and 123RF, where you can access high-quality stock photos without any hassle or significant cost.

Free high-quality stock photos

1.    Pixabay

If there is a dream place for a Web Designer, it must be Pixabay having over 380,000 free photos, vectors and art illustrations. It is easy to use having search features. Apart from that you can upload and share your own pictures.

2.    FreeImages

It is one of the largest directories of open-source images. It has huge gallery containing over 350.000 quality stock photos. It offers a set of categories with thousands of images. And most importantly, it has search features, which is time saving.

3.    Unsplash

10 new photos every 10 days. Just scroll down the home page to see high-quality images attractive beautiful landscapes. Unfortunately, there is no search feature available on this website.

4.    Picjumbo

This site also has some of the great collection photos and categorised properly. It has user-friendly navigation including search features. This website offers extremely high-resolution photos (with no attribution required).

5.    IM Free

IM Creator, which also offers a small library of premium-quality free photos. It has a search feature and attribution is required. Pictures quality as good as paid sites. But, the most interesting thing is- it offers some of the great Web Designing tools like templates and icons.

6.    Gratisography

Gratisography’s collection is just incredible. It is my personal favourite. Built by the talented Ryan McGuire, an artist and web designer. This website has got some of the most evocative images on the web and they don’t even require attribution. You can use free High-resolution images for personal and commercial uses. Pictures are updates on weekly basis and all are free of copyright restrictions.

7.    MorgueFile

MorgueFile has a streamlined layout. It might not have a large collection like some of the other sites, but there are photos available from a wide range of topics. It does not require attribution and does not even having searchable feature.

8.    New Old Stock

New Old Stock is one my personal favourite when it comes to antique photos. It has some of the great collection of antique photos, many of them taken by government agencies.

9.    Picography

Picography is basically a gallery of random shots. Previously this website did not have search features but now it’s available to make your searching easier. Picography is a very handy site to have for designers looking for evocative photos.

10.   Public Domain Archive

Public Domain Archive, A hub for all high-quality public domain images, many with striking symmetry and muted colours.

All these websites listed here have their own terms of use. Be sure to check each website’s license page for specific details.

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