This post gives you a list of the of the best sites for getting free stock images.

Within the sites, almost all of the photographs are free from copyright restriction and are licensed under creative commons public domain dedication (CC0 1.0).

You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.

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If you use the search tool below, you can search for images in the best websites with one click of a button. It will open the search results for each site in a new tab.   


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    Hundreds of high resolution images added weekly. All photos are free from copyright restrictions - No attribution required.

  • Gratisography

    Free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects.  Click on an image to download the high-resolution version. New awesome pictures added weekly! All pictures were photographed by Ryan McGuire and free of copyright restrictions.

  • Unsplash

    Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos.

  • Negative Space

    Free stock photos added every week. All photos are released under CC0, no copyright restrictions.

  • Splitshire

    Royalty Free Stock Photos and Images for commercial use.

  • Little Visuals

    Sign up to get 7 hi-res images zipped up in your inbox. Use them anyway you want.

  • Life of Pix

    Free high-resolution photos, no copyrights restrictions. Images for personal commercial use. New photographies added weekly! All images are donated to the public domain. Hand-made with love by leeroy advertising agency in montreal & its network of photographers.

  • Picjumbo

    Totally free photos for your commercial & personal works.

  • Getrefe

    Refe is a marketplace of royalty-free, high-quality, natural looking photos of people interacting with technology. Here are free photos for your personal or commercial projects.


    Free stock photos - Feel free to use them both in personal and commercial projects.

  • Death to Stock Photos

    We're Death to the Stock Photo. A photo & inspiration haven for creatives crushing their path.

  • Superfamous Studios

    The Superfamous Images are available under the conditions of a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. This means that you can use the work for your own purposes as long as credit is provided. All images by Folkert Gorter

  • Snapwire Snaps

    License and commission photos from 200,000 of the world's most talented photographers 

  • Jay Mantri

    Free pics. do anything (CC0). make magic.

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Paul Seal

Umbraco MVP and .NET Web Developer from Derby (UK) who specialises in building Content Management System (CMS) websites using MVC with Umbraco as a framework. Paul is passionate about web development and programming as a whole. Apart from when he's with his wife and son, if he's not writing code, he's thinking about it or listening to a podcast about it.

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