Stock photos are an essential part of web and graphic design. There are tons of stock photos agencies that offer high quality photos, however, the price is not always affordable especially when working on a tight budget or sometimes with no budget at all. The solution in this case is finding free stock photos something that isn’t always easy, in order to make this process easier I have compiled a list with sites that offer free stock photos. Enjoy
Freeimages.com (formerly sxc.hu) is one of the oldest and largest free stock photo sites. More than 400000 are currently available for download.
Morguefile is one of the first free stock photos libraries. It has been online for almost 20 years now and offers a big collection of free photos.
A large library of user contributed free images. The standard license they use allows commercial use but requires attribution.
Requires free registration in order to download the available photos. The photos can be used for personal and commercial projects without attribution.
Flickr Creative Commons
Flickr hosts several million images that are under a creative commons license.
Another huge repository of free stock photos. It is owned and operated by dreamstime, one of the largest microstock sites.
Site offering a nice collection of public domain images.
A huge repository of freely licensed media files including photos.
Large library of photos licensed under Creative Commons CC0
Decent sized library of free photos and clipart.
Not a huge selection of photos, but all the available images are of high quality.
Offers 10 free high quality photos, every 10 days.
Another site that focuses on quality rather than quantity.
Public Domain Archive
Offers high quality public domain images.
A search engine for free stock photos.