Free Stock Photos

Royalty Free Stock Images

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

Finally don’t forget to visit
Yotophoto Free photos search engine
and Flickr (be sure to check the licence before using any of the photos).
If you know of any others stock photo resources reave a comment and I will add them to the list.

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75 Responses to “Free Stock Photos”

  1. annukka Says:

    Very nice, thanks a lot!

  2. Hagrin Says:

    Awesome resource thank you!

  3. Richard Davies Says:

    Great list! Here’s another one I don’t see on your list:

  4. Chad Bridwell Says: also offers many affordable and free stock photos. Membership is free.

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  9. waleed Says:

    thnx alot dude ,,
    really great collection
    just add :
    which is the best i found in both quality & variaty ..

  10. Ingo Says:

    Here’s another one:

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    Here is more from the national park service:

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  15. jared Says:

    great list -

    this is one of my favs

  16. miscblogger Says:

    I love the stock xchange!

  17. marky Says:
    Not free, but the pictures are so cheap that it mights as well be free. If you’re a photographer you can sell your work there too.

  18. Dimitris Says:

    I have added a few more resources suggested, thanks everyone if you know any more keep them coming.

    @Everyone. Thanks for the nice comments and the suggestions.

    @Waleed. is already included in the list, thanks anyway for the suggestion.

    @Chad and Marky. Thanks for the suggestions of microstock sites but I wanted to include only completely free sites to the list. I may post about microstock sites in another post (I am a contributing photographer at most of them)

  19. Ed Ber Says:

    what about free stock video? anyone?

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  21. Steve Doria Says:

    Just a couple of days ago I was looking for some stock images. Although they were “royalty-free,” they were not free to acquire. Thanks a ton for this listing!

  22. Metah Says:

    Great list, thanks for sharing.

    Btw, happy new year ;)

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  26. Michael Says:

    Thanks for compiling that list. I would like to share a link to my own stock-photography site: Get Pixel at

    Thank you and Happy New Year,


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    Fenomenal post!

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  30. deadhippo Says:

    Awesome list. I’m sure to make great use of this.

  31. zamuel Says:

    Very nice list… thanks =)

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  33. xavier Says:

    Thanks for the great resource!

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  38. James Says:

    Geez..just exactly what i’m looking for..thank u!
    Here’s one I’ve found couple of days ago:

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  54. mark Says:

    awesome list, thanks a lot! :)

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    > Ed Ber Says:
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  67. Neil cameron Says:

    Well, its a huge list but I guess we need to be in amongst them.

    We’re a small Australian stock photo company with images covering the whole continent coast to coast. Got cities, beaches, deserts, tropical forests, Aboriginal rock art, hillbilly hovels, funny stuff - the works.

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  68. Flo Feigenbutz Says:

    Very nice collection, thanks a lot!

    Here’s another (german) list -perhaps you’ll be able to find new sites?

  69. Gophoto Says:

    Another microstock photo library:

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