100+ Sites to Get Original Free Stock Pictures for Your Designs

Free Stock Photo Bundle

60 fantastic office shots, handpicked and cleared to be used anywhere you like.

Last updated: 20.04.2017 – 104 SOURCES and counting!

Stock photos are generally bad for your conversions. But if used as a decorative element or for blog post images, they can be pretty effective.

A big problem however is that large stock photo sites only offer clean, unnatural looking photos, and is possibly the least persuasive type of imagery in existence.

There are tons of free photos out there. It can take hours to sift through them and find the best for your website. You know, those with laptops, hipster coffeeshop workplaces, and so on.

Luckily, I’ve prepared 60 handpicked startup photos for your blog or website to hurry up the process. It has mostly shorts of workplaces, tables, laptops, and technology, you know, the type that comes most in handy. Grab the bundle for free!

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Should you need something more, I’ve also been collecting sites with free stock photos for a long time now — and I decided to share this personal list of sites with free stock pictures with you. I sifted through the list and tried to only keep those that are producing their own photos, not reposting the same ones as the rest of the sites.

Multi-Author Sites

Sky

FreeImages (used to be Sxc.hu)

This website is one of the oldest free stock sites I know. Some photos are useful and others aren’t. Worth checking out.

Burst

A free stock photo site powered by Shopify. Great photography suited for new entrepreneurs! 

shell

morgueFile

This site, too, has been around since forever. A great collection of free photos by various authors. 

Flickr, stock photos

Flickr‘s CC search

Flickr has been offering free image hosting for more than 10 years now. Not many people know about the “Creative Commons” search which turns up free photos.

For searching Flickr, you can also use tools like PhotoPin, CompFight, or IM free

sea

WikiMedia

This Wikipedia’s website offers different types of public domain content — photos, video, and even sound. Some need attribution, but it’s definitely a site not regularly used by people in need of free stock pictures. 

Pixite Source

An interesting new kid on the block of free stock images and textures. Founder Greg reached out to me with an interesting pitch for this website: Each week we feature a piece of content for our #pixiteweekly edit challenge on Instagram. Artists remix and edit this original content into new pieces of art that we then showcase on both platforms. 

Magdeleine

Magdeleine

Every day, there’s a new free photo available here. You can browse the collection by colours, tags, or categories.

Public Domain Archive

Public Domain Archive

If you used one of the pics from this site, you can get featured here

Resplashed

Re:splashed

Beautiful, clean photos, including of screens, workplaces, landscapes, and food. 

Life Of Pix

Life Of Pix

Photos taken by Leeroy agency’s photographers. 

PicoGraphy

PicoGraphy

Another site with high-quality photography. 

ISO Republic

ISO Republic

Very colourful images of everyday objects. Founded by Tom Eversley in 2014. 

Designers’ Pics

Designers’ Pics

Original stock picture every day taken by Jeshu John. 

StokPic

StokPic

Also offers email signup, and plenty of original photos. 

FreeJPG

FreeJPG

Authors can submit photos to this site if they want them featured. A nice collection, worth taking a look! 

streetwill

Streetwill

Beautiful free vintage photos to use any way you want. 

uhdwallpapers

Uhdwallpapers

Colorful wallpapers and desktop backgrounds on just about everything. 

skitterphoto

Skitterphoto

Nature stil rocks at skitterphoto, very playful! 

a swing

Barnimages

Two photographers from Latvia and beautiful colors. Simple as that. 

Visual Hunt

They hunt free high quality stock photos for us to enjoy.

House near woods

Free-stock.photo

Driven by enthusiasm.

Rocket

Pond 5

Where creativity starts.

Child

Negative Space

Photo collections for every season.

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Foodshot.co

Handpicked food photos from around the web.

tbl1

Ancestryimages

Historians, genealogists and anyone undertaking family history, ancestry or local history research – welcome! 

tbl2

Bigfoto

Big photos for big fans.

tbl3

Dreamstime

A little of everything for every dreamer there is. 

tbl5

Every stock photo

Make your own collection. 

Boss Fight, stock photos, computer, mac, flowers

Boss Fight

Their mission is to be your final “Boss Fight” when it comes to finding completely free (do whatever you want) stock images, photos, and photography. 

Rope, Free images

FreeImages.red

Sad dogs, funny dogs, happy dogs, sad rope, funny rope, happy rope, everything. 

Medium, computer, salad, food

Medium

Untamed creativity. 

Realgraphy, bridge

Realgraphy

Storytelling Photos for Forever. 

FindAPhoto, stock photos

Find a photo

You can select through thousands of free stock photos and browse by color, collection or source. Basic but resourceful. 

Foter, stock photos

Foter

Also rich with vintage pics, you hipsters! 

Freemediagoo, stock photos

Free Media Goo

Enjoy the royalty of free images and good carma!

Free range stock, stock photos

Free Range Stock

Photos that make it into the collections are either artistically and photographically interesting, or they provide photographic documentation of an item or event. So, every photo of a rock on the site may not be great art, but it’s still worth your while.

free digital photos, stock photos

Free Digital Photos

Also illustrations for websites, advertising materials, newspapers, magazines, ebooks, book covers and music artwork.

Free photos bank, stock photos

Free Photos Bank

Want kids and puppies? They give you kids and puppies.

Image finder, stock photos

Image Finder.

Can bring some fairytale in your life.

Photo everywhere, stock photos

Photo Everywhere

A world of images, especially travel photography.

Pickup image, stock photos

Pickup Image

Laypeople or professionals, just pick it up!

photober, stock photos

Photober

They even have the healtcare and abstract section.

pixabay, stock photos

Pixabay

Plus illustrations, vector graphics and videos.

splashbase, stock photos

Splashbase

Including a lot of cute goats, sheeps and donkeys.

stockphotos.io, stock photos

StockPhotos.io

A site to scratch your designer itches.

Stockpholio, stock photos

Stockpholio

They don’t speak much. They say it’s all about photos.

Upicm, stock photos

UpicM

Free pics no tricks!

Scatter jar, stock photos

Scatter Jar

Delicious food photographs!

Raw pixel, stock photos

Raw Pixel

They keep smashing the mould to bring you the images you crave.

Single-Author Sites

sunflower

MMT

Free photos of details from nature taken from Jeffrey Betts. 

kaboompics

KaboomPics

A ton of free photos available for download. No particular theme. 

Epicva

Epicva

Really a multi-author site, but with the “single-author” feel to them. 

LittleVisuals

LittleVisuals

These guys regularly update their collection with photos from nature. You can also subscribe to their emails and get a weekly pack right into your inbox. 

UnSplash

UnSplash

UnSplash is quite similar to LittleVisuals. You’ll find great photos here, all 100% free to use. 

New Old Stock

New Old Stock

If you run a website for hipsters, you’ll love these old, mostly black-and-white pictures. 

SuperFamous

SuperFamous

Sometimes, a nice natural texture or a bird eye’s view of Earth is what you need for that special design. Attribution required! 

letters

Death To The Stock Photo

This is an email-only delivery of beautiful free pictures every month. Due to the photos not being available to just anyone, these are pretty rare to find being used around the web. Highly recommended. 

hamster

JéShoots

These free photos are taken by Jan Vašek. Under devices, you can also find free iPhone mockups for interfaces. 

get refe

GetRefe

Beautiful free photos taken by my good friend Tomas Laurinavicius during his travels. There is a premium version of this website available here with an awesome section of free photos (this site’s header photo is one of them). 

PicJumbo

PicJumbo

Very high-quality photos. These can be extremely useful as they feature a big variety of topics — from mobile phones to food. 

lockandstock

Lock and Stock

Shot by AJ Montpetit, and released under Share-alike CC license. Very different, sometimes artistic photos. 

Gratisography

Gratisography

These amazing conceptual photos are unfortunately being used by everyone on the web. It’s also one of the few sites that offers free pics of people. 

StartupStockPhotos

StartupStockPhotos

This website needs more far more publicity. If you’re in need of some fresh office photos (and we all are), this site will provide it. 

SplitShire

SplitShire

Another great site with pictures of landscapes, people, food, and technology. 

Snapwire snaps, stock photos

Snapwire Snaps

Another Tumblr blog with option to subscribe as well as download free photo packs. 

Stock Image Point

Stock Image Point

20 new pictures added every month, mostly travel- or nature-themed. 

WeFunction

WeFunction

Here are a few packs of free photos by WeFunction. 

RaumRot

RaumRot

Markus Spiske offers his own photo packs as well as curated Flickr photos for creatives. These are truly priceless collections of hipster photos. 

Jay Mantri

Jay Mantri

Another nature photographer who decided to share their photos with us. No attribution required. 

Crow the Stone

Crow the Stone

Picturesque photos from travels. Various scenes, perfect for travel or global blogs. 

MovEast

MovEast

Similar, but with more sea. Need images of dolphins? They’ve got stuff like that here. 

Bucketlistly

Bucketlistly

Not for commercial use, but still some nice travel photos available here. 

TravelCoffee

TravelCoffee

Very high-quality photography from travels, this time more varied. From waterfalls to cities. 

Cupcake

Cupcake

Another one of those cute nature photo blogs. 

Realistic Shots

Realistic Shots

7 new photos every week by Henry Ryes. 

Stocka

Stocka

This 28-year old graphic designer from Romania decided to offer some of his product photos for free use. You can even request a specific image! 

BestStockPhotoFree

BestStockPhotoFree

A fresh new website with lots of gorgeous photos up for grabz! 

PhotoStockEditor

PhotoStockEditor

Another website with a few very nice photos. Mostly travel-related, but also some business and food imagery. 

FancyCrave

FancyCrave

Free and unique images taken by the well-known founder of InspirationFeed. Definitely worth checking out. 

SketchJar

SketchJar

Need pics of monkeys? We got pics of monkeys. And many others. If you’re looking for some images with personality, this is the place to find ’em. 

LibreShot

LibreShot

Flowers and random daily moments of a travelling entrepreneur (I suppose). 

GoodFreePhotos

GoodFreePhotos

An insanely large collection from a single author with various themes, ranging from travel to technology and art. 

Freenaturestock

Freenaturestock

Designer Adrian Pelletier’s blog will not only offer amazing photos, but also some tutorials on effectiveness. 

Atomium

Foto Di Spalle

Free photos from the most hidden parts of the world. 

Epicantus Tumblr

For specific photo requests you can also contact the author Daria. 

End the Echo, window, shades

End the Echo

Andy is a freelancer and the creator of The Print Handbook. He lives on the beautiful north coast of Northern Ireland.

jeshoots, stock photos

Jéshoots

Who dares to say no to pasta made by Jan Vašek? Not me.

Stokpic

Ed Gregory started this solo project when he decided to give away his photos for free. 

Special Mentions

This pack of food photography

This pack of food photography

These photos require attribution, but it’s not very common to find good quality photos of cooking ingredients (mostly you’ll only find full meals). Enjoy! 

The Pattern Library

The Pattern Library

Even if you’re not looking for patterns, it’s worth checking out this website. Be warned, however: scrolling though them is super-addictive. 

SubtlePatterns

SubtlePatterns

Although not exactly stock photo site, this list would hardly be complete without SubtlePatterns. If you’re in need of nice, seamless textures for use in web projects, this site is what you need. 

Paul Jarvis’ photo pack

Paul Jarvis’ photo pack

Here’s a pack of 20 great photos taken by a famous designer. 

DotSpin

DotSpin

This is a marketplace for Instagram photos. You can use these beautiful, authentic photos for free, or pay $1 if you don’t want to give attribution. 

SumAll’s free illustrations

SumAll’s free illustrations

In need of some marketing illustrations? Here’s a small, almost undiscovered source of them — get them for free. 

Free Goodies For Designers‘s photography category

Free Goodies For Designers‘s photography category

In this category, you can find a couple of themed photo bundles, such as textures, sky photos, and nature photos. 

Graphic Burger‘s photo tag

Graphic Burger‘s photo tag

A quick search on Graphic Burger will reveal a few high-quality photo packs, as well as psd mockups and textures. 

Dribbble‘s search

Dribbble‘s search

Dribbble users are known for sharing useful freebies, including photo packs

Mazwai

Mazwai

Need a special hero shot for your website? Why not try these amazing hi-def video clips by Matt Devir? 

Distill

Distill

Alternatively, you can get 10 free HD videos every 10 days. Seems like a bargain, doesn’t it? 🙂 

Pexels

Pexels

A subscription-based pack of high quality stock photos, just launched. 

StockSnap

StockSnap

Amazing resource to help you search for free stock photos. Highly recommended, just like Pexels (similar concept). 

Conclusion

The best way to stand out from the rest is really by shooting our own photos or at least adjusting them to our own style. But this can be a chore, and sometimes we just want to ship something out there without making our lives harder. I hope this list will help you out when you need it.

Now — I promise I’ll keep it updated, and you promise you’ll share it around. Deal?

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60 fantastic office shots, handpicked and cleared to be used anywhere you like.

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