Anyone else remember the days when it was really hard to find free stock photos on the web? The search engines were full of expensive professional stock websites pretending to offer free images (they never actually did, but you didn’t find that out until after signing up). And there were rarely any good photos for bloggers either – definitely no flatlays or desks with flowers.

Happily, all that’s changed now. There are so many great free stock image resources, and more are popping up all the time. In fact, this post started out as “50 free stock photo resources for bloggers”. Then it became 100. Then 125+. You’ll never run out of images again.

Free Stock Photo Websites

These images are all great for blog post headers, social media images, email thumbnails, pop up boxes and more. Please check the licensing agreements of any photos you download; I’ve tried to include as many personal/commercial use, attribution-free, creative commons photo sites as possible but not all the resources in the list meet these criteria.

Have I missed a great free resource? Let me know in the comments!


General free stock photo sites

No particular theme, just high quality photos covering a wide variety of topics.

  1. Pexels.com
  2. Pixabay.com
  3. StockSnap.io
  4. Unsplash.com
  5. FreeRangeStock.com
  6. Gratisography.com
  7. Raumrot.com
  8. Passel.co
  9. LifeOfPix.com
  10. DeathToTheStockPhoto.com
  11. Cupcake
  12. NegativeSpace.co
  13. LibreShot.com
  14. Shutteroo.com
  15. Magdeleine.co
  16. Splitshire.com
  17. MMTStock.com
  18. Picography.co
  19. Jeshoots.com
  20. KaboomPics.com
  21. FuriousCamera.com
  22. ISORepublic.com
  23. Dustn.Tv
  24. FreeStocks.org
  25. Bara-Art.com
  26. TheLightPaintersLoft.com
  27. RealisticShots.com
  28. Foter.com
  29. Albumarium.com
  30. MegaPixelStock.com
  31. Finda.photo
  32. BossFight.co
  33. Minimography.com
  34. PickUpImage.com
  35. FreelyPhotos.com
  36. FancyCrave.com
  37. SuperFamous.com (attribution required)
  38. FreeImagesLive.co.uk (attribution required)
  39. TrunkLog.com
  40. RawPixel.com
  41. Photos.PolarFox.com
  42. LockAndStockPhotos.com
  43. RealisticShots.com
  44. Freeepy.com
  45. Stock-Image-Point.com
  46. BarnImages.com
  47. StokPic.com
  48. FreeJPG.com.ar
  49. LargePhotos.net
  50. SkitterPhoto.com
  51. DesignersPics.com
  52. JayMantri.com
  53. FreeImages.com
  54. CreativeVix.com
  55. GoodStock.photos
  56. FreeForCommercialUse.net
  57. PublicDomainArchive.com
  58. LittleVisuals.co
  59. Stock.Tookapic.com
  60. HighResolution.photography
  61. NoblWeb.com
  62. FreeUse.io
  63. Alana.io
  64. 4FreePhotos.com
  65. PhotoCollections.io
  66. AlegriPhotos.com
  67. Epicva.com
  68. StreetWill.co
  69. ZoomMyApp.com
  70. Epicantus.Tumblr.com
  71. StockVault.net
  72. Freemagebank.com
  73. SnapWireSnaps.Tumblr.com
  74. ImCreator.com (attribution more likely to be required)
  75. Flickr.com/commons
  76. US National Archives
  77. British Library
  78. NYPL.org
  79. Wikimedia Commons
  80. MorgueFile.com
  81. UsersThink.com
  82. GetRefe.Tumblr.com
  83. PDPics.com
  84. PJVRS.com
  85. OpenPhoto.net
  86. RGBStock.com (sign up required)
  87. WeFunction.com
  88. PickUpImage.com

Free themed stock photos

Websites with free stock photos that are based around a particular topic or niche.

  1. StartupStockPhotos.com
  2. FreeNatureStock.com
  3. Nos.Twnsnd.co (vintage)
  4. WinePhoto.co
  5. FreeFoodPhotos.com
  6. FoodiesFeed.com
  7. Women In Tech
  8. Iwaria.com (African-themed)
  9. Stockified.com(taken in India)
  10. TravelCoffeeBook.com (travel)
  11. Moveast.me (travel)
  12. Library of Congress
  13. Internet Archive Book Images
  14. Digi.Vatlib.it (manuscripts)

Free stock photo search engines and aggregators

Search across dozens of free stock photo websites at the same time with these handy search engines.

  1. LibreStock.com
  2. TheStocks.im
  3. PhotoPin.com
  4. Veezzle.com
  5. ImageFinder
  6. VisualHunt.com
  7. StockUp
  8. AllTheFreestock.com
  9. SplashBase.co
  10. AllFreePhotos.net
  11. Pixite.co
  12. ArthurWeill.fr (searches Unsplash)
  13. EveryStockPhoto.com
  14. ThePicPac.com (pay what you want)

Premium stock photo sites with free sections

These are sites that typically charge for stock photos, but have free downloads too. I’ve linked directly to the free sections wherever possible. Most of these websites require free sign up or ask you to subscribe to a mailing list.

  1. Creative Market Free Goods (six goods changed weekly, may not always include free stock)
  2. IvoryMix.com
  3. BossLatina.com
  4. Wonderfelle.com (not for commercial use)
  5. OhTilly.net (not for commercial use)
  6. 500px.com
  7. PicJumbo.com
  8. DepositPhotos.com
  9. 123RF.com

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120+ of the best free stock photo resources for bloggers