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. MegaPixelStock.com
  30. Finda.photo
  31. BossFight.co
  32. Minimography.com
  33. PickUpImage.com
  34. FreelyPhotos.com
  35. FancyCrave.com
  36. SuperFamous.com (attribution required)
  37. FreeImagesLive.co.uk (attribution required)
  38. TrunkLog.com
  39. RawPixel.com
  40. Photos.PolarFox.com
  41. LockAndStockPhotos.com
  42. RealisticShots.com
  43. Freeepy.com
  44. Stock-Image-Point.com
  45. BarnImages.com
  46. StokPic.com
  47. FreeJPG.com.ar
  48. LargePhotos.net
  49. SkitterPhoto.com
  50. DesignersPics.com
  51. JayMantri.com
  52. FreeImages.com
  53. CreativeVix.com
  54. GoodStock.photos
  55. FreeForCommercialUse.net
  56. PublicDomainArchive.com
  57. LittleVisuals.co
  58. Stock.Tookapic.com
  59. HighResolution.photography
  60. NoblWeb.com
  61. FreeUse.io
  62. Alana.io
  63. 4FreePhotos.com
  64. PhotoCollections.io
  65. AlegriPhotos.com
  66. Epicva.com
  67. StreetWill.co
  68. ZoomMyApp.com
  69. Epicantus.Tumblr.com
  70. StockVault.net
  71. Freemagebank.com
  72. SnapWireSnaps.Tumblr.com
  73. ImCreator.com (attribution more likely to be required)
  74. Flickr.com/commons
  75. US National Archives
  76. British Library
  77. NYPL.org
  78. Wikimedia Commons
  79. MorgueFile.com
  80. UsersThink.com
  81. GetRefe.Tumblr.com
  82. PDPics.com
  83. PJVRS.com
  84. OpenPhoto.net
  85. RGBStock.com (sign up required)
  86. WeFunction.com
  87. 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