Best Sites for Free Stock Photos

Quality photos and images can instantly make a website look better and feel more professional. Using random images from the internet can be a bad idea and lead to copyright issues. There are a bunch of great resources these days for free stock photography, all of which can be used with zero copyright restrictions. Here are some of my favorites:

Unsplash.com

Website: https://unsplash.com/

License: Free for anything: Unsplash license

Over 300,000 free, high-resolution photos that can be used for anything. All photos can be used for commercial or personal purposes without giving attribution, although giving credit is always appreciated.


Pexels.com

Website: https://www.pexels.com/

License: Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license

Pexels provides high quality and completely free stock photos licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. There are over 40,000 free stock photos that are nicely tagged and easily searchable. They even have free stock videos!


Pixabay

Website: https://pixabay.com/

License: Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license

Pixabay is a vibrant community of creatives, sharing copyright free images and videos. Their impressive collection has over 1.3 million photos, vectors, and videos.


Burst by Shopify

Website: https://burst.shopify.com/

License: Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license

Great stock photos from Shopify for just about anything. In true Shopify fashion, they have a "business ideas" section to help with specific products for an online store.


StockSnap

Website: https://stocksnap.io/

License: Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license

Beautiful, high quality stock photos for just about any use you can think of. There isn't as large of a selection as the choices above, but you can still find something useful most of the time.


NegativeSpace.

Website: https://negativespace.co/

License: Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license

High-quality photographs that have been taken by a photographer from their community. Their site has some ads but is pretty useful for stock photos.