Best Websites to Download Free Stock Photos for Personal and Commercial Use

Visual appearance plays a big part in getting your website, mobile applications, blogs, or other marketing materials ahead.

One of the elements that could create a noticeable design is photo.

But getting a good to great photos require efforts or cash.

Getting images from Google search is not an option. Those images are not copyright-free. They are either owned by an individual or a company. So, forget about it, you can’t use copyrighted photos. Period.

Another option is by taking your own photos using a digital camera or a mobile phone, but you certainly need to acquire some photography skill, beside time and energy.

If you are a photographer, then you’re good to go. But if you’re not, then you may consider paying for stock photos.

Though paid stock photos may become a solution to your needs, but it could turn out relatively expensive, moreover if you have small to no budget for that.

So, the question is, are there free images out there that you can use legitimately, without going against the copyright law?

Thank goodness there are.

Here I’m going to share free Creative Common 0 (CC0) photos which you can use for personal or commercial projects.

Despite being free, these sources provide excellent images as well. Many of them are professionally taken and also, eye-catching.

Best Websites to Download Free Stock Photos for Personal and Commercial Use

However, though you can use and modify most of the photos without special licensing restrictions, make sure to double check the term first before giving it a go.

  1. Barn Images
  2. Bucketlisty (attribution required – see licensing details)
  3. Burst
  4. cc0.photo
  5. CreateHER Stock (email required)
  6. Creative Convex (email required)
  7. Creative Vix
  8. Cupcake
  9. Death to the Stock Photo
  10. Designers Pics
  11. Epicantus
  12. FancyCrave
  13. Foodie’s Feed
  14. Franken Fotos
  15. Getrefe
  16. Good Stock Photos
  17. Gratisography
  18. IM Free (attribution required – some photos have modification restrictions)
  19. Instastock
  20. ISO Republic
  21. Jay Mantri
  22. Kaboompics
  23. Life of Pix
  24. Lime Lane Photography (image modification is not allowed)
  25. Little Visuals (no longer updated)
  26. Magdeleine
  27. MMT
  28. Moveast
  29. Negative Space
  30. New Old Stock
  31. OneLeft Media
  32. Pexels
  33. Photo Collections
  34. Photocrops
  35. Picjumbo
  36. Picography
  37. Pixabay
  38. Public Domain Archive
  39. Rawpixel (email required)
  40. Re:splashed
  41. Shutteroo
  42. Skitterphoto
  43. Snapwire Snaps
  44. Splashbase
  45. Splitshire
  46. Startup Stockphotos
  47. Stocka
  48. StockSnap
  49. Stokpic
  50. The Light Painter’s Loft
  51. The Stockpile
  52. Titania Foto
  53. TookAPic
  54. Travel Coffee Book
  55. Unsplash

Those are all I have for now. If you have other websites offering free CC0 photos, please let me know in the comment below. I’ll get it updated to the list.

Wahidin Wong is a digital marketer. He is also a jazz and bossa lover.

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