Awesome List of Free Images for Your Blog

 

Are you having trouble finding free images for your blog?

The following list contains over 40 websites that offer free stock images. You can download them and use them in your blog.

Editor’s Note: August 30, 2018 – I updated this post with Shutterography – It has hundreds of free photos, that’s full of creative, unique and well thought out pictures.

 

What Makes a Free Image?

Over time, I discovered several sites that offer free images for bloggers. Typically, you can determine whether you can use these images for free by looking at the following sections of a website:

  • About page
  • FAQ
  • Terms of use
  • License

 

Most of the time, free images are licensed under Creative Commons Zero (CC0). That classification means you can use the image for personal or commercial use. Some sites require attribution. Others will say that it’s not necessary but appreciated.

If you uncover sites with free images, make sure you read their “about page” before using these photos.

 

What Can You Do When in Doubt?

You can contact the site owner and ask him whether you can re-use their images.

What About Free Images Found in a Google Search?

You found free images from a Google search. Can you use them on your blog?

Sometimes it can be misleading.

To ensure the image is free (e.g., does not belong to Shutterstock et al.), use the following techniques.

  1. With Google Chrome browser, right-click on the image and select “search Google for image.”
  2. Install the TinEye Reverse Image Search extension for Chrome browser. Right-click the picture and select “Search Image on TinEye”.

 

In the example below, TinEye informs you that the image is published by Shutterstock, Bigstock, etc. That means, stay away from it.

 

tineye free images

 

If you prefer not using the Chrome extension, you can go directly to the TinEye website and provide the image URL.

Note: TinEye has extensions for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE and Opera.

 

If you are a Chrome browser fan, take a look to my huge list of recommended Chrome extensions.

Note: make sure you always compress your images. Image compression will improve page load time (an SEO ranking factor). Please consider using the Imagify plugin for peace of mind. This is what I use on this website and I’m very satisfied.

 

Complete List of Free Images Websites

In this section, you will find a mega list of free image sites. I’ve done all the heavy lifting for you.

My commentary contains the description retrieved from their “about page” or FAQ, etc.

alana.io

http://alana.io/Free stock photos, cc0 stock photos, free download, no license photos.

All images found on this site are licensed under Creative Common 0 (CC0), which means it belongs in the public domain and that the photographers have generously relinquished their rights to the photo. Simple. Enjoy!

Read more at .alana.io

 

bara-art.com

http://www.bara-art.com/The world always needs high-quality photography! Here they are for you, so make something awesome out of them!

High-quality photography for your personal and commercial use.

There is just one restriction in using my photos: You must not resell these pictures! They are for free. You cannot claim ownership of my images in any shape or form. Although attribution is not required, it is greatly appreciated.

Read more at bara-art.com

 

Barn Images

http://barnimages.com/A collection of free photography. Enhance the appearance of your business, blog or shop with professionally styled photography from Barn Images.

Every photo published in our Free collection is entirely free of charge – you are welcome to use the images for both commercial and personal needs.

Read more at barnimages.com

 

Best Stock Photo Free

http://beststockphotofree.com/All the stock photos on this website are completely free for commercial and non-commercial use! Check out the entire collection of stunning pictures.

A collection of free images licensed under Creative Commons. Interesting and useful free stock photos to download.

Read more at beststockphotofree.com

 

Blogpiks – Blog Images For Free

http://blogpiks.com/

The purpose of this website is to provide you with free images to use in your blogs, websites, social media or projects to help you get greater engagement.

The images on the site are all copyrighted by me and I give you permission to use the images.

Read more at blogpiks.com

 

BOSSFIGHT

https://bossfight.co/

Free High-Res Stock Photos, Daily.

All photos published on BossFight.co are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or BossFight.co.

Read more at .bossfight.co

 

Creative Vix

http://creativevix.com/stockFree Stock Images. Use the search bar on a specific page and with one tag at a time.

All photos on Creative Vix have a Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the pictures. The pictures are free for personal and even for commercial use. All without asking for permission or setting a link to the source. So that attribution is not required. All in all the photos are completely free to be used for any legal purpose.

Read more at creativevix.com

 

FoodiesFeed

https://foodiesfeed.com/Free Food Pictures. FoodiesFeed is a resource of free realistic food images in high resolution and free digital goods related to food. These all are fully available to download for your blog posts, articles, websites, templates, mobile apps, backgrounds or just any kind of design.

Read more at foodiesfeed.com

 

FreeJPG

http://en.freejpg.com.ar/Free Stock Photos for Commercial and Editorial Use.

Free Image Bank photos Free for Commercial and Editorial Use, Blog, Creative, and Designers high-quality pictures.

Read more at en.freejpg.com.ar

 

Freeepy

http://www.freeepy.com/Free photo for commercial use.

Photos are laid under a license Creative Commons — CC0

Read more at freeepy.com

 

FreeFoto.com

http://www.freefoto.com/index.jspFreeFoto.com is made up of 132549 images with 183 sections organized into 3640 categories. FreeFoto.com is the largest collection of free photographs on the Internet (link back and attribution required). The comprehensive, yet easy to navigate site, offers images that are free for on-line use, with higher quality versions available for sale.

Read more at freefoto.com

 

freeimageslive

http://www.freeimageslive.co.uk/Free stock photos and graphics.

Designers and Creatives: Find images you need by using the search form above or go straight to our category index. Images are free to use; commercial work included High resolution and No watermarks.

An attribution link or text credit is required.

Read more at freeimageslive.co.uk

 

Free Nature Stock

http://freenaturestock.com/Royalty-free stock photos by Adrian Pelletier · Updated daily

From the About page:

“All photos published on Free Nature Stock are licensed under Creative Commons Zero. You are free to use the photos however you want, even in commercial work, without the need for permission or attribution. In short: do whatever you want”.

Read more at freenaturestock.com

 

FreeUse

http://freeuse.io/FreeUse is a free image directory design to help you find high-quality photos that can be used for any purpose, personal or commercial. Start using it now and browse our pictures.

Read more at .freeuse.io

 

Focus Fitness

https://www.focusfitness.net/stock-photos/Get free fitness, weight loss, and food photos.

Free for commercial use. No attribution required.

Read more at focusfitness.net

 

Good Free Photos

https://www.goodfreephotos.com/Good Free Photos(Goodfreephotos.com) is a gallery of thousands of unique and free public domain stock photos. All photos are taken by the author of this site and are categorized by location for travel photos, species for animal and plant photos, and types of objects for other photos. All photos are released under the public domain license so you can use the photos for whatever reason you want.

Read more at goodfreephotos.com

 

GoodStock Photos

http://goodstock.photos/Free Images to Use Anywhere for Anything.

Steven is the creator of Good Stock Photos. He is a web designer and online marketer. From his about page:

“All photos here are free to use anywhere you want, in whatever you want. There is no need to credit me or this site, though a mention somewhere is always appreciated. For more specifics, here’s what you can and can’t do”.

Read more at goodstock.photos

 

Gratisography

http://www.gratisography.com/Free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects.

Click on an image to download the high-resolution version. New awesome pictures added weekly!

All pictures were photographed by Ryan McGuire and free of copyright restrictions.

Read more at gratisography.com

 

ISO Republic

http://isorepublic.com/The images provided by ISO Republic are free to use for personal and commercial projects.

Attribution is not needed, but it is appreciated.

You cannot sell our images in any digital or printed format.

Read more at isorepublic.com

 

Kaboompics

http://kaboompics.com/#KaboomPics is a collection of good quality photos offered for free to bloggers, website owners, small businesses, freelancers & social media ninjas.

This simple website gives you an opportunity to browse through thousands of pictures without any payment even for commercial use.

Read more at kaboompics.com

 

LibreShot

http://libreshot.com/A collection of hundreds of high-quality free stock images for personal or commercial use.

All images have the same license CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.

LibreShot.com (former freepix.eu) is a project that contains freeware photos for private and commercial use.

You can use my photos without attribution. But if you will add a link to libreshot, we will be very glad.

Read more at libreshot.com

 

Life Of Pix

http://www.lifeofpix.com/Free high-resolution photos, no copyrights restrictions. Images for personal, commercial use.

New photographies added weekly!

All images are donated to the public domain.

Hand-made with love by Leeroy advertising agency in Montreal & its network of photographers.

Read more at lifeofpix.com

 

Magdeleine.co

http://magdeleine.co/browse/Hand-Picked Free Photos for Your Inspiration.

Read more at .magdeleine.co

 
 
 
 
 

MMT

http://mmtstock.com/Free for commercial use photos by Jeffrey Betts. CC0 license. Read more at mmtstock.com

 
 
 
 
 
 

Morguefile.com

http://morguefile.com/Morguefile is a free photo archive “for creatives, by creatives.”

Founded by Michael Connors in the early Internet days of 1996, the site was created to serve as a free image exchange for creative professionals and teachers to use in their work.

Read more at morguefile.com

 

Moveast

http://moveast.me/This blog is the journey of a Portuguese guy moving who decided that every photo should are free.

Help yourselves and use them wherever you want (CC0)

Read more at .moveast.me

 

New Old Stock

http://nos.twnsnd.co/These are to the best of my knowledge available in the public domain based on the institution’s participation in the Flickr Commons and the rules of Flickr Commons.

All photos are at the very least available for personal and non-commercial use (Medium articles, blog posts, personal projects, hero image for your 404 page).

Read more at nos.twnsnd.co

 

openphoto.net

http://openphoto.net/The Open Photo Project is a photo sharing platform created in 1998 by Michael Jastremski.

Contributors have offered their images free of charge under terms of Creative Commons licensing.
Read more at openphoto.net

 

PDPics.com

http://pdpics.com/Pdpics.com is a repository of thousands of free public domain pictures and photographs.

Use these stock photos freely in any project.

Read more at pdpics.com

 

Pexels

https://www.pexels.com/Pexels provides high quality and completely free stock photos licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license.

All photos are nicely tagged, searchable and also easy to discover through our Discover pages.

Read more at pexels.com

 

Picography

http://picography.co/Free hi-resolution photos. Use them however you like.

Photographs are provided free of charge and under the Creative Commons Public Domain CC0 license.

Read more at .picography.co

 

picjumbo

https://picjumbo.com/You can use picjumbo images in a lot of ways: app designs, app UI kits, web UI kits, web designs, web templates, web themes and you can include used images in your web theme package. Also, you can use them for your book cover, print it as a picture to your living room or company office or use it to design postcards or Christmas letters.

The only thing that isn’t allowed is photo redistribution on your own — this means selling or resharing the images to download or use in B2C or B2B apps.

And because of this, picjumbo came up with an easy solution: ‘license’ for using picjumbo photos in your projects for your visitors/members/clients.

Read more at picjumbo.com

 

PikWizard

pikwizard free imagesPikwizard is a great new stock photography website. It features 100,000 images with 20,000 exclusive to Pikwizard. The website has no attribution required and also boasts a free image editing tool. What makes Pikwizard really stand out though is its high-quality images of people, which are sometimes few and far between on stock photography websites.

Read more at pikwizard.com

 

Pixabay

https://pixabay.com/You may download, modify, distribute, and use them royalty free for anything you like, even in commercial applications.

Read more at pixabay.com

 

Public Domain Images Archive

http://publicdomainarchive.com/New 100% Free Stock Photos. Every. Single. Week.

Everything you need for your creative projects, all public domain images!

Read more at publicdomainarchive.com

 

raumrot

http://raumrot.com/Public Domain / CC-0.

If you do not become successful check out these archives for different, authentic photography.

FREE stock photos for your commercial and personal works. COPYRIGHTFREE stock photos for your website, blog and print design.

Read more at raumrot.com

 

Realistic Shots

http://realisticshots.com/All photos published on Realistic Shots are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos, even for commercial purposes. Attribution is not required but appreciated.

Read more at realisticshots.com

 

Stock Up

https://www.sitebuilderreport.com/stock-upStock Up indexes 14,398 photos from 28 different free stock photo websites.

Each photo on Stock Up will show the license when you hover over it. Most photos are Creative Commons 0. Some are public domain.

Read more at sitebuilderreport.com/stock-up

 

Shutterography

shutterographyShutterography has a huge amount of hundreds of free photos, that’s full of creative, unique and well thought out pictures. The images are breathtaking.

The creators spent months finding the perfect areas, models, and editing original backgrounds in order to accumulate a wide variety of fresh photos.

From their license page: Shutterography images are free to use for any legal purpose. All images are released under Creative Commons CC0, with the caveat that you do not use our images to create a similar or competing service. Attribution is appreciated, but not required.

Read more at shutterography.com

 

Shutteroo

http://shutteroo.com/about/Download High-Resolution Travel Images.

You are free to use images for both personal and commercial purposes, but you must not resell or redistribute them. Use them on your blog, in printed material, in your theme preview; whatever. Please see the image usage checklist below for assistance.

Although you aren’t required to provide attribution, it would be much appreciated if you could link back to, or share Shutteroo. If you like this free resource, please feel free to say thanks and I’ll give you a bonus as a token of my appreciation.

Read more at shutteroo.com

 

Skitterphoto

http://skitterphoto.com/?page_id=1824Public Domain photos, updated daily.

CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication

The person who associated a work with this deed has dedicated the work to the public domain by waiving all of his or her rights to the work worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.

You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.

Read more at skitterphoto.com

 

Snapwire Snaps

http://snapwiresnaps.tumblr.com/License and commission photos from 200,000 of the world’s most talented photographers.

Read more at snapwiresnaps.tumblr.com

 

Startup Stock Photos

http://startupstockphotos.com/Free photos for startups, bloggers, publishers, websites, designers, developers, creators, & everyone else.

Read more at startupstockphotos.com

 

Stockography

http://stockography.co/Every image you see on Stockography comes under the Creative Commons Zero license, and this means that the creators of the pictures have released their work into the public domain and waived all copyrights and related rights to the work allowing you to use them as you wish.

Read more at .stockography.co

 

StockSnap.io

https://stocksnap.io/Hundreds of high-resolution images added weekly

All photos are free from copyright restrictions – No attribution required.

All photos uploaded to the site are released under Creative Commons – CC0 and do not require attribution. No more hassle of trying to figure out whether you can use photos for commercial purposes and whether you need to provide attribution.

Read more at .stocksnap.io

 

stokpic

http://stokpic.com/(Stokpic License) You can do anything apart from redistributing.

You cannot sell the photo as it is. All these images are free.

Read more at stokpic.com

 

Unsplash

https://unsplash.com/Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos.

All photos published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or Unsplash.

Read more at unsplash.com

 

More Free Stock Photos

Still haven’t found what you are looking for? You can try this neat reference:

 

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The Final Word

Several websites offer free stock photos that you can reuse for your blog. Before using these images, make sure the site owner declared them as CC0 and that he relinquishes rights. Make proper attributions when needed. And don’t sell the pictures.

To improve page load on your website, I recommend that you compress the images with free tools like TinyPNG.

If you prefer automating image compression with a plugin, I recommend Imagify, which I currently use and love.

Did you know that you can enhance free stock photos with free tools? Please see my article where I cover free image editing tools.

 

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12 thoughts on “Awesome List of Free Images for Your Blog”

    • Hello Martin,

      No, I’ve never heard of these but I will definitely take a look at them.
      Thanks for your suggestion.

      BTW, I like your Office Hours post.

      -steve

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