The List of Free Stock Photo Websites
I am sick of blogs making these stock photo website lists with tons of clutter, annoying ads popping up everywhere, and links buried within the content. So I made this to spare you the inconvenience. Click on a picture to visit the website, and it will open a new window. Have a website to add to the list? Send me a message in the "Contact" section of the website above.
Unsplash has 10 new pictures added every ten days – they are all royalty-free, although attribution is required for use. They just added a search feature so that you can find the perfect picture from keywords.
SuperFamous has a lot of nature photography. There is also a ton of landscape photos as if you were flying over the area in a plane. I use these photos for website backgrounds because there aren’t usually any bright colors.
Pixabay lets you sort images really easily, down to the type of camera used. You can also sort by license, although almost all of them are no attribution required. Many pictures of people.
StockSnap is only attribution free. No attribution required at all. Sort by date added, number of downloads, or perform a custom search based on your own keywords.
MorgueFile has some select photographs of nature and buildings – but lacks some of the more impressive photos that are available on other websites. Most photos are user updated.
Gratisography is the work of a single person, Ryan McGuire. They are free of any copyright restriction. Lots of abstract photos and photos with people.
Splitshire is also the work of a single person, it has a mix of all types of photos and can be used for commercial pursuits as well. Check out the “Blur Background” section for cool wallpapers.
Tookapic has a huge collection of over 12,000 stock photos, most of them very high quality and user submitted. Most of all the pictures are public domain once uploaded.
Lock and Stock
Lockandstock is a website run by a single person on a WordPress blog. It takes a long time to scroll through all the photos because they are loaded one page at a time. Use the search bar for faster results.