If you’re searching for photos free for professional commercial and personal use, here are 10 sites that offer thousands of free stock photos. Many of these royalty free high resolution photographs are free from copyright restrictions or licensed under creative commons public domain dedication.
However, the best and biggest royalty free image search engine that filters out high resolution is none other than Google. You can filter the results for ‘Labeled for resue‘ as shown with the image below.
↓ 01 – Pexels | Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license
By providing free stock photos Pexels helps millions of creators all over the world to easily create beautiful products and designs. 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 discovery pages.
Currently they cover over 25,000 free stock photos. And every month at least 3,000 new high resolution photos will be added. All photos are hand-picked from photos uploaded by their users or sourced from free image websites. They will make sure all published pictures are high-quality and licensed under CC0.
↓ 02 – Pixabay | Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license
Free images and videos you can use anywhere. All images and videos on Pixabay are released free of copyrights under Creative Commons CC0. You may download, modify, distribute, and use them royalty free for anything you like, even in commercial applications. Attribution is not required.
↓ 03 – StockSnap | Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license
StockSnap is the best place on the internet to find beautiful free stock photos. They select nothing but the highest quality, highest resolution pictures and add them to our database on a daily basis. This is not your typical crappy stock photo site.
All photos uploaded to the site are released under Creative Commons – CC0 and do not require attribution. No more hassle trying to figure out whether you can use photos for commercial use and whether you need to provide attribution. They curate the best stock photos from around the web and we also upload photos from select photographers within our network. The end result is a bad ass repository of beautiful stock photography.
↓ 04 – Unsplash | Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license
Free do whatever you want with high-resolution photos. The Unsplash license uses the Creative Commons Zero license, which doesn’t require credit to be given. However, we encourage giving credit to the photographer if possible, since they generously donated their photographs for use by the public.
↓ 05 – FreeImages | Free For Commercial / Personal With Attribution
Free images is a high quality resource of digital stock photography for use by all. All images in our collection are free to use on websites, printed materials and anywhere you need photos for illustration and design use. There are more than 5000 images on www.freeimages.co.uk, a collection of more than 13,000 images on freeimageslive.co.uk plus an extra 1000 images exclusively for their site members.
↓ 06 – picjumbo | Free But Photo Redistribution Disallowed
picjumbo is a free stock photo site created by designer & photographer Viktor Hanacek in 2013. It all started when any regular stock photo site didn‘t want his photos due to lack of quality. Two years later people downloaded more than two and half millions images from this site.
↓ 07 – Morguefile | Royalty Free – Commercial Use Allowed
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.
This same mission remains true today: we are a community-based free photo site, and all photos found in the Morguefile archive are free for you to download and re-use in your work, be it commercial or not. The photos have been contributed by a wide range of creatives from around the world, ranging from amateur photo hobbyists to professionals.
↓ 08 – Freeimages | License Varies
Freeimages was launched in February 2001 as an alternative for expensive stock photography. The idea was to create a site where creative people could exchange their photos for inspiration or work. The site has evolved into the massive community you see today — there are over 2,500,000 registered users and around 400,000 photos online.
↓ 09 – StockVault | Free For Personal & Non-commercial
Stockvault is where photographers, designers and students can share their photographs, graphics and vector files with each other for free. Their sole purpose is to collect and archive high resolution photographs that photographers, designers and students can share and use for their personal and non-commercial design projects.
↓ 10 – Rawpixel | Free For Personal & Commercial
Rawpixel is the world leading creator of stock images, but they need one more thing: YOU. Their team of artists want to connect with you to share ideas,
collaborate, and inspire each other to drive our craft forward.
↓ 11 – StockPhotosforFree [ Discontinued ] | Free For Personal & Non-commercial
Are you searching for the perfect image for your website, blog post, advertisement, or media project, but don’t want to spend a dime? StockPhotosforFree.com has you covered,providing a selection of over 100,000 completely free stock photos that you can use in all types of projects (even commercial!), and there are never any fees.