7 Free Stock Photo Sites – Blog Images

Are you spending too much time looking for free stock photo site? It can be ridiculously time consuming!

Usually when I run across stock photo images, there is a high cost associated with each one.

After much research, I have a handful of free stock photo sites that I use on a regular basis for beautiful images from many categories.

I used these free stock photos for my blogs, Instagram, Facebook, Google Plus and other social media sites.

Today I have a list of 7 free stock photo sites that you can use too.

Les Brown quoteI recommend when using these amazing photos for your blog that you brand them with your website or Instagram name.

You can also create awesome memes or inspirational quotes images.

Picmonkey for image editingUse a free online tool like PicMonkey.com. I use it daily and it does everything I need.

Free Stock Photo Images

Here’s a curated list of free stock photo image websites. If you have any to add, I’d love for you to leave a comment. These are my favorites.


Pixabay free image website

A repository for stunning public domain pictures and one of my most used free stock photo sites. Your source for royalty free stock photos and copyright free vector graphics. You can use any Pixabay image without attribution in digital and printed form, even for commercial applications.

Copyrights: No restrictions.

Photo Website: http://pixabay.com


Pexels free stock photo website

It’s hard to understand complex licenses that is why all photos on Pexels are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means you can copy, modify, distribute and perform the photos. The pictures are free for personal and even for commercial use.

Copyrights: free of restrictions.

Photo Website: http://www.pexels.com/


Unsplash free photo site

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.

Copyrights: free of restrictions.

Photo Website: http://www.unsplash.com


Gratisography free stock photo website

Free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects. All pictures were photographed by Ryan McGuire and free of copyright restrictions.

Copyrights: free of restrictions

Photo Website: http://www.gratisography.com/


Morguefile free images

Search morgueFile for free reference images. Yes, they’re all completely free.

Copyrights: free of restrictions

Photo Website: http://www.morguefile.com/


Picjumbo free images

Free stock photos, taken by Viktor Hanacek. The website is an ad-funded.

Copyrights: free of restrictions

Photo Website: http://picjumbo.com

New Old Stock

New Old Stock free vintage photos

I love this free photo website! These are vintage photos from public archives. They are free of known copyright restrictions.

Copyrights: free of restrictions

Photo Website: http://nos.twnsnd.co/

Do you love these free stock photo sites? Be sure when searching for photos to use, always check copyright information. Only use photos with no copyright restrictions or attribution required.

What are your favorite free stock photo sites? Do share in the comments.

Check these out!


  1. Ron Deering says:

    great post with information that I was not aware of… had to bookmark each of these… thanks for sharing Lisa
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    • Lisa J says:

      You are welcome! People are constantly asking me about free stock images so I finally put together a list of my favs. Hope you get some good use of the sites! There are some awesome images to choose from.

  2. awesome post and cool stuff!

  3. sonia says:

    Ok! I am saving this page!!! awesome ideas!! thank your sharing your wisdom. I will share with my team as well. thank youuu1!!
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    • Lisa J says:

      You are very welcome! Glad you can get some good use from this free stock photo resources. I frequently use Pixabay – great selection!

  4. Great post! I wasn’t aware of all this. Glad you shared it!
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  5. Jenni Ryan says:

    Thanks for sharing! I am going to bookmark this for reference.
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  6. Jose Lopez says:

    Lisa, you never seem to fail to amaze me. I’ve been a web designer for years and I’ve never heard of some of the resources you discovered and shared with us. This is just freakin’ awesome!
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    • Lisa J says:

      Glad you like them! It’s good to have these on hand for awesome looking social media posts and blog posts.
      Have a great weekend!

  7. Adrienne says:

    Thanks Lisa for sharing these sites.

    I remember that I use to just use a select few until a few more friends introduced me to even more sites that I had no clue about.

    Unsplash and Gratisography were two of them and I did find some really amazing images on those sites. I know I’ve seen a lot of them around now but I think when you create it to make it your own they do stand out still.

    I appreciate you sharing these resources and I’ll be sure to do the same.

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    • Lisa J says:

      You are welcome Adrienne! I love all the images. One of my favorites is the vintages images – they definitely can make a point for certain types of content. I agree, making the image your own helps make it stand out even more!
      Thanks again!

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