TOP 23 Free Stock Image Sites
TOP 23 FREE Stock Image Sites
This is a recent UPDATE to my old WA blog post - including some new resources I have found or were mentioned to me. Thanks all for the assist.
No Licensing to Worry About
It has been proven that images can increase website visitor engagement and vault your CTR (Click Through Rate) for anything you may be advertising. But, you can't just steal images off the Internet without risking repercussions. Some are copyrighted and when used without permission can get you into hot water.
These sources allow reuse of images with certain rights attached. With some, you can modify as you with and with others, they must remain as is. But, each website will provide information on the differing types of use.
However, MOST are created under Public Domain or the CC0 (Creative Commons Zero) license and can be used on any personal or commercial website.
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.
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.
Death To The Stock Photo
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Vector images, photos, a few advertisements to sift through like some of the others, but you can also receive free photos via email.
New Old Stock
Old vintage photos automagically pulled from public archives and free to use and modify any way you wish.
Totally free to use and high quality images. No need to provide source or credit.
Life of PIx
Free high resolution images with no restrictions. New photographers added weekly and all images added to public domain via donation. The website was created from an outfit in Montreal by an advertising agencies and a wonderful list of photographers.