Every business, blog or magazine will need good quality pictures to enhance the look and feel of their website.
I always recommend businesses to use own and unique pictures. Using own pictures does not only provide trust and professionalism but the images get also quickly index and better positioned in google and other search engines. Of course, this is not always possible. If you write an article about microsoft’s founder Bill Gates, you will not always have the ability or budget to travel all the way to Seattle, Washington and request to take a picture of the American business magnate. This is why public images are used to enhance websites with descriptive pictures that explains an article, landing page, product or service. Unfortunately downloading a picture from the web are often subject to copyright, and Infringement of copyright may result in monetary damages, lawsuits, costly legal fees and under some rare circumstances, criminal charges.
Below I am listing my best sites to get free stock photos and images. You can use any pictures available on stock without any Infringement of copyright. All images used on this list of photo stock 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.
Over 410000 high quality photos, illustrations, and vector graphics. Free for commercial use. No attribution required.
Free high quality photos you can use everywhere. Free for commercial use. No attribution required.
High quality and high resolution images free from all copyright restrictions – no attribution required.
Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution stock photos. Download 10 new free stock photos every 10 days.
Flickr is an image hosting service and video hosting service. It was created by Ludicorp in 2004 and has been popular with hosting high resolution unique photos. Flickr has by far the biggest “All creative commons” photo stock database on the list.
Burst is an image stock library from Shopify that provides free stock photos for entrepreneurs bloggers and even businesses. Some photos are licensed under Creative Commons CC0 while others fall under Shopify’s own photo license.
Reshot is a huge image stock library of free and handpicked photos. The picture are perfectly suited for businesses who are tired of tacky stock photos. Free to use commercially and no attribution required.
Great place to get breathtaking Free Pictures for business or personal projects.
Free high-resolution pictures for personal and commercial projects.
Brilliant selection of completely free HD stock photography.
High-quality, free photos for creatives.
Totally free photos for your commercial and personal works.
New Old Stock Photos
Vintage photos from the public archives. Free of known copyright restrictions.