43+ Unique Places to Find Remarkable Free Photos

By Yuri Burchenya read
26 Oct, 2015
43+ Unique Places to Find Remarkable Free Photos

Whether you’re looking for FREE pictures to post on social media channels like Facebook and Instagram or  something more specific like stock images for your digital products, you’re in the right place.

Whatever is the reason. You’re in the right place.

Here’s a list of the best ones. You can use all of these photos for commercial purposes too. And no attribution is required. Enjoy!

43+ Unique Places to Find Remarkable Free Photos

#1 Gratisography


Gratisography by Bells Design is my personal favourite. They post epic pictures you can’t find anywhere else. Just check them out and you’ll know what I’m talking about.

#2 Moveast


Moveast is a journey of a Portuguese guy moving East, who decided that every photo should be used free.

#3 Photo Collections

Photo Collections

Photo Collections is a free high resolution stock photography directory with more than 192 photos of unmatched quality.

#4 Tookapic


Tookapic is a website that helps you develop a habit of daily photo taking in a fun and addictive way. Which means that a lot of people have used this website and uploaded thousands of pictures. Turns out, approximately 1635 of these images are very good and also very free to use.

#5 Creative Vix

Creative Vix

Creative Vix offers a wide range of free stock images for personal and commercial use in five categories – city, people, landscape, flowers and animals.

#6 Cupcake


Created by Jonas Nilsson Lee, Cupcake offers free photos to use in your projects. Released under CC0 license, you can use these images even for commercial purposes. You can also purchase premium photos from Jonas, if that’s your thing.

#7 FancyCrave FancyCrave

FancyCrave is a collection of royalty free high resolution images for your personal and commercial projects. Two new images are added every day, how cool is that?

#8 FoodiesFeed

Foodies Feed

FoodiesFeed, as the name subtly suggests offers free stock photos of… yes you guessed it. Food! Jakub Kapusnak has taken a great deal of energy to put together this collection of 344 photos.

#9 GetRefe


GetRefe is a high-quality free stock photo directory with 337 photos. And even more photos are added as we speak. It also offers a selection of very affordable premium photos.

#10 ISO Republic

ISO Republic

ISO Republic is a searchable free photo directory with more than 492 photos. Get your free photos from talented designer and photographer Tom Eversley.

#11 Magdeleine


Magdeleine is a collection of hand-picked CC0 photos from around the web. What makes this website stand out from the crowd is the ease of search. The website also hosts free images that are not in public domain and require attribution. So make sure you set up the filters to search only the free stuff.

#12 Pexels


Pexels claims to be the place where all the best free photos end up. I think we can all agree that powerful search and 3800 photos make a strong case for that.

#13 Shutteroo


Shutteroo is free travel images & stock photo directory. You can download free high-resolution images for both personal and commercial purposes. No attribution, no worries.

#14 Snapwire Snaps

Snapwire Snaps

Snapwire Snaps is a lesser-known photo directory, so you won’t find photos from here in every other blog post on the Interwebs.

#15 SplitShire


SplitShire has more than 3800 photos from Daniel Nanescu both for personal and commercial use. All images are free, no attribution is required.

#16 Stokpic


Stokpic by Ed Gregory is a searchable directory of public domain images in over 16 different categories.

#17 The Pic Pac

The Pic Pac

The Pic Pac offers premium photo bundles and also includes a couple of free images in every pack. With more than 60 free photos now available, this resource is definitely worth checking out.

#18 Unsplash Unsplash

Unsplash by Crew is so popular these days, it almost doesn’t make sense to even mention it. But this list wouldn’t be complete without it. The popularity also comes with a high price – you’ll see featured images from Unbounce all around the web.

#19 Barn Images

Barn Images

Barn Images is a collection of free high-resolution non-stock photography. It’s free for commercial use photography for your website, blog, app, and any other need.

#20 Crow the Stone

Crow the Stone

Curated by Abinav ThakuriCrow The Stone is all about pretty flowers, horses, bears and clouds in Nepal.

#21 DesignersPics


DesignersPics is a searchable collection of more than 300 photos curated by Jeshu John. As with all the other websites in this post, attribution is not required, but it would still be nice if you mentioned the source.

#22 Epicantus


Epicantus is one of a few resources on this list that ask you to request specific photos. Created by Daria Nepriakhina, this resources is a home to more than 335 free to use photos.

#23 Free Nature Stock

Free Nature Stock

It’s nature stock photos. It’s free. It’s searchable. It has more than 300 images to choose from. Created and maintained by amazing Adrian Pelletier.

#24 Free Stock Image Point

Free Stock Image Point

Stock Image Point features images from Amsterdam and Bali, very interesting mix of city landscapes and exotic Bali nature.

#25 Good Stock Photos

Good Stock Photos

Good Stock Photos is a project by Steven Ma, web designer and online marketer who understands that sometimes you just don’t have the time to search for the decent stock photo. Instead, you should just grab the photo you like and use it. For free.

#26 Jay Mantri Jay Mantri

Jay Mantri the website is a collection of high quality free photos from Jay Mantrithe person. It’s free. Take them and make magic.

#27 Kaboompics


Kaboompics hosts more than 1104 photos you can use for your next project, commercial or personal. It’s pretty good, you should check it out.

#28 Life of Pix

Life of Pix

Made by LEEROY advertising agency in Montreal, Life of Pix features 667+ free epic photos for you to use.

#29 Little Visuals

Little Visuals

Little Visuals is a collection of 91 moody images released under creative commons zero. Sadly the young man who created this site died suddenly in Nov 2013. If you used one of the images from Little Visuals, please consider a small donation to supply schools with portable defibrillators.

#30 MMT


MMT.li is a project of Jeffrey Betts, a photographer who decided to release some of his best shots to public domain. More than 228 images with high resolution macro shots.

#31 Negative Space

Negative Space

Negative Space is a directory with free stock photos in high resolution with their RAW files. All photos are released under CC0, no copyright restrictions.

#32 New Old Stock

New Old Stock

New Old Stock is a public domain old photo directory, curated by Cole Townsend. Over seven hundred photos to make your design connected with the past.

#33 Photocrops


Photocrops offers five free high resolution photos every week (sometimes more) to use any way you want.

#34 Picography


Picography by Hidden Depth features street photos, nature shots and animal images to use in your next landing page, blog post or any other design.

#35 re:splashed


Re:splashed is a cool hack for Unsplash, which you can use to quickly search using tags. Created by Tyler Wanlass, this is a good way to find photos if you have something specific in mind.

#36 Realistic Shots


Realistic Shots is curated by Henry Reyes, the designer and front-end developer. It features free stock photos (high resolution) for personal and commercial use. Seven new photos are added every week. Just make something creative!

#37 SkitterPhoto

Skitter Photo

Skitterphoto publishes the type of photos you would gladly pay for. But three guys from Netherlands decided that you’ll be getting all these images for free. Good lads.

#38 SpaceX Photos

SpaceX Photos

SpaceX Photos is a set of gorgeous images from SpaceX. All released in public domain, so you can use it any way you want. Thank you, Elon Musk.

#39 Startup Stock Photos

Startup Stock Photos

Startup Stock Photos are perfect for anybody working on a startup or a side project. Lots of Apple products, whiteboards, and people with coffee. The kind of photos you would expect to see on a landing page.

#40 Travel Coffee Book

Travel Coffee Book

Travel Coffee Book is dedicated to sharing beautiful travel moments from around the world. All images here are good enough to be included in a coffee book. But are they good enough for you?

#41 CC0.photo


All photos at cc0.photos are completely free. If you really like them you can buy Raffael Herrmann, the photographer who made these shots a cup of coffee.

#42 Jeshoots


Jeshoots has 191 photos that you can use for commercial purposes. No attribution is required. It’s a small gallery, but all the photos are high resolution and there’s search.

#43 Public Domain Archive

Public Domain Archive

Public Domain Archive is just what the name says it is – an archive of public domain photos. Curated by Matt Hobbs, the photos from this directory have been downloaded more than 100,000 times.

Licensing info: If you have any questions about using public domain images for commercial purposes, this post from Pixabay explains everything quite neatly and has good examples too.

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Yuri is a Content Crafter at Sellfy. He's focused on inbound marketing, copywriting, CRO and growth.