Free stock Images are difficult to find. Even if you find one, you need to provide correct attribution to the image. If you are using paid services for image, the job is easy ie you will pay for your rights to use the image.
In this post, you will see the list of top free websites to get free images for your blog or site.
Using these websites you can get free photos without any attribution ie you will get the public domain or creative common license. Hence, using photos from these sites will not trigger any copyright issue.
List of top free websites to get free images for your blog or site
1. Pixabay–A huge database of public domain images
2. New Old Stock–Vintage photos from the public archives
3. Unsplash–10 new high-quality photos released every 10 days. Released under the CC0 license.
4. Foodie’s Feed–High-res food images. Free to use without attribution; however, the may not be resold.
5. Death to the Stock Photo–Free images for commercial use. Delivered monthly to your inbox. You do not have the right to claim these photos as your own.
6. Magdeleine–One free high-res photo every day (and access to a full repository of images). Use the handy filter to find images that are either public domain or require attribution.
7. Public Domain Archive–All images are completely free for personal or commercial use, no link or attribution required. I personally use this for my latest startup Due for some of the amazing whitepaper images that we’re putting together for the big launch.
8. Good Free Photos – Public domain images taken by the owner of the site. Offers some good location-based images.
9. Free Range Stock–Free high-res images, registration required. It is suggested you link back to the site and give credit to the photographer, but it isn’t required. You cannot resell, distribute, or claim ownership of the images.
10. Pickup Image–Searchable database of public domain images.
11. Photogen–Free for personal or commercial use, but not suitable for resale or redistribution.
12. Gratisography— a Free collection of amazing images taken by photographer Ryan McGuire. All photos provided under CC0.
13. Skitterphoto–License-free photos, free to use under CC0.
14. Life of Pix–High-quality, public domain images with no copyright restrictions.
15. Pexels–Searchable database of CC0 images.
16. Morgue File–A huge repository of free photos. You’re free to use the images for personal or commercial purposes, but you cannot claim ownership of them.
17. SplitShire–Free photos with no copyright restrictions.
18. 1 Million Free Pictures–Free amateur public domain images. What they sometimes lack in quality they make up for in quantity.
19. pdpics–Public domain images taken by their in-house team of photographers.
20. Flickr: Creative Commons–Access to all Flickr photos sorted by license. This allows you to find images under the public domain, non-commercial license, attribution license, etc. Make sure you select ‘Public Domain’ to find images that don’t require attribution.