In the past, it was a struggle to find a high-quality photo that perfectly matches the theme of your project. Oftentimes, these high-quality photos have watermarks on them — either you need to buy them or subscribe to a website that sells rights to use these images. Let’s face it; stock photos of businessmen shaking hands or a woman smiling isn’t really the kind of stock photos you’re looking for. In the same way that outsourcing your order fulfillment to a third party fulfillment service can help your business significantly enhance your shipping and order fulfillment operations, finding a high quality, free stock photo resource can be a game changer when it comes to your content development efforts!

Luckily, there’s a lot a free stock photo resources available on the Internet, and we’ve listed almost all of them here! No need to Google and look for it one by one. On each free photo resource, we’ve listed the type of Creative Commons license, if they require attribution, and the date when it started. We also included a brief description of the website itself and our verdict after checking it out.

Before we proceed, let’s talk about image licenses: Creative Commons and Public Domain.

Creative Commons VS Public Domain

People use copyright to protect their works. The same applies to digital properties as well. There are many types of licenses, but the most popular ones are under Creative Commons or Public Domain licenses.

Creative Commons logo

You’ve probably noticed this logo (and its variations) around photo resource websites, especially when you browse through Flickr. This is a Creative Commons logo, and there are six types of Creative Commons licenses that you can use for your photos. However, keep in mind that a Creative Commons license is not an alternative to copyright itself. A Creative Commons license helps you communicate to the world on how you would want your image to be used. You can use a photo under a Creative Commons license depending on its stated restrictions.

On the other hand, an image with a Public Domain license is free for use for anyone on the Internet. The use of these works is not restricted in any way. However, since copyright laws differ from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, a work that is in the public domain can be declared using CC0, “no copyright reserved”.

Creative Commons licenses only apply to works protected by copyright. Public domain licenses aren’t affected by Creative Commons since these works aren’t restricted by copyright laws.

If You Got Stuck, Go Stock

When you set up your own eCommerce store, it is recommended that you provide your own images for your products. However, not all small businesses have the capability to provide high-resolution photos due to budget constraints, etc.

If you have a professional camera or a mid-range smartphone that can shoot decent photos, you can check out our Complete Guide to eCommerce Photography. In this guide, we shared what you need to shoot decent product photos that you can use for your own eCommerce website. We listed some basic equipment, tips on how to shoot your product, basic organization tips, and some advanced techniques that you can use during your photo shoot.

However, if you still don’t have enough budget to take photos of your products, you can choose from various stock image websites to match your product. You are allowed to use these stock photos as long as they are free for commercial use.

Ready to start searching for awesome stock images to use for your eCommerce website? Read on!

85 Free Stock Photo Websites

  1. 123RF

License: CC Varies | Attribution: Required, in some works | Date Started: 2005

123RF is a stock content provider, adding fresh photos daily provided by contributors and agencies worldwide. 123F’s own team also produces original content as well. Some of the photos are for free, but on limited sizes only.

Our Verdict? 123F offers different free stock photos for almost every category imaginable. You have the option of subscribing if you want a larger size of photos for your project.

  1. Albumarium

License: CC 2.0 | Attribution: Required | Date Started: 2010

Albumarium is the best place to find and share beautiful images. They have popular albums on nature, babies, dogs, people, and city life.

Our Verdict? Albumarium has a simple interface; click on an image, then click Download on the lower left of the screen. Near the download button is the image’s size. It’s a good resource if you’re looking for photos on your blogs.

  1. Ancestry Images

License: CC 3.0 | Attribution: Required | Date Started: 2003

Ancestry Images is a free image archive of different historical prints — you can find different topographical prints of maps by countries, regions, etc. You can also download antique maps for your project.

Our Verdict? Great image resource for everything antique, especially if you’re running a blog on genealogy or historical research.

  1. AVOPIX

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2016

A collection of free stock photos, videos,  and illustrations.

Our Verdict? A stunning collection of stock photos and illustrations. Just click to download, no signup needed.

  1. Barn Images

License: CC0 | Attribution: Required | Date Started: 2015

Barn Images aim to redefine stock photography as “non-stock” with their professional images uploaded to the site every weekday. You can access their photos for free — anything ranging from animals, food and drink, landscape, people, sports, and travel locations, they have it all.

Our Verdict? It has some of the amazing shots of landscapes, perfect for blogs looking for hero or featured images on their travel websites.

  1. BucketListly Photos

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2014

BucketListly is a startup by Pete R. He took all the 5000+ travel photos available on this website. He traveled around the world, from Russia to Hong Kong, to Brunei, to Egypt, then to Germany, then to Argentina; it’s a great repertoire of photos of the world through his lens.

Our Verdict? Great for travel websites, just don’t forget to properly attribute his photos to him!

  1. Burst (by Shopify)

License: CC Varies | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2017

Shopify created Burst, a free stock photography site for entrepreneurs. Burst provides high-quality product photos and more, without charging you anything — yes, it’s for free!

Our Verdict? Burst is relatively new, having just launched this 2017. Subscribe to their newsletter to receive weekly updates on their new free stock photos available on their website.

  1. Crow the Stone

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2014

Crow the Stone is a random collection of free to use photos for your website.

Our Verdict? Nothing much has changed with its available photos since its conception in 2014; nevertheless, it’s still a great resource if you need to look for more photos.

  1. Cupcake

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2014

Cupcake is another CC0 stock photography site offering various kinds of photos for your website.

Our Verdict? Despite being established in 2014, there’s only a limited number of photos available. If you’re looking for landscapes, nature, or city life, go to Cupcake and check it out!

  1. Death to the Stock Photo

License: CC Varies | Attribution: Required | Date Started: 2013

Death to the Stock Photo is a quality, unique, stock photo resource for creatives looking to stand out.

Our Verdict? You can get free photos from Death to the Stock Photo via email, but that’s all there is unless you pay for a premium subscription where you can login and download more photos. There are some positive reviews on this site, so we recommend signing up to get some of those photos.

  1. DesignersPics

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2014

Free photographs for your personal and commercial use.

Our Verdict? It’s a good stock photo resource especially if you want to include realistic images in your blogs.

  1. Dreamstime

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2001

Boasting its 69 million stock images, Dreamstime dubs itself as the world’s largest stock community with over 19 million users.

Our Verdict? It’s true that they provide free CC0 high-resolution photos for your use. Just choose your preferred photo and download! No signup needed.

  1. Epicantus

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2014

High-resolution photos great for your landing pages, blog posts & designs

Our Verdict? Used to add new photos weekly, but at the moment, it has a decent amount of photos that you can enjoy.

  1. Every Stock Photo

License: CC Varies | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2006

A search engine for free photos coming from many sources and are license-specific.

Our Verdict? A good search engine for stock photos, but sometimes it displays irrelevant results.

  1. Fancy Crave

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2015

Fancy Craze handpicks two free authentic photos from real people daily. Each photo is licensed under CC0 and can be used commercially.

Our Verdict? Their photos are packed in collections, so you can easily find them.

  1. FindA.Photo

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2014

10,000 completely free stock photos from Unsplash, Jay Mantri, and many more, to use for any purpose. Search and browse by keyword and color.

Our Verdict? It’s a simple website, no frills included. You can search for an image by keyword or by color.

  1. FoodiesFeed

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2014

A stock photography resource of great, awesome food photos, ready to download for free!

Our Verdict? Need a tasty looking photo for your blog, but can’t seem to get a hang of yummy food photography? FoodiesFeed is the best food stock photography you can ever find.

  1. Foter

License: CC Varies | Attribution: Required | Date Started: 2015

Foter boasts an arsenal of 335 million free Creative Commons images for use.

Our Verdict? If you’re a WordPress user, you’ll surely enjoy Foter’s seamless integration with it.

  1. Free Images

License: CC Varies | Attribution: Required | Date Started: 2001

This stock photography site has over 300,000 free stock images – completely free for everyday use.

Our Verdict? Free Images have lots of various photos for your needs. You need to sign up to download a photo.

  1. Free Media Goo

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2013

Free royalty free stock photos and background images ready to download, no registration required! Use for commercial or non-commercial use. Wide selection of high-resolution photos to browse.

Our Verdict? While this site offers some unique photos, it hasn’t been updated recently, so you might want to search for others before you visit this one.

  1. Free Nature Stock

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2015

A stock photo resource website that offers only nature stock photos. It’s updated daily.

Our Verdict? Nature lovers and outdoor bloggers will love this large repertoire of nature images. It’s impressive that the website has been indeed, updated daily with a new photo.

  1. Free Range Stock

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2006

Free high-resolution stock images and textures. Contributors have an ad revenue sharing system.

Our Verdict? Free Range Stock offers a lot of different photos, from landscape and nature to vector art and more. Great stock photography resource.

  1. Free Stock Image Point

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2014

Free stock photography website for personal and commercial use. Offers 20 photos monthly. You can subscribe to get monthly high-quality photos straight to your inbox.

Our Verdict? Awesome stock photos perfect for travel bloggers.

  1. FreeDigitalPhotos.net

License: CC Varies | Attribution: Required | Date Started: 2004

A collection of free and premium stock photos and illustrations, all of high-quality and contributed by their community of professional photographers and digital artists.

Our Verdict? Great for business and entrepreneurship websites looking for professional looking images.

  1. FreePhotosBank

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2004

Stock photo images contributed by photographers worldwide. Photos are mostly on computers and technology, architecture, food, nature, transportation, and more.

Our Verdict? Some of their images are the old, usual stock photos we had in the past.

  1. Freepik

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2010

Aside from stock photos, you can also find free vector art, illustrations, icons, and PSD.

Our Verdict? Freepik offers unique vector art and illustrations; they make their own illustrations, and you can download the image in several file formats.

  1. Freestocks.org

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2013

A free stock photography website featuring photos of animals, city and architecture, fashion, food and drinks, nature, objects and technology, and people.

Our Verdict? The site is regularly updated. Browse and just click the download button to go.

  1. Good Free Photos

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2012

Numerous stock photo images, vectors, and clipart available for download, all CC0.

Our Verdict? Good photos on various themes, categorized by country where the photo was taken.

  1. Gratisography

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2013

Created and curated by Ryan McGuire, Gratisography is a CC0 stock image website with new photos added weekly.

Our Verdict? Great collection of photos; you may even come across photo packs from Adobe on this website.

  1. HubSpot

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2015

Technically, HubSpot offers marketing guides and whatnot, but it also offers a compendium of resources like their very own 550+ royalty-free stock photos.

Our Verdict? These photos are available in four collections, mostly assorted photos, business-themed, and holiday-themed stock images.

  1. IM Free

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2011

IM FREE isn’t just a stock photography site, it’s a curated collection of free design resources whether it’s for personal or commercial use.

Our Verdict? Items are grouped according to a specific theme; not only does it include images, but there are templates here as well for your business.

  1. Image Finder

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2015

36,849 high quality, free stock images for your use. All photos are free to use for personal or commercial use. This used to be a search engine for Flickr, but now it gets its photos from different websites under a CC0 license.

Our Verdict? Has a good selection of images, although its photos are few compared to its competitors.

  1. ISO Republic

 License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2014

A website that offers free stock photos for creatives.

Our Verdict? Impressive 3000 stock photo images that you can use professionally, or even as a featured image for a blog post.

  1. Jay Mantri

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2014

A personal blog by Jay Mantri offering CC0 photos.

Our Verdict? Not much to check out anymore, it hasn’t been updated frequently.

  1. Jeshoots

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2014

JESHOOTS is a stock photography website offering free, CC0 images and mockups.

Our Verdict? It’s an up to date stock photo website; they even post their updates via social media. Photos are for business or personal in high resolution for free.

  1. Kaboompics

  License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2014

Kaboompics is the brainchild of a digital illustrator, photographer, and website creator, Karolina.

Our Verdict? They offer free photos, but you can also opt for a premium pack. You can search for an image via its orientation, mode, or color.

  1. LibreShot

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2017

A website offering CC0 free images that can be used by businesses.

Our Verdict? This site offers great images to use for websites in different niches like business, architecture, nature, and technology. It’s a fairly new website, but it already has a great selection of photos available.

  1. Life of Pix

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2014

Life of Pix is a website with a community of photographers contributing CC0 images, free to download.

Our Verdict? Life of Pix pays homage to its contributors on social media, which makes it possible for you to appreciate each photographer’s works.

  1. Little Visuals

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2013

Little Visuals is a compilation of free landscape photos that you can use any way you want.

Our Verdict? Although this website has ceased to update, there are still valuable photos in this collection that you can use for your website.

  1. Magdeleine

License: CC Varies | Attribution: Some may be Required | Date Started: 2014

Magdeleine is a combination of CC0 photos and CC BY SA photos.

Our Verdict? The contributions in this website are spectacular and very useful as hero images for your website.

  1. MMT.li

  License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2016

MMT offers free photos for commercial use – you may use their photos on your website, templates, print materials, social media posts, and more.

Our Verdict? It’s easy to search for photos via their filter option, which segregates photos by category or by tags.

  1. morgueFile

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 1996

Perhaps one of the oldest websites on stock photography, morgueFile has vast resources of creatives, for creatives, by creatives.

Our Verdict? Its huge network of contributed images is still perhaps the best resource for all your stock image needs.

  1. Moveast

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2014

Moveast is a collection of CC0 photos taken by a “Portuguese guy moving that decided that every photo should be used for free”.

Our Verdict? It’s a great collection of photos for travel websites, and those blogs with a personal touch.

  1. Negative Space

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2015

Negative Space includes various photos that are all for personal or business use.

Our Verdict? If you’re looking to fill in some negative space on your blog, the photos from Negative Space can be a perfect addition to your blog, whether you’re into architecture, business, or sports.

  1. New Old Stock

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2013

New Old Stock is a collection of vintage photos from public archives.

Our Verdict? This vintage collection of stock photos would work best with your blogs if you’re feeling nostalgic or if you sell vintage wares on your eCommerce site.

  1. Pexels

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2014

Pexels features 40,000 photos to date with 3,000 photos added monthly.

Our Verdict? Not much variation in people photos but great photos nonetheless.

  1. Photo Collections

 License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2015

A free stock photography website focusing on animals, architecture, food and drink, industrial shots, landscapes, nature, people, and transportation.

Our Verdict? It’s fairly new but it already has some stunning shots that you can use on your website.

  1. Photo Everywhere

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2006

A high-resolution stock photo website mostly on travel photos.

Our Verdict? True to its tag, “World of Images”, PhotoEverywhere indeed offers free to use photos great for travel blogs worldwide.

  1. PhotoPin

License: CC Varies  | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2002

PhotoPin allows you to search for millions of Creative Commons photos to add to your blog posts.

Our Verdict? Good search engine for CC photos; you can even filter by license type or sort by recency, relevancy, and interestingness.

  1. Photober

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2013

All images in Photober are free for commercial reuse and reuse with modification. Photos are sourced from contributors; you can even contribute some of your own.

Our Verdict? You can download images individually or by packs. Offers backgrounds and textures, too.

  1. PhotoStockEditor

 License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2015

PhotoStockEditor is a collection of stock images, all free to use for personal or commercial purposes.

Our Verdict? PhotoStockEditor has its own quirky theme on images, but if you’re mostly looking for objects, this is a good resource for it.

  1. PicJumbo

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2013

PicJumbo has 14 categories to choose from with over 5 million downloads since it started.

Our Verdict? Members only for premium photos.

  1. Picography

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2014

Picography showcases landscape photography in Ireland, Europe, and United States.

Our Verdict? The photos are not categorized and the tags are not much help.

  1. Pixabay

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2010

Pixabay offers more than a million public domain photos, illustrations, graphics, and videos in HD quality.

Our Verdict? It’s easy to use and even has an Editor’s Choice for photo recommendations.

  1. PliXS

License: Creative Commons | Attribution: Required | Date Started: 2015

PliXS started in 2015 with a simple goal: to provide fantastic images for creative people to use. The photos are contributed by the community, so the CC licenses vary.

Our Verdict? PliXS has a lot to offer, with options for downloading the images in various sizes, but you are required to sign up and log into your account to download the image.

  1. Public Domain Archive

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2009

A combination of vintage and modern stock images.

Our Verdict? They have a lot of wonderful images, but if you want an ad-free experience and the ability to download in bulk, you can opt for a premium account.

  1. Raumrot

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2014

Created by Markus Spiske, there are over 700 photos for commercial and personal purposes.

Our Verdict? The site is not much appealing but photos are high grade.

  1. Re:splashed

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2014

It offers more than 1,000 high definition photos use for web and design projects.

Our Verdict? It’s related to Unsplash with a good user interface as well.

  1. Realistic Shots

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2014

Updated with 7 new photos every week, this is another stock photography website worth visiting.

Our Verdict? Stock images are indeed realistic, with great photos on architecture, nature, people, travel, and technology.

  1. Refe

License: CC Varies | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2013

A stock images website offering free and paid options to download stock photos.

Our Verdict? You can download photos individually or per packs.

  1. RGBStock

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2010

It offers both images and illustrations from both photographers and illustrators.

Our Verdict? Searching for photos comes with different options including the search bar, categories, new photos, and photographers.

  1. ShotStash

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2016

ShotStash offers free photos with specific descriptive titles.

Our Verdict? There’s a new photo daily so take a chance on its novelty.

  1. SkitterPhoto

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2014

SkitterPhoto’s photo collection come in high resolution, low light, and some in raw form.

Our Verdict? The photos are in public domain so use them for whatever purpose you like.

  1. Smithsonian on Flickr

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2008

Smithsonian on Flickr showcases photos from different collections in its museums, archives, and research centers.

Our Verdict? The photos are interesting with a wide range of subjects about art, history, culture, and science.

  1. Snapographic

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2016

Snapographic used to have a website but now contributes through Freepik, the premier search engine for vector designs.

Our Verdict? It only has 34 photos to date for personal and commercial use. Their website is not working also.

  1. Snapwire Snaps

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2014

Snapwire Snaps is a collaborative platform for brand and content by letting the user create a customized request or just search royalty-free photos on their site.

Our Verdict? This can be your go-to site for a community of photographers where you can sell or share your photos.

  1. SpaceX Photos

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2002

SpaceX features photos about advanced rockets and spacecraft without any restrictions for the public.

Our Verdict? This is cool photo site for the rocket scientists in real life and at heart.

  1. Splashbase

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2011

Splashbase offers high-res photos for commercial use that are curated from other stock photo sites.

Our Verdict? The photos are not categorized accordingly. Though a search bar is available, keywords are not reliable to give exact results.

  1. SplitShire

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2014

Photos featured are personally shot by Daniel Nanescu that can be used for personal and commercial purposes.

Our Verdict? The high-resolution photos have a distinct style because they are from one photographer.

  1. Startup Stock Photos

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2013

Startup Stock Photos cater to tech market such as startups, websites, designers, designers, developers, and eventually, everyone else.

Our Verdict? Well, what’s in a name?  It’s best suited for tech companies for commercial purposes.

  1. Stock Up

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2014

It’s a database of more than 20,000 photos from 33 different free stock photo websites with their permission.  

Our Verdict? The photos vary in license with mostly in Creative Commons. You need to look up0 the owner for the license.

  1. StockPholio

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2013

StockPholio offers more than 1 million stock photos for commercial usage.

Our Verdict? It only has a search bar on its homepage. No preview or menu options, not enticing enough.

  1. StockPhotos.io

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2013

Created by New Yorker web designer and developer David Choi, StockPhotos.io has 27,000 high-res photos to date.

Our Verdict? Photos can be easily searched on its site as they are arranged categorically. Photos can be used commercially with proper credits to the authors.

  1. StockSnap.io

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2017

The photos here can be used for personal and commercial projects.

Our Verdict? This can be a go-to site for high-resolution photos for commercial purpose.

  1. Stockvault

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2004

Stockvault has been collecting and archiving medium and high-resolution photos from photographers, designers, and students.

Our Verdict? Photos can only be used for personal and non-commercial use with no sign up required.

  1. Stokpic

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2014

Founded by Ed Gregory, an international photographer and founder of In Color Studios, in August 2014, Stokpic is an online catalog of photographs from all over the world with 583 photos and 186,960 downloads on its first year.

Our Verdict?  This one’s generous with 10 new photos sent every 2 weeks when you subscribe.

  1. Styled Stock

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2015

This is dedicated to female entrepreneurs who want to build brands with better visual content.

Our Verdict? This is a membership stock photo site for chic and mostly pink Instagram-worthy photos.

  1. Superfamous

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2010

Dutch interaction designer Folkert Gorter runs Superfamous Studios for new ways of seeing and communicating.

Our Verdict? The images suit the artsy market.

  1. The Pic Pac

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2015

This free stock image website offers one free image from Tuesday to Sunday.

Our Verdict? It’s not totally free because Mondays are for purchasing a new “pac(k)” of images.

  1. Tookapic

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2013

Tagged as “Your 365 project”, Tookapic is a collection of daily photos from different categories of users.

Our Verdict? It’s a more personal journal which requires signing up to join.

  1. Travel Coffee Book

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2014

Travel Coffee Book uploads 10 new travel-themed photos every 10 days from travelers all around the world.

Our Verdict? It doesn’t have the usual interface with a search box but instead, you’ll click “archives” to view the thumbnails in date order.

  1. Unsplash

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2013

Unsplash has over 300,000 high-res photos with thousands more added daily in its library.

Our Verdict? It got loads of impressive photos from the community of best photographers though some are plagiarised.

  1. UPICM

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2015

This Irish based free image platform offers curated photos in 1084 x 1620 resolutions or even smaller with the contact information below the home page.

Our Verdict? Fully optimized photos can be used for personal or commercial projects with no signing in required.

  1. Wikimedia Commons

License: CC0 | Attribution: Not Required | Date Started: 2004

Wikimedia Commons or Commons is an online repository of the Wikimedia Foundation that contains over 42 million media files from communities worldwide.

Our Verdict?  Its app allows easy uploading of images and choosing categories but doesn’t offer photo editing features.

  1. Wylio

License: CC Varies | Attribution: Required | Date Started: 2010

A useful tool for bloggers, Wylio is an all-in-one picture finder and resizer that automatically credit a Creative Commons photo for a blog.

Our Verdict? This is a smart choice for bloggers sticking with commercial CC-licensed photos but not for non-commercial projects.

 

Do you think we missed your favorite stock photo website? Let us know in the comments!

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