I am starting with a saying “A picture is worth a thousand words.” From a long time, Photography has always been a robust part of designing.
Some website allows you to download photos for private use only. They don’t allow you to use commercially. Many stock photo websites sell their photos. We try to find beautiful, unique and cheesy photographs; our search ends up with cost of money. It is always a good idea to have some stock photography websites list. As a website, video channel owner, you need photographs to depict your ideas in your articles or videos.
We have compiled a list of websites for free stock photos. These websites have millions of photos. You can download these pictures easily and instantly. They are superior in quality. These websites have copyright free images. These websites are protected under CC0 (creative commons).
Most of these pictures are copyright free under Creative Commons (CC0) license. These websites have public domain photos. In simple words, you can edit, copy, modify, and distribute the photographs for commercial and private purposes without taking permission.
Some photos may require attribution. We are just presenting websites list and features what is possible by us. You are requested to research carefully about license of the photos before use. Each photo has description about license in some websites. In most of websites, each photo’s description may be useful for you. we have tried to provide you links of license to read.
[Photo Credit: Casey Horner]
If you are dabbler of high-resolution photos; Unsplash is for you. It is best source of stock photos. You can find attractive photos on homepage. This website was started as a side-project by an online marketing agency with motto to provide catchy designs. Unsplash photos are free under Unsplash license. For commercial and noncommercial use of photos kindle read more information about License: license of Unsplash.
[Photo Credit: Wesley Eland]
Pexels have a collection of best quality photos. It was started in 2015. It has gained popularity as a distinguished stock photo website. Interesting thing, Pexels has all free stock photos under CC0 license. Pexels has an excellent working on site with high quality photos. Tagging of all photos in such stunning way, they are easy to search. Pexels not only provide stock photos on its site, it also outsources photos from best quality websites. To know more about use of photos kindly read license information: Pexel License
[Photo Credit: valentinsimon0]
Pixabay is one of our favorite websites for free stock photos. It is vibrant website of big photo collection. Amazingly, a huge collection of free stock photos will enthrall you. Pixabay has also high quality photos. All photos are under CC0 (Creative Commons) license. Visit here to know more about license here: Pixabay License
[Photo Credit: Mouli Choudari]
Flickr is the best online management and sharing website. The site works on 2 goals: first to make available one’s photos to people who loves him/her. Second, facilitate news ways of organizing photo and videos. However Flickr has a hulking collection of high quality public domain photos but the website is not dedicated to public domain photos. There are more than 30 Lacs high quality public domain photos on Flickr. For creative commons (CC0) photos, kindly read this page: Flickr
[Photo Credit: Bernard Spragg]
Searching some awesome stock photo? Picography is haven for it. All photo categories are available here. All images are free under CC0 (Creative Commons) license. All photos are free for personal and commercial use. Read more about terms: Picography terms
Wikimedia is a prodigious photo chrysalis which is dedicated to education and information. It is a famous website on the web. A huge collection of over 50 million free usable media files (videos images and sounds). Anyone can contribute (in form of videos, images, information) in this website. Wikimedia is heaven for photographers, designers and artists of various fields. They can get usable material from this website. To use media files, kindly read these terms first: Wikimedia terms
[Photo Credit:Dracaena Marginata Tricolor]
KaboomPics is a good website. It is filled with features that help to find every photo based on keywords. It has fabulous content. Kaboompics is a good collection of high quality free photos.
[Photo Credit: Laurine Bailly]
Life of Pix is another big website with free stock photos. Life of Pix is a big repository of high resolution copyright free photos for personal and commercial use. All photos are released under creative commons (CC0) and all are public domain images. The slogan of website is catchy: ‘Give Life to your pix.’ Site was created by Canada based advertising agency: Leeroy Creative Agency. Life of Pix team declares photographer of the week in every week. Read this page before use of photos: Life of Pix
StockSnap is a grand collection of thousands of images. It is repository of high resolution photos. It is impressive library of free stock images. It has unique feature that make browsing of available photos comfortable. StockSnap adds all photos under creative commons. No requirement of attribution for them. Thousands of high quality photos are added regular basis.
Burst is a repository of high resolution images. Burst is powered by Shopify. It has free stock images. Library of Burst has thousands of high resolution images. Burst has ravishing interface with extensive collection of photos. Royalty free photos are taken by worldwide community of its photographers. Burst is free stock photos for websites and commercial use. The aim to start website was to assist entrepreneurs in making high quality websites. Limited photos are under Creative Commons (CC0). Rests of photos are under Shopify’s image license. To know more about use of Burst photos kindly visit on homepage and Read FAQ.
Canva is a stock photo website. Canva is a repository of million images. It is loaded with hundreds of fonts. Photo filter feature of Canva allows you to edit your photo using preset filters. You have ease access to thousands of icon, shapes and element. Kindly read policies of Canva before use photos : Licensing