Free Stock Photos

A resource list of free stock photos for designers

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Written by JT Pals
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As you create website designs you may need some new photos to include in your design. Here are a few online resources that offer free stock photos.

Note: Be sure to read the current license for each service to make sure you are using the photos within legal use.


Unsplash -

All photos published on Unsplash can be used for free. You can use them for commercial and noncommercial purposes. You do not need to ask permission from or provide credit to the photographer or Unsplash, although it is appreciated when possible.

Free use of photos for commercial use without attribution.*

Pexels -

  • All photos on Pexels can be used for free for commercial and noncommercial use.*

  •  Attribution is not required. Giving credit to the photographer or Pexels is not necessary but always appreciated.

  •  You can modify the photos. Be creative and edit the photos as you like. 


Lummi -

  • You can use images for commercial and non-commercial purposes.

  • You can use images to create an End Product for yourself or for a client.

  • You can modify or manipulate an image, or combine the image with other works, to suit your End Product.

  • You can’t claim ownership of an image, even if modified.

Pixabay -

You can copy, modify, distribute, and use the images, even for commercial purposes, all without asking for permission or giving credits to the artist.*


StockSnap -

Every single image on StockSnap are governed exclusively by the generous terms of the Creative Commons CC0 license.*

Public Domain Vectors -

Vector images provided via download on are bound to Creative Commons Deed CC0.

You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.*


Realistic Shots -

Free stock photos (high resolution) for personal and commercial use. 7 new photos every week. Just make something creative!*

Startup Stock Photos -

Free photos for startups, bloggers, publishers, websites, designers, developers, creators, & everyone else. Photos tend to focus on hip office spaces with lots of technology.*

Foodies Feed -

If you're working on a restaurant website and need some temporary photos to work around then this is the perfect source. Find everything from front of the house to the chef cooking. All images are available for commercial use released under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license.

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