Tons of categories and lots of photos. From home page click on “Gallery” for photos sorted by category. Lots of great stuff!
“We released our photos into the public domain so for those in search of photographs for free are welcome to use our pictures. Our images are perfect for bloggers, students, teachers, illustrators, website owners or anyone interested to download images for free.”[/vc_column_text]
Categories such as textures, animals, technology, water, fire, jobs and careers, buildings and more.
“These stock photos are 100% free and are also royalty free. We just ask that you don’t redistribute them, or use them with anything that could be viewed as offensive (hate / pornography).”[/vc_column_text]
Tons of amazing free icons (about 1,035 at the time of writing this article).
You can even put in your hex code to indicate the exact color you want the icons to be so it matches your website or project color theme! Not exactly stockphotos, but these can be hugely helpful!
“Image files generated using the Aiconica website fall under CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.”[/vc_column_text]
This site is actually pretty cool. Not only can you search for free stockphotos, you can run searches on other sites even featured on this list from inside the platform. And in addition to stockphotos you can find free icons, web templates, videos, music, and more.
Although the name is “Barn Images,” there are lots of photos beyond that in Architecture, Travel, Landscape, People, Animals, and more.
“You are allowed to use all of the images published in Barn Images collections (both Free Images and Premium Packs) for commercial and non-commercial purposes. You can remix, tweak, and build upon your work, without asking for permission or attributing the photos.”[/vc_column_text]
Free clipart mostly, and some photos. But do not write off clipart; sometimes it is just what you need for an assignment, presentation, or blog article.
“By uploading content, you certify that it is free from any copyrights and trademarks, and in case you are the copyright holder you hereby release it under the latest version of the creative commons CC0 public domain dedication.”[/vc_column_text]
Many great photos from categories like fashion, food, historical, industry, music, nature, peoples, religion, sports, and more. Videos too!
“Search high quality free stock photos, images and footage videos with CC0 license.”[/vc_column_text]
Seems there are only about 36 photos up for free CC0 but hopefully he will add more.
“Free (do what ever you want) photos. All photos here on www.cupcake.nilssonlee.se are licensed under the Creative Commons license CC0, which means that you are free to use the images without any costs. You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking for permission.”[/vc_column_text]
You can’t search for free, but you can give your email address and be sent stockphotos every month, plus instantly download a “bonus pack” as soon as you join their mailing list (it came with 10 quality pics).
“You may display a DTTSP photo as you please, reproduce it, add it to a collection, and make adaptations of it. However, you may not distribute the photo – so don’t include it in any photo packs or give it out for others to use….Displaying and reproducing the photo on physical or digital products that you distribute is fine.”[/vc_column_text]
Beautifully colorful photos all for free. Nice set!
“FREE Hi-Res photos for your personal & commercial use. Attribution not required!”[/vc_column_text]
Free public domain photo compilation. About 96 photos at time of this writing.
“…the images in our curated public domain gallery have been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights. You can copy, modify and distribute the images, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission or attribution!”[/vc_column_text]
Great variety and 2 new photos every day to feast your eyes on!
“Photographs are provided free of charge and under the Creative Commons Public Domain CC0 license.”[/vc_column_text]
Easy searching and fun ways to browse through tons of images!
“The person who associated a work with this deed has dedicated the work to the public domain by waiving all of his or her rights to the work worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law. You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.”[/vc_column_text]
Perfect place to find vintage photos! You can search by color, keyword, and type of license such as “No known copyright restrictions” or “Commercial use & mods allowed” (which sometimes requires attribution). If you fall in love with an image just make sure you double check that you’re free to use it as you please.
“Under ‘The Commons,’ cultural institutions that have reasonably concluded that a photograph is free of copyright restrictions are invited to share such photograph under their new usage guideline called ‘no known copyright restrictions.’”[/vc_column_text]
Faith inspiring images all free to use!
“Totally free high quality Christian stock photography. All photos are published under the amazing CC0 license. Do what you want with them!”[/vc_column_text]
Beautiful photos and a one-stop-shop for all things public domain!
“Freetems.net is your source of public domain/cc0 content- images, graphics, music, videos, ebooks, audiobooks, software and everything else. All presented files are absolutely free for any kind of use – including commercial usage. You can use them freely without attribution, you can create derivative work of any kind.”[/vc_column_text]
Need photos of clouds and the sky? Here’s where you go! Great for overlaying inspirational quotes or backgrounds on slide presentations.
“…where you can download from a huge selection of 100% FREE, high resolution cloud stock photography, images and more. These photos are also royalty free, so use them for work, school projects and more…Just don’t redistribute them.”[/vc_column_text]
Full of incredibly beautiful natural images with one new photo added daily.
“You are free to use the photos however you want, even in commercial work, without the need for permission or attribution. In short: do whatever you want.”[/vc_column_text]
A personal photo collection shared for public use. Especially good if you are looking for photos of flowers.
“All photos on this site are free for use by anyone for any purpose! Use them anywhere and anyhow you like, for commercial or non-commercial use. Photos must be downloaded to your server before use on blog or web site. External links to photos on the freephotos web server are not allowed.”[/vc_column_text]
Huge variety of quality and free stock photos and clip art. When you select the image you love, just double check the license as there are some non-free images mixed in.
“…your best source for free stock photos and clip art. Our collection contains 14,889 free images available in a variety of commercial and editorial licenses, including public domain, creative commons, and custom agreements.”
Be warned: You might get hungry while searching through the free options for that perfect image. This site also has bundles and individual photos for purchase under “Premiums”.
“…a resource of free realistic food images in high resolution and free digital goods related to food. These all are fully available to download for your blog posts, articles, websites, templates, mobile apps, backgrounds or just any kind of design… Practically the only condition I have is that selling and re-selling my pictures is not allowed.”
Personal photo collection full of landscapes, textures, objects, etc. all licensed under Public Domain.
“All photos on this site were taken by me and I have chosen to license them under the Public Domain license… Please note that any trademarked models or logos that are in these pictures do not have release authorization(such as brand name cars, etc) so you may have to obtain permission from the trademark holder for such photos.”
Hilarious, whimsical, and always terrific quality! The creator Ryan McGuire seems to also have created Tinyography for iphone pics.
“I offer my pictures under the same terms as Creative Commons Zero with the common sense differences/limitations that you can’t use any of my images for pornographic, criminal, defamatory or degrading purposes, you can’t use or redistribute my images on free stock photo websites or apps, and you can’t sell and/or redistribute my pictures implying you’re the photographer.”
Tons of images to use how you like. Categories include Industry, Nature, and Textures like fur, metal, wood, plastics and more.
“Image*After is a large online free photo collection. You can download and use any image or texture from our site and use it in your own work, either personal or commercial.”
Free to use photos without attribution requirements in categories like City, Holy Land, Nature, Objects, People, and PowerPoint Template Slides.
“These images are totally free to use for anything you want including commercial, non-profit, business, print, web, screen, film or personal applications.”
Great mix of colorful, eye-catching photos from Natural scenery to Urban with a lot of other categories in between.
“The images provided by ISO Republic are free to use for personal and commercial projects, we operate our own bespoke license…”
Tons of photos to choose from! From famous cities, to food, to technology, this site offers massive variety.
“On JÉSHOOTS you may find and share images free of copyrights. All photos that do not need to pay before using are under Creative Commons public domain deed CC0.”
Huge amount of icon options! Some have a price or require attribution, but many terrific ones are free for easy download. Example: search “business and finance” and “free” and you get these! When in doubt, each icon grouping has easy to find licensing information listed below.
“Free Icons! More than 100,000 icons in one place!”
Beautifully done, creative photographs under categories like Abstract, Fashion, and Landscapes.
“You can do nearly anything with the images, commercial or not. For example you can use photos for client works, HTML/PSD templates (for sale), in articles, Power Point presentations, print on t-shirts. Also you can distribute my PSD files with photos included in design…Redistribution is not allowed without permission. You cannot offer image for sale – they are free.”
Includes many photos under the usual categories of Architecture, Business, and Landscape but also showcases cool photographs in categories you don’t see every day like Buddhism, Close-up & Macro, and Mongolia.
“Beautiful Photos. Totally Free. Public Domain License CC0”
Plenty of visually pleasing photographs offering unique perspectives and color variety. Categories include Beach, Animals, Construction, Textures, etc.
“Free high-resolution photos, no copyright restrictions. Images for personal commercial use. New Photographs added weekly! All images are donated to the Public Domain.”
A collection of gorgeous, imaginative, thought provoking photos that are definitely worth having a look through. Sadly, the creator/maintainer of the site passed away suddenly so it is no longer updated.
“Use them anyway you want”
Thousands of bright, beautiful, eye-catching photos. Be aware that it is easy to be redirected to potentially not-free collections of photos.
“Looking for high resolution stock photos for your illustration, comp or design needs? Search morgueFile for free reference images. Yes, they’re all completely free.”
It is always fun to take pictures to document adventures, travels, and those little things that inspire the creative inner artist in us all… This person is especially talented at it and fills their site full of pictures “taken along the way”.
“This is a journey of a Portuguese guy moving that decided that every photo should be used for free. Help yourselves and use them wherever you want (CC0)”
Lots of travel, nature, and interesting macro shots.
“Enjoy free high-resolution stock photos under creative commons CC0 license. That means you can edit, copy, distribute or use the photos for commercial purposes. Not everything in life has a price. Just enjoy!”[/vc_column_text]
Wide selection of clipart options available!
“We try to make it clear that you may use all clipart from Openclipart even for unlimited commercial use. We believe that giving away our images is a great way to share with the world our talents and that will come back around in a better form.”[/vc_column_text]
You will find many photos of USA scenery here. While you might have to pay for the high-res versions of older photos, most pictures on this site are public domain.
“I’ve placed most of them in the public domain. However while most of them are public domain, a few aren’t. Be sure to read the license under each of the enlarged pictures.”[/vc_column_text]
It is a lot of fun to look through all the photographs on this site and every day they upload 20 more! Everything on Pexels is high quality and beautifully captured.
“It’s hard to understand complex licenses that is why all photos on Pexels are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means the pictures are completely free to be used for any legal purpose.”[/vc_column_text]
There is an unbelievable amount of stuff on here! It might seem a little visually boring to look at at first, but select one of the many folders and you will be blown away by the possibilities.
“All photos at PhotoRack are Free to use for personal and commercial projects. No limitations & No backlink required to use them”[/vc_column_text]
Many categories available to search through. Nothing here that really takes your breath away, but you might just find exactly the thing you are looking for!
“Unless otherwise stated, all images on this site have been released into the Public Domain.”[/vc_column_text]
This site has beautiful images under a variety of themes. Very popular for downloading pictures but slower due to being loaded with ads.
“Totally free photos to use for your commercial and personal works.” [/vc_column_text]
Creativity inspiring images to browse through. Accentuates Urban beauty showcasing everything from Graffiti to Architectural details, as well as great shots of the Natural World
“Photographs are provided free of charge and under the Creative Commons Public Domain CC0 licence.”[/vc_column_text]
Looking for a treasure? Odds are you will find it here! Tons of categories to choose from and super quality photos.
“All images and videos on Pixabay are released free of copyrights under Creative Commons CC0. You may download, modify, distribute, and use them royalty-free for anything you like, even in commercial applications. Attribution is not required.”[/vc_column_text]
Search thousands of pics with CC0 license. Nice images for Business, Marketing, and more. This site has a lot of everything, just have a look at their category list!
“…for the purpose of contributing to a commons of creative, cultural and scientific works (“Commons”) that the public can reliably and without fear of later claims of infringement build upon, modify, incorporate in other works, reuse and redistribute as freely as possible in any form whatsoever and for any purposes, including without limitation commercial purposes.”[/vc_column_text]
Photos, clipart, fonts, artwork, video clips all Public Domain!
“Find thousands of Public Domain files available for you to download and use, completely free of charge. Our goal is to build the largest collection of available files from all over the web, consolidated into one fast, easy to search archive.“[/vc_column_text]
An interesting collection of images, gifs, books, films, audio, and more! This is a really cool site to check out, especially if you are looking for something vintage.
“The majority of the digital copies featured are in the public domain or under an open license all over the world, however, some works may not be so in all jurisdictions. On each Collections post we’ve done our best to indicate which rights we think apply, so please do check and look into more detail where necessary, before reusing. All articles published under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license. If you wish to reuse our material please refer to our attribution policy.”[/vc_column_text]
Clipart that is available for free in multiple formats! Categories include Architecture, Business, Flags, People, Signs & Symbols, etc.
“Vector images provided via download on publicdomainvectors.org are bound to Creative Commons Deed CC0.”[/vc_column_text]
Plenty of unique photos to choose from here, all gorgeous quality!
“Take all these pictures and distribute it about the whole world.”1. [/vc_column_text]
CC0 license, which is great! The photos here are laid out in a very nice way and seven new ones are added every week, so check back often. Most images are of people working (perfect for business purposes) or lovely landscapes (great for motivational quotes), but you will also find plenty of photos of Food, Sports, Fashion, and so much more.
“All photos published on Realistic Shots are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos, even for commercial purposes. Attribution is not required, but appreciated.”[/vc_column_text]
Stunning photos compiled from a very talented person’s personal travel photographs!
“You are free to use my images for both personal and commercial purposes, but you must not resell or redistribute them. Use them on your blog, in printed material, in your theme preview, give a canvas print to your Grandma; whatever.”
This site offers a lot of variety and stuff I hadn’t seen before or, at least, seen much of before! Everything here is professionally done.
“Download free stock photos & images for personal & commercial use. What would you do if you had amazing copyright free real photos? Now you have them! Free high quality photos with no copyright restrictions and real look.“
Looking for creative textures? You’ve come to the right place! Here you will find tons of free stock textures under categories like Grunge, Dirt, Plaster, Concrete, Rust, and more.
“Our textures may be used for any commercial or personal use.”
Definitely some gems in this site full of CC0 Licensed photos. You can easily sort by color or search by keyword.
“This collection of photos is for anyone to use in just about any way they’d like.”
Look through Hand-Drawn, Photography, PSD, and Vector categories for some awesome options but be sure to read through their “Restricted Uses” before going too crazy with the images here.
“Our entire philosophy is built around us providing high quality stock photography, video, and vectors for free…”
You might see some overlap with photos from other public domain sites, but this was too good not to share! This site is full of stunning photos that just beg to have an inspirational quote put on them!
“Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos. 10 new photos every 10 days.”
Well, I love free stockphotos so much that I decided to start my own website! It’s called Take Two Maps and you can use anything you want for free without attribution. If you like my pics, let me know so I can upload more! And share what you create with them!
Know of any I missed? Remember the criteria below and please share in the comments or on Twitter!
- Really, really good-looking: The pics have to be beautiful stock photos. High quality and high resolution.
- Free, Free, Free: The images must be free to download (no buying credits or entering a credit card to start a trial account, etc)
- Easy usage: They must allow business use without crazy hoops to jump through. I specifically looked for those that said “no attribution required” or the CC0 Universal License.