There are many free stock photography sites.

I set out to find as many good ones as I could. I found 15 good, solid resources out there. Royalty Free does not mean the images are free; it means that you don’t need to pay the photographer a royalty each time you use the image. These sites offer free royalty-free images.

Today I am going to share 15 websites where you can download free stock photos. If you found any free stock photo website that isn’t in the list, feel free to send me or add through comment.


You can easily get a quality and beautiful wallpaper for your desktop or simply an illustration for your blog. Contains over 350,000 quality stock photos.


This is a huge resource of over3 million photos! Every Stock is a search engine for free photos, and it searches many of the sites listed here. Search options allow you to specify license type. Highly recommended.


This site provides tons of high quality and high resolution free stock photos. If you are looking for some high resolution textures, you can also visit this site.


The photos on Imagebase are free to use, and are licensed under a Creative Commons license. Images are available in high resolution.


Stockvault is a very classy, modern site with thousands of images and some Photoshop tutorials. Membership is free.


Morguefile is a completely free source for stock photos.

Kave Wall

All the photos are free to use.


Openphoto is a site of free photos by categories, and offers a search function as well.


Geek Philosopher has many categories, and all the photos are free.


Unprofound is unusual in that photos are grouped by color, rather than category. There is also a search function. Registration is not necessary.

Free Historical Stock Photos

Historical Stock Photos offer historical related photos for Emails and Personal Websites. If you need any historical photos, this is a great site for you.

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