The 6 Best Free Stock Photo Websites

Stock image repository

Here are 6 places you can find free images, photos, videos and graphics for your business, website, or project.


Unsplash is a great place to find freely-usable images that don’t look like your typical stock photos. With a database of over a million free high-resolution images, Unsplash is definitely worth checking out if you’re after images for your business or website. Best of all, their photos can be downloaded for free and used for commercial and non-commercial purposes! Read more about their license here. You can find all types of photos, from people to nature, interiors and technology. Have a browse!



Pexels is another free photo and video library worth bookmarking. They provide a well-curated selection of photos and videos that are very well organised. You can even search photos by colour, which is really helpful if you’re trying to stick to a specific colour scheme for your website or business.



Canva is filled with an incredible amount of assets. Not only is it a fantastic place to create content and material for your project, it’s also home to millions of high-quality free and premium photos. They even have videos! There is a pro version that is paid but it gives you access to a lot more assets and handy tools, but the free version is definitely worthwhile checking out.



Pixabay has over 2.3 million high quality stock images on their site and lots of professionally shot photos. If you’re after illustrations and vectors they even have it too. If your project requires video or music, they have thousands of options for you to choose from. There’s even a section where you can select ‘Music for youtube videos’. Pixabay is a one stop shop!



Looking for images that are unique and creative? Check out Gratisography. Gratisography takes a different approach and they do not focus on delivering quantity, but instead aim to ‘curate only the most interesting pictures, the ones with a personality, a perspective, a story to tell’ as their website says. They are definitely quirky, which is what makes them so great for some websites and projects! If you’re also in the market for some quirky vectors, they have some too!



Reshot not only has free photos that can be instantly downloaded for commercial use, they also have icons and illustrations. Reshot has an amazing selection of photos that don’t look like stock photos.


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