Everyone loves Visualization, users are more attracted towards websites having images or videos than only text.

Therefore images, became an integral part of the design, whether it is online or offline, use of stock photos is becoming more important day by day.

This is the main reason, why almost every authority website has bulk of images, almost every marketer use images to attract more visitors, keep them engaging, because images speak more than content, i.e. use of Infographics in marketing, teaching is increased.

Then, what the problem is?

Problem is everyone is not a photographer, some don’t know how to design photos, and some websites costs lots of money for stock photos.

Therefore, today I’ll be sharing a list of website, from where you can find free best designed and high-quality photos for your business, apps, marketing campaigns, book covers and almost for anything.

Best Free Stock Photo Resources

Many of the Images on these websites are copyright free and some are under CCO license, which means you can use these images, modify these images for personal or commercial purposes, without asking permissions.

However, if you want to save your lot of time then subscribe to Photo-Letter for best photos bundle which will send to your inbox weekly.

1. ISO Republic

ISO republic founded by Tom Eversley, which provides free stock photos for creative professionals. It has a large stock of photos containing over 2500 free images, which is growing daily.

– No attribution required.

2. Unsplash

Unsplash has a huge library of stock photos, containing over 200,000 free images. Besides this, it also provides stats, through which you can find which image is more popular and downloaded how many times.

– No attribution required.

3. Pikwizard

Pikwizard is a new site in the free stock photo industry but just because it’s new, it doesn’t mean it’s not useful! They have really high-quality images of people, which a lot of the other free sites don’t tend to have.

– No attribution required.

4. Burst (by Shopify)

Burst is one of the great resources for stock photos powered by Shopify.This is one of the platforms you might don’t heard about. All the photos are under CCO license.

– No attribution required.

5. Stock Snap

Stock Snap is one of my goes through resource for finding photos for my blog post, especially I love its trending section which saves time. Also, it has a section named “Downloads” which show most popular photos of all time.

– No attribution required.

6. Negative Space

Negative Space has a large database of photos, which you can use without any restrictions. The thing I like about this website has it has categories on the landing page, you don’t need to navigate to the menu.

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7. MMT Stock

MMT Stock is not has a huge stock of photos, but it has some amazing collections. It has amazing photos for nature lovers and tech bloggers.

– No attribution required.

8. Stock Up

Stock Up photos collect best photos from across 33 websites and display them on their website, the site has no category section, but you can search from homepage directly. It has a huge box of images containing 21,000+ photos.

But, you have to give attribution to some photos, on each photo you can find license type.

– Sometimes attribution required.

9. Finda Photo

Finda Photo also has broad range of photos containing 10,000+ stock photos under CCO license. Something interesting about Finda photos is you can browse photos by color, you can also browse by collection.

– No attribution required

10. Good Stock Photos

Good Stock Photos has one of the best stock photos in some collections, you can search your favorite category from 1000+ photos. These photos are also free for commercial or personal use.

– No attribution required.

11. Shot Stash

Shot Stash is my go-through sites for stock photos, they add new photos on daily basis for commercial and personal use.

– No attribution required.

12. Pixabay

Pixabay is one of the best of stock photos, it has a broad range of photos containing more than 1 million photos. Pixabay has all images under creative common zero, means you can do with photos whatever you want. It might be the biggest free stock photo resource.

– No attribution required.

13. StartUp Stock

Startup stock is basically helpful for those who have a business or has a startup, the photos available are one of the best, while it has not a much large gallery.

– No attribution required.

Some Tips for Image Optimization

  1. Choose the right images according to your content or category.
  2. Use related ALT tags, for better search engine rankings.
  3. Use readable filenames.
  4. Compress your images, to make your website load fast.

Last Words:

Images you’ll find on these websites you can use them in your website, app, social posts, templates, themes, projects, almost everywhere and which are under CCO license means you can edit them, modify them according to your on will without hesitation.

However, if you still want to buy or use premium photos you can try Shutter Stock or 500px.