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9 Websites Offering Free Stock Photos

Free Stock Photos for Commercial Use

A stock photo is a photograph taken by an individual that is then offered to the public, usually free of charge, that can be used for a variety of personal and commercial uses. The websites listed below are popular options to use for free stock photos for commercial use.

1. Pexels

Pexels offers free stock photos and videos whether or not you are a member. When you sign up for an account, you are able to choose whether you would like to contribute to the collection or download materials from it. You can also do both. They have a wide variety of photos and videos available that can be used by anyone for private or commercial use.

2. Pixabay

Similar to Pexels, Pixabay offers over 2.6 million stock photos, videos, and music that are free for commercial use. As a user of Pixabay, you are able to download images, videos, and music with or without having an account.

If you do choose to create an account, please be aware that it takes about 10 minutes to receive the confirmation email allowing you access to your account. If you choose to contribute images to Pixabay then your experience will be ad-free.

3. Unsplash

Photos can be downloaded from Unsplash to be used for both commercial and non-commercial use with no permission needed. Unsplash provides access to over one million photographs; however, they do not provide access to videos or music like other stock photo websites.

4. Free Nature Stock

Free Nature Stock allows consumers to use all videos and photographs in any way they choose for free. Of the websites that have made this list, Free Nature Stock offers the most limited selection of photos and videos as all are nature related. However, if you are looking for photos or videos of nature, this is the perfect place to go as the creator has made this the sole focus of the website.

5. Life of Pix

Like the other websites listed here, Life of Pix offers both photographs and videos for personal and commercial use free of charge. However, no mass distribution of the photos is allowed without permission. While the photos are easy to access and download, the videos are more difficult. When attempting to access a video, many of the videos would not play or download. New photos are added daily to Life of Pix.

6. Pik Wizard

Like many of the other websites available for stock photos, Pik Wizard offers free images to its visitors. There is a wide variety with over one million stock images and videos to choose from. All photos and videos are available for commercial use with no attribution required.

However, the consumer needs to have a paid membership to Adobe Stock in order to download any of the premium photos. This is the case for videos as well.

7. Picjumbo

Picjumbo is another website you can go to for free stock photos. While there aren’t as many photos to choose from, there is still a wide variety. These photos can be used in the same way as photos from other websites for both personal and commercial use. The only thing that isn’t allowed with picjumbo photos is the redistribution of those photos.

Similar to some of the other websites that provide premium photos, you do need a membership to download anything labeled premium. Memberships start at $11 per month. However, there are many photos available without purchasing a membership.

8. Stock Vault

The sole purpose of Stock Vault is to collect and archive photographs from photographers, designers and students to share for personal and non-commercial projects. This website offers over 100,000 photos free of charge for non-commercial and personal use. While the photos are free of charge, there is the option to contribute a small amount that will be donated directly to the photo contributor.

There is also the option to buy a premium membership for access to even more photos.

9. Free Images

Free Images is the final website we are adding to this list. The images on this site are free of charge and can be used for personal as well as commercial use unless notified otherwise. If being used commercially, you must significantly modify or update the work to make it your own. There are a wide variety of photos to choose from: everything from food to architecture. However, some providers on the website require attribution when you use their content.

Membership to Free Images is free and they encourage you to sign up to join the community.