20 Best Websites For Royalty Free Stock Photos

I am sure that everyone would love to have pretty photographs for their websites. Also, nobody would like to put their website at risk of copyright violation. But it is not always easy to find the perfect and high-quality photo that matches your content.

So, where do you find beautiful and high-quality free stock photos?

There are various sites that offer stock photos, which are under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. You can use these beautiful photos for both personal and commercial use without attribution and that too, royalty free.

Many websites provide hundreds and thousands of stock photos without any fuss. Some need you to sign up for their websites and they will deliver certain numbers of stock photos every month or week. Whereas some need you to provide attribution to the photographers of the photos you use.

I have tried to ease your high-quality photo hunting. No attribution required. No sign up required. Just go to the website, browse the photos, download the one you like and use it to beautify your website.

Here are my chosen best websites that offer free stock photographs:

1. Burst

Burst is a free stock photo site, powered by Shopify. This site is built to help designers, developers, bloggers, and entrepreneurs to create spectacular websites and marketing campaigns. The site doesn’t require a sign-up, however, you can opt to sign up for top new free stock photos in your inbox every week.


2. FancyCrave

Igor Ovsyannykov started Fancycrave 3 years ago with a goal to help fellow designers, small businesses, students, bloggers, and online marketers.


3. Foodiesfeed

Foodiesfeed is heaven for food bloggers or foodie content. This site offer mouth-watering food and drink photos. You can register to speed up the downloading.

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4. Gratisography

The website offers free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects. The good thing is new pictures are added every week.


5. ISO Republic

Tom Eversley founded the ISO Republic in 2014. The website provides free stock photos for creative professionals with more photos added on a daily basis.


6. JeShoots

Jan Vasek created Jeshoots in 2014 to offer his photos for free and help people in creating their projects. You can copy, modify and use the photos for your personal works and commercial goals.

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7. Kaboompics

Kaboompics is popular among lifestyle, interior design and specialized bloggers for stunning images. The website offers free stock photos for both personal and commercial use.

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8. Libreshot

This website has a wide range of free stock images for commercial use. Libreshot offers hundreds of high-quality images in various categories to choose from.


9. Life Of Pix

You will find so many free high-resolution photos for personal and commercial use. This website adds new photographs every week.

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10. Magdeleine

The website has varieties of gorgeous photos in various categories and tags. You can find both CC0 licensed photos and those, which require attribution.


11. Pexels

Pexels is one of my favorite websites for stock photos. All photos on the website are completely free to be used for any legal purpose. 100 new high-quality images are added daily to the website. Also, you can choose the image size you want to download.


12. PicJumbo

Viktor Hanacek created this website in 2013. Hundreds of marvelous images are available in 16 categories and number of tags. You can also subscribe to the website if you wish to have new images in your email.

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13. Pixabay

Pixabay offers hundred thousands of high-quality images and furthermore, it offers vector graphics, illustrations, and videos. Everything for free. Downloading is easier after registration but you can also proceed without registering.


14. Scatter Jar

Scatter Jar provides delicious free food photographs for creative. Browsing is made easier with 9 categories and new photographs are added every week.

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15. Skitterphoto

This website was started in 2014. Browsing is really easy with 16 categories with admin picks and featured images. With an easy download, you can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, and the attribution is required.

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16. Splashbase

This is the website where you can search and discover free, hi-res photos and videos. It works as a search and discovery platform for many free photo websites.


17. SplitShire

Daniel Nanescu founded SplitShire with only one aim of giving his thousands of pictures for free. You can instantly download high-quality free stock photos without copyright.


18. StockSnap

StockSnap is one of the best places on Internet to find beautiful free stock photos. There are more categories than you can imagine. The search filters are just too great.

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19. Stokpic

With 16 categories, Stokpic offers high-quality images for free. You can subscribe to the website and you will receive 10 new photos every two weeks.


20. Unsplash

There are very fewer chances that you will not find that perfect photo you are looking for on this website. Unsplash offers thousands of high-resolution photos and hundreds more are being added every day.

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The content with better visuals is more likely to get more visitors than those with boring images. So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and revamp your website.


Update: (April 16, 2019)

21. Pikwizard

Pikwizard is a new site that provides free images. This site adds new images on a daily basis and has lots of pictures of people, which is uncommon in free stock sites.


Reminder: You are not allowed to redistribute, sublicense or to sell, offer for sale or use them for your own stock photo site.


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