Best Handpicked Resources For Free-to-use Stock Photos

Handpicked list of websites that offer free stock images

  • By Daniyal Hamid
  • January 12, 2017
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Below is our list that features some great handpicked resources to fulfil your copyright-free stock image needs. All the resources listed in this post offer Creative Commons 0 (Free Public Domain) License (or some variant of it) – individual license details are mentioned for each link:

  1. Unsplash (Our Rating: 10)

    • CC0 (Free Public Domain) License
    • Hi-res Images
    • Easy-to-navigate Website
    • Has a Search Option
    • Has Categorized Content
  2. Public Domain Archive (Our Rating: 9.5)

    • CC0 (Free Public Domain) License
    • Hi-res Images
    • Easy-to-navigate Website
    • Has Categorized Content
    • No Search Option
  3. StockSnap (Our Rating: 9.5)

    • CC0 (Free Public Domain) License
    • Hi-res Images
    • Easy-to-navigate Website
    • Has a Search Option
  4. Gratisography (Our Rating: 9.0)

    • CC0-based Custom License
    • Hi-res Images
    • Easy-to-navigate Website
    • Has a Search Option
    • Has Categorized Content
  5. Pexels (Our Rating: 8.5)

    • CC0 (Free Public Domain) License
    • Hi-res Images
    • Easy-to-navigate Website
    • Has a Search Option
    • Has Categorized Content
  6. Travel Coffee Book (Our Rating: 8.5)

    • CC0 (Free Public Domain)
    • Hi-res Images
    • Easy-to-navigate Website
    • No Search Option
    • No Categories
  7. Barn Images (Our Rating: 8.0)

    • CC0 (Free Public Domain) License
    • Hi-res Images
    • Easy-to-navigate Website
    • Has a Search Option
    • Has Categorized Content
  8. Cupcake Nilssonlee (Our Rating: 8.0)

    • CC0 (Free Public Domain)
    • Hi-res Images
    • Easy-to-navigate Website
    • No Search Option
    • No Categories
    • Not Updated Frequently
  9. Jay Mantri (Our Rating: 8.0)

    • CC0 (Free Public Domain)
    • Hi-res Images
    • Easy-to-navigate Website
    • No Search Option
    • No Categories
    • Not Updated Frequently
  10. MovEast (Our Rating: 8.0)

    • CC0 (Free Public Domain)
    • Hi-res Images
    • Easy-to-navigate Website
    • Has Search Option
    • No Categories
    • Not Updated Frequently
  11. PhotoCrops (Our Rating: 7.5)

    • CC0 (Free Public Domain)
    • Hi-res Images
    • Easy-to-navigate Website
    • No Search Option
    • No Categories
    • Not Updated Frequently
  12. FancyCrave (Our Rating: 7.5)

    • CC0 (Free Public Domain)
    • Hi-res Images
    • Easy-to-navigate Website
    • Has Categorized Content
    • No Search Option
  13. Splitshire (Our Rating: 7.5)

    • CC0 (Free Public Domain) License
    • Hi-res Images
    • Easy-to-navigate Website
    • Has a Search Option
    • Has Categorized Content
  14. Little Visuals (Our Rating: 7.5)

    • CC0 (Free Public Domain)
    • Hi-res Images
    • Easy-to-navigate Website
    • No Search Option
    • No Categories
    • Not Updated Frequently

Below is a list of search engines that look-up stock images on multiple sites. We've shortlisted only the ones that do a CC0 (or equivalent) search.

  1. Librestock (Our Rating: 9.0)

    • CC0 (Free Public Domain) Multi-sites Search
    • Hi-res Images
    • Easy-to-navigate Website
  2. Find A Photo (Our Rating: 9.0)

    • CC0 (Free Public Domain) Multi-sites Search
    • Hi-res Images
    • Easy-to-navigate Website
  3. PhotoStack (Our Rating: 8.5)

    • CC0 (Free Public Domain) Multi-sites Search
    • Hi-res Images
    • Easy-to-navigate Website

Have we missed out on your favorite CC0 licensed stock photo website? Let us know in the comments section below!