Bloggers will love these resources. These chosen sites have a great selection of free stock photos and while you have to register to be able to download on most, there is a good selection of free to use photos – most attribution free. While most of these sites seem to be set up as affiliates for paid stock photos, you can easily find the “free” section without having to dig. There are a ton of others, but I found them either cumbersome to navigate, or you had to pay a yearly subscription fee to get them free. Not a bad deal, but not necessary when there are a ton of free sites. I’ve also not included Flickr’s Creative Commons although that is one of my favorites.
My advice? Set up a folder in your bookmarks for these so you can easily access them all to compare.
Free Photos Bank
Requires registration, but has a decent selection of photos. Download size is decent too.
Some of their photos are outstanding including this guy right here. The download sizes are decent too.
Not the best quality photos, but a decent selection. Worth keeping in your bookmarks and doing a quick search.
This site has some beautiful photos and one very cool feature – the editor – allows you to crop and add text right there (although I found it a bit slow to use)
This site had quite a few cool photos. I love this one of the lime.
New Old Stock
Old-time scanned photos. This would be a cool site to leaf through all day. I now know where to send my old photos that I scan. Photos, maps, charts – it’s all there, but I didn’t see a search option on the site.
This site has a ton of photos – decent quality – and easy search function. No need to register either.
Great URL. Seriously – they win the Internet. Lots of great photos – require attribution.
Stock Free Images
A lot of very cool images – but you have to pay attention on the page to what’s in the free section and what’s in the paid. You’ll end up doing a lot of clicking around for nothing.