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.


Image Free

Not the best quality photos, but a decent selection. Worth keeping in your bookmarks and doing a quick search.

Free Range

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.

Free Images

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.

5 Comments on Best List of Free Stock Photo Websites for Bloggers

  1. Renate
    August 12, 2014 at 7:08 am (4 years ago)

    I see you share interesting content here, you can earn some extra cash, your blog has
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  2. Sensa Frost
    June 10, 2014 at 8:50 pm (4 years ago)

    It’s not that easy to search on some of these sites for the photos you want. They are really nice photos though and in most cases as good as the ones you’d pay for. Thank you for the links. Great job.

  3. Jacamommy
    June 8, 2014 at 4:44 pm (4 years ago)

    Thank you for this! It’s awesome!

  4. Martha
    May 30, 2014 at 8:17 pm (4 years ago)

    Those are beautiful images that would be perfect for us at work. We spend a lot of money on stock images. Thank you for this list.


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