6 Awesome Websites to Download Free Stock Images

Apart from quality content it is important that we must take care of the presentation of article too. To enhance any article presentation the best way is to add a relevant image to the article because images do says much more than words. You might have noticed that we use images with all the articles in our blog to make articles more attractive. There are many images available online but it is important that you use only those images on your blog or for other project which are allowed by owner to be used. I’m not going to talk about image licensing here and straight away share my list of Websites to download free stock photos. Yah, you heard me right and it’s completely free.

Free Stock Images

Thanks to all the commentators who have made this list more resourceful by suggesting many other free stock images website. I suggest you to do check comment section and feel free to suggest one which you are using for your use.

Best Websites to Download Free Stock Photos:


flickr free stock photos

Flickr is one of my favorite website to search and download free images for websites. It has huge database of royalty free images and whenever I am in hurry to download any image for my article then Flickr is the website which I visit. To download any image you just need to visit creative common category and search for image, you will get lots of relevant images of different size and you can download any image which suits your article. You can read more about Flickr in following articles:

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Morgue File is one of the best free Stock image sites, which makes it easy to search the images via category. You can select the category of images to make more relevant search. It have clean and clutter-free landing page and easy navigation. It gives you option to crop the image at same time and makes it easy to post on your blog. You can read more about MorgueFile in the review of MorgueFile.


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freerange stock photos

You can download images from FreeRangeStock for personal and commercial use. To download images you need to do a quick and free registration on FreeRangeStock website. Apart from downloading images, if you are a photographer then you can also upload the images and earn money with their Adsense revenue sharing program.  You can also edit directly on Pixlr before downloading it on your computer. The only thing which you might not like about Free Range stock is the interface, as it’s quite old and is not so friendly. Though at the price of zero, would you really mind it?? :)


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Free Digital Photos Download

Apart from downloading free royalty images from FreeDigitalPhotos, you can also download Powerpoint, Word , Educational projects, Photoshop projects and more for personal and commercial use. It also provides greeting cards but it’s not allowed to use for commercial use. Thus if you are looking for something more than just images then do head to FreeDigitalPhotos.


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Photogen also provides free images for personal and commercial use. Photogen provides you categories of images such as animals, cultures, nature, business etc. You can select the one suits your requirement. Photogen provides very relevant search and good quality images. It is simple to use and easy to search free images.


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Stock Photos for free:

Abstract background free Stock photos

This is another popular Website which let you download free stock photos for your personal or commercial use. You can create a free account and start downloading images right now. You can also mark images as favorite and download it later.

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When you are not in budget and need free images for your project, above mentioned free sites will work as a rescue. Make sure you read every site terms of usage to be clear about where you can use or where you can’t use these download images. Most of them don’t allow using downloaded images for pornographic site or for trademark.

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Do you prefer to use royalty Free Stock Images on your blog, if yes, then do share with us which stock image website you prefer to use for downloading images.

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Harsh Agrawal is a blog scientist and a passionate blogger. He is blogging since 2008 & writes about Blogging, SEO, Make money online & tech. His blog, ShoutMeLoud receives 1 million Pageviews/month and have over 700K subscribers.


COMMENTs ( 9 )

  1. Mohd Imran says

    Hi Harsh,
    I want to build a online powerpoint themes store for this can i use the images from the above mentioned website. Plz reply me soon. Thanks

  2. David says

    Great post. I think there are a few more out there. but it would be great if we all got our images from different places. This would be better for our readers too.

  3. Jack Harold says

    Well done man! I have always been trying to find time to search for websites that will provide free images other than Google Images. This is a god damn AWESOME post!

  4. James M says

    The site I use the most is http://www.veezzle.com, which is actually more like a search engine for any free images on the web. It searches Flickr, morguefile, rbgstock, and more. A search will land you plenty of results if you use broad terms.

  5. Jacqui says

    Nice list. I have some success with FreePhoto.com and Stock.xchng. Sometimes I give up and create my own on Photoshop. That is a desperate move, though.

  6. Nicholas Teo says

    Thanks for the intro, at least now I know where to find stock photos. The only place on the list I know is Flickr.

  7. Vivek Parmar says

    As a blogger i know it is necessary to insert qulaity images in articles aprt from flickr all are new to me. thanks for sharing