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🌇 A collection of links for free stock photography, video and Illustration websites
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A curated list of awesome stock photography, video and illustration websites.

I try my best to maintain this repository and keep it up-to-date but if you spot a broken link or a resource which isn't listed, please, feel free to make a pull request.

Table of Contents



All the resources below have specifically specified that their content is emoji-copyright CC0-licensed.

  • ABSFreePic - A high-resolution and absolutely free photos stock site.
  • Altphotos - Handpicked free high-resolution photos added daily.
  • Barn Images - Barn Images offers you a collection of free high-resolution non-stock photography.
  • CC0.Photo - is a project initiated by Raffael Herrmann, which serves you with free photos.
  • Creative Commons Search - A meta search across several libraries to find adaptable / editable images.
  • Crow the Stone - Free photos to use any way you want.
  • Cupcake - Free do what ever you want photos by Jonas Nilsson Lee.
  • Epicantus - Hi-resolution photos added every week.
  • FindA.Photo - search through thousands of CC0 photos by keyword and color.
  • Free Nature Stock - Royalty-free, use them however you want, Nature Stock Photos.
  • Freely Photos - Totally free high quality Christian stock photography.
  • Furious Camera - Free Life Hi-Fi Photos for use on your personal and commercial projects. New photo every day.
  • Gratisography - Free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects. New pictures added weekly.
  • Jay Mantri - Free pics. Do anything. Make magic.
  • Jéshoots - Photos for business or personal use in high resolution for free.
  • LibreShot - A collection of hundreds of high quality free stock images for personal or commercial use.
  • Life of Pix - Free high-resolution photos, no copyright restrictions. Photographs added weekly.
  • Little Visuals - Hi-res images zipped up in your inbox. Use them anyway you want.
  • Magdeleine - A selection of free photos curated by Magdeleine.
  • MMT - New photos by Jeffrey Betts added every week.
  • Moveast - This is a journey of a Portuguese guy moving.
  • Negative Space - Stock photos added every week.
  • Pexels - 20 new high-quality photos daily.
  • Photo Crops - Five high resolution photos added every week, sometimes more.
  • Pickle Jar - High-resolution images of everyday india. One new image every day.
  • Pickupimage - Free download high quality premium free stock images, public domain photos.
  • Pixabay - Stock photos, illustrations, vectors and videos.
  • Realgraphy - Authentic Non-Stock Photos for Free. Forever.
  • Realistic Shots - 7 new photos added every week.
  • Skitter Photo - Public domain pictures and stock photos for commercial use.
  • Skuawk - Skuawk public domain photos, free, beautiful and artistically loud.
  • Snappy Goat - Over 12 million public domain & CC0 licensed images.
  • Snapwire Snaps - Commissioned photos from 170,000 of the world's most talented photographers.
  • SpaceX Photos - Promotional SpaceX stock photography.
  • Splashbase - Search & discover free, hi-resolution photos & videos.
  • Stockified - Free pictures taken in India by Kiran BV and Aditya G Bharadwaj.
  • Stocksnap - Hundreds of high resolution images added weekly.
  • Stokpic - Free Stock Photos For Commercial Use.
  • Streetwill - Free hi-resolution vintage photos to use any way you want.
  • The Pic Pac - New pacs on Monday, free pics Tuesday - Sunday.
  • Travel Coffee Book - Travel photography.
  • Wesaturate - A collection of completely free CC0 images in RAW and JPG formats.

Custom License / Usage

These following photography resources are those who have declared their own usage and restriction terms. These can be found by clicking the (license) link next to the resource.

  • Bara Art - emoji-copyright The world always needs high quality photography! Here they are for you, so make something awesome out of them.
  • - emoji-copyright An image search engine tailored to efficiently locate images for blogs, comps, inspiration, and research.
  • Death to the Stock Photo - emoji-copyright Free monthly photos for all your creative needs.
  • Designer Pics - emoji-copyright Free photographs for personal and commercial by Jeshu John.
  • Foodies Feed - Free food based images. emoji-copyright.
  • Freerange - emoji-copyright Quality stock photos for commercial and non-commercial use. For free.
  • Good Stock Photos - emoji-copyright One free to use photo added everyday.
  • ISO Republic - emoji-copyright ISO Republic provides exclusive free stock photos for creatives.
  • Kaboom Pics - emoji-copyright Great place to get breathtaking Free Pictures for business or personal projects.
  • morgueFile - emoji-copyright Free photo archive by creatives, for creatives.
  • Photober - emoji-copyright Free of charge photo downloading site for personal or commercial use.
  • PhotoStockEditor - emoji-copyright High-resolution weekly images for Personal & Commercial use.
  • Pic Jumbo - emoji-copyright Totally free photos for your commercial & personal works.
  • Picography - emoji-copyright Free hi-resolution photos. Use them however you like.
  • Reshot - emoji-copyright Handpicked, non-stocky images. Yours to use as you wish.
  • Rawpixel - emoji-copyright Redefining stock imagery with authentically styled and unique stock photos (Subscribe required).
  • Shutteroo - emoji-copyright Free high-resolution travel images.
  • Split Shire - emoji-copyright Real photos for commercial use with no copyright restrictions and a real look.
  • Startup Stock Photos - emoji-copyright Startup based photography.
  • Unsplash - emoji-copyright User submitted, free high-resolution photos.

Public Domain

A collection of links to public domain photography resources.

Attribution Required licenses

The photographs on the following resources require Attribution unless otherwise stated on the website itself. These use a mixture of license, all of which have been linked to next to them.

  • Albumarium - emoji-copyright The "best" place to find & share beautiful images.
  • BucketListly - A free creative common collection of travel photos anyone can use.
  • IM Creator - Also includes Website templates and icons. Some (CC0-licensed) works, check the license before use.
  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory - emoji-copyright Graphics and photos of space and spaceflight.
  • PhotoEverywhere - emoji-copyright Globe-trot our collection of high resolution Travel Stock Images More than 3600 photos that are Free to use and ready for instant download.
  • Superfamous - emoji-copyright Superfamous CC BY 3.0 licensed images by Folkert Gorter.
  • UKBlackTech - emoji-copyright Photographers of British based BAME (Black, Asian, and minority ethnic) people in tech.
  • Women of Color in Tech - emoji-copyright Licensed picture from Women of Color in Tech.

Unspecified License

These resources haven't specified any formal terms of use or licenses.


A collection of illustration resources which contain a mixture of historical archive, contemporary and public domain assets.

  • Biodiversity Heritage Library emoji-copyright emoji-copyright A mix of Public Domain and Attribution (CC BY 2.0) licenses. Nearly 150,000 exquisite, historical illustrations of life on Earth.
  • British Library Illustration Archive - emoji-copyright The British Library’s collections on Flickr Commons offer access to millions of public domain images.
  • Old Book Illustrations - emoji-copyright A massive collection of illustrations from old books.
  • unDraw - emoji-copyright Open-source illustrations for every project you can imagine and create.
  • - emoji-copyright CC-BY licensed vector image illustrations with sources.

Vector Graphics

A collection of resources which contain stock graphical elements which don't fit in the other sections.

  • AMCharts - Free SVG Maps - emoji-copyright A directory of free non-commercial, attribution licensed SVG maps in two level of details: High and low.
  • Bioicons - emoji-copyright High quality science illustrations.
  • Facebook Design Resource - emoji-copyright A collection for design resources from Facebook including iOS9 GUI and various popular device templates.
  • Freepik - emoji-copyright Find free vectors, PSD, icons and photos.
  • - emoji-copyright A fun little community of vector lovers who share free vector graphics.
  • Humaans - emoji-copyright CC0 licensed clipart images of humans.
  • Logo Dust - emoji-copyright Free CC Attribution 4.0 logo designs for your projects.
  • Mega Doodles Packstars373 - emoji-copyright Free and big CC Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 vector pack with hand-drawn doodles for presentations, social media, blog posts and so on.
  • Open Doodles - emoji-copyright CC-0-licensed vector sketches/cliparts with generator and compositions.
  • Sketch Repo - emoji-copyright Sketch Repo is a great place to discover Sketch App resources for your next design project.
  • Vecteezy - emoji-copyright Discover & download free vector art from a community of Illustrators.


A selection of websites offering high quality video stock.

  • Coverr - emoji-copyright Beautiful, free, CC0 licensed videos for your homepage. 7 new videos every Monday.
  • FreeStockVideo - emoji-copyright Free Beautiful Video & Footage Clips.
  • Life of Vids - emoji-copyright Free royalty-free videos, clips & loops.
  • Mazwai - Great collection of free creative commons HD video clips & footages. Check each video for licensing terms.
  • Mixkit - emoji-copyright High-quality stock videos that are completely free.
  • Pexels Videos - emoji-copyright Completely free, CC0 licensed stock videos.
  • Pixabay - emoji-copyright Thousands of free stock video clips & footage from community contributors.
  • Videezy - emoji-copyright Free stock videos, 4k footage, and free HD video clips.
  • Vidsplay - emoji-copyright Free HD stock footage (Attribution required).
  • VYOO - emoji-copyright Beautiful, Free Vertical Videos.


A mixture of CSS and image based pattern resources.


Websites offering images suitable for texturing objects for 3D graphics.


A mixture of free and open source font resources.


Icon Fonts

A collection for icon font resources, most of which also include SVGs, which can be used in your interface and website designs.