Where to find free digital photos online

Image: tungphoto / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Image: tungphoto / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Free digital photos

Many online sites like 123rf, Webstockpro, Dreamstime and Stock Photos allow you to purchase royalty free images from their website at a price that varies according to the size of the photo being downloaded and the license agreement under which it is downloaded. Some of these sites also have free photos available for download.

There are a handful of sites however, that will allow you download all of their photos for free, under specific license agreements that vary from site to site.

Here is a list of some of the sites that offer free photo downloads:

After you register to these sites, please adhere to the following:

  1. Look for the link to the license agreement under which you are downloading the photo, even if the agreement does not appear at the onset of your download.
  2. Read the license agreement thoroughly.
  3. Adhere to the agreement. Some agreements ask to give credit to either the photographer in the section of your article or site where the image is being used, or in the image caption area. Other agreements ask you to give credit to the website from which you downloaded the photo at the time of use. The digital photo to the top of this page was downloaded from freedigitalphotos.net, which required that credit be given to both the photographer and the site. Below the photo you will see: Image: tungphoto / FreeDigitalPhotos.net.
  4. Remember that most of these websites specifically ask that you do not use their images for commercial use. It is necessary for you to live up to this part of the agreement.


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