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Best Free Stock Photo Sites

Updated on June 11, 2018

Stock Photography Sites

Stock photography sites provide a well needed service not only to the internet community but to whoever may need graphics for whatever purpose.

Whether you just need a photo to spice up your hub, make an article more attractive with the use of an picture or to use on a brochure or website template, you can find some images for use at internet free stock photography sites.

Most of the images on free stock photo sites are submitted by users who are amatuer or professional photographers. Some of the photos may not be high quality and are offered free while some of the higher quality photos which have been edited using photo editing software are sold for as low as $1. These higher quality photographs are used on website templates, in magazines and in brochures and other commercial productions.

Google Images?

You can do a search by keyword and bring up relevant images on Google, Yahoo, MSN and other search engines. This however is not a recommendation!

While you may not get into trouble for downloading some photos, it is not recommended that you "right click and save picture" when browsing these images. Some of the images may have copyrights which means that you could get into legal trouble if you do use these images on your website, blog or other content.

For this reason it is best to stick to free stock photo sites when you need pictures for your website, blog, hub or other content.


Unsplash - Best Free Stock Photo Site

This is just my opinion, but I would say that the best free stock photo site is Unsplash.

I always use this site when I need photos to add to a hub or landing page or website that I own.

The best thing about them is that I can search their large database for a picture and I always find one that matches what I'm looking for.

Another good thing about them is they do not require you to link back to their website nor do they have their name on the photos. Some stock photo sites will let you use their photos but you have to link back to their site or they have their domain name on the photos.

Unsplash was started years ago as a side project where they would email users free photos they could use on their own projects.

Today they have a huge collection of contributors and photos and almost every reputable from big corporations to small websites and blogs use them.

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Make Money Submitting Photos.

Stock photo sites get their photos from thousands of users worldwide. Some sites offer a community where its users can upload and share photos while some others pay users for photos.

There are hundreds of stock photo sites on the internet some of which pay users for photos.

The DigiCam Cash System by Jarrod Hardcastle was written to show people how they could earn money taking digital pictures and earn money by submitting them on the internet.

Besides submitting them to stock photo sites the ebook shows some other ways to earn money with your digital camera all through the power of the internet.

The DigiCam Cash System will show you:

  • 15 places you can submit your photos right now and get paid. This list saves you the time it would spend trying to find these places.
  • How you can earn $500 - $1000 taking photos of cars in your area and listing them for sale on ebay motors.
  • How to earn residual income every month from every photo you upload. This means you get paid as long as your pictures are listed on the site even if you don't upload another photo.
  • How to turn your photos into screensavers and other money making products
  • a lot more...

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Free Stock Photo Sites I Forgot To Mention? Feedback/Comments?

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    • Lela Bryan profile image

      Lela Bryan 

      6 years ago from Alameda, CA

      This was very helpful thank you

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      7 years ago is great, they have over 60,000 free photos now. You can also grab a few free photos from

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      7 years ago

      I have just created a post on how to find free stock images online. I would like your opinion on that

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      8 years ago

      Don't forget RGBStock, StockVault etc...

      As described here:

    • pbi2010 profile image


      8 years ago from Arkansas

      thank you for suggesting this site!

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      8 years ago

      I would suggest also database of stock images:

      This database contains tons of free images, vectors and illustrations. Commercial images are included as well.

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      8 years ago

      Thanks. One more fre photos site for your list:

    • RTalloni profile image


      9 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks very much!

    • shanekruger profile image


      9 years ago

      Thanks, I found this hub and some comments useful.

      Thank you

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      9 years ago

      Another site that offers totally free photos for commercial and personal use

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      9 years ago

      I also found good quality free images at

    • overnight profile image


      9 years ago from India

      Thank you very much for telling us about it. The problem is that most of us do not know any more site other than corbis regarding photos. But this is an ideal hub to share information about free photos sites.

      Please keep posting more.

    • Ida-May profile image


      10 years ago from Yorkshire

      Perfect! Just what I was looking for. Thank you

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      10 years ago

      I'd like to suggest another free stock photo site:

      It offers totally free photos and backgrounds for commercial and personal use

    • kpfingaz profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from ~~~

      Thanks. Maybe you can suggest those sites and I'll add them.

    • goldendragon profile image


      10 years ago from USA

      Good information. I have been using other sites so far. I can add some of these sites to my collection.

    • Eileen Hughes profile image

      Eileen Hughes 

      10 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Thats great thanks for th help

    • jimmyrich profile image


      10 years ago

      Another great Resource,


    • Caregiver-007 profile image

      Margaret Hampton 

      10 years ago from Florida

      Thank you. I needed more variety and perhaps better sources for photos. Very helpful!

    • Rudra profile image


      10 years ago

      This is a great list. I have been looking for sites like these. Thanks

    • In The Doghouse profile image

      In The Doghouse 

      10 years ago from California

      Thanks for the information. It is very useful.

    • C.M. Vanderlinden profile image

      C.M. Vanderlinden 

      11 years ago from Metro Detroit

      Great hub! I love Stock Xchng---use it all the time :-) I'm not familiiar with some of the others. I'll have to check them out.

    • William F. Torpey profile image

      William F Torpey 

      11 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

      Great information. I've been reluctant to use these "free" photo sites until now, but I'll begin searching these sites for good pictures. I'm still trying to find my way around the computer world. Thanks.

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      11 years ago

      great! stock photo works

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      11 years ago

      i like photography

    • kpfingaz profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from ~~~

      Thanks.. glad I could help.

    • Angela Harris profile image

      Angela Harris 

      11 years ago from Around the USA

      Thanks, I haven't heard of some of these. Thumbs up!

    • teeray profile image


      11 years ago from Canada

      Excellent info - thanks so much for writing this hub and letting us know about stock photos

    • LisaG profile image


      11 years ago from Caribbean

      This is wonderful!. I've been looking for pictures to add to my hubs to make them more interesting. I must say thank you kpfingaz for becoming my fan without which I would not have found this information.

      God Bless You!

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      edc redstuff 

      11 years ago

      interesting topic! loved this site...

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish MS 

      11 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      This is great information. Thanks so much for this Hub!

    • taylorblue profile image


      11 years ago from Canada

      Thanks so much for this hub...I love Stock Exchange too! They have that great search feature....Amazing list...thanks again.


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