40+ Best Sites to Download High Quality Royalty-Free Images

Jay Mantri

This lovely site is run by a photographer and traveler Jay Mantri. He uploads 7 new photos every Thursday, so there’s plenty to choose from.

Jay Mantri
PicJumbo

PicJumbo has been operating since November 2013 with the goal of giving out free photos to provide designers with free resources to work with. The photos can be used for any kind of project, commercial or non-commercial. You’re not required to provide attribution, but based on what they are doing, it is a small thing you can do in return.

PicJumbo
Getrefe

If you’re looking for pictures with a different point of view, you can give this one a go. Here you’ll find free mobile photos for personal and commercial projects.

Getrefe
Snapwire Snaps

This Tumblr blog with free stock photos is run by Snapwire. Snapwire is a site where mobile stock photographers can submit their photos to answer various requests made by others. Snapwire Snaps provides 7 new photos every week.

Snapwire Snaps
Life of Pix

Life of Pix lets you grab free high-resolution images with no copyright restrictions. New photos are also added weekly to give you an array of choices.

Life of Pix
Createherstock

A resource that focuses more on the quality of images rather then their quantity, Createherstock houses creative stock images whose main subjects are black people all around the world. Though most of their stuff is premium, you still get a pack of 180+ images for free.

Createherstock
Free Images

This website prides itself as an archive of stock photography that you can use for your websites, printed materials and products. Everything on their site is free for you to grab and use, as long as you credit them. Simply browse the site, choose a photo and download it, to get your free stock photo.

Free Images
New Old Stock

New Old Stock is a site curated and created by Cole Townsend. The idea behind this project is to publish old retro photos from Public Archives which are free of known copyright restrictions. So if you’re looking for more retro photos for your project, you know where to look at.

New Old Stock
Little Visuals

This site takes you on a journey of sorts by providing you with 7 high-quality images every 7 days, to use in whichever way you want. You can do this by subscribing to their mailing list to receive a zipped file containing the images, on a weekly basis. Besides that, you can also grab a few pages of high-quality images right from within their website.

4FreePhotos

This is another free public domain image site which is filled with photos by photographers who share it for the purpose of easy private or commercial projects. No sign up is required if you’re interested in downloading their stock photos. Just keep in mind that, although this photo is free for you to use in any way you prefer, 4FreePhotos will not be able to provide you with legal counsel or warranties should you need them.

4FreePhotos
DreamsTime

DreamsTime allows you to download high-res, royalty-free and public domain, images for free. There’s a wide variety of images and themes to choose from and if you want premium content, you can take a suitable payment plan. They also have a nice informative blog.

DreamsTime
MorgueFile

MorgueFile has an elegant interface with hundreds of free images. Interestingly, the website offers a Like Box where when you “like” an image, it’s reference image gets stored for your inspiration. There’s also an option to request a specific image.

MorgueFile

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