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

OpenPhoto

This is a photo sharing platform offering a whole spectrum of high-quality images under Creative Commons License. If you are downloading an image, do take a look at the terms and conditions that may vary from image to image.

OpenPhoto
IM Creator Free

IM Free is a new feature of IM Creator. It’s a curated collection of free resources for commercial use. Make sure to read the license of each image before using as some photos may require attribution.

IM Creator Free
Magdeleine

Here’s another stock photo site that delights. Instead of just searching by categories or licenses, you can also search via the dominant color featured in the pictures. Definitely a handy thing for designers looking to save some time.

Magdeleine
Public Domain Archive

Public Domain Archive is not specifically a free stock photo site but they do have an extensive collection of free stock photos without copyrights. With new uploads weekly, you will surely find something that catches your fancy.

Public Domain Archive
Startup Stock Photos

This Tumblr blog is a selection of high-quality stock photos for personal and commercial use. As the name itself suggests, this would be especially helpful for startups. And yes, the photos are free.

RGBStock

Get your free membership on the RGBStock website and start downloading your free stock photos. Their huge number of free high-quality photos includes free graphics for illustrations, wallpapers and backgrounds. You’re free to use their photos for your websites, presentations, films or videos as long as you are in accordance with their image license agreement, which can be found here.

RGBStock
Death To The Stock Photo

This is one way to put your email to good use. You will receive free stock photos every month straightaway in your inbox simply by subscribing to this website. This website is made by Allie and David with the goal to "[rid] the world of bad stock photography".

Death To The Stock Photo
A Digital Dreamer

A Digital Dreamer is a free graphic design resource for everyone in the design industry. The stock photos are 100% free for you to use for any kind of project, including commercial related ones. Just don’t redistribute their photos or use them for any offending projects, e.g. pornography.

A Digital Dreamer
Turbo Photo

There are over 2,000 free stock photos are up for you to grab in an instant the moment you enter the Turbo Photo website. The photos are categorized under 10 different categories such as activities, animals, cities, food and landscapes among many others. You can use any of their stock photos for personal and non-commercial use with a credit link back to the Turbo Photo website.

Turbo Photo
PhotoEverywhere

If you have projects related to travel, PhotoEverywhere is a site specializing in travel-related stock photos. The photos are all free for you to download and use. There are over 3,000 free travel-themed photos that you can choose from. If you own a travel blog, this site is your best partner in crime.

PhotoEverywhere
Unprofound

Unprofound is a cool looking site for designers seeking high-quality and free stock photos. It’s also great for photographers that are looking to be a contributor. You’re free to use their photos in any way you like, be it privately or commercially. You’re not required to but if you want to show your appreciation, you can credit the photo back to the site or the photographer who uploaded the photo.

Unprofound
StockMedia

StockMedia is a free creative common stock photo library website. They provide photos and graphics that you can use for any of your design related projects. You can sign up for free to get access to thousands of free photos.

StockMedia
FreePhotoBank

Need more high-quality photos for free? Well, FreePhotoBank is yet another free resource for stock photos. The photos are licensed under creative common, but you’re required to provide attribution by linking back to the site if you happen to use their photos.

FreePhotoBank
FreeDigitalPhotos

FreeDigitalPhotos offers you free and premium stock photos and illustrations. There is a good collection of royalty-free photos for personal and commercial use with an option to buy larger images at reasonable prices.

FreeDigitalPhotos
Big Foto

Big Foto has a simple interface yet a wide range of high-quality images that have been categorized by different topics. All images on Big Foto are free to use for personal and commercial projects. They do, however, request you to credit their website, if possible.

Big Foto
FreeStockPhotos

A rather simple-looking website but it offers thousands of quality stock images for free. You can either look for your required image or take a look at their top 10 choices. Copyright restrictions vary so read each site’s terms of use carefully.

FreeStockPhotos

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