15 Royalty Free High-Res Stock Photo Websites

  • WDB Editorial
  • September 30, 2014
  • Freebies

When you publish an article on your blog or website you must add some media rich content: images, videos, animations etc. Images are the best choice because they can send powerful messages and do not heavily affect your page loading time.

It can be hard to find images suitable for your content and available for commercial use. Luckily, you don’t have to spend most of your day taking pictures because there are sites that gathered thousands of images for you to use as you please. Here’s a list with 15 free stock photo websites. Be inspired of these high quality images and don’t forget share, so others benefit from them.


Here you will find high resolution photos with no copyright. You are free to do whatever you want with them. Every 10 days they add 10 new photos to their already comprehensive database. Each photo has a link to the photographer in case you want to know more about a particular pic.



As long as you provide credit, the pics at Superfamous are free for commercial use, which is exactly what you need.


Death to the Stock Photo

Having a catchy name, this site has a vision: to put an end to stock photos that are absolutely dull and not interesting. The pictures have very minimal licensing restrictions.



Lots of nice photos organized on categories and free to use in any commercial projects whatsoever. They claim their stock photos to be hand selected and you’ll tend to think this is true, the collection is really nice.



Here you find both color and black&white photography. The images are quite impressive and above all, they are hand-picked.


Flickr: Creative Commons

Flickr definitely deserves to be at the top of this list and anyone who used it will agree. It is easy to browse their massive database because you have filters like license type and relevance.



The photos at Gratisography are free of any copyright restrictions under the CC0 License (creative commons).


Little Visuals

Although the site is pretty new, it features sharp images and has an interesting policy. If you become a subscriber, you can get 7 pictures delivered to your inbox every week. None of the images have applicable copyrights.



If you want new photos on a daily basis, this is the right place for you. Most photos are free and available for commercial and personal use.


Wikimedia Commons

It is impossible not to find a photo suitable for your purpose in their database made of 15 million freely usable images. They are categorized very neatly so that you can find what you need based on topic, location, or source among many other criteria.



PhotoPin is indeed a great photo search engine. The images are high resolution and sharp but it’s best to see the quality for yourself.


IM Free

You will find plenty of photo content shared under the Creative Commons license. Collections such as: people, business, food & drink, nature and more.


Foodie’s Feed

Free food pictures in high-res.



Free hi-resolution photos.


Jay Mantri

Free pictures every Thursday.


Morgue File

The site is up since 1996 and consists of an archive of freer high resolution photos as well as lessons on how to be a better photographer.


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