When I started my first blog, I was literally working with a budget of zero, and had to work extra hard to find free images for my blog, that were both high-quality and royalty-free. Finding the perfect images to complement your blog posts can be a daunting task, especially if you’re a new blogger.
Of course, there’s a plethora of image resources available on the web, but which images can be used on your website without the worry of consent or attribution to the owner?
No worries, my friends! All of my extra hard work has paid off, because I have found the best resources for free stock photos available online. To this day, even though I have a budget for blog images, I still find great free images that work better than the paid options I’m able to find. Plus I save a few bucks, which is always a plus.
I’ve made it super-easy for you to find free images for your blog too, by compiling this list of websites that offer royalty-free images.
You can’t sell or redistribute these photos, or claim them as your own, but you can use them anywhere on your blog or website, edit them in any way you’d like, with no attribution required (although it is appreciated)! Best of all, they’re all totally free!
My first choice for free images is Pixabay. They’re huge image library offers over 1.2 million images and videos to choose from!
With that many choices, you should be able to find the perfect image for your project. However, that can also be overwhelming, making it hard to choose. That’s why I’m including the other resources on this list!
PicJumbo was created by photographer and designer Vikter Hanacek. You’ll find unique stock photos and collections that require no attribution. There is a premium subscription available if interested, but plenty of free photos to choose from.
Cupcake offers “Free (do whatever you want with) photos” under the CC0 (Creative Commons License).
There aren’t as many images available here as Pixabay, but you will find high-quality photos that are unique.
If you’re looking for natural looking photos, Refe has you covered. There are plenty of free images to choose from, and they do offer paid packages for those interested.
You can even upload and sell your own images here and earn a few extra bucks.
5. Life Of Pix
Life Of Pix offers images and videos from a community of photographers. You’ll find unique images in a variety of categories, all free for you to use.
Each week, find new images with their featured Photographer of the Week.
6. ISO Republic
Another great resource for original photos is ISO Republic. Find your perfect image in a variety of categories including Architecture, Landscape, City & Urban, and Technology.
Free stock photos for creative professionals describe this site perfectly.
7. Stok Pic
Stok Pic offers a ton of free images for commercial use.
One feature that I like on this website is the Latest 100. You’ll get access to the most recent 100 images added, so you’re likely to find an image that no one else is using.
You’ll also have access to a premium package if you’re interested in upgrading.
8. Kaboom Pics
If you need mock ups, Kaboom Pics has them, in addition to some really cool photos.
You can subscribe to their email list and get free images sent straight to your inbox. It’s definitely worth giving up that precious email for their freebies.
Pexels is another one with just a ton of free images to choose from. You can upload your own images, as well, and participate in their photo challenge.
Another resource for free stock photos.
10. Barn Images
Barn Images will send you 50 free high-quality images to your inbox in exchange for your email address.
You’ll find pretty landscapes and original images not found elsewhere.
11. Stock Snap
Stock Snap adds hundreds of new photos weekly for you to use on your website and blog posts.
Beautiful and unique images, and the opportunity to upload your own, to add to their collection.
12. Negative Space
Negative Space offers beautiful high-resolution free stock photos for personal or commercial use.
This website is great for creative bloggers and has categories including music, technology, art and design, food, and space.
13. Finda Photo
Finda.Photo is my latest favorite for images.
It’s unique in that you can search for their free images by color. That’s a great feature when you want to keep your images consistent, especially for Instagram. You can even enter your own hex code to search for photos containing the exact color you’re looking for.
14. Designers Pics
Another private collection of unique and free high-resolution photos for you to use.
These aren’t your typical stock photos, so if you’re looking for an image no one else is using, you may find the perfect one at Designers Pics.
I love this website! Gratisography has images that pack a punch and make a statement.
Humor is used in many of the images found here. They’re very original and creative, one that I should use more from myself!
16. Split Shire
Split Shire has a smaller library than most resources on this list, but you can be sure that every image is unique and beautiful.
This is another website that you can submit your own images too if you’re creative. Stunning images only need apply.
17. Startup Stock Photos
Startup Stock Photos is a great resource for free stock photos of people using phones, computers, laptops, and other technology items.
Startup Stock Photos doesn’t offer the variety like the other websites, but if you need a photo of someone typing, you’ll find several to choose from.
18. Jay Mantri
Jay Mantri offers several very cool photos that make average things seem extraordinary.
You’ll find beautiful landscapes and geometric patterns in nature, among other super cool images. Definitely a free creative resource worth checking out.
19. Libre Shot
This website created by Martin Vorel is the author of all of the images available at Libre Shot.
You’ll find photos in the categories of technology, nature, business, people, and close-ups. Another great resource for finding original stock photos that you can use totally free.
Moveast is a collection of photos by a designer named Joao Pacheco from Portugal. He decided to start taking pictures on his travels to encourage others to do the same.
There are a lot of beautiful landscape images available here. It’s worth your time to check it out.
21. Travel Coffee Book
Travel Coffee Book is another website that includes photos taken while traveling.
You’ll find images from China, Thailand, Taiwan, and even Croatia, that are all high-quality and free for you to use on your website or blog.
Unsplash offers a huge selection of free stock photos. You’ll find beautiful images of animals, people, nature, and so much more.
Join for free and receive free images sent to your inbox in exchange for your email address. Another favorite of mine for cool and unique images.
23. Death To The Stock Photo
Death To The Stock Photo dares to be different and offer a unique approach to images. A premium collection is available for a fee, but their free images kick butt on their own.
Sign up for their email list and get free images sent to your inbox monthly.
24. Foodies Feed
If you want beautiful food photos, Foodies Feed offers over 1,300 images of food.
From decadent treats to hearty soups, you’ll find just about any food photo you need, for free.
You can also add your photos to their collection.
25. JE Shoots
Created by a web designer from the Czech Republic, JE Shoots offers free stock photos and mock ups for creatives like us.
Several categories of photos that can’t be found on other websites, so a good choice if you want something original.
There are also other mock-ups also available for a fee.
Picography offers gorgeous, high-resolution free photos for you to use however you like.
Choose stock photos from categories including cultural, people, street, wildlife, and more, that are original and stunning.
27. Skitter Photo
Skitter Photo offers a ton of great images that you can use free of charge for personal or commercial use. An excellent resource if you need to search for several images in the same category.
You can also submit your own photos to be included in their collections.
If you’re looking for unique stock photos containing people, Pikwizard has a huge collection.
Their image library is continually growing, so you’ll have no trouble finding interesting and unique images to use on your blog.
I love Canva for so many reasons, but to stay on point, they offer a wide selection of free stock photos. Since Canva is best known for their online design tools, that makes them a one-stop-shop for creating beautiful images for your blog, social media, digital products, etc.
Canva is so easy to use, and the free version has enough features to create stunning blog feature images, Pinterest pins and all of your social media graphics.
Now if you’re looking for amazing, Dreamstime is a fantastic choice for finding over 166 million stock photos (but hey, who’s counting!) and their library continues to grow.
They also have a huge selection of video and audio available for download that is royalty-free. Pricing starts at just $.20/download, if you you decide to make a purchase.
Use my link and save 15% on Premium images, video and audio downloads.
I’ve just recently started using DepositPhotos for finding unique free stock photos for my blog. They have new images added every day and amazing deals on premium image downloads.
With millions of image options, you can’t go wrong with royalty-free images from DepositPhotos.
Customize Your Free Stock Photos
Of course, having the right photo is just the beginning of creating a powerful image to feature with your blog post. You will still need to add some text and your branding to the image to make it your own.
If you’re ready to start customizing your images now, I have to take you back to Canva, #29 on this list.
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- Unlimited Use of the Background Remover (the coolest photo-editing tool ever!)
- Access to over 420,000 templates for any project you can think of
- Ability to upload a custom font and save your brand colors (saves you lots of time!)
- Resize your project infinitely with their Magic Resize Tool (great for sharing to different social platforms)
Now you can even schedule your design to post on up to 8 different social media platforms. Canva is always evolving and offering more, so grab your free 30 day trial of Canva Pro now.
You even get access to their free templates, which will cover just about any project you can think of.
I love using Canva to create all of my social media images, my webinar presentations, and my PDF digital downloads, which I use for my lead magnets.
Finding high-quality free stock photos for your blog can seem overwhelming if you don’t know where to look. Now you have access to over a million free stock photos! Use them to customize your blog, website, and social media graphics.
Do you know of other websites that offer free images for bloggers that I should add to this list? If so, tell me about it in the comments section below.
I love your feedback, too, so if you learned something new in this post or have another question about stock photos, drop that in the comments section as well. I’ll get back to you quickly.
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61 thoughts on “31 Websites With Free Images For Your Blog – Next Level Blogging”
I am definitely bookmarking this, very timely for a new blogger like me. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for sharing! This is a great resource!
Thank you so much! I really am for pictures, in fact I am a fanatic about pictures in my posts. It really brings everything alive. Currently, I use pixabay, which is brilliant, but I sometimes cannot find enough. So thank you for this awesome list, I will definitely be using it!
This is s great post! Sometimes you just need a free random image! I will be saving this for later.
Pixabay is my go-to. Thanks for some other ideas.
What a good post, I’m a beginner and starting on my blog. I love this tips and I will keep this in my mind.
Welcome to blogging, Angela! I hope you will keep coming back to Next Level Blogging for tips.
Super resourceful and much needed. Thanks for sharing
I have a fashion blog and I only post my own pics on my blog. Luckuly, my hubby takes my pics.
Thank you for this post, it is quite helpful for new bloggers and even for seasoned bloggers. I am going to sign up now to take my blog to next level. 🙂
That’s awesome, Mayuri! I’m glad to have you aboard and hope you find the info here useful.
I avoid to get images from the net, so I used my own photos generally. But when I had not a right photo, I ‘d used pixabay. Thanks for sharing all these free sites, it was a useful post.
Great post! I had no idea about this stuff, since I have always taken my own pictures. Very nice to learn new things! Thanks for this! 🙂
Great post, thanks for researching and sharing.
Great post and selection of sites. I have always used Pixabay and then struggled if it didn’t have what I was looking for. I have book marked and will come in very handy!
Glad to help, Mike! I hope you will find what you need now. Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂
Bookmarking this post! I only knew about Pixabay! I’m so happy now xD
I’m so glad you found this post helpful, Niki! I hope to see you more.
Nice tips! I personally use pixabay and pexels. Will try the others.
Thank You so much! Really useful as I keep looking for pictures online! 🙂
Cool! Thank you! I’ve been using Pixabay and Pexels…it will be great to get more selection.
Just what I was looking for! Thanks so much for doing all this research!
You’re welcome Katriza. I’m glad you found it useful.
I tried to pin this post but Pinterest says your site doesn’t allow pinning. Do you know what’s up with that? 🙁
I have never had a problem, or seen that message before. Maybe you could try again?
I love Unsplash and BlendImages when I don’t have my own photography. But I prefer to use my own images when I can because I love photography almost as much as blogging.
I wish I was creative enough to use my own pictures. I take photos, but haven’t tried to used any of them, yet. Thanks for the tip on BlendImages Stacey.
I love that there are websites that we can get free images from. It’s not always convenient to take our own pictures and it would be nice to have a good source. Thanks for the list!
No problem, Elizabeth! Glad you found my post 🙂
Thanks for these resources. Now I am able to just visit the websites for free free images available.
Thanks for sharing this…pictures for the blog is something I have always wanted to sort through and ensure are appropriate for the blog,
I have used several of these different places already. The pics are great. I like putting my own pictures out there as well, as imperfect as they may be.
I haven’t put any of my pictures out there but that’s a good idea. I take a lot of “urban decay” type photos. Not sure how helpful they would be for anyone, but interesting to look at 🙂
OMG. I’m so happy I found your post! I’m a new blogger so this would really help in my future posts. Thank you so much for sharing!
I’m really glad you found my post, too, Kim! You are exactly who I wanted to reach..a new blogger that wasn’t sure where to turn for images.
I hope you checked out my other posts and found them helpful as well.
Thanks for stopping by!
Thank you for sharing this list. I’ll have to check a couple out of these.
Thank you for putting it together and sharing it.
I’ll definitely be pinning this.
Thanks Nataly! I appreciate the shares 🙂
This is great! Thanks for this amazing list
Love it! This is a very useful post that I will bookmark and share, thank you 🙂
Thanks Lea. Glad you stopped by my blog and found this post useful.
This is an awesome list – so many sites I hadn’t even heard of! I’ll be looking forward to exploring them and checking them all out this week!
Great list. I live on Pixabay and heard of Unsplash but didn’t have a clue about the others. Thanks for these free photo sources!
I needed this coz the ones I’ve been relying on I feel I’ve exhausted them, lol. Thanks for this post.
No problem, Tee. Glad to help.
Oh my gosh it is so awesome of you to have compiled this list! 🙂 I’m gonna bookmark this page so I can reference it later! I use two of them now, but it’s always nice to get a variety 🙂
This is a awesome resource for finding pictures, thank you for putting this together
This post is a gem! Thank you so much. I’m just getting started with my blog and needed these resources.
No problem, Ashlyn. I was hoping to help a few new bloggers. I get questions about images quite a bit. Congrats on your new blog!
This is great to know since I’m a newbie blogger
Glad to help. Thanks for stopping by!
Thanks for sharing, we all know the moment you have a perfect blog but then come the headache,where do I find free images for my post.
With the 27 sites, im sure even the most demanding person will find an image to work with their latest blogpost.
Oh my, thank you so much for this post!! I am also a new blogger, and while my husband has been helping me so much with my photos, I am definitely not a great photographer myself. These websites are great and I will be exploring them more with my future posts! Thank you for sharing!
That’s great Stephanie! Welcome to the blogging community!
Thanks for sharing this…pictures for the blog is something I have always wanted to sort
Thanks for this
Thank you so much for this it is exactly what i have been looking for especially since pixabay was offline the other day..
Glad to help Stacey! Pixabay is amazing, but I also like Unsplash quite a bit.