Best Sites for Royalty-Free, Free Photos

If you are frequently using images for projects, tutorials and demos (like I am) it’s essential to have a virtual rolodex of go-to websites where you can quickly and effectively find free images. Not only that— but it’s important that you have websites in which the legal restrictions are clear and concise.

Below you will find my  list of the best sites for finding free photos. All photos are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means the pictures are completely free to be used for any legal purpose. Redistribution is not allowed without permission. And you cannot offer images for sale either. Otherwise they are free to use. So enjoy!

https://unsplash.com
Great photos! Probably my favorite site.

https://www.pexels.com
Maybe the largest of the royalty-free sites.

https://pixabay.com
620,000 free stock photos, vectors, and art illustrations.

http://www.lifeofpix.com
From Leeroy Advertising Agency in Montreal and its network of photographers.

http://minimography.com
Royalty-free minimalist photos.

http://kaboompics.com
Breathtaking pictures. Searchable.

http://jaymantri.com
Great images of landscapes from Jay Mantri.