50+ Places To Find High-Quality Free Stock Photos (Google Image Search Ain’t One)

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I couldn’t agree more with the above quote and in my blogging journey, using high-quality photos have proved to work great and get outstanding results.

Using images in between articles also encourages social media shares and keep the readers entertained.

But, there’s one common mistake most of the new bloggers make which is to use any random image from Google Images without knowing if it’s copyrighted or not.

Why does it matter?

If you think that what difference does use any random image make and why you should care about it then read this post – Bloggers Beware: You Can Get Sued For Using Pics on Your Blog – My Story by Roni Loren.

Now, if you don’t want to face the same condition as the Roni Loren, you have to change your strategy.

And the perfect solution to this problems is using copyright-free stock photos which you can freely use on your website.

Where to find the free stock images?

I’ve done the research part, and in this post, I’m sharing not one, two, or ten but 50+ places to find high-quality free stock images for your website.

You can use these pictures on your blog, business website, social media channels, or anywhere else without any restrictions.Β Some of these sites also allow you to customize these images so as to fit your brand.

And for the most part, you are not forced to give credits to sites. It is optional, and it’s up to you to give credits or not.

However, I would request you to add a small β€œimage source – site name” in the picture captions to support these sites and photographers.

The list is in tabular format, and I have also tried to categorize them based on what type of free stock photos are available.Β Make sure to bookmark this article as I’ll keep updating the list with more free resources over the time.

50+ Sites To Find High-Quality Free Stock Photos

Free Stock Photo Sites in 2018 Pinterest Pin

Here you go!

Website NameURLCategory
Gratisographyhttp://gratisography.com/Fun
Unsplashhttp://unsplash.com/General
PicJumbohttp://picjumbo.com/General
Pixabayhttps://pixabay.com/General
New Old Stockhttp://nos.twnsnd.co/Old B&W
Freely Photoshttp://freelyphotos.com/Christian
Death To Stock Photohttp://deathtothestockphoto.com/Theme Based
Big Fotohttp://www.bigfoto.com/Random
Lime Lane Photographyhttp://limelanephotography.com.au/Basic
Snapwire Snapshttp://snapwiresnaps.tumblr.com/Random
Freepikhttp://www.freepik.com/popular-photosGeneral
Pexelshttps://www.pexels.comGeneral
Turbo Photohttp://turbophoto.com/Free-Stock-Images/Basic
Negative Spacehttp://negativespace.co/General
Split Sharehttps://www.splitshire.com/General
Stock Snaphttps://stocksnap.io/General
Libre Shothttp://libreshot.com/General
Free Imageshttp://www.freeimages.com/General
Viintagehttp://viintage.comVintage
Kaboom Picshttp://kaboompics.com/Basic
Unprofoundhttp://www.unprofound.com/Odd
Jay Mantrihttp://jaymantri.com/Random
IM Freehttp://imcreator.com/freeGeneral
Old Design Shophttp://olddesignshop.com/Vintage
Freerange Stockhttps://freerangestock.com/General
Stockpichttp://stokpic.com/General
Creattorhttp://www.creattor.com/General
Portrait Galleryhttp://www.lib.utexas.edu/exhibits/portraits/Portraits
DesignersPicshttp://www.designerspics.com/Random
ISO Republichttp://isorepublic.com/General
Morguefilehttps://morguefile.comGeneral
Getty Imageshttp://www.gettyimages.in/Random
Picographyhttp://picography.co/General
Public Domain Archivehttp://publicdomainarchive.com/Random
PhotoGenhttp://www.photogen.com/General
PhotoPinhttp://photopin.com/General
Magdeleinehttp://magdeleine.co/browse/Random
Get Refehttp://getrefe.tumblr.com/Random
PD Photohttp://www.pdphoto.org/General
Creative Convexhttp://www.creativeconvex.com/Theme Based
Fancy Cravehttp://fancycrave.com/Random
Foodies Feedhttps://foodiesfeed.com/Food
Imagebasehttp://imagebase.net/Random
Travel Coffee Bookhttp://travelcoffeebook.com/Travel
Je Shootshttp://jeshoots.com/Theme Based
Christian Image Sourcehttp://christianimagesource.com/Christian
Mayanghttp://mayang.com/textures/Textures
Cupcakehttp://cupcake.nilssonlee.se/Random
Life of Pixhttp://www.lifeofpix.com/General
I'd Pin Thathttp://www.idpinthat.com/General
Realgraphyhttps://realgraphy.org/General
Crative Markethttps://creativemarket.com/General
Freequrrationhttp://www.freeqration.com/General
Vintage Stock Photoshttp://vintagestockphotos.com/Vintage
Good Stock Photoshttps://goodstock.photos/General

Want to take the list offline? Here is the link to Google Spreadsheet (with clickable links) which you can save offline. Enjoy.

Some Image Optimization Tips

  1. Compress images to reduce the size.
  2. Add ALT tag and description to each picture you upload.
  3. Rename the image to something related.
  4. Convert to JPEG/JPG if possible.

Read more about WordPress Image Optimization and its importance in this post of mine.

Final Words

Visuals play a significant role in blogging, and you should try to add some good pictures throughout the article to keep users engaged.

I try to have at least three relevant images in most of my articles, and the number has worked well.

Let me know if there are any dead links, and I’ll update them ASAP.

If you happen to know any additional stock image site which isn’t listed then share it in the comments section below.Β Also, share this post with your friends and followers on different social media channels.

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22 thoughts on “50+ Places To Find High-Quality Free Stock Photos (Google Image Search Ain’t One)”

  1. Great Blog! Its really helpful Blogging is an amazing skill with which you can share your thoughts online.Love your ideas keep up the good work!

  2. Great list Shafi. Normal bloggers tend to just grab photos from Google images (even I did that several years ago not knowing about copyright policies). These sources are really big help. Which one do you use the most?

  3. Hey Shafi,

    I have been using Pixabay and Pexels for a long time. Such websites can add some value to your content.

    As you know, visual content always has a spark to attract your readers.
    Thanks for the info.

    ~Ravi

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