11 March 2020

10 sites with free stock photos

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Product photos are important for your online store, but the general look and feel is equally important. And to achieve that, you can use stock photos. Now, we know how difficult it is to find good, free stock photos, so we’ve created a list of ten free photo databases especially for you. Have fun browsing!

All sites listed are free. However, different copyright rules may apply. If this is the case, click on the link to the website in question under ‘license’.

stockfoto website foodiesfeed

FoodiesFeed

FoodiesFeed will definitely whet your appetite! The place to be for food-related online stores!

Offer: 1.500+
High resolution photos: Yes
Account required: No
Searchfilter: Yes
Categories: Food/cooking
License: Personal and commercial use is free of charge

stockfoto website the noun project

The Noun Project

The noun project has over 2 million different icons. Find icons mathing your webshop. There is a 'created by' added in the free icons.

Offer: 2.000.000+
High resolution photos: Yes
Account required: Yes, free registration
Searchfilter: Yes
Categories: Diverse icons
License: Creative Commons Attribution License​
Other: You can only find icons on this website, no photos

Stockfoto website JeShoots

JeShoots

Are you looking for colourful photos? You're at the right place on the website of Jan Vašek: JeShoots.

High resolution photos: Yes
Account required: No
Search filter: Yes
Categories: Various
License: CC0 1.0
Other: Extensive offer of colourful pictures

stockfoto website kaboompics

Kaboompics

Kaboompics offers you a collection of (contemporary) photos, from food to fashion and landscapes.

High resolution photos: Yes
Account required: No
Searh flter: Yes, by category or tag, or via the search bar
Categories: Various
License: Personal and commercial use is free of charge
Other: Kaboompics uses colourschemes, to match photo's perfectly

stockfoto website pexels

Pexels

When we want to use stock photos for our website, we use the website Pexels.

High resolution photos: Yes
Account required: No
Updates: 3000 New photo's monthly
Search filter: Yes, via categorie, tag or in the search bar
Categories: Various
License: Creative Commons Zero

stockfoto website pixabay

Pixabay

Pixabay has such a huge database that you're bound to find what you're looking for.

Offer: 440.000+
High resolution photos: Yes
Account required: Yes, free registration
Search filter: Yes, by media type
Categories: Various
License: Creative Commons Zero
Other: Photos, vectors, images and videos

stockfoto website splitshire

SplitShire

The beautiful site by italian photographer Daniel Nanescu offers many inspiring photos in various categories.

Offer: 1.110
High resolution photos: Yes
Account required: No
Search filter: Yes, by category
Categories: Various
License: No copyright restrictions
Other: The paid premium subscription gives you access to a larger offer

stockfoto website unsplash

Unsplash

Wow. Unsplash offers beautful photos

Offer: 1.000.000+
High resolution photos: Yes
Account required: No
Search filter: Yes, by search bar
Categories: Various
License: Creative Commons Zero​

stockfoto website Vectorstock

Vectorstock

Searching for illustrations for your online store? Look no further than Vectorstok!

Offer: 337.600 (free illustrations)
High resolution photos: Yes
Account required: Yes, free registration
Search filter: Yes, by search bar and categories
Categories: Various
License: Content License Agreement

stockfoto website pikwizard

PikWizard

Last, but definetely not least: PikWizard!

Offer: 1.000.000+ photos
High resolution photos: Yes
Account required: No
Search filter: Yes
Categories: Various
License: Creative Commons Licensing Agreement 
 

We can imagine you’re worried there’s a catch, but let us explain why some sites offer free stock photos…

  • Some websites are sponsored and when viewing the free results, you are also shown a better result that calls for payment.
  • ​Stock-photo databases try to entice you to create a paid account by showing you their free photos. But no worries, a paid account is by no means necessary!
  • Photographers like to make their photos available for free to get their name out there.

We did our best to give you a comprehensive and hopefully useful list of free stock-photo databases, but we may have accidentally overlooked or forgotten something, so always check whether the photos you intend to use are free of copyright. Better safe than sorry ;)

Did you find this list useful? Do you have anything to add or share? Let us know below!

 

 

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