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“There are a ton of places to find stock photos in stunning HD quality on the internet. Unfortunately, not everyone has the budget to buy rights to quality shots. Here are the premiums without the premium, if you know what I mean.” -Victor Musch
A little while back I shared my three favorite sites. There are two more I didn’t mention that I’ve started to love so I’m going to talk about all five a little bit.
Since the beginning I’ve been using a mixture of free and not-so-free stock photos. Although most don’t even require any attribution, some do. And it’s really easy. Just make sure you follow the rules!
If a website that provides free stock photos requires attributions, the directions can be found right on the site. In every case I’ve see, the page that contains the photo also contains the instructions on how to properly attribute their work.
I’ve used a ton of them so I know what I’m doing. This is my updated list of the top free stock photo sites. All in stunning HD. All five that I use!
Top Free Stock Photo Sites – UPDATED LIST
Unsplash releases 10 stunning HD photos every 10 days. They’re released under the license of creative commons public domain, which is really cool. They are regarded as the best source for free stock photographs these days. I love checking their new stuff out when it is released.
Little Visuals provides 7 stunning photos every 7 days and packages them in a compact weekly ZIP file as well. I highly recommend you sign up for that! Every 70 days Unsplash and Little Visuals release at the same time!
Gratisography offers beautiful and oh-so-free HD photos taken by Ryan McGuire of Bells Design! The collection is not searchable, however. Enjoy scrolling through his fantastic collection though! I know that you will get carried away when you realize how amazing the selection is. I did!
Splitshire offers delicious free stock photos for your personal & commercial use. As a Web Designer, Graphic Designer and Photographer the guy is always looking for some cool photos for his projects so he gets it. I really like his style.
Picjumbo allows totally free use of a portion of their collection for your commercial and personal works. There is also a premium membership but I’m not using it. I may in the future but right now I haven’t made up my mind. They do, however, have a great selection that is searchable and also navigable by category and tag!
So there you have it! My updated list of the top free stock photo sites. Let me know if you have any other suggestions for me to include in the list by leaving me a comment below.