Searching for free for commercial use stock photos can be quite the task. I spend a lot of hours browsing through stock photography websites – trying to find that perfect picture can take a long time! Even more so when you are looking for a stock photo free for commercial use, and with no attribution required.
To save you some time, I have created a list including 5 of the top places I use to find general themed free stock photos for commercial use, with no attribution required. Most of the photos on the websites below have a CC0 license, which means you can almost do what you like with the images.
Always be aware that stock photos with people in them need to be considered carefully for the purpose you are using the image for. Even though the photo may be copyright free, the person in the photo may not like their image being used for something questionable and I do not know if the websites below require model releases from the authors.
Pexels offers a “do what you want” license on their free for commercial use stock photos. With a large collection and an easy to navigate website, this is one of my main go-to websites for free stock photos
Unsplash offers a large library of high-quality free for commercial use stock photos that can be searched by keyword and can also be put into collections for other users to utilise.
VisualHunt sources images from many places. The free for commercial use stock photos on this website can be filtered by license type, prominent colour and many additional filtering options.
StockSnap is another website that has a large collection of free for commercial use stock photos. They have many categories and search criteria available to help narrow down the huge library to find what you are looking for easily.
Morguefile has a very different type of collection than the stock photo websites that are listed above. The images available tend to be raw and unedited, although there are some gems in there if you put in some effort searching. Always confirm the license before use because different authors can specify different licenses, but every image I have used from there so far has been CC0.
So there you have it, some of the websites I use when I am looking for general free for commercial use stock photos. Look out for future posts listing some free for commercial use stock photo websites that have a defined theme to them.
Do you have any free for commercial use stock photo websites you would like to share?