Free High Quality Stock Photo Resources

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Old cameraAre you having trouble finding great imagery for your blog posts or design comps? I am. Especially, when my budget is close to zero. Fortunately, free stock photo resources are popping up all over the web these days. And a lot of them are featuring great quality.

Lately, I have been collecting a list of great stock photo resources, which I would like to share.

5 Tumblr Photo Blogs Worth Following

These photo blogs are stuffed with free high quality photography, which you are allowed to download and use in your own creations. Due to the chronological blog format of Tumblr, it may be a little hard to get an overview of the photos. Go to the archive of the blog to get an overview, that is much easier. You can find the archive by typing /archive after the URL in your browser.

Jay Mantri
Tumblr photo blog by Jay Mantri. Free pics. Do anything (CC0). Make magic. 7 new photos every thursday.

New Old Stock
Vintage photos from the public archives. Free of known copyright restrictions.

Refe
Royalty-free, high-quality, natural looking photos of people interacting with technology.

Startup Stock Photos
Take ’em, these things are free. Go. Make something.
Mostly business or technology themed pictures.

Unsplash
Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos. 10 new photos every 10 days. The quality here is super crisp!

9 photo resources in a blog or gallery format

Lots of quality here. Please be aware of the license, because it differs what you are allowed to do. These resources contain imagery that ranges from public domain to attribution demands. Also, please be aware of photos licensed under Creative Commons.

Albumarium
The best place to find & share beautiful images.

Designer Pics
FREE Hi-Res photos for your personal & commercial use. Attribution not required!

Gratisography
Free high resolution images, available for both personal and commercial projects. All photos are taken by Ryan McGuire and are completely free from copyright restrictions.

Life of Pix
Free public domain high resolution photos. No copyright. Images are available for both personal and commercial use.

Magdeleine
Hand-picked free photos for your inspiration. Creative Commons og Public Domain fotos af Magdeleine Photos.

Picjumbo
Totally free photos for your commercial & personal works

Public Domain Archive
Everything you need for your creative projects, all public domain images!

Raumrot
FREE handpicked stockphotos for your commercial and personal works. All available hi-res/hi-quality pictures you can use on personal and commercial projects.

Superfamous Studios
Folkert Gorter’s photos are available under the restrictions of a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.

4 Search Engines

Compfight
Locate the visual inspiration you need. Super fast! Search Engine for finding Creative Commons photos from Flickr.

Freepik
Search Engine for finding Creative Commons photos, graphics and illustrations.

PhotoPin
Free Photos for bloggers and creatives! Search Engine for finding Creative Commons photos from Flickr.

Pixabay
Search engine for finding Public Domain photos and illustrations.

If you have any great resources you think I should add to this list, please let me know in the comments.

Author: Morten Brunbjerg Bech

Webdesigner, front end udvikler og bibliotekar. Arbejder primært med udvikling og design af Horsens Kommunes Bibliotekers webløsninger og er specialist i semantisk strukturering af webdokumenter samt Adobe Photoshop og Illustrator.

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  1. Hi,
    I made recently my project http://www.digforfree.com with thousands HQ mostly travel photos. free use and download. Found this article, hopefully you and your readers will find it helpful
    Enjoy!

  2. Take a look free high resolution stock photos here http://freephoto.cc Nice collection with beautiful images. All photos are free from copyright restrictions – No attribution required

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