Nothing makes a blog post or website more eye-catching than a great images.
In this article, we review the 14 best places to get free stock photos online for designers.
Note: Although these sites feature free stock photos, you should read the terms, limitations, and licensing of each work that you use.
SXC was launched in February 2001 as an alternative for expensive stock photography. The idea was to create a site where creative people could exchange their photos for inspiration or work.
FreeDigitalPhotos.net is a very good place on the web to download free images for use in corporate and personal projects. Their images can be used by web designers, graphic designers and editors to illustrate and brighten up websites and printed media such as newspapers and magazines.
RGBStock.com is created by a group of enthusiastic photographers and graphic artists. Their vision is to build the best free stock image site on the web. They are dedicated to making high quality images available to those who cannot afford to pay for them.
Photo laboratory photl.com is the owner and distributor of the largest collection of exclusive stock photo images. All the images can be downloaded and used for personal, educational and other non-commercial purposes free of charge.
Stockvault.net is a stock photo sharing website where photographers, designers and students can share their photographs, graphics and image files with each other for free.
The morguefile contains photographs freely contributed by many artists to be used in creative projects by visitors to the site.
Freerange Stock was formed with the goal to provide quality stock photos for commercial and non-commercial use for free.
The Free Photos Bank site provides a typical range of free photos – people, animals, landscapes and so on.
Daily dose of FREE, refreshing, intriguing images for your creative projects.
Sunipix is a picture library for students, teachers, architects, website designers, advertising and marketing executives, civil engineers, business executives, travel agents, government agencies, and media/Information Technology professionals. Sunipix provides royalty free photographs (100 DPI) free of charge for personal and business needs.
Get free high resolution digital pictures for all your needs! You can download free images for your website, blog, forum, presentations and more. You can resize, crop and customize free images as you wish.
Dreamstime has one of the largest libraries of stock photos on the net. If you are a web designer, here you can download high resolution RF stock images for free.
Fotolia is one of the oldest stock photo sites on the net. Their free section is quite good, but changes every day and the free photos that were there yesterday, may not be there the next.
iStockphoto is one of the most popular stock photo sites on the net. They only offer one free image a week, but it is always high quality.