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5 Best & Most Beautiful Free Stock Photo Sites

Themify 5 Best Free Stock Photo Sites

Stock photos add intrigue and interest to your web content and your marketing needs without the added cost of outsourcing photographers. Free stock photos can get a bad rap for being anywhere from cheesy to zany. However, the number of free AND beautiful stock photography sites are growing in number.

So, we’ve done the research and compiled a list of the best and most beautiful free stock photo sites for you all. We’ve crossed out anything that heavily advertised paid stock photos alternatives, and also whittled our choices based on our user experience (handy search features, scrolling, user interface, etc.).

Get one step closer to creating a more professional freelance, business, food, eCommerce, lifestyle, and travel website today.

1. Unsplash

Unsplash
Looking for consistency in photo aesthetic and style? Unsplash boasts beautifully edited images with a stock of over 300,000 high-resolution photos.

2. Pixabay

Pixabay

If sheer volume (1.6 million pictures) and high quality is your thing, this german-created website takes the cake. Beware of some highly-edited photos you’ll have to skip over though.

3. Burst

Burst

Oftentimes you will find the same free stock photos used by several different sites. This smaller site is a great option for those looking for something a little more creative and personal, and seems like a great tool for lifestyle bloggers or millenials.

4. Pexels

Pexels

If you are particular about having unique or slightly whacky options, Pexels seems to deliver a collection of images with a high contrast. Great selection of corporate, food, and seasonal photos – you will have to wade through a few odd balls here and there.

5. Reshot

Reshot

Unique and fresh stock photos from budding photographers, you’ll get a curated selection from the viewpoint of a younger generation.

8 Comments

  1. a1367h
    Dec 01, 2018 @ 05:09

    I mostly use Unsplash.

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  2. Lizzie P
    Dec 01, 2018 @ 13:51

    Thanks for this post! I’ve been looking for some new quality free stock photo sites. This list is fantastic! :)

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  3. Ondoom
    Dec 03, 2018 @ 12:30

    Pixabay and unsplash I visit most often

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  4. Sandi Setia
    Dec 04, 2018 @ 04:44

    I’ve never heard of unplash before. thank you for the good info

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  5. John Steward
    Dec 09, 2018 @ 10:31

    I use Unsplash and Pexels a lot. For more realistic style, I also use https://photos.icons8.com/ Especially for commercials or to make my own collages.

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  6. Michelle
    Dec 11, 2018 @ 16:12

    Wonderful article, that’s exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!

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  7. Chester Loke
    Dec 12, 2018 @ 08:52

    Nice List! This will be helpful for bloggers who are looking for high quality photos. Pixabay is one of my favorite sites for free stock images. It easy to use, and plenty of resources to choose from, and very business-friendly images.

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  8. ivan sanchez
    Dec 14, 2018 @ 02:14

    I love Unplash it’s the best

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