The best sites for free images

Often to write blog articles or even facebook posts we use images that we have found at first sight on the web, without asking ourselves whether it is permissible to use copyrighted material. The rule would be that any published content, especially photos involving newspaper articles and graphic designs, should be used with the author’s consent. Obviously this rule does not respect anyone but there is a solution that can reach us: there are many sites that have photo archives that can be used for free.
Here is the list of some of the best sites:




Along with pexel it is one of the best sites for free images. It contains a large amount of high quality images




The pictures are completely free to be used for any legal purpose. The pictures are free for personal and even for commercial use. You can modify, copy and distribute the photos. All without asking for permission or setting a link to the source. So that attribution is not required.

All photos are hand-picked from photos uploaded by our users or sourced from free image websites. We make sure all published pictures are high-quality and licensed under CC0.




Over 1.6 million free photos, vectors and art illustrations
Finding free images of high quality is a tedious task – due to copyright issues, attribution requirements, or simply the lack of quality. This inspired us to create Pixabay – a repository for stunning public domain pictures. Your source for free vectors, free drawings and free photos. You can use any Pixabay image without attribution in digital and printed form, even for commercial applications.




Need stock photos that you can alter however you need? LibreStock searches various photo sites for images that are released under the CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. Meaning you can use the photo any way you like so long as you abide by the few, very liberal rules of the license.

2 thoughts on “The best sites for free images

  1. Thanks for this. I regularly use Unsplash and Pixabay but didn’t know of the others. Also, since I write some historical posts I often use the New York Public Library online public domain archive.

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