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Finda Photo – Image Resources

The links listed below feature a variety of sites that offer photos and images. Some are free to use, some require membership, while others may have costs involved. Be sure to read license requirements on sites you download images, and always keep a copy of any permission licenses available from the sites you use. Click here to view our disclaimerPlease Note: Adult image content may not be filtered on these sites.


This site is a huge time saver. Basically this site has taken and aggregated a lot of the sites I list below and pulled in their images so that you can sort through them all in one place. It’s easy to search, updates with new photos daily and has a very large library currently.  Image restrictions: CC0


Picjumbo — A project of Viktor Hanacek, designer, who understands the importance of high quality images in a designer’s life. New photos are uploaded daily. Fantastic work, and completely free. There is a paid membership for $6/month if you want even more from Viktor.  Image restrictions: CC0


 Pixaba — To the extent possible under law, uploaders of Pixabay have waived their copyright and related or neighboring rights to these Images and Videos. You are free to adapt and use them for commercial purposes without attributing the original author or source. Although not required, a link back to Pixabay is appreciated.  Image restrictions: CC0

Creative Commons

Explore these featured Creative Commons Licensed resources below — from literary works to videos, photos, audio, open education, scientific research and more. Search for free content in the public domain and under Creative Commons licenses. Learn more about CC licenses here.


pxhere – Free of copyrights under CC0. Do whatever you want. Free for commercial use. No attribution required.


PikWizard is a premium stock site – media libraries that have been carefully curated with top notch, trending content perfect for every brand and purpose. Pikwizard is a FREE video and image stock website. Free videos, free images and more importantly 100% copyright free.


GratisographyGratisography – This site is best for people with a sense of humor. Essentially a self-aware stock image site for quirky, photographer Ryan McGuire’s collection is tongue-in-cheek.  Image restrictions: CC0 – Botanicus has tons of options, whether fully framed, or displayed in a wooden half-frame, there’s something so charming and nostalgic about an illustrated botanical print.

Design*Sponge's Pattern Downloads

Design*SpongeDesign*Sponge regularly partners with awesome designers to offer beautiful patterns free to download for personal use. A mix of several patterns could be incorporated into a gallery wall, or you can enlarge a design and print it to use as gift wrap. The pattern above comes from Brooklyn-based illustrator Frances Macleod and was inspired by a trip to Turkey.

Stock Unlimited

StockUnlimited is a subscription-based website that provides subscribers with unlimited downloads of stock graphics, stock images, icons, buttons, backgrounds, textures and much more. We add thousands of new and fresh files every week to ensure we always meet your needs for the most up-to-date content.

Stock Photo Secrets

You may have heard about the Stock Photo Secrets Shop’s 99club membership already. I created the 99club  in order to give small- to medium-sized businesses an affordable image subscription with lots of value for my customers. The 99club gives you 200 XXL high-quality royalty free stock photos, vectors, and fonts for just $99!


Unsplash was created by Crew, which is a matchmaking website for web developers. They post 10 new photos every 10 days, there are no restrictions so you can use them however you want, and they are free of copyright. And if you’re a photographer, you can submit your own work to be featured as well. Image restrictions: CC0


Beautiful, free videos for your homepage (7 new videos every Monday). The person who associated a work with this deed has dedicated the work to the public domain by waiving all of his or her rights to the work worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law. You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.


Royalty free images – FREE WITH ATTRIBUTION
Dreamstime contains a massive collection of stock photos free from royalty, but they need to be attributed. In order to download photos, users must become members of the site and complete captcha verification. Members get access to some fantastic photographs. However, users must conduct a fair bit of searching in order to get the best.

Designers Pics

Joshua John, web developer, designer and photographer, is the man behind the photos available on DesignersPics. Photos are copyright free, and they can be downloaded for use. While attribution is not required, it is requested.

Stock Free Images

Stock Free Images is the largest web collection of FREE images, with 1,558,214 images, royalty-free stock photos and illustrations. If you’re a designer, advertiser, webmaster or blogger, check us out! You can license our images free of charge or use our premium plans for enhanced access.

New Old Stock

New Old Stock — Another Tumblr powered site, New Old Stock features “vintage photos from public archives”. A great place to find authentically vintage looking imagery. Image restrictions: Public Domain

Free Images

This website contains an impressive collection of stock photos. However, the signing up process is tough. Unfortunately, you have to sign up before you can start downloading the images.


photos-iconFREE STOCK PHOTOS Search through thousands of free (CC0 licensed) stock photos Browse by color, collection or source. 10000 completely free stock photos from Unsplash, Jay Mantri, and many more, to use for any purpose. Search and browse by keyword and color.

Death to Stock Photo

Death to Stock Photo — Their mission is to “make the internet more beautiful”. This is an email subscription that sends you free curated photo packs every month. They also do the occasional paid pack that is usually from a trip they are taking. Their photography is always top notch. Image restrictions: Limited (but more than fair)

Flickr – Creative Commons

photos-iconIf you use imagery from Flickr make sure you only consider the images that have a “creative commons” license and you can check the specifications of each.

Little Visuals

The site itself is very minimal with a single column that delivers beautiful free images just like Unsplash. It also features an email subscription which will deliver 7 new images (as opposed to Unsplash’s 10) every seven days. So they’re basically doing the same exact thing as Unsplash, just more frequently. There are also no restrictions on the photography so you can use it however you want without copyright.


BOSSFIGHT – One of the newer image aggregators with zero strings attached is Bossfight which sources new images daily from other popular CC0 image sites into one place for you. Image restrictions: CC0


LibreStock – search the best 47 free stock photo websites in one place. 65,084 high quality do-what-ever-you-want stock photos, learn more. Image restrictions: CC0 (but be sure to check the site you’re downloading from)

Public Domain Pictures

Public Domain Pictures – Royalty free stock photos. All pictures are free for commercial and personal use.


MOPHO.TO – Free stock photos to use for pretty much anything you want. Photos are provided under a similar license to Creative Commons Zero with the following distinctions. Click here for more details. Image restrictions: CC0


BURST – Download free photos to fuel your next project. Burst is a free stock photo site that is powered by Shopify. We have 1000’s of high quality and royalty-free images available and free to download. Under our licenses, you aren’t required to credit the photographer or Burst. Image restrictions: CC0

Barn Images

Barn Images – Despite the name, the site is not dedicated to images of barns, but has a vast diversity of fresh and high-quality images that are great for use with your website, blog or social media projects.  Images restrictions: None


COMPFIGHT – allows you to search through Flickr’s Creative Commons listed photos. It will automatically generate the HTML code to insert photo credit. It can be a bit buggy sometimes though, so you may be better off going straight to and doing an advanced search for Creative Commons photos. Image restrictions: Depends


MORGUEFILE – This is a big searchable database of free images. It also has some great filtering options to really find the photos you’re looking for. Image restrictions: CC0

Jay Mantri

JAY MANTRI – Yet another Tumblr based photo archive. I recently discovered this site and love the creator’s style. Image restrictions: CC0


KABOOMPICS – I found this site to be easy to search and photos are well tagged, much like on Pexels. Image restrictions: CC0


ALBUMARIUM – Now here’s a site with a very interesting take on the world of free images– all images are organized into albums. Instead of searching for photos, you search for albums. Image restrictions: CC2.0

Life of Pix

LIFE OF PIX – Very simple site, updated regularly with new high resolution images that are free to use and share. Search provides one-column results and that can be a bit tedious. Image restrictions: CC0


Reshot provides the world’s best emerging photographers with a beautiful platform for sharing a sampling of their best work for free use in creative projects. Image restrictions: CC0


VisualHunt: High quality free photos in one place. We hunt for best free images from many online sources and pull them all together in one spot. Most of our photos are CC0 license

The Graphics Fairy

The Graphics FairyThe Graphics Fairy – Source for vintage illustrations, including beautiful old-school botanicals. Curated by Karen, who loves all things vintage and crafty, the selection is pretty, fun and often quirky. Fans of flowers shouldn’t miss her roundup of 50 free vintage flower images, and when the holidays roll around, you’ll be glad you bookmarked this roundup of 100 Christmas images.

The Library of Congress

The Library of CongressThe Library of Congress – The largest library in the world, the Library of Congress has a huge online database of rights-free images that are in the public domain and available to use for everything from home decor to craft projects. The site’s user interface is a little clunky, but if you know what you’re looking for, there are gems to be discovered.

Google Life

Google LIFEA joint project between Google and LIFE, this database houses historical images from the 1750s through today, all available for public use. Browse the archive by decade, or narrow down a Google image search by adding “source:life” to any search.

Creative Commons images — Creative Commons (CC) is an American non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share. The organization has released several copyright-licenses known as Creative Commons licenses free of charge to the public. These licenses allow creators to communicate which rights they reserve, and which rights they waive for the benefit of recipients or other creators.

Disclaimer: These links are being provided to you as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Clearly See Media of any of the images, products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. Clearly See Media bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.

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