Free Stock Photos Sites

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If you’re looking for stock photos, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve made a relatively small list of free stock photo websites, but it’s more than enough when you search through their libraries. There are thousands and thousands of free stock photos that you can use for commercial purposes.

When you need a stock photo for commercial use, there are many websites that can provide them. However, their stock photos are the highest quality and that might not be what you’re looking for, even though that’s a great way for talented photographers to actually make a living on. The stock photo market is quite lucrative, so I don’t think they’ll mind this article. These website have amazing libraries of free stock photos for commercial use.

Creative Commons Search

CC Search doesn’t really have a library of free stock photos, you can use their search engine to find stock photos, music, video. It’s one of the best search engines for stock photos, and I recommend you check out Flickr first.


stock.xchng has one of the biggest libraries of free stock photos, I highly recommend checking them out.

.gov Watch

.gov Watch finds free stock photos that are taken by employee’s of the government. Since those are royalty free for commercial use, you should check them out.

123RF – Premium

Stock Photos from 123RF
123RF is a premium stock photo site where you purchase “credits” and spend them on stock photos. I’ve used a few of them on this site, and they’re really cheap. I suggest you check them out if you’re looking for cheap stock photos.

I hope you enjoy these sites as much as I have. Let me know if you know about any other free stock photo sites that allows commercial use.

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