77 Free Images Sites

By Shelley Sturgeon on March 25, 2021
By Shelley Sturgeon on March 25, 2021

Authors use images when promoting their books,right? But, some stock image sites charge $$$. Today, I'd like to share with you my extensive list of FREE images sites. These images can potentially be used for book covers, social media and blog posts.

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Using these sites

Some of the sites in this list are reputable, some of them aren't as well known. As any wise “netizen” knows, it is always a good idea to scan downloaded files to check for viruses. It's also important to note that there are sites out there in cyberspace that may offer images for free when they don't have the rights to the images in the first place. It's probably a good idea to verify the legal rights to the photos before using them commercially.

Please also read the fine print on each site—if it exists. Some of the sites are very straight forward and invite you to download their images and use as you wish. But most sites detail whether:

  • there are restrictions on how and where their images are allowed to be used, i.e. personal, editorial or commercial use, etc.
  • the images can be edited
  • they want you to attribute the photo to them (I almost always leave a photo credit at the bottom of posts even if the image came from a free site that doesn't request attribution. I see it as a way to give them a nod and a bit of exposure and it helps me to remember where I got the photo later if I want to go back to the site in the future.)
  • model releases have been signed by individuals who appear in their images although this is more common in sites where you buy images versus sites that offer free images
  • you are required to create an account with them
  • there is a limit to the number of free photos you can use from their site


77 Sites Offering Free Images

    1. A Digital Dreamer
    2. albumarium
    3. Alegri Photos
    4. AllTheFreeStock
    5. Ancestry Images
    6. AvoPix
    7. BarnImages
    8. Big Foto
    9. Burst
    10. Cepolina
    11. Cupcake
    12. DesignersPics
    13. Dreamstime
    14. e-Cobo
    15. Foodiesfeed
    16. Free Digital Photos
    17. Free JPG
    18. Free Nature Stock
    19. Free Stock Photos
    20. FreeImages
    21. FreeImagesLive
    22. FreeMediaGoo
    23. FreeRange
    24. Getty Images
    25. GoodFreePhotos
    26. GoodStockPhotos
    27. Gratisography
    28. Heritage Library
    29. Hubspot
    30. Im Free
    31. ImageBase
    32. ImageFree
    33. Imageric.com
    34. ISO
    35. Jay Mantri
    36. Jeshoots
    37. Kaboompics
    38. LargePhotos
    39. Library of Congress
    40. LibreShot
    41. LibreStock
    42. Life of Pix
    43. Little Visuals

  1. Magdeleine
  2. MMT
  3. Moose Stock Photos
  4. Morguefile
  5. Negative Space
  6. New Old Stock
  7. NOAA Photo Library
  8. Pexels
  9. photostockeditor
  10. picjumbo
  11. Picspree
  12. Pickup Image
  13. Picography
  14. PikWizard
  15. Pixabay
  16. Raw Pixels – Free Images
  17. Raw Pixels – Public Domain
  18. RGBStock
  19. skitterphoto
  21. Splitshire
  22. Startup Stock Photos
  23. Stock Snap
  24. Stocksy
  25. StockVault
  26. Stokpic
  27. Styled Stock
  28. Sunipix
  29. Super Famous Images
  30. Travel Coffee Book
  31. Turbo Photo
  32. Unprofound
  33. Unsplash
  34. Wikimedia Commons

Care to add to the list?

Got a favorite free stock image site that you think we should be adding to the site? Please let us know in the comments.

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