10 Sites for Royalty Free Images

By Christine Trimbur

When looking for images for a website, many publishers continue to produce cheap and cheesy stock photos that become the representation of their brand.

Truthfully, high-quality stock photos don’t have to come with a high price tag. We’ve compiled a list of 10 resources for free, quality photos that you can use for blogs, websites, or other online properties.

1. Negative Space
Negative Space produces new, free images each week. All of the photos come without any copyright restrictions.

Even better than a host of free images is the easy-to-use filter that will help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Images are sortable by copy space position, category, and color.

2. Death to Stock
The founders of Death to Stock, Allie and David, realized how difficult it is for bloggers, businesses, and creatives to find free, high-quality photos, they decided to do something about it. Thus, Death to Stock was born.

Simply provide your email address and a new batch of photos will be delivered every month.

They do have a premium membership with a percentage of those profits used to fund photography trips and creative projects.

3. Picjumbo
New photos are added daily to Picjumbo making it a go to place for many bloggers, web designers, and other creatives looking for high quality, free images.

The photographer, Victor, also has unique paid programs for designers, bloggers, and agencies, as well as a plugin for Sketch and Photoshop.

4. Stokpic
Stockpic’s photographer, Ed Gregory, adds up to 10 new images every 2 weeks that can be used on a website, in an ad, or wherever your needs are.

5. Kaboompics
A web designer, Karolina, who is from Poland, produces Kaboompics. Her photos cover a wide variety of categories from food to fashion to landscapes. Users can use the images for anything they’d like – even commercial use.
All Karolina asks is that you include a photo credit with a link back to the site.

6. Startup Stock Photos
Startup Stock Photos’ tag line is “Take ‘em, these things are free. Go. Make Something.” So, be inspired by the plethora of images available for use.

7. Freerange
All the images provided by Freerange come from a pool of in-house photographers as well as external contributors.

According to their website’s About Us section, “Images provided directly by Freerange Stock originate in one of two ways. They are either digitally photographed on Canon DSLR cameras or they are a high resolution (4000dpi) Nikon scan of an original 35mm slide.”

8. LibreShot
The creative force behind LibreShot is SEO Consultant and photographer Martin Vorel. There is a wide variety of images to choose from ranging from florals to architectural.

9. Fancy Crave
The photos provided through Fancy Crave are free of copyright restrictions and absolutely stunning. All the photographer requires is that you give photo credit.

10. Unsplash
Unsplash provides 10 new photos every 10 days that you can do whatever you want with. The images are unique and never cheesy.

Using these resources will provide you with a plethora of quality images absolutely free.