If you are searching for free stock photo databases, there are quite a few sites on the web that do that, and even at high quality: there are sites that are made by artists or designers for other artists and promote sharing their creations, there are also others which have a double policy, offering both photos for sale and for free, in distinct sections, and there are also sites which offer exposure to new talented photographers who are willing to collaborate.

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In any case, there are huge resources of free stock photos on the internet and this article means to help you get to some of the best sources available online at the moment.

So check them out- among all these links you are bound to find what you are looking for!

Stock Xchng – The Leading Free Stock Photography Site

A famous and very reliable free stock photo site, with a huge gallery containing over 350.000 quality stock photos by more than 30.000 photographers! You can find any picture you need: wallpapers for your desktop, illustration for your blog, pictures for website design and so on. It is also a place where you can share your photos and get exposure. It also has a forum where you exchange ideas with other photographers or artists! You have to register in order to download pictures but it is a very quick and safe procedure.

Stock Xchng - The Leading Free Stock Photography Site

Dreamstime – Free Stock Images Section

Another huge stock photo database, where you can search among more than 9 million images is Dreamstime. Here the policy is different, as the site offers photos both free and for sale – in different packages. You have several options: you can take photos from the free section just by registering or you can buy high-resolution stock images with very low prices. If you are a photographer you can sell your stock images and get 30-60% from each sale you make.

Dreamstime - Free Stock Images Section

Stockvault.Net Free Stock Photos And Free Images

Here you can download free stock images without any registration necessary. They have a very big collection of high quality stock photos both free and for sale, in separate sections again.

Stockvault.Net  Free Stock Photos And Free Images

PhotoXpress – Royalty Free Subscription Images and Pictures

It’s a site with a huge collection of stock photos, either free or for sale. You can download for free 1 photo per day if you sign up, 5 photos per day if you join PhotoXpress on Facebook and 10 photos per day if you offer your personal information. It could be a continuing resource if you agree to these terms!

PhotoXpress - Royalty Free Subscription Images and Pictures

Everystockphoto – Free Stock Photos From Different Sites

This site checks out at the same time several other free stock photo sites and offers you the results for your search coming from all of them combined. It is a huge resource and you will save a lot of time by using it!

Everystockphoto - Free Stock Photos From Different Sites

Free Stock Photos Bank

Similar to Stock Xchng, here graphic designers can choose from a huge collection of high quality photos which are completely free. No registration needed! Just hit download and you’ll get the high resolution image that you need!

Free Stock Photos Bank

Free Digital Photos – Free Stock Photos

In this case there is a different policy: you can download for free the pictures from the huge stock photo collection available here, at a medium resolution, on the condition that you promote them on your site (by providing a link to the source of the picture you choose to publish) It seems like a fair trade to me! If you want a very high resolution you can buy them at a very affordable price.

Free Digital Photos - Free Stock Photos

Morguefile – Free Photos For Creatives By Creatives

It is a site where creatives can share and exchange their work. You can easily download any picture you wish without any authentification needed. If you wish, you can add to the collection of photos as well! They are generally photos provided by very talented photographers!

Morguefile - Free Photos For Creatives By Creatives

5000 Free Stock Photos

Here you can choose from a collection of 5000 free stock photos and 8000 cliparts that are completely free to download without registration. It’s quick and simple!

5000 Free Stock Photos

Unprofound – A Public Domain Stock Photo Collaboration

This site was created by a graphic designer and other collaborating creatives who were bothered by the fact that it was very difficult to find quality, free to use photos on the internet for using in their graphic creations. So they took their cameras and made their own high quality collection of photos and then they generously decided to offer it for free to any other designer out there who might happen to need it. If you wish, you can make a donation to the site – it would be a nice way of saying thanks!

Unprofound - A Public Domain Stock Photo Collaboration

Freerangestock – Totally Free Stock Photography And Textures!

It is another site that has a huge collection of high quality stock photos. Here you just need to sign up, and then you can download as many pictures as you want, at a very high resolution. If you wish, you can contribute with your own photos as well!

Freerangestock - Totally Free Stock Photography And Textures!

Lomography – Free Photos

In this case, you will find a site that specializes in art photography, with a retro look, and using old cameras that give a special color effect to all the pictures. You can search the database and you’ll also get information about the type of camera or film that was used! Unfortunately, the pictures are not at a very high resolution, but you can contact the artist that created them and discuss with him/her if you need a high quality picture. Of course, you are free to join the club too, if you are fond of creating such pictures and if you wish, you can even order yourself a very good old camera from the site!

Lomography - Free Photos

Imagebase – Free Images Public Domain

It is a site with a very big collection of free downloadable pictures sorted on different sections.(No registration is needed).They are high quality pictures created by a graphic designer who has traveled a lot with his camera by his side. You can check his portfolio too.

Imagebase - Free Images Public Domain

PixelPerfect – Free Stock Photos Section

This is a site where you ca download photos and digital art for free with no registration needed. The site also promotes the creators of the photos and offers you the possibility to communicate with them, if you wish, or comment on their art.

PixelPerfect - Free Stock Photos Section

Cepolina Photos – Free Photo

On this site you will find a wonderful collection of high resolution pictures on nature, geography and traveling mostly, but not only. Again, no registration needed but you should credit the site on your website.

Cepolina Photos - Free Photo

PhotoRack – Stock Photos and Free Images

Another site with a very big collection of pictures that you can download for free without any registration. The images are very well structured on subjects so it’s easy to find what you need.

PhotoRack - Stock Photos and Free Images

Abstract Influence – Image Portal

A huge collection of photos available for download for free- at medium and high resolution! Quick and easy: no registration necessary!

Abstract Influence - Image Portal

FreeMediaGoo – Free Stock Photos, Background and Web Images

Here you will find not only free stock photos but also free audio or free flash but unfortunately you don’t have a big range of choice. You could give it a try, though.

FreeMediaGoo - Free Stock Photos, Background and Web Images

FreePixels – Free Stock Photos

This is a collection of 4000 stock photos at high resolution and very high quality that you can download for free and without login.

FreePixels - Free Stock Photos

ImageAfter – 25k+ Free Textures And Images

You’re completely free to use the 25 000 stock photos and textures available on this site for personal or commercial use. No identification needed.

ImageAfter - 25k+ Free Textures And Images

FreeImages – Free Stock Photos

Another collection of free stock photos of medium or high resolution that you can download as long as you provide a link to the site when you use them.

FreeImages - Free Stock Photos

InterArtCenter – Free Clip Art Gallery and Images

A special feature of this site is that beside high quality stock photos it also has 3D cliparts, 3D wallpapers, 3Dmodels, and Flash animations to download for free. No registration is needed again!

InterArtCenter - Free Clip Art Gallery and Images

Openphoto – More Than 14K Images

A site with a huge collection of 15 000 free stock photos

Openphoto - More Than 14K Images

Photorogue – Original Photos by Request

This is a site based on a very creative idea- but only at its beginning at the moment. We’ll mention it for the cool idea: the creators of of the site considered the situation when a graphic designer searches desperately for a certain picture and doesn’t manage to find it and they thought about reversing the process. This time it is the designer who requests the exact picture that he/she needs and a volunteer photographer will try to obtain it. After that, the picture will be available for everyone to see and download for free.

Photorogue - Original Photos by Request

Woophy – Free Photos

A site with a huge collection of high quality stock photos that also shows you the place on the world map where the picture was taken! You are free to download them for personal use but they are copyrighted by photographer and cannot be used for commercial purposes unless he/she agrees with that.

Woophy - Free Photos

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  4. Free stock photography sites can be a great resource as long as you’re aware of the pitfalls! You must make sure that the person offering the image actually owns the copyright, that the image doesn’t contain logos etc if you’re planning on using it for advertising and that the appropriate releases are in place. You can find out more about stock agencies at http://www.whichstockagency.com.

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  18. Thanks for the list!

    There was one site that I came across about 3 weeks ago from a recommendation on a women’s business site, that I cannot remember the name of. One of the free stockphoto site they recommended was amazing, I am hitting myself for not having bookmarked it .. 🙁 I have been trying to find it since, and so far no luck. It’s not mentioned anywhere!!!

    The website has a black background and one search box in the middle, and it collaborates with getty images (among others) if I remember correctly, I know this isnt’ saying much, but maybe someone’s come across it and know its url?

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  19. Nice list. There are some gems that aren’t mentioned though. I recommend http://www.123rf.com . Only 1-2 bucks per image, and loyal customers have a redemption scheme as well. Value for money and plenty of variety. It’s my favourite go-to for both my blog and design projects.

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  22. In case anyone reading this is wondering. I found it! It’s at http://www.picapp.com/ 🙂 Enjoy!

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  23. @Fernanda Castilho: when as corbis ever been free????

    Nice list, i’ve not seen that lomography site before. shame its only for non commerical use.

    can I also suggest looking at http://budgetstockphoto.com for listings of free stock photos sites.

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  36. People are also welcome to use the free royalty free photos and images found on http://www.cjophoto.com/.

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  37. Hey, thanks for compiling such a great resources. Can I suggest http://www.123rf.com ? I’ve been using some of their free images as well.

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