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7 Amazing Websites to Find High-Quality Stock Images for Free

Find great stock photos websites on the internet for free and use them to make a collage

Joseba Elorza (@miraruido) is an illustrator and animator who has also trained as a sound technician; Joseba loves collage. His work has been published in such titles as The Wall Street Journal, Esquire, and the Hollywood Reporter, and he’s created animations for National Geographic, Amazon Studios, Green Day, and more.

In this blog post, Joseba shares a list of his go-to websites for making a collage, all of which offer royalty-free images that can be used for different types of content.

CC Search

CC Search is a tool for discovering openly licensed and public domain resources. More than a simple search engine, it scans over 300 million images and pulls together results from multiple public archives in a single catalog.

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CC Search

Unsplash

Unsplash offers over 1,000,000 free high-resolution photos brought to you by a generous community of photographers from all over the world. The selection of images available is a lot more creative and original than Joseba’s previous recommendation.

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Unsplash

Pixabay

Pixabay is a dynamic community of creatives exchanging copyright-free images and videos. All content is published under the Pixabay License, enabling users to use resources without needing to ask for permission or credit the author, even for commercial use.

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Pixabay

Pexels

Pexels provides high-quality stock photos for free under the Pexels license. Each photo is tagged and easy to search for, making it a very user-friendly site.

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Pexels

Everypixel

This powerful search engine indexes 50 websites offering stock images both for free and a fee, allowing users to explore a vast database of resources.

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Everypixel

Stocksnao.io

This site offers stunning, high-quality stock photos for all uses, including commercial, for free.
The first images in the selection are from Shutterstock. However, from the second row on, you can see free images.

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Stocksnao.io

Picjumbo

This stock photo site, which has been up and running since 2013, shares free images that are used by millions of bloggers, designers, and marketing specialists around the world. The only drawback is that the photo size isn’t listed.

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