49 Free Stock Photo Sites Content Marketers Will Love

49 Free Stock Photo Sites Content Marketers Will Love

As a content marketer, you know the value of finding just the right image to bring text to life — even when you don’t have the budget for original photography. Luckily there are dozens of sites that publish free photos for use by web developers, content creators, bloggers and designers. But with so many sites to choose from and wide swings in quality from site-to-site, finding the compelling, quality photos you need can be a bit of a bear. So we thought we’d clue you in on some of our favorites.

We’ve compiled 49 sources of high quality photos you can use to add a bit of visual interest to your websites, blog posts, tweets, slide shows, newsletters, white papers, ebooks and more. Our client roster is pretty diverse, and so are the sites on our list. Some present small lovingly curated sets from a single photographer. Others are massive archives collecting thousands of images. Some are broad in scope. Others home in on one subject and present in a variety of interesting ways. Some tell you exactly what you’ll find inside (‘Startup Stock Photos’ will give you just that). Others, thankfully, do not (‘morgueFile’ contains no pictures of morgues).

But, as different as they are, all 49 share two things in common: Good quality. No cost.


  1. Albumarium
  2. Cupcake (not a collection of cupcake photos…)
  3. Death to the Stock Photo
  4. DesignersPics
  5. Deviant Art
  6. Epicantus
  7. FancyCrave
  8. FindA.Photo
  9. Foter
  10. Free Images
  11. Full of Free
  12. GetRefe
  13. Gratisography
  14. IM Free
  15. InstaStock
  16. Iso Republic
  17. Jay Mantri
  18. Je Shoots
  19. Kaboompics
  20. Life of Pix
  21. Little Visuals
  22. Lock and Stock Photography
  23. MMT
  24. Made In Moments
  25. Magdaleine
  26. morgueFile
  27. Moveast
  28. Negative Space
  29. New Old Stock
  30. Pexels
  31. Photo Everywhere
  32. Picjumbo
  33. Picography
  34. Pixabay
  35. Public Doman Archive
  36. Raumrot
  37. Skitterphoto
  38. Snapographic
  39. Snapwire Snaps
  40. Splitshire
  41. Startup Stock Photos
  42. Stocka
  43. StockPhotos
  44. Stocksnap
  45. Stokpic
  46. SuperFamous
  47. Travel Coffee Book
  48. Unrestricted Stock
  49. Unsplash

With our list at your fingertips, you’re bound to find the the perfect, unique, high quality image to accompany content on just about any topic. While all 49 sites feature images that are either in the public domain or free to use under a Creative Commons license, be sure to confirm whether the specific image you’ve chosen requires attribution, allows modifications, or has any restrictions for certain purposes (such as commercial use.)

free-stock-photos-content-marketing

About the Author