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Gorgeous, High Quality, Free for Commercial Use Photos and Graphics Sources

This is a list of unbeatable spots to find the next image for your blog, logos, e-books, and other content. Most of them don't require any attribution at all but it's nice to do so as a thank you for to these amazing photographers who share their work.
All of these are free and royalty free for commercial use

Pexels: The Best in One Place

This has the best search engine and aggregates hand picked images from many of the other top free graphic sites. Leans more towards artistic than stock.

Terms: ✓ Free for commercial use ✓ No attribution required

All the mockups- For free.

Product mock-ups tool - Free & Online
The best collection of free product mock-ups from the internet. Pick one,
upload your design and download the final image ready for your projects.

Kaboompics.com - Free Hi-Res photos
  • Focused on food, architecture, landscapes and abstract.
  • Site has a search.
  • New photos every day
  • Photos often have a delicate feminine touch

Terms: When possible, please include a photo credit. "Photo by Staffage via: kaboompics.com" (or similar statement). You can place the links anywhere you like so long as they are displayed on the same page that the photograph is used; Under the photo or at the bottom of the footer is fine. We request this as a courtesy. If you can't or don't want to give photo credit, that's okay - photos can be used uncredited.

Gratisography: Quirky, out of the box images
  • Free high-resolution pictures for personal and commercial projects.
  • Really quirky, unusual photo subjects and style.
  • Updated weekly
  • No site search

Terms: Free of Copyright restrictions. All pictures were captured by Ryan McGuire of Bells Design. Doesn't require attribution but it's appreciated.

Unsplash | Free Image packs to your inbox

high-resolution stock photos.
Download 10 new free stock photos every 10 days.
Landscape, nature and architecture focused.

Terms: All photos published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or Unsplash.

Death to the Stock Photo - A monthly pack delivered to your inbox

A fresh pack of photos to your inbox each month
Frequent office, desk, table settings, and landscape images

Terms: Under the license, you may display a DTTSP photo as you please, reproduce it, add it to a
collection, and make adaptations of it. However, you may not distribute the photo—so don’t include it in
any photo packs or give it out for others to use. That’s how we are able to run our business :).
Displaying and reproducing the photo on physical or digital products that you distribute is fine.

Pixabay - When you need something specific
  • Search over 330,000 free photos, illustrations, and vector graphics or share your own pictures as public domain on Pixabay.
  • This is great when you need something specific. It has a huge amount of photos in almost every category.

Since there are so many photographers that contribute, the terms vary. However, I use it frequently and have only come across Public Domain images.

Foodie's Feed - For top notch food photos

Images of food for bloggers, designers, web devs.
Sign up for weekly delivery to your inbox.

Terms: You can use my original pictures anywhere you want, for both personal and commercial purpose, same for edits of my pictures (they are free to edit). There is no need to mention my name or Foodie’s Feed project when using my pictures even though it is very much appreciated of course (it’s my biggest motivation to see where all people around the world use my pictures).

New Old Stock - For Vintage Photos

Vintage photos from the public archives Free of known copyright restrictions.

Freepix - Best for Vectors, PSD files, graphics, backgrounds, cartoons

More than a million free vectors, PSD, photos and free icons. Exclusive freebies and all graphic resources that you need for your projects.

Free with attribution, or must pay a membership for no attribution. Also worth checking out http://www.1001freedownloads.com for attribution vectors and graphics

Free Stock Images & Videos: An aggregator of some of the best free for commercial use sites around.

AllTheFreeStock.com is a curated list of free stock images, graphics and videos. Find all the best free stock images and videos in one place.

It hosts the homepage of each site, so you search individual. It's not s completely all in one place as pixabay or pexels that has a full search.

Hand-picked free photos for your inspiration - Magdeleine

Search by dominant color and whether or not attribution is required. daily hand-pick and feature high-resolution pictures.

Curated public domain photos. Creative photography for personal and professional projects.

A photography website with public domain images. Free and artistically loud!

-Not a huge selection but has a high quality standard and has some nice ones that the other aggregators don't have. Public domain no attribution required.