11 Places to Find High-Resolution Photos for Bloggers

11 Places to Find High-Resolution Photos for Bloggers

Hello Reader(s),

As bloggers, we know that one of the toughest parts of the job is finding the perfect image to accompany a post. We are aware that images are one of the most important components for engagement, but unless you’re willing to pay significant costs for access to a database, trying to find free stock photos can be incredibly time-consuming. Today, I am sharing 11 places to find high-resolution photos that you can use absolutely free.

About Licenses

License terms apply with free stock photos. The images are usually licensed under creative commons, which means that you can modify, copy, and distribute the work (even for commercial purposes) without having to ask for permission. You cannot sell them. There are some sites or particular images that might require you to add an attribution of some sort, so always be sure to check the permissions of the images you want to use.

I’ve done my best to list the general license terms beside each site below.


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11 Free High – Resolution Stock Photo Sites

To help you get rid of this headache, I’ve compiled a list of 11 free stock photo sites that you can bookmark for easy reference whenever you’re having trouble getting the right picture.

Death to the Stock Photo

A photo & inspiration haven for creatives crushing their path.


Free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects.

Click on an image to download the high-resolution version. New awesome pictures added weekly!
All pictures were photographed by Ryan McGuire and free of copyright restrictions.

Jay Mantri

Free pics. do anything (CC0). make magic.

Life of Pix

Free high-resolution photos, no copyrights restrictions. Images for personal commercial use. New photos added weekly! All images are donated to the public domain. Hand-made with love by leeroy advertising agency in Montreal & its network of photographers.

Negative Space

Free stock photos in high resolution with their RAW files. All photos are released under CC0, no copyright restrictions.

Photo Pin

 PhotoPin helps bloggers find photos for their blog and makes adding them to their post fast and easy. Just search for any topic using the search box (e.g. “Kittens“, “Flowers“, etc.), preview the   photo, and click “get photo” to download the photo as well as the proper attribution link. PhotoPin uses the Flickr API and searches creative commons photos to use for your blog. (Note:  They are not associated with Flickr in any way, other than powering their search results using their API.)


Picjumbo is free stock photo site created by designer & photographer Viktor Hanacek in 2013. It all started when any stock photo site didn‘t want his photos due to ‘lack of quality’. Two years later people downloaded almost three million images from this site.


Free hi-resolution photos. Use them, however, you like


All images and videos on Pixabay are released free of copyrights under Creative Commons CC0. You may download, modify, distribute, and use them royalty free for anything you like, even in commercial applications. Attribution is not required.

Travel Coffee Book

Sharing beautiful travel moments. All photos are listed under cc0. That means you can do whatever you want with them. Subscribe here or download all photos.


Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos. For 10 new photos every 10 days, subscribe.

 6 Ways on How to Use Styled Stock Photos

  • Blog post graphics
  • In your blog’s design
  • To decorate your opt-in freebies
  • Media headers on Facebook, Twitter, Email, Tumblr banner, Google+ Photo, Etsy cover photo and YouTube thumbnails
  • Social media posts on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter
  • Marketing materials, such as posters, flyers, and gift certificates

I hope you enjoyed this post on where to find the best stock photos. My top 3 favorite sites are Unsplash, Death to the Stock Photo and Picjumbo. Are there any that I missed that you use? If so, leave comments below!

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13 thoughts on “11 Places to Find High-Resolution Photos for Bloggers

  1. I’m a big fan of Pixabay but I admit that I hadn’t heard of many of the others on your list. I’m book marking and pinning now so that I can check them out later.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Marva | sunSPARKLEshine

  2. I’ve been using Allthefreestock.com and I get some pretty images from that site. It’s also very easy to use. It gives me what I need to acknowledge the owner of the pic. I just have to copy and paste. 🙂 Thanks for sharing all these other sites, though. I’m sure I’ll be checking them out at some time. I bookmarked your post. 🙂

  3. nikkifrankhamilton says:

    I love Unsplash. It was the first site I started getting free images. I love pexels.com and pixabay.com too, they have so many images. And Gratisography has great unusual images, they are fun and different. Using these sites changed the way my site looked, so much more professional, And life got so much easier since I didn’t have to figure out how to take a photo that would work for the post I was writing. Great list!

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