If you don’t have a stock photo account and if you’re not keen on paying the steep per-image cost – fret no more. Luckily, more and more free-photo engines are sprouting by the day.
Here are some of our all time favorites, packed with hi-res digital stock photographs for your commercial use:
“The term “morgueFile” is popular in the newspaper business to describe the file that holds past issues flats. Although the term has been used by illustrators, comic book artist, designers and teachers as well. The purpose of this site is to provide free image reference material for use in all creative pursuits. This is the world wide web’s morgueFile.”
“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.”
“Hand-picked free photos for your inspiration.”
Free high-resolution photos, no copyright restrictions. Images for personal commercial use. New photographs added weekly! All images are donated to the public domain.”
“Free high quality photos with no copyright restrictions and a real look, for personal and commercial use.”
“Beautiful free stock photos. Hundreds of high resolution images added weekly.”