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Best Free Websites To Download Stock Images

As a blogger or a reader, I prefer reading quality blogs. And it is not just me! You are one among us, who prefer quality. A blogger can’t impress his reader without a quality post.

And do you think that a 1000 words article can bring quality? or do you think that a click-bait title can bring quality?

No, it’s not about the number of words or the size of the post. But it is about how you present it to your readers.

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If the content is the King, of course, the image is the queen. An image speaks a thousand words.

Adding relevant images to a blog post makes it easy for the readers to understand the content. And it enhances the quality of the presentation of the content.

You can see how images help to increase engagements in Facebook posts. The same is with Blog Posts. Relevant pictures in it make more engagement on your posts.


But we know, we can’t use every image available on the Internet for free. Several rules protect images from unauthorized use. We don’t have the permission to use a picture with copyright protection. And there are some websites in which free images are there for download.

Where can I find and download images for Blog Post?

Some websites offer stock images for free download and to use in other websites or blog posts. Some of them require a credit if you use their pictures, some others not.

So, here are few sites where images with Creative Common License (C.C.O) are shared for free use. You don’t need to give credits to use images with C.C.O license on your site. You can use it for commercial or non-commercial use on your website or blog or anywhere you want.


stock photos for commercial use

This site has a great collection of images which we can use for your commercial or non-commercial use. And pictures can be used without giving any credits to the site. The images are ready for download in different sizes and quality.

Visit Pixabay


free stock photos

This is the site where I download high-quality images. You can use it anywhere on your site without giving any credits to them.

The size of the images will be high as the quality of images are excellent.

Visit Gratisgraphy


free images for commercial use

A site which is very similar to Pixabay. It contains a lot of quality images that are perfect for Blog Posts. You can find pictures related to many topics here. And all are free to use.

They offer images in different size and quality. You can also download the image in a custom size.

Visit Pexels


free images

This site contains the quality images. You can use the images for commercial or non-commercial use without giving any credits.

Visit StockSnap

There are many more sites that offer royalty free images. But I think these are the best sites that provide free images for blog posts or other purposes.

If you are using a different site for pictures, do let us know. So, we can add that site here. You can comment or email us the site.

I use these sites for downloading images for my blog post. But there are many other websites, where images are available for free download. Some of them are listed here.

19 thoughts on “Best Free Websites To Download Stock Images

  1. Hey Adarsh,
    This is indeed a wonderful share.
    Yes, 2017 is for the visuals!
    Yes, visual images can play a vital role in our blogging.
    Getting quality images are a difficult task.
    Thanks for sharing these links which provide free
    quality images.
    I am bookmarking this for my further use.
    Have a great and profitable month of May 2017
    ~ Philip

  2. Great post and I totally agree with you. Image is the Queen when it comes to posts and user engagement. These are great sites to get quality pictures if you’re not a photographer or just don’t have the time to go out and take photos.

  3. Thank you – what fun! I’ve been using pixabay and unsplash for the past year – didn’t know about these other sites – I have added them to my resources! YAY

  4. I have to check out Pixels and StockSnap! I use some things off Canva, but I love taking my own pics. I’ve heard of a lot of lawsuits that bloggers have gotten into because they used pics they weren’t supposed to. Great resource here!

  5. I love Pexels. I’ve found that other free sites will bring up really weird/bad quality images. It’s important to note that you just have to be really creative with your search terms.


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