Free Stock Images/Videos

Free Photo sites listed first

Free Video sites at bottom

Quick Note About Licenses

Many of these photographs are free from copyright restrictions or licensed under creative commons public domain dedication. This means you can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.

However, some photos may require attribution. We’ve done our best to identify which license they fall under but we still advise you to do your own research and determine how these images can be used.

With that out of the way, let’s dive into our top picks for free stock photos.

Free Stock Photos

Unsplash Logo

Unsplash offers a large collection of free high-resolution photos and has become one of the best sources for stock images. The Unsplash team combs through new submissions and features the very best photos on their homepage. All photos are released for free under the Unsplash license.

Burst Logo

Burst is a resource from Shopify that provides free stock photos for entrepreneurs. All photos are licensed under Creative Commons CC0 and can be used as you see fit.

Pexels logo

Pexels provides high quality and completely free stock photos licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. All photos are nicely tagged, searchable and also easy to discover through our discover pages.

Picography Logo

Picography contains beautiful free stock photos submitted by Dave Meier and various other photographers. All photos are released under Creative Commons CC0.

Life of Pix is a resource created by the LEEROY creative agency offering free high-resolution photos with no copyright restrictions. New pictures are added weekly.

Picjumbo is a collection of totally free photos for your commercial & personal works. New photos are added daily from a wide variety of categories including abstract, fashion, nature, technology and much more.

IM Free logo Picture by Kevin Murphy

A curated collection of free resources, all for commercial use. Since the photos are curated from various sources, some photos may require attribution.

Free Stock Video Footage

Everything you love about Pexels free photos but in video. Great selection and ease of use. No 4K video here, but everything is gorgeous.

The site is a good option for abstract images like clouds, as well as somewhat niche clips (the video of a man preparing pieces of beef is a particularly odd example). Small selection of 4K video, motion graphics, and infinitely looping clips that are handy for websites. All free for personal or commercial use, with no attribution necessary. The files are provided in MP4 format, in a choice of resolutions

Similar to Unsplash, focusing on quality rather than quantity. The footage is extremely impressive especially landscapes and looping backgrounds. The site’s HD videos are provided in MOV format, but there aren’t currently any 4K clips available.

Great drone footage, extreme slow motion, and timelapse. Filtered by license type, and also includes stock sound effects and some motion graphics. Click the only show free clips to get rid of paid premium elements.