7 Free & High Quality Stock Photo Resources
In the first part, we wrote about 7 amazing free stock photo sources, like Bigfoto, Clker, Deathtothestockphoto, Everystockphoto, Foter, Freeangestock and Freedigitalphotos. In this second part we will write about an additional 7 free websites that you can use to get free stock photos.
Barn Images is a project of two Latvian photographers, Igor Trepeshchenok and Roman Drits. They wanted to redefine the stock photos and provide free images both for personal and commercial use.
You can find the free images on the site by clicking on the Free Images menu item, where there are around 2,500 free images. All of images have a detailed subpage where you can learn all the details. These pages show the image in smaller, related categories, image, description and website of author, related images and download button.
The download process is completely free of charge and you don’t need to register an account to get your image. All download buttons point to an image that can be seen in your browser or downloaded to your computer.
The images are available in very big resolution, for example in 4000x2678px and served by CDN (Content Delivery Network) to make the display process easier and faster. The website layout is clean and easy to read, you can find any relevant information in few seconds. There is a fixed share bar at the right side of screen where you can share the image profile page on Pinterest, tumblr or Facebook.
Barn Images offers a newsletter subscription as well, where you can get 50 high res images immediately after subscribing. The authors also send similar free packs to newsletter members every month.
There are Premium Photo Packs on the website, available for purchase. All of the packs have a theme and contain different amount of images, you can buy them for $15/each. Barn Images also offers a Premium plan, for $55 you can get a yearly subscription for all current and upcoming photo packs. The subscription can be canceled at any time and comes with royalty free license with unlimited commercial use.
CC0.photo is a great project by Raffael Herrmann where you can download his and his uncle’s photos for free. All images are listed under public domain license, the author can be supported via donations.
The website is not a big stock photo source, containing only around 400 images. But the images are astonishingly great and all of them have a professional details page. For example, you can get information for all images about aperture, used camera type, focal length, ISO, shutter speed, main colors and the dimension of the image.
You can comment on the images and share them as well, via Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, Reddit, Linkedin and Pinterest. There is a filter option (instead of menu) at the top, that contains all, abstract, animals, architecture, b&w, general, landscape, lights, nature, still life, technology and vehicles options.
The site has a modern layout, all info pieces can be found at a glance. The images are updated every day so there will be quite a big and amazing collection of free images in the near future.
Creative Vix also uses the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license, so you can copy, modify, distribute and perform the images without asking permission or giving backlink to the source, both for personal and commercial use.
Unfortunately there are not too many images on the website; you can browse around 100 images. The reason why this website got its place on our list is the great collection of travelling images. If you need photos about mountains, sea, villages and towns, you can find many useable images at Creative Vix.
The website layout is easy to use; however there is no details page for images. You can see the images in an image viewer, by scrolling them from right to left. You can download the chosen image by pressing the download button.
Creative Vix is a new and continuously growing image source where you can find really great images. It is recommended to check it regularly for image updates.
DesignersPics is a free photo source that allows you to use the images for both commercial and personal use, attribution is not required.
The site comes with a white and nice layout where you can see 12 images on a page, in medium size. All of the images have a detailed info page where you can see the image, author name, image resolution, tags and related images. By pressing the Free Download button the download process starts, and you just need to set the download folder to get your image.
There are 10 categories at DesignerPics, like Architecture, Business, Concepts, Food & Drinks, Nature, People, Technology, Things, Wild life and Uncategorized. The site has a Facebook page, which is not updated on regular basis, but by following it, you can get all the newest information about the website.
DesignerPics is another one-man-website where you can get free but amazing stock photos for your projects.
Epicantus is a project from Daria Nepriakhina, who is a Dutch photographer and UX specialist. Her images are available via Tumblr, where you can see the pictures below each other.
Because of the special layout of Tumblr, you can scroll down the website without end, while newer and newer images appear continuously. This website layout is quite funny, however very easy to navigate.
If you want to download an image, you should click on it and download the picture by using your mouse’s right button and Save as command. There is a big collection of images, so you can spend hours or even days with browsing all of them.
Unfortunately there are neither tags nor categories on this Tumblr blog, so you can browse the images only by scrolling. Also it is a big problem that you should scroll down continuously again when you visit the blog the next time. This layout is funny but not really user friendly when we are talking about a few hundred images.
We recommend you to use Epicantus when you don’t have ideas, but you want to find great images and you have time to scroll through the whole collection.
Fancy Crave is a project from Igor Ovsyannykov who launched the website in February 2015. He decided to share his photos from travels around Thailand, Cambodia, Japan and other Asian countries.
All images are free and can be used for commercial purposes as well. There are around 1,000 images on the website, taken by various photographers, sorted into 7 categories, like Abstract, Architecture, Food, Nature, People, Tech and Auto.
There are Photo Packs available as well, you can download most of them for free of charge. Few of the Packs cost $9, while the Cambodian Super Pack costs $19.
Fancy Crave comes with a modern, whitish layout where every photo has a detailed info page. On those pages you can see the original image, author name and website link, related tags and date of publishing.
The images are big, often given in 4472×3354 format and they are hand-picked by authors, so there are no weak or poor quality images on the site. The only thing you need to do is to download any selected image that can be used freely afterward.
Raumrot is a website which is specialized in modern lifestyle images that can be used for any creatives. All pictures come with Creative Commons CC-BY license which means that you can copy or redistribute the images in any format and you are allowed to remix and transform them as well, even for commercial use.
Based on Raumrot’s counter, at the time of writing the project has 1,063 free images, 40 photo sets and 11 special sets in 10 categories. All of them were made in high resolution, 86% of the images use 5760x3840px resolution while 10% of them use 4368×2912 pixels.
The website looks modern, the main colors of it are white and black. The layout can be used very easily however there is a Shutterstock and a DepositPhotos affiliate box that forwards the visitors to outer websites.
Raumrot also maintains a marketplace too, where you can buy photo packs for $10/each. The packs are listed under different categories, like Business, Food, Nature, People, Seasonal and Transport, but you can see all of the images by using the Show all links.
The photo sets have detailed info pages with description and screenshot about all images. You can read where it is recommended to use that exact photo set, the number and total size of images, resolution, file and download format, used camera type, used image correction software, license type and contact to the author.
Raumrot is another great website where you can find unique and hand-picked photos for a relatively cheap price.
There you have it! More great resources and websites where you can find high quality and free stock photos for download. More to come in our upcoming collections.