A curated list of awesome stock photography, video and illustration websites.
I try my best to maintain this repository and keep it up-to-date but if you spot a broken link or a resource which isn’t listed, please, feel free to make a pull request.
Table of Contents
- Vector Graphics
- Aggregated Content
- HTML Templates
- Sounds & Music
- Paid Resources
- How to Contribute
- How to Share
All the resources below have specifically specified that their content is ©️ CC0-licensed.
- ABSFreePic – A high-resolution and absolutely free photos stock site.
- Altphotos – Handpicked free high-resolution photos added daily.
- Barn Images – Barn Images offers you a collection of free high-resolution non-stock photography.
- CC0.Photo – CC0.photo is a project initiated by Raffael Herrmann, which serves you with free photos.
- Creative Commons Search – A meta search across several libraries to find adaptable / editable images.
- Crow the Stone – Free photos to use any way you want.
- Cupcake – Free do what ever you want photos by Jonas Nilsson Lee.
- Epicantus – Hi-resolution photos added every week.
- FindA.Photo – search through thousands of CC0 photos by keyword and color.
- Free Nature Stock – Royalty-free, use them however you want, Nature Stock Photos.
- Freely Photos – Totally free high quality Christian stock photography.
- Furious Camera – Free Life Hi-Fi Photos for use on your personal and commercial projects. New photo every day.
- Gratisography – Free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects. New pictures added weekly.
- Jay Mantri – Free pics. Do anything. Make magic.
- Jéshoots – Photos for business or personal use in high resolution for free.
- LibreShot – A collection of hundreds of high quality free stock images for personal or commercial use.
- Life of Pix – Free high-resolution photos, no copyright restrictions. Photographs added weekly.
- Little Visuals – Hi-res images zipped up in your inbox. Use them anyway you want.
- Magdeleine – A selection of free photos curated by Magdeleine.
- MMT – New photos by Jeffrey Betts added every week.
- Moveast – This is a journey of a Portuguese guy moving.
- Negative Space – Stock photos added every week.
- Pexels – 20 new high-quality photos daily.
- Photo Crops – Five high resolution photos added every week, sometimes more.
- Pickle Jar – High-resolution images of everyday india. One new image every day.
- Pickupimage – Free download high quality premium free stock images, public domain photos.
- Pixabay – Stock photos, illustrations, vectors and videos.
- Realgraphy – Authentic Non-Stock Photos for Free. Forever.
- Realistic Shots – 7 new photos added every week.
- Skitter Photo – Public domain pictures and stock photos for commercial use.
- Skuawk – Skuawk public domain photos, free, beautiful and artistically loud.
- Snappy Goat – Over 12 million public domain & CC0 licensed images.
- Snapwire Snaps – Commissioned photos from 170,000 of the world’s most talented photographers.
- SpaceX Photos – Promotional SpaceX stock photography.
- Splashbase – Search & discover free, hi-resolution photos & videos.
- Stockified – Free pictures taken in India by Kiran BV and Aditya G Bharadwaj.
- Stocksnap – Hundreds of high resolution images added weekly.
- Stokpic – Free Stock Photos For Commercial Use.
- Streetwill – Free hi-resolution vintage photos to use any way you want.
- The Pic Pac – New pacs on Monday, free pics Tuesday – Sunday.
- Travel Coffee Book – Travel photography.
- Wesaturate – A collection of completely free CC0 images in RAW and JPG formats.
Custom License / Usage
These following photography resources are those who have declared their own usage and restriction terms. These can be found by clicking the (license) link next to the resource.
- Bara Art – ©️ The world always needs high quality photography! Here they are for you, so make something awesome out of them.
- Compfight.com – ©️ An image search engine tailored to efficiently locate images for blogs, comps, inspiration, and research.
- Death to the Stock Photo – ©️ Free monthly photos for all your creative needs.
- Designer Pics – ©️ Free photographs for personal and commercial by Jeshu John.
- Foodies Feed – Free food based images. ©️.
- Freerange – ©️ Quality stock photos for commercial and non-commercial use. For free.
- Good Stock Photos – ©️ One free to use photo added everyday.
- ISO Republic – ©️ ISO Republic provides exclusive free stock photos for creatives.
- Kaboom Pics – ©️ Great place to get breathtaking Free Pictures for business or personal projects.
- morgueFile – ©️ Free photo archive by creatives, for creatives.
- Photober – ©️ Free of charge photo downloading site for personal or commercial use.
- PhotoStockEditor – ©️ High-resolution weekly images for Personal & Commercial use.
- Pic Jumbo – ©️ Totally free photos for your commercial & personal works.
- Picography – ©️ Free hi-resolution photos. Use them however you like.
- Reshot – ©️ Handpicked, non-stocky images. Yours to use as you wish.
- Rawpixel – ©️ Redefining stock imagery with authentically styled and unique stock photos (Subscribe required).
- Shutteroo – ©️ Free high-resolution travel images.
- Split Shire – ©️ Real photos for commercial use with no copyright restrictions and a real look.
- Startup Stock Photos – ©️ Startup based photography.
- Unsplash – ©️ User submitted, free high-resolution photos.
A collection of links to public domain photography resources.
- Good Free Photos – ©️ A large free stock photo site with thousands of public domain photos including landscapes, objects, animals, plants, textures, and many other free photos. All photos taken by the website owner.
- Flickr Commons – ©️ Flickr’s catalogue of the worlds public photo archives.
- New Old Stock – ©️ Vintage photos from the public archive. of known copyright restrictions.
- NYPL Digital Collections – ©️ 180.000 items are Public Domain since January 6th 2016 Public Domain Collections: Free to Share & Reuse
- Project Apollo Archive – ©️ High-resolution Apollo imagery scanned by NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
- Public Domain Archive – ©️ New stock photos every single week.
Attribution Required licenses
The photographs on the following resources require Attribution unless otherwise stated on the website itself. These use a mixture of license, all of which have been linked to next to them.
- Albumarium – ©️ The “best” place to find & share beautiful images.
- BucketListly – A free creative common collection of travel photos anyone can use.
- IM Creator – Also includes Website templates and icons. Some (CC0-licensed) works, check the license before use.
- NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory – ©️ Graphics and photos of space and spaceflight.
- PhotoEverywhere – ©️ Globe-trot our collection of high resolution Travel Stock Images More than 3600 photos that are Free to use and ready for instant download.
- Superfamous – ©️ Superfamous CC BY 3.0 licensed images by Folkert Gorter.
- UKBlackTech – ©️ Photographers of British based BAME (Black, Asian, and minority ethnic) people in tech.
- Women of Color in Tech – ©️ Licensed picture from Women of Color in Tech.
- Freejpg – Free image bank for commercial and editorial use.
- Function – High-resolution photos by Liam McKay.
- Refe Real Life Photos – Free real life photos from REFE.
- titania foto – The free image database
- Trunklog – A collection of photos from photographer Magnus Jälthammar.
- Mockup World – A mixture of free and premium mockup in-situation templates.
- Wunderstock – 670 (and counting) free HD images for your web and design projects.
A collection of illustration resources which contain a mixture of historical archive, contemporary and public domain assets.
- Biodiversity Heritage Library ©️ ©️ A mix of Public Domain and Attribution (CC BY 2.0) licenses. Nearly 150,000 exquisite, historical illustrations of life on Earth.
- British Library Illustration Archive – ©️ The British Library’s collections on Flickr Commons offer access to millions of public domain images.
- Old Book Illustrations – ©️ A massive collection of illustrations from old books.
- unDraw – ©️ Open-source illustrations for every project you can imagine and create.
- WooBro.design – ©️ CC-BY licensed vector image illustrations with sources.
A collection of resources which contain stock graphical elements which don’t fit in the other sections.
- AMCharts – Free SVG Maps – ©️ A directory of free non-commercial, attribution licensed SVG maps in two level of details: High and low.
- Bioicons – ©️ High quality science illustrations.
- Facebook Design Resource – ©️ A collection for design resources from Facebook including iOS9 GUI and various popular device templates.
- Freepik – ©️ Find free vectors, PSD, icons and photos.
- FreeVectors.net – ©️ A fun little community of vector lovers who share free vector graphics.
- Humaans – ©️ CC0 licensed clipart images of humans.
- Logo Dust – ©️ Free CC Attribution 4.0 logo designs for your projects.
- Mega Doodles Pack – ©️ Free and big CC Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 vector pack with hand-drawn doodles for presentations, social media, blog posts and so on.
- Open Doodles – ©️ CC-0-licensed vector sketches/cliparts with generator and compositions.
- Sketch Repo – ©️ Sketch Repo is a great place to discover Sketch App resources for your next design project.
- Vecteezy – ©️ Discover & download free vector art from a community of Illustrators.
A selection of websites offering high quality video stock.
- Coverr – ©️ Beautiful, free, CC0 licensed videos for your homepage. 7 new videos every Monday.
- FreeStockVideo – ©️ Free Beautiful Video & Footage Clips.
- Life of Vids – ©️ Free royalty-free videos, clips & loops.
- Mazwai – Great collection of free creative commons HD video clips & footages. Check each video for licensing terms.
- Mixkit – ©️ High-quality stock videos that are completely free.
- Pexels Videos – ©️ Completely free, CC0 licensed stock videos.
- Pixabay – ©️ Thousands of free stock video clips & footage from community contributors.
- Videezy – ©️ Free stock videos, 4k footage, and free HD video clips.
- Vidsplay – ©️ Free HD stock footage (Attribution required).
- VYOO – ©️ Beautiful, Free Vertical Videos.
A mixture of CSS and image based pattern resources.
- CSS3 Patterns Gallery – CSS3 based repeatable patterns.
- Gradienta – ©️ Multicolor CSS Gradients, JPG Downloads, 100% Free!
- Hero Patterns – A collection of free CC Attribution 4.0 repeatable SVG background patterns.
- Low Poly Images – Collection of low poly image generators.
- Subtle Patterns – Image based background textures and patterns.
- The Pattern Library – A collection of bold, bright and funky repeatable patterns.
- UI Gradients – Nice, subtle linear gradients to use in your designs.
Websites offering images suitable for texturing objects for 3D graphics.
A mixture of free and open source font resources.
- Beautiful Web Type – A showcase of the best typefaces from the Google web fonts directory.
- Brick – Webfonts that actually look good.
- Font Fabric – Font Fabric’s free fonts.
- Font Squirrel – Handpicked fonts free for commercial use.
- Google Fonts – Interactive directory of free hosted application programming interfaces for web fonts.
- Open Type Foundry – ©️ A new platform for open-source fonts in a noise-free environment.
- The League of Movable Type – Open-source type foundry.
A collection for icon font resources, most of which also include SVGs, which can be used in your interface and website designs.
- Appa Sariicon ©️ 147 8-bit retro style webfont icons for web and mobile
- Batch Icons – ©️ Icon set of 300+ icons, which is part of inuit.css.
- Devicons – ©️ Meet Devicons, an iconic font made for developers, code jedis, ninjas, HTTPsters, evangelists and nerds(sic). 100+ icons ready to use in your next project.
- Iconfinder – Iconfinder provides beautiful icons to millions of designers and developers. Most icons are available under attribution. See individual licenses for more details.
- Font Awesome – ©️ MIT licensed icon font.
- Fontello – ©️ – Fontello is a tool to quickly pack vector images into webfonts. Also includes a section of stock icons.
- Foundation Icon Fonts 3 – ©️ An icon font from Zurb, the people behind the Foundation framework.
- IcoMoon – ©️ Custom built and crisp icon fonts, done right.
- Iconstore – ©️ Free Icons by First-Class Designers.
- Ionicons – ©️ The premium icon font for Ionic Framework. 100% free and open source.
- Ligature Symbols – ©️ Really clean icon set including all major topics.
- Material Design Icons – ©️ Google’s Material Icons.
- Octicons – ©️ GitHub’s Icons.
- Open Iconic – ©️ (font) ©️ (icons) Icon set with 223 marks in SVG.
- Pathlove Icons – ©️ 100+ cute and vibrant icons. Free for personal and commercial use; attribution required.
- Simple Icons -©️ Free SVG icons for popular brands.
- Social Stackicons – ©️ Icon set with over 60 social brands.
- Standart – Standart: free SVG icons for use in your project.
- To icon – ©️ Collection of SVG icons for your project.
- Topcoat Icons – ©️ Icons by Topcoat.
- Typicons – ©️ (font) ©️ (icons) Rounded icon set with 336 icons.
- Weather Icons – Weather Icons is the only icon font and CSS with 222 weather themed icons.
- WeLoveIconFonts – A free & open source icon fonts hosting service (like Google Web Fonts, but icon fonts only).
Icons Packages and Collections
A collection for SVG icon resources which can be used in your interface and website designs.
- Doodle Icons – ©️ 400+ handcrafted icons free for your next project.
- Entypo – ©️ Carefully crafted iconset by Daniel Bruce.
- Fluent UI System Icons – ©️ Fluent System Icons are a collection of familiar, friendly and modern icons from Microsoft.
- Free Icons – A collection from all the open source icon collections available.
- Game Icons – ©️ A growing collection of SVG icons aimed mostly at video games.
- Heroicons – ©️ Beautiful, free SVG icons from the makers of Tailwind CSS.
- Humbleicons – ©️ A pack of 227 simple, neutral, carefully crafted icons that you can use in your personal and commercial projects for free.
- Iconmonstr – ©️ A huge selection of icons in SVG and PNG format.
- Iconoir – ©️ A Simple and Definitive Open-Source Icons Library.
- Maps Icon – ©️ Mapsicon is a free collection of maps for nearly every country in the world, available in 11 different sizes, ranging from 16×16 pixels to 1024×1024 pixels, as well as .svg format.
- Material Design Icons – A collections of free, material design style icons.
- Simple Icons – ©️ SVG icons for popular brands.
- The Noun Project – ©️ Over 150,000 icons designed by creators from around the world. Free users must give credit to the creator.
A selection of websites offering color schemes.
- 0to255 – A simple tool that helps web designers find variations of any color.
- 0xrgb – A minimalistic color picker for well-known palettes (Material, iOS, FlatUI, Metro, Tango, Solarized).
- Bootflat – Bootflat Flat UI color picker is a project digging the Flat Color Picker which gives you the perfect colors for flat designs.
- Brand Colors – Official color codes for the world’s biggest brands.
- Color Hunt – A place to discover, create, and share color palettes.
- Colorful Gradients – Gradients automatically created by a computer. 48 times daily.
- Colour Lovers – A creative community where people from around the world create and share colors, palettes and patterns.
- Coolhue 2.0 – Coolest handpicked Gradient Palette and Swatch for your next super amazing stuff.
- Coolors – The super fast color schemes generator for cool designers.
- Flat UI Colors – Flat color picker which gives you the perfect colors for flat designs.
- Material Design Colors – Material ui color palette for Android, Web & iOS.
- Material Palette – Generate & export your Material Design color palette.
A liberal mixture of content aggregated from other free resources and made available at one central point.
- All The Free Stock – One stop resource for free stock images, videos, sounds and more.
- Avopix – More than 15 000 absolutely free stock photos and vectors.
- Libre Stock – Search engine for stock photo websites.
- Stock Up – Searching 9,301 (and counting) free stock photos across 25 websites.
- The Stocks – The best royalty free stock photos in one place.
Various different websites offering free HTML templates and themes.
- Bootswatch – ©️ Free themes for Bootstrap.
- HTML5 Rocket – ©️ Free HTML5 site templates.
- HTML5 Up – ©️ HTML5 UP makes spiffy HTML5 site templates.
- Start Bootstrap – ©️ Free Bootstrap templates and themes.
- Templated – ©️ A collection of 850 free CSS and HTML5 site templates, designed & built by Cherry + AJ and released under the Creative Commons.
- Themezy – ©️ Free WordPress themes and website templates.
Sounds & Music
Free resources for stock sound and music to be used on creative projects
- Bensound – ©️ Royalty free music by Bensound.
- ccMixter – ©️ ccMixter.org offers over 30,000 original tracks that can be used freely in YouTube videos, remixes, mobile apps, games, and more.
- Free Loops – ©️ Free loops and audio clip.
- Free Music Archive – ©️ An interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform radio station in America.
- Freesound – ©️ Collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings and bleeps.
- FreeSoundEffects – ©️ For YouTube, filmmakers, games, podcasts and to use in your next video project, for free!
- Internet Archive’s Netlabels Collection – ©️ Netlabels collection hosts complete, freely downloadable/streamable.
- Jamendo – ©️ Independent music community with a large collect of creative commons licensed music.
- Jukedeck – ©️ Machine learning powered royalty-free original music.
- Sound Image – ©️ Over 1000 tracks of free music and sound effects for your projects by Eric Matyas.
- SoundBible – ©️ Thousands of free sound effects, sound clips, and straight up sounds.
- Unminus – ©️ Download Royalty Free Music for YouTube Videos, Podcasts and Apps. No Copyright CC0 Music inspired by Unsplash.
And last, but not least, a selection of the best paid resources.
- Adobe Stock – Photos, Illustrations, Vectors.
- Fotolia – Photos, Illustrations, Vectors, Videos.
- Inky Deals – Premium resources at insane discounts.
- Shutterstock – Photos, Vectors, Editorial, Footages, Music.
- Stocksy – “Cliché-free” Photos.
Graphic River – Hand-reviewed graphic assets from a community of designers.
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