List of Sites Offering High Resolution Copyright Free Images for Commercial Use

Copyright free images where always there on the internet, but the only problem was the lack of quality. But gone are those days as today you will find a host of professional photographers offering their work for free on the internet. Most of these photographers don't even ask for a credit back. This is definitively a blogger's dream come true. Below is a list of sites that I frequently use to find high quality open source images. Some of these sites are run by individual photographers and contain a few hundred pics where as some others are upload centers where a many photographers upload their pics. So without further ado let's take a look at these sites.

Single Author Image Sites

These sites have a single photographer who uploads and manages all pics on the site. has over 1000 high res images in various categories available for free download and usage for both personal and commercial projects. All images on this site belong to the website owner Viktor Hanacek which is why you can be sure that the images are not illegal.

The author does not ask for attribution but it is always a good practice to give proper credit to help support such sites.

Attribution Required: No.
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Gratisography is another single author site like Picjumbo. All images on this site are photographed by the site's author Ryan McGuire. New pictures are added by the author on a weekly basis. The site has a lot of abstract themes and also a category called 'whimsical'. So if that is your preference, make sure to check out Gratisography.

Attribution Required: No
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Splitshire is another single author site that has over 500 high quality images available for free download. All pics on here belong to the site's author Daniel Nanescu.

Attribution Required: No

Kaboom Pics

KaboomPics contains full resolution images from the site author Karolina. The site mainly offers pics in the Fashion, food, city and landscapes categories.

Attribution Required: No, but is requested.


LibreShot contains pics from author Martin Vorel. The author has been uploading pics for over four years now (since 2013) and the site has over 2000 images in various categories.

Attribution Required: No, but is requested.


GoodFreePhotos contains a wide range of travel related photos (mostly nature and landscapes) by author Bob Chen. If you are looking for nature related images from various countries, then definitely check this site out.

Attribution Required: No, but is requested.

Multi Author Image Sites

The following sites have a host of users/photographers uploading pics. You will generally find a lot more pics on these sites that single author sites.


- is another amazing site that publishes very high quality copyright free images. All photos are published under the Creative Commons Zero license. This means you can use the pictures for free without any attribution. You are also free to modify the photos as you please.

Attribution Required: No.
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Pixabay has over 600,000 free stock photos, vectors and art illustrations in pretty much all categories under the sun. Similar to, all pictures on Pixabay are released under the Creative Commons Zero or CC0 license.

Attribution Required: No.
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FreeImages contains thousands of high quality pictures uploaded by various photographers all available for free commercial and personal use. The search listing displays both paid (from Getty images) and free images, so make sure to scroll down to find the free images.

Attribution: Required if image is used for editorial purposes.
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Flickr is a social network for photographers. It has a huge community that upload thousands of photos on a daily basis. Although not all photos are copyright free. To find copyright free images, conduct a search and then select Commercial use allowed from the drop down menu. You can select Commercial use and mods allowed if you wish to modify the image. Refer image below for details:


Note: Images on flickr are not verified by anyone so use the images with caution. You can always mail the uploader to make sure that the images are available for free use.

Image Search Engines


Pexels is like a centralized search engine for finding high quality images under the CC0 license. You can find pics here from sites like Pixabay, Unsplash, Gratisography and Little Visuals among others. In addition to that, they also allow photographers/users to upload pics directly; which means you can also find fresh pictures here.

Attribution required: No.
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Google Image Search

You can easily located copyright free images on Google Image search using some search tools. Conduct a search for an image, click on Search Tools, and then select 'labeled for reuse with modification' from the usage rights drop down menu.

Google copyright free image search

Note: Make sure to visit the image page and ensure that the image is indeed copyright free before usage.

Curated Pics and Others

Stocksnaps contains curated photos by the team behind Snappa which is an online graphic design tool. The pics here have been curated from other sources like Flickr, Unsplash and Pixabay to name a few. As the pics are not categorized, use the search function to find the pics that you are looking for.


All images used on articles are under creative commons license and therefore can be reused. Because these images have appeared in, you can be sure that they are free to use. Just make sure to click on the image and read the associated license.

A simple way to find resuable images on Wikipedia is to use Google image search. Go to Google Image Search and conduct a search for your image followed or preceded by For example, if you want to search for images of computers, search using computers.

Wikipedia image search

If you find an image you wish to use, click on the image, and then click on 'Visit Page'. This will take you to the page where the image is present. Locate your image, click on it and read the associated creative commons license terms.

This is a simple way to find amazing high res images for free commercial use.

If you would like to include a site in this list, feel free to leave it in the comments below.



  1. Indiemedia says:

    We used to purchase images from Copyright free images (for Commercial Use) are always welcome. Thank you for this excellent list. :)

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