62 Free Stock Image Sites And How To Use Them For Awesome Landing Pages

David Frosdick

Last Updated: July 10, 2023

Would like a repository of free Stock Photos to use in your business? Here is a list of 62 that we've personally handpicked to help you get started...

Visual content has been a big player in the online marketing world and it’s used to help capture the attention of the reader, decrease bounce rates on web pages and even tell stories using infographics.

The brain processes visual content much quicker than text. It scans for shape, colour and then meaning. We instantly relate image shapes to products, especially company logos.

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According to research by Psychologist Albert Mehrabian he shows 93% of information that enters the brain is non-verbal!

That is why you need amazing photos in your content and on your landing pages.

How many times a day do you surf through twitter and see those amazing text based images?

OptimizePress Buffer Tweet

How about those inspirational quotes that Michael Hyatt uses to show beautiful photographs?

Ever wondered where those images came from?

Michael Hyatt Shareable Images

You can easily create the same style of graphics using royalty free or copyright free images from stock sites without having to pay a penny or give attribution to the photographer.

We have put all the images from stock sites into six categories:

  • Free & Attribution Required
  • Paid
  • Account Creation Required
  • Repository Sites
  • AI Image Generators

To create a high converting lainding page, we recommend you use landscape images that stretch across the entire page. We have been checking the stock site and it includes the image size as well as the ease and speed of downloading images.

If you can’t find a free image then the next step is to check stock sites that require attribution and after that it’s probably time to pay.

Some stock photo sites are dated. The image previews are poor, the search functions and registration processes are soul destroying and we couldn’t put you through the pain.

We simply decided not to include those in the list. The sites below have all been tested, so it’s easy for you to quickly grab images.

DISCLAIMER – While we have made every effort to source royalty or copyright free images, please double-check the licensing before you download images. Copyright protection could have changed on these sites since the publication of this post. We are not responsible for any images you download and use.

What To Look For

For royalty-free images, you are looking for the CC0 or Creative Commons zero logo that looks like this.

Creative Commons Zero

Or, you may see text like – Public Domain CC0 1.0 like this example:

Public Domain License

This means you are allowed to use it based on the Creative Commons Zero ruling.

OptimizePress Free Landing Page Stock Photos About The Licenses Creative Commons CC0

If you begin to research the different licenses we marked the two types we would use for images.

OptimizePress Free Landing Page Stock Photos About The Licenses Creative Commons

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Free & Attribution Required

These sites all fall under the free category. They are easy to use, quick to download images, and you can, in most cases, find the license information fairly easy either on the image pages or by viewing FAQs, About or Terms pages.

Here’s a Twitter list of the free stock image members.

Some photographers may also like to get credit for their work which is totally fair. These sites all include free images, but you must give credit back to the author for their work.

1. Pexels

Super easy to use with thousands of images. Double check the licensing as always. Here’s the link to my sunset field.

Pexels Landing Page Stock Photos

2. Unsplash

These two sites are from the talented team at Crew. Another easy to use site with high resolution landscape and other images. Re-splash is the hacked up version of unsplashed with a quicker search function. Say thanks @unsplash and subscribe to get new photos weekly.

Unsplash Landing Page Stock Photos

3. Vecteezy

A royalty free site with payment plans that contain easy to find images that require attribution.

Vecteezy Landing Page Stock Photos

You will need to add a bit of code on your website in order to confirm attribution.

Vecteezy Attribution

4. Pixabay

Another great resource for images and free to use. Like most sites, they clearly state the terms of use.

Pixabay Landing Page Stock Photos

5. Stocksnap

Stocksnap is a new kid on the block and offers a wealth of free photos that you can use on your website.

Stocksnap Stock Photos

Attribution requires you mention the author of the photo on your website.

Stocksnap Attribution

6. Skitter Photo

Some seriously high resolution stunning photographs here from three photographers residing in Groningen, The Netherlands. Amazing diversity in their work. Give them a shout out @skitterphoto. Here’s a great landing page photo of a cyclist on the move.

SkitterPhotos Stock Photos

7. Barn Images

I found this site in the footer of Skitterphoto and got very excited when I saw the images of people, summer, backgrounds and more. They are all free for commercial use. Fries anyone? Say thanks via @barnimages.

Barn Images Stock Photos

8. Stockup

Stockup is a free photo repository that links to a Tumblr website. Allowing you to copy and download photos in order to use on your website.

Stockup Stock Photos

9. LittleVisuals

A stunning resource of images that snatched a lot of traffic in the stock photo space. Sadly Nic passed away in November 2013 but his photography will live on.

Little Visuals Stock Photos

11. Travel Coffee Book

Wow!! These images are just too good not to be included. This work would inspire any wannabe photographer.

Travel Coffee Book Stock Photos

12. Startup Stock

A basic site with a great collection of office and desk type shots. Perfect for business or startup related landing pages.

Startup Stock Photos

13. Negative Space

This site has a nice filter menu and the images load fast. All the work is free to use, so share the love and say thanks @Ngspc.

Negative Space Stock Photos

14. Picography

An abstract collection of beautiful images. No need to say any more.

Picography Stock Photos

15. Openphoto

Openphoto is a new photo repository that requires attribution when using their photos on your website. Inserting a snippet that includes the author is all that's needed when inserting photos to your website.

Openphoto Stock Photos

16. Gratisography

One of my favourites! Some fun and funny people shots from a dinosaur car driving designer and photographer Ryan McGuire.

Gratisography Stock Photos

17. MorgueFile

A huge selection of images ready to use but do check the license information. The site itself is easy to use and even crop images on the fly.

Morguefile Stock Photos

18. Splitshare

Amazing high quality images by Daniel Nanescu and even blurred backgrounds. Another great resource for landing page images, copyright free – so say a BIG thanks to him at @splitshire.

Splitshare Stock Photos

19. Free Nature Stock

If you love the outdoors, and who doesn’t, there’s some lovely images here from Adrian Pelletier another easy to use site and great for any type of landing page. View the archives to see more.

Free Nature Stock Photos

20. Flickr

There’s a picture for everyone on Flickr. Some of the pictures look like your Dad has been using his new mobile phone, but the majority of them are high-quality shots from professionals. For copyright free and commercial images, use the search filter below. Always double check the copyright information.

Flickr Stock Photos

Choose an image, click to view and download.

Flickr Mountain Photo

21. LifeofPix

Only on number twenty eight and they keep coming. This site is easy to use with minimal download effort. You don’t have to, but it’s nice to share the love. If you download an image take a few seconds to share an image for good karma and send them a tweet @life_of_pix.

LifeOfPix Stock Photos

A share box cleverly pops up while the browser is preparing to download the file. I bet 90% of people click the shares thinking they need this step to download the image 🙂 – nice touch!

LifeOfPix Photo Download

22. PicJumbo

Picjumbo publishes new stock photos every single day and you can use them on your website, blog, design project, app or keynote. All photos are 100% free to download, in high-resolution and without watermark.

PicJumbo Stock Photos

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23. FoodiesFeed

Lots of images here, high res, but try to avoid clicking the ads as you’ll only get frustrated while trying to download an image…I suppose they have to make money to cover hosting costs 🙂

All photographs are free to use, no attribution required, but do drop Jakub a tweet or email if you use a photo like this chia, banana, walnut breakfast somewhere in your work.

Foodies Food Stock Photos

24. Ultra HD Wallpapers

As Snapographic is no longer around we updated number 24 with Ultra HD Wallpapers . They have some beautiful images on this site. The site loads fast, is easy to navigate and you can simply download images using right click.

Ultra HD Wallpapers Stock Photos

25. Realistic Shots

There’s something for everyone on this site. Easy to navigate and download. New photos added each week. Give them a shout @realisticshots.

Realistic Shots Stock Photos

26. ISO Republic

A great resource from Tom. Images from this website can be used for almost any commercial design project, this includes most forms of digital or printed creative. Bloggers and social media teams are also free to use our images like these coloured huts.

ISO Republic Stock Photos

27. Magdeleine

Beautiful shots here, all hi res images perfect for landing pages and copyright free. Drop them a tweet and say thanks @Freefreitag.

Magdeleine Stock Photos

28. Jay Mantri

An awesome collection of photos you can DO ANYTHING with! Another perfect collection for any landing pages! Thank Jay @JayMantri.

Jay Mantri Stock Photos

29. Designerspics

A lovely clean fast site, easy to navigate with a great selection of things, technology, and concepts for your landing pages. Thank Jeshu via twitter @jeshujohn as these images require no attribution.

Designer Pics Stock Photos

30. Photober

Lots of images here waiting for you to download. They state “Photober is free of charge, a photo downloading site for personal or commercial use. All images are free to commercial reuse, and reuse with modification” So, what are you waiting for…

Photobober Stock Photos

31. Jeshoots

A mix of people, nature and food shots from Jan Vasek @janvasekcz.

Jeshoots Stock Photos

32. Good Free Photos

A small collection of images, free to use and ideal for landing pages like this living room photo.

Good Free Photos Stock Photos

33. Public Domain Archive

Looking for vintage pictures and other modern photos. It’s easy to use, easy to download and free for commercial use.

Public Domain Archive Stock Photos

34. PicJumbo

A massive collection of images that are easy to download. Attribution is greatly apprictaed if you want to use any of the images. You may want to check the sizes if using them for full width landing pages. Drop them a tweet to say thanks @picjumbo and share the site with friends.

PicJumbo Stock Photos


Most of the big stock sites like Shutterstock, Bigstock or iStock Photos sell images. The first two I picked below are newer sites that have a creative team behind them. Both have made their mark in the stock photo space and worth watching to learn how they market themselves.

35. Death To The Stock Photo

They provide free images when you signup via email, but the premium version is a paid for service that supports photographers. They boosted their business by using email marketing tactics we could all learn. The photographs are outstanding, check Instagram for examples.

Death To The Stock Photo

36. Free Digital Photos

This site has a huge collection of images. You could spend hours crawling through them all. The free images are too small for full width landing pages and require attribution. If you need something unique then you might find it here for a small fee. The site is not the most user-friendly compared to the two sites mentioned above.

Free Digital Photos

Account Creation Required

Now this category contains some good stock sites but they force you to register before you can download. Personally, I would rather give my email address for speed of use, as often the registration process can really drag on.

As marketers, we can all learn from using these sites. You get to see how something so simple can be made difficult and cumbersome. If you build large-scale membership sites, always think about how your users will join and navigate the site.

37. 123rf

Free images, confusing license info and not great for landing pages. The free images are a little too small and you are forced to register on the site. However, they have a big library of good paid images. Here’s the link to free stock images. They could be listed in the paid category, but the forced registration earned them a place here.

123RF Stock Photos

38. Free Images

They have some large horizontal images perfect size for landing pages. Signup and download.

Free Images Stock Photos

39. Freerange

Not the most user-friendly site but it does contain a large database of images all of which are a good size for wide-screen web design. Here’s the mobile apps concept image below.

Free Range Stock Photos

40. Pickup Image

A nice selection of photographs with larger size options, although registration is required. Here’s a freight train I found that could be blurred out and used as a background image.

Pickup Image Stock Photos

Repository Sites

Repository sites go out and source images form larger sites and make them available for viewing in a better format or more organised structure. Many of them also use the Flickr API so they’ve not been included just to bulk up my list.

Sites like FreeImages.pictures are a repository for Flickr, Wikimedia, Pixabay, morgueFile, Openclipart and Google Custom. They do make searching very easy, but you still have to go and check the copyright before you download any images.

41. Wylio

This site uses the Flickr API and you have to create an account first. I nearly didn’t include it, but 61 was an odd number for my headline. I also wonder how many people have read this far down the article and picked up that sentence!! 🙂

Wylio Stock Photos

42. Image Finder

This site searches Flickrs library and it’s a little easier to do than advanced searching inside Flickr for commercial images. When you find an image you can see the original source by looking at the embed code.

Image Finder Stock Photos

43. New Old Stock

New old stock is a repository of Flickr’s old public domain shots. Check the sizes if you want full background images. The older photos were much smaller back then.

New Old Stock Stock Photos

AI Image Generators

With an AI Image Generator, you will be able to create a unique image using artificial intelligence and without the need for human input.

There are a range of AI Image generators that are currently available. Here is a selection of our personal favourites.

44. Narrato Workspace

Narrato is an AI content generation and collaboration platform for creators who are looking for power and flexibility in their image creation.

Using their platform, you will be able to partner with other creators to create truly unique images that rival professional image editors.

Narrato Workspace Ai Image Generator

45. Stable Diffusion

Stable Diffusion is a tool that transforms text into highly realistic images. It gives anyone the ability to generate amazing pictures quickly and easily, based on any text they input. This empowers a lot of people to create beautiful art in just seconds.

Stable Diffusion Ai Image Generator

46. Midjourney

Midjourney is an independent research lab and is one of the first to introduce AI imagery. It is still free to use but have recently launched a pricing structure for more advanced features.

MidJourney Ai Image Generator

47. ImgCreator

ImgCreator is a simple online AI image creator that includes a Discord channel where member's can share their images and collaborate on new image creation ideas.

IMGCreator Ai Image Generator

48. DALL-E 2 by Open AI

ImgCreator is a simple online AI image creator that includes a Discord channel where member's can share their images and collaborate on new image creation ideas.

Dalle2 Ai Image Generator

49. Bing Image Creator

The Bing Image Creator is a tool from Microsoft that utilizes artificial intelligence to generate images. It is introduced as part of the Bing chatbot AI. Notably, it is the inaugural AI image generation instrument to be incorporated into a web browser, in this case, Microsoft Edge.

Bing Ai Image Generator

50. Fotor AI Image Generator

The Fotor AI image generation tool is versatile in its capabilities, allowing you to generate various types of images. This includes digital art, paintings, backgrounds, and even realistic facial images.

Fotor Ai Image Generator

51. Canva AI Image Generator

Canva's AI features are accessible not only via a dedicated page but also through its image editing interface. The operating procedure is similar to other tools on this list: you just input your text prompt and then let the AI image generator do the rest.

Canva Ai Image Generator

52. NightCafe

NightCafe utilizes a variety of advanced AI technologies such as Stable Diffusion, VQGAN+CLIP, CLIP-Guided Diffusion, and Neural Style Transfer. This blend of technologies ensures users receive the most optimal results.

NightCafe Ai Image Generator

53. Craiyon

Craiyon, an AI image generation tool, is a collaborative creation by the teams at Google and Hugging Face. The images produced by this tool can be employed for a wide range of uses, both personal and commercial. Furthermore, this tool is accessible via an Android application.

Craiyon Ai Image Generator

54. StarryAI

StarryAI is an easy-to-use app that uses AI to make images from text. Users completely own the images they make and can adjust them in many ways.

StarryAi Ai Image Generator

55. DeepAI

DeepAI is a tool that uses a model called Stable Diffusion to make pictures from words. You can make as many pictures as you want with this tool. Plus, it lets you change the pictures in various ways.

DeepAi Ai Image Generator

56. Dream by Wombo

Dream by Wombo is an image-making tool made by a Canadian AI company. It works similarly to NightCafe and can make images from other images or from text. You can use it online or download the app.

Dream By Wombo Ai Image Generator

57. Artbreeder

Artbreeder is a tool that uses AI to help you make a mix of AI art. It has a special feature called the Artbreeder Collager that lets you make a cool mix of pictures and shapes, and then with a simple command, it can turn it into a great piece of AI art.

Artbreeder Ai Image Generator

58. Runway ML

Runway ML is a tool that uses AI to make both moving and still pictures. It's like a special art-making kit powered by AI, with over 30 different AI tools to use.

Runway ML Ai Image Generator

59. Images.ai

Images.ai is a simple AI tool that makes beautiful pictures quickly. You don't need to sign up or register, so you can start using it immediately.

Images Ai Image Generator

60. Synthesys X

Synthesys X is an AI tool that you can add to Chrome. It changes pictures into new pictures. You can pick pictures straight from your browser, and the AI makes new pictures by studying the old ones.

Synthesis X Ai Image Generator

61. Deep Dream Generator

Deep Dream Generator is a simple AI tool that makes great pictures. It might not have many fancy features like some other tools, but it's easy to use. This makes it a good starting point for making pictures with AI.

Deep Dream Ai Image Generator

62. CF Spark Art

CF Spark Art is an AI picture-making tool made by Creative Fabrica. It's special because it lets users sell their AI pictures to other people. It also has tools to make the process of making AI art easier.

CF Spark Art Ai Image Generator

So there you have it.

3000 plus words, over 20hrs of research, writing, testing and you have 62 different sites you can use to get high quality images.

Please share this post on social sites, bookmark it for future. Your friends and clients, they will love you when you share this article or find them great photos.

You have no excuses for having poor images on sales pages or landing pages. What you waiting for? Go and download some photos and tweet the photographers.

A big thank you to all those site owners and photographers who make it possible for us to get images for our content and products. We quietly love you all!

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    43 replies to "62 Free Stock Image Sites And How To Use Them For Awesome Landing Pages [UPDATED]"

    • Akash

      Thank you for the great info.

    • Pete

      Freeepy.com link is dead…

    • Hae Fields

      Thank you for the great info. I have never disappointed visiting your site and this article is one of the examples. Thank you!

    • David Frosdick

      Yes, We’ll add you to the list!

    • David Frosdick

      Thanks we’ll add you.

    • Hammad Hussain

      What a great post David! I really feel blessed having such a great compilation of these platforms for free images that will certainly help me in crafting compelling posts for my blog.

    • James Cooper

      How will find my company photo

      Find a Photo

    • Tim Brownson

      I’d avoid Flickr unless you use pictures that are clearly created by a photographer.

      There have been numerous cases of people taking stuff from Flickr that is marked as Creative Commons, using it with the correct attribution, only to find out the uploader never owned the image to begin with.

      Tumblr have no legal responsibility for this. Companies like Getty and it’s many subsidiaries then come after the person who used it and they have departments scouring the Internet to make a quick buck or thousand looking for these.

      And you’re looking at somebody who they have twice tried to extract money out of this way.

      • David Frosdick

        Thanks for the feedback Tim. I’ve heard of Getty going after everyone so we should always check and double check!

    • yangmm.sg

      Great article. I’ve always needed this. Thank you so much for putting them all together…

    • lorettalovehuff

      EXCELLENT article! Thank you for the extensive research! I am always in search of compelling images for blog posts and keynotes. I’ve been using Google’s advanced image search, but their repertoire of “free to use…” images always seems a bit scant. Now I feel I’ll NEVER run out of good sources for great photos. Thanks again!

      • David Frosdick

        I’ve wanted to use Google a few times and was never rally sure of the images rights. Glad this helps.

    • Eric

      Excellent. I could’ expect a better list. Merci David.

    • Barn Images

      Thanks for featuring Barn Images in your great post David!

      • David Frosdick

        Thanks for stopping by!! Your work is great. Big thanks!!

    • Jarrett Holmes

      Thanks for this Monster list! Def bookmarked.

    • Sam Alnawar

      Great article! Thank you so much David!

    • Ian Bass

      Another great article David. The key to using images on your sites is to project the vision that your visitor is trying to achieve so that you can show them a future vision of themselves.

      The correct choice of an image will help to increase conversions to opt-in’s or sales.

      • David Frosdick

        Nicely explained Ian, I may add that as a quote in the article 🙂

    • Arlene Dyrvik

      So now I wil NEVER get any work done just looking at all these beautiful photos all day… 🙂

      • David Frosdick

        I know that feeling. When you see how good some of the images are you want to go buy a camera!

    • Dr. Bette Daoust

      OMG I am in image heaven! Thank you ever so much for sharing these. Images are the crux of all my blog articles and finding the right ones to match the subject matter is often quite difficult. You have made my life a lot easier.

      • David Frosdick

        That’s great to know you will make use of it. We will add to it and update it every now again.

    • Jim Smith

      @David_Frosdick:disqus Thanks for sharing your research on sites for visuals. Awesome resource list. I will definitely keep this article bookmarked!

      • David Frosdick

        No problem. You know where to come when you need an image 😉

    • Alessio Battaglino

      That’s a fantastic blog post… very interesting! 🙂

    • renearns

      Super, thank you. I’ll pass this on.

      • David Frosdick

        Thanks! Yes, please share and say thanks to all the photographers.

    • Isabella

      Thank you for sharing this awesome info with us. Very helpful 👍

    • Sheri Rosenthal

      Great article – thank you!

    • KM Lee

      wow, I gotta bookmark this!

    • James Dyson

      Awesome work on this post David – I know many people will find this super useful.

      • David Frosdick

        I couldn’t do it without all those photographers sharing their work 🙂

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