Public Domain Images


Below is a comprehensive list of public domain image websites and royalty free stock photo websites. I've collected them all in the past while designing websites, creating brand assets for clients, and using them for my desktop wallpaper. I try to make lots of money on this page, so there are a few advertisements. Sorry, I'm not sorry!


Pexels (8.5/10)

Probably the best free stock photo resource on the internet. The site search works super well, and they have a great catalog of photographs. I keep going back!

freeimages (8.4/10)

Such a great resource for public domain images that's been around for years. Browse their huge image gallery. Not everything is amazing quality, but it's a massive resource.

Foodiesfeed (8/10)

Are you hungry for photos? Find lots of free images of food on this website. Over 230,000+ downloads. They do one thing and do it well!

Unsplash (8/10)

This website offers free, public domain, "do whatever you want" high-resolution photos. They upload 10 new photos every 10 days, and have a good search functionality. Amazing quality images - I tend to use this site a lot!

Picjumbo (8/10)

Totally free public domain images for both commercial and personal projects. Good resource!

Super Famous Images (7/10)

The Superfamous Images are available under the conditions of a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. This means that you can use the work for your own purposes as long as credit is provided.

New Old Stock (7/10)

Royalty free vintage photographs from various public archives. No copyrights to their knowledge - enjoy!

Jay Mantri (7/10)

Jay Mantri's free photos. 7 new photos added every Thursday. Do anything you'd like with them. You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.

Little Visuals (7/10)

A great resource for quality stock photos. Lots of landscapes. There's a great variety of wildlife, landscape, and abstract photos on this website. Decent search functionality as well. Sadly, the founder, Nic, passed away suddenly in Nov 13.

Good Free Photos (7/10)

A large free stock photo site with thousands of public domain photos including landscapes, objects, animals, plants, textures, and many other free photos.

Death to the Stock Photo (6.5/10)

Death to the Stock Photos offers a fresh pack of royalty-free images to your inbox each month. They also offer premium photos for only $15/month.

Gratisography (6.5/10)

Free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects. All pictures were taken by Ryan McGuire.

Public Domain Archive (6.5/10)

New 100% free stock photos that are released weekly. Everything you need for creative projects and they're all public domain images!

IM Free (6.5/10)

Great resource with different collections of public domain images. Includes objects & items, people, technology, food & drink, sports & fitness, health, business, etc.

Magdeleine (6/10)

Fantastic photos with lots of wildlife to look at! Some categories are pretty bare, but it'll be a great resource as the website grows.

Raumrot (6/10)

Free stock photos for your commercial and personal works. All available hi-res/hi-quality pictures you can use on personal and commercial projects.

Getrefe (5/10)

A Tumblr blog of various royalty free stock photos. No search functionality, so it can be tricky to find specifics.

Picography (5/10)

Picography provides public domain hi-resolution photos, and you can use them however you like.