Top 10 Free and Paid Stock Image Websites (2023)

10 best free and licensed stock images websites that bloggers and small businesses use to get photos for their blog posts and video projects. You can download photos, illustrations, vectors, short videos, and music for commercial use. We have ranked the stock image websites according to popularity and performance.

1. Shutterstock

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Shutterstock is a website where you can sell and buy stock images, footage, music, and 3D models. It is one of the most popular stock image websites.


2. Unsplash

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Unsplash is a free stock image Website. You can download images from Unsplash and use them for commercial and non-commercial projects.


3. Pixabay

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Pixabay is a website where you can download free stock images, videos, illustrations, vectors, and music. You can use the downloaded media files for commercial or personal projects. Pixabay was in 2019 acquired by Canva.


4. Pexels

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Pexels is a website where you can download free stock photos for commercial and non-commercial use.


5. Getty Images

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Getty Images is a website where you can download premium, high-quality photos. Getty images might not be the best choice if you are a starter operating on a low budget. However, they have free images that you can embed in a non-commercial website.


6. Flickr

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Flickr is an image storage platform. It is used by photographers and creatives for image and video storage (free use is limited to 1,000 files). You need to upgrade to Pro to remove ads from your account. A license is also required from the Creator to use Flickr images.


7. FreeImages

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FreeImages is a website that is used for downloading free stock photos and royalty-free images.


8. Adobe Stock

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Adobe Stock is a platform where you can buy and sell photos, video clips, vectors and illustrations.


9. logo is a platform where you can download high-resolution images which are free from copyright restrictions.


10. Burst

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Burst is a Shopify platform where you can download free, quality images for commercial and website use.


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