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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.



All the resources below have specifically specified that their content is ©️ CC0-licensed.

  • 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 - 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • - ©️ 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.

Public Domain

A collection of links to public domain photography resources.

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.

Unspecified License

These resources haven't specified any formal terms of use or licenses.


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.
  • - ©️ CC-BY licensed vector image illustrations with sources.

Vector Graphics

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.
  • - ©️ 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.


Websites offering images suitable for texturing objects for 3D graphics.


A mixture of free and open source font resources.


Icon Fonts

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.

  • Bootstrap Icons - ©️ Free, high quality, open source icon library with over 1,800 icons.
  • 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.
  • Free Icons - ©️ Open-source vector icons in 16 styles for any project.
  • 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.
  • Lucide - ©️ Beautiful & consistent icon toolkit made by the community.
  • Maps Icon - ©️ Mapsicon is a free collection of maps for nearly every country in the world, available in 11 different sizes, ranging from 16x16 pixels to 1024x1024 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.
  • Unicorn icons - ©️ 100+ playful animated and customizable icons, available in JSON and SVG format.


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.
  • Branition Colors - Hand-curated collection of color pallets best fitted for branding.
  • 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.

HTML Templates

Various different websites offering free HTML templates and themes.

  • 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 - ©️ 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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