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50 Sites for Royalty Free Stock Images

Find Royalty Free Stock Images


If you like Web Design, you probably use a lot of stock images in your designs.

The following article is a list of 50 Plus websites that provide free, open-source or stock images and photography to help you get images and create stunning designs without spending a cent. : Lots of images, orgnized in different galleries.
Dexhaus : Good site with excellent photos.
Kavewall : images and textures.
Digital Dreamers : Different falleries.
StockVault : Very well-known, and very good of course.
FreePhotosBank : Good choice. Lots of free clipart available here
FreeDigitalPhotos : Lots of photos.
Cepolina : Many free images availables in different formats.
TurboPhoto : Simple and efficient!
FreeStockImages : Beautiful website, awesome content. Lots of free stock images provided here
DeviantArt : Another well-known site with images, photo and Photoshop brushes.
DreamsTime : Hi-Res pictures.
Unprofound : Many, many, many, images!
VintagePixel : Old-School style images.
OpenStockPhotography : More than a million images.
ImageAfter : Images and textures.
FreePhotosIndex : Good but hard to navigate.
EveryStockPhoto : Nice site, nice content.
Photocase : Same :)
Stock.xchg : Simply great.
MorgueFile : A site everyone should have in his bookmarks!.
Flickr : You already know it, right? ;)
GraphicsArena : Stunning pics to donwload.
PixelPerfectDigital : If you like digital photography, you’ll love this site.
FreeRange : Another well known site.
: If you like animations, you’ll be happy with that one!
Fotogenika : Very nice galleries.
Woophy : To find pictures of the world.
MayangFreeTextures : Lots of free textures to download.
FromOldBooks : If you like old books!
TextureWarehouse : Only top quality textures.
FreeStockPhotos : Ugly site but cool pictures.
MajesticImagery : Very nice.
BurningWell : Same here, very nice site.
DesignPack : Themed images packs to download
ZurbPhotos : Download Bryan Zmijewski pictures.
AmazingTextures : The name says it all ;)
ImageBase : Lots of gorgeous photos.
DiwieDesign : Images are free but you’re encouraged to make a donation.
: Free stock urban photography.
: Download Aaron Logan’s pictures.
InsectImages : Only insects images. Bzzz…
Afflict : Great site.
ArtFavor : Images, fonts and wallpapers on the same site.
: Another nice one..
CreatingOnline : Good resource.
GeekPhilosopher : Pictures from GeekPhilosopher.
Creativity103 : Lots of images.

PhotoshopSupport : If you like Photoshop, you’ll love that site!.
FreeMediaGoo : Very complete resource.
Une Image au Hasard : Gallery from an amateur photographer.


Thanks go to the good people over at who originally compiled this list giving me a great place to start my research into royalty free stock  images from.
I have gone over all the resources, edited the list, removed dead links and added some of my own so I am confident that anyone looking for free images to use in their projects will find everything they need using this list.

Bonus Resources  Nice clear PNG images and clipart for design Royalty Free Stock Photos Vecor Images and Videos

I also provide many royalty free stock images, animated gifs, icons, avatars and mother edia files that can be used in your websites and projects over at



50+ Royalty-Free Stock Music and Sound Fx Sites

Free Music and Sound Files


Royalty Free Music and Sound Files


Video Marketers are always looking for royalty-free, stock music, music beds, sound effects, looped tracks, and public domain music  to use in their projects.

HERE is a site that explains public domain, copywriting, and music copying principles.

Below you will see a list of websites which was originally compiled by courvo using resources such as VO-BB (Voice Over Bulletin Board) and google searches using the terms “royalty-free”, “music-beds”, “public domain”, and “stock music”.

Digging into these sites will yield sections that offer looped tracks, special effects, stingers, and sound effects.

Check out the first ten or so resources first before digging deeper… I have checked and edited this list so am confident that they are all genuine resources with some great audio files available for free. Yes you will find some paid options too but all sites have at least some samples on offer for free. - awesome site for everything to do with video and audio but most things require payment.. Excellent tools and highly professional. Ok not free but had to be here and they do provide a lot of free samples.

Thanks to for putting together the original list over at his blog.
I have added some resources to this list, removed dead links or those I felt did not provide enough FREE audio content so it is cleaned and vetted and current as from Oct 2012..
Keep an eye out for more audio resources such as sound fx and I will be uploading a stack of my own files collected over the years to various sections at where I provide a lot of free resources and files to download from audio loops and sound FX to royalty free video, video effects and transitions, pictures, icons animated gifs and other media in over 35 special interest niches.