27 Feb 2017

My Top FREE Royalty-Free High-Res Image & HD Video Resources

High quality, high resolution images not only make your site look more professional but add authority and engenders trust. Here I link to my all-time favourite totally free Royalty Free image and video resources which you can safely and legally use on your commercial projects and websites.

1. Unsplash.com

Beloved by designers for its high impact splash page images, Unsplash has built quite a solid reputation for itself. They have free high res photos you can use for any personal or commercial projects. It’s rich with high impact images that make memorable landing pages.

2. Pexels.com

Similar to Stocksnap with 100 new photos being added daily. Search by keywords or select by category. And like Stocksnap you can download by size or create a custom size.


Over 100,000 completely free images on the site, over 20,000 of those are exclusive to Pikwizard. They are also adding new images to their library daily with the ultimate goal to reach over 1 million images. There are lots of pictures of people, which tend to be rare in free stock photo sites. All images are free to use without attribution.

If you don’t have PhotoShop you can create Inspiring Designs in Minutes with their Design Wizard – easy to use online graphic design software.

4. Pixabay.com

Free Photos, Free Illustrations as well as Free HD Videos! Select the size you want, and no account needed.

5. Stocksnap.Io

You can search by keywords or browse by popular categories. Order by date, trending, views etc.

6. Gratisography.com

Highly original photos that have an impact. There are a few copyright restrictions but they seem pretty fair to me, and aside from those you can use the photos for personal and commercial projects.


7. Magdeleine.co

A free handpicked high resolution image added every day. You can browse by photographer or use “EXPLORE” to type in your search terms or select by category.

8. Splitshire.com

Easy to follow layout with the standard search option, multiple categories including multiple blurred backgrounds.

9. re:splashed

Free HD images for your projects. Currently no category search but there is the standard keyword search and browse functions.

10. Good Free Photos

This large public domain photo site has over 17,000 photos categorized mainly by location. The site specializes in photos of state parks, national parks, national landmarks, and historical sites. They also have business, tech, animal, plant, and food photos. All photos are free to use for any purpose. Many photos on the site were taken by photographer Yinan Chen who runs the site, and he also takes requests for specific photos.


Please let me know in the comments if I have missed any of your favourite sources so I can consider them for inclusion on this post. Thanks!

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