55 Free Stock Photo Sites for Creating Social Media Images

55 Free Stock Photo Sites
55 Free Stock Photo Sites for Creating Social Media Images

"Altogether, there are more than five million royalty free stock photos on these sites for web design, print and social media post creation."

(This is a largest collection of 55 royalty free stock photo sites for startups, social media marketers, individuals and for advertisement)

If you are a Social Media Marketer or a blogger, images are essential part of your day-to-day Social Media posting. But, it’s not easy to find some copyright free, royalty free, creative commons, free stock photos that can be used with your content. 

These sites, not only they provide stock photos. But, also you find vectors, PSD files, Icons with wide range of collections to create infographic, cover banners, featured images, business card, brochure, cover page, flyers, wedding cards, poster and much more.

You can discover different categorical photo collection such as, animals, architecture, backgrounds, beauty, business, finance, computer, communication, education, emotion, food, health, industries, music etc. 

As a matter of fact; Unfortunately, Google has removed one of its popular features from its Image search results recently. Wherein, users who search images/pictures on Google today, may have been left surprised for not seeing a button ‘View Image’

Google image search results
Google image search results screenshot

It was one of the widely used feature, to download images with ease from any site. Now, it has become daydream :( because, this button has been removed forever.  

So, where to find such copyright free, creative commons images, free stock photo sites that costs you zero penny? 

Feel ease!  I have put together some great collections of free stock photo sites, that can be used for your Social Media images with no doubt. 

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716,851 Free photos along with vectors, PSD, icons, photos. Also, Freepik offers services such as, 722,500 vector icons grouped in 13,718 packs through Flaticon, Tutpad - an online learning community for designers, Piktab - open a new tab and discover free graphic resources every day via this chrome extension. 

On Freepik or any of their services, you could use simple search terms to discover relevant images or photos.

Pixabay has over 1.3 million images, illustration, vector graphics, videos  and more. You can also browse images by different categories.
Images on Pexels are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero license. Also, it has free stock videos.
Collections of beautiful HD pictures free to use, can be used for commercial and noncommercial purposes.
This site is powered by Shopify, offers you high resolution and thousands of free stock photos collection of different categories such as, coffee, fitness, women, men, fashion, yoga, flowers, business, nature, music, baby, food, product and much more...
New photos, textures and illustrations added every day. You can even find some unique collections such as, free alien rock textures, free gray-scale crystal textures, medical stock photos and so on. 
It is a free source where you can find hundreds of CC-creative commons photos for your website, social media or any print projects. This site has photo editing feature as well.
I’m unsure, how many of you are aware about this tool? It’s one of the excellent tool or a product by Buffer. A web based tool offers you 600,000+ images, to design your custom Social Media creatives.

Pablo by Buffer

Canva is my all time favorite for custom Social Media graphics, Canva’ is a graphic design tool website with predefined custom layouts, for your social media accounts. Its drag and drop feature is a great relief for beginners, let be print or digital you can create graphics instant with ease.

It offers you different layouts, content elements, fonts, wide range of free stock photos, background color or theme and more. You could even upload background images of your own.


Snappa is a web app for creating beautiful custom graphics for your Social Media with millions of free stock photo collections. You can create custom posts for Social Media, Blogging & Infographics, Headers, Social Media Ads, Display ads.


You can design creatives all by your own with thousands of readily available templates, not much skill required. Free and easy to use online.
Free images of property, royalty free photos collection
Collection of Photos and illustrations on this site are free and licensed for commercial use. So, no attribution required! 
Flickr has tens of billions of photos collection but, you need to find only creative commons photos that can be used commercially.
Photos on ‘GRATISOGRAPHY’ are Unique, more creative, high resolution and free of copyright restrictions.
Collection of high resolution free food photos 
Creative Common collection of over 5000+ travel photos from all over the world

28. IM Free

Free African high quality photos for your projects.
Premium royalty free stock photos
A creative studio for high resolution photos

55. Foter.com

And lastly, do not miss this extra perk. Visit: Design Wizard too...


After discovering those top 55 free stock photo sites, of great resources. There's no way you could pay so much buy some from Shutterstock or such paid sites. Because, now you have more than five million free stock photos to get over with. So, there are plenty of such free resources you could make use of.

Feel free to comment your feedback, and enlighten me if you know any such similar sites 

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