Free Stock Photo Sets for Web Designers

Links - Free Stock Photo Sites

Here's a list of sites offering more free stock photos, textures and backgrounds. Licensing varies from site to site so be sure to review the terms of use before downloading.

  • Pixel Perfect Digital

    Free high resolution photographs, textures, and 3D graphics. Latest photography news and resources related to photography and design.

  • Grunge Textures

    Free High Resolution Textures for Digital Artist. We specialize in weathered and worn surface textures.

  • Free Web Page Headers

    We offer fresh, original page graphics for personal websites and blogs. All images are high quality 800x200 JPG's. Perfect for CSS layouts.

  • Image Abstraction

    Download Free Abstract Backgrounds, Patterns, and Textures. Flexible Creative Commons Licensing.

  • Every Stock Photo

    We are a search engine for free photos. These come from many sources and are license-specific.

  • MorgueFile

    Contains high-resolution stock photography images free for either corporate or private use.

  • Texture King

    Free high resolution, high quality textures for personal and commercial use.

  • Stock.Xchng

    Stock photography community - browse our huge gallery for high quality stock photos or share yours with others.

  • StockVault

    Stock photo sharing website where designers and photographers can meet to share their stock photos and images.

  • ImageAfter

    Free high resolution images and textures for commercial and personal use. Daily additions. Free hi-res stock photography, with abstract graphics search.

  • Free Stock Textures

    All textures may be used for both personal and commercial purposes. You may make any derivative work out of them.

  • Open Photo

    Digital photography and an open network of photographers consisting of pictures of animals, nature, landscape, architecture, still life, and technology.

  • Texture Warehouse

    We offer Free, High Resolution Textures to Designers and 3D Artist. Our images are licensed under a Creative Commons License.

  • Mayang's Textures

    Our texture library has over 3800 free to download, high-resolution textures.

Links - Microstock Stocks

Microstock photography, also known as micropayment photography, is an offshoot of traditional stock photography. Typical microstock prices vary between $1-$10 per image depending on size/quality. Many microstock sites offer memberships as well.

  • iStockPhoto

    The world's preeminent collection of member-generated royalty-free images, at the world's best prices.

  • Dreamstime

    Immediately download from our huge collection of royalty free images. Thousands of stock photos added weekly!

  • Fotolia

    The largest global online marketplace for micro-priced digital stock images. 3.9 Million+ stock images online. Buy and sell royalty free stock photos on

  • Cutcaster

    Cutcaster offers royalty free images, stock photos, stock footage and stock photography for advertising, publishing or web design. Start buying and selling today. It's simple and free.

  • YAY Micro

    At YAY Micro you will find all the photos and illustrations you need! Just register or log in, find the right image, pay and download. Within minutes you will have the file on your computer, ready to use!

  • Shutterstock

    Shutterstock is the largest subscription-based stock photo agency in the world. Outstanding collection of royalty-free photographs, illustrations, and vectors you won't find any where else.

  • StockXpert

    High quality stock photos and graphics for unbelievable prices. Are you a photographer or a digital artist? Join our friendly community and start earning money with your work through Stockxpert right now!

  • Big Stock Photo

    Download or upload high quality royalty-free stock photos - instant stock photo download! Use these royalty free stock photo images for templates, web sites, print, ads, products and more.

  • Can Stock Photo

    We offer professional royalty free stock photography at prices you can afford. Our high-quality images start at just $1.00, and our generous license agreement gives you the flexibility you need.

  • 123 Royalty Free

    Find that perfect photo with our vast content of 2.8 million images here. Our friendly group of professional account managers worldwide are always ready to serve you anytime, round-the-clock.

  • Crestock

    Stock Photo & Image Bank Crestock has the stock photography industry's highest standard in royalty free stock photos & images.

  • Zymmetrical

    The fair trade marketplace for fonts, video, photography and graphics. Great content for a great price, always refreshed daily.

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