When you perform a Google Images search, the resulting photos are not necessarily ones that you’re free to use however you wish. In the majority of cases, these photos are still covered by photographers’ copyrights.
If you’re looking for photos to use for a design and wish to avoid copyright disputes, you need to locate websites that explicitly define the copyright license of each image. This is where stock images are useful.
Whether you’re designing or running a website, stock photos are a necessary component. While you can pay for stock photos, there are plenty of free options that have beautiful images in a nearly any category you can think of.
In this post, we’ve curated a massive list of free stock photo sites that you can download and use for your personal and commercial projects. We’ve also included information on licensing and attribution where available.