One of the questions I come across frequently is: “Where can I find good stock images for free?”
Whether you’re making inspirational quote memes, marketing images for your book or product, social media cover image, or a book cover, you need quality images. Preferably for free. And, if you’re like me, you need them to be available for commercial use without having to pay huge subscription or licensing fees.
Over the years, I’ve accumulated a huge list that I barely use and 5 that are my go-to sites, because they’re easy to use and usually have what I need.
Public Domain Sites:
Royalty Free Sites:
Update: Need a bigger variety of stock photos? Check out Rosa’s List of Stock Photo Sites (pdf here). The list includes no-fee, paying, public domain, and royalty free. Be sure to double-check the licensing terms of each site before using their images.
Don’t see your fav on the list? Drop me a link in the comments!!
If you don’t have the time or skill to create your own memes from scratch, Pablo is easy to use and produces gorgeous results.