A few months back I released a post covering a handful of top free image sites to use when building up your blog. It actually got to the point that I used these sites so often I ran out of decent images to ‘pinch’ off them.
All of these top free image hosting sites offer a decent variety to choose from but the paid images sites offer more – fact of life I’m afraid!
You’ll probably find that you’ll need a rather big list of free sites to draw images from so you can pop from one to another.
This will create time for the contributors to submit more images to a site ‘used up’ by you so you can return for fresh examples a month or so later…
Top Free Image Hosting Sites
I would always recommend using your own image creations on your site first but I’m aware that time is not on everybody’s side.
The sites below are not exactly well known but that will probably work in your favor – you don’t want to be using images that a thousand others have used before you after all!
Check them out and see which ones fit your style – there’s some pretty awesome examples among them:
Picjumbo.com offers totally free images for commercial and personal works. They provide a premium membership but I have no idea why – I constantly download for free from there without any hassles!
Here is an example image from the business section of site:
Picography.co offers pretty impressive hi-res photos that you can use any way you want. They are contributed by amateur ( and in some cases professional ) photographers and many of the images are VERY impressive.
There’s a bit of an arty or abstract feel to some of them so check it out for yourself and see if they fit your blog.
Here is an example image from the site:
Getrefe.com is another interesting image site that offers a selection of high quality free images ( The free section is located in the site’s top navbar at the time of writing this ).
They are royalty free images that have a very natural look. Here is an example of what’s on offer there:
4) Jay Mantri
I love the work found on Jaymantri.com – it’s of a very high standard and it really stands out. This is a privately owned site ( by Jay Mantri one would think! ) so there’s no telling how long the site will be up and running.
There are seven new images posted every Thursday, here is an example of one below:
5) The Public Domain Archive
I thought I’d leave the best until last – publicdomainarchive.com. This site is constantly updated with very decent 100% FREE stock photos.
There is a premium membership on offer ( again I have no idea what perks this offers as I’m a cheapskate! ) along with a one-time $10 offer. This $10 payment allows you to use the ‘Bulk Downloads’ feature.
It sounds a nice feature but let’s be honest here – you’ve landed up on this page because you want free stuff right? I get along fine with the free options on this site and you probably will to!
Here is an example of one of their images on offer:
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