6 June 2017

Are Your Social Media Posts Let Down by Bland, Boring Images?

Check out our five favourite, breathtaking free stock photo websites!

Understanding Licenses

This post has been written with the good intention of helping you supercharge your social media posts with eye-catching, beautiful imagery that is available to use for free. The websites compiled in this post have many photographs that are free from copyright restrictions or licensed under creative commons public domain dedication. This means you can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without seeking information. However, it’s down to you to be sure to check that there is no required attribution on use of any individual asset.


From humble beginnings as a Tumblr blog merely 3 years ago, Unsplash has risen into becoming an industry-leading photography community. With over three photos downloaded a second on the website and hundreds of thousands of free high-resolution photos in their ever-growing library, we’re sure you’ll find something to fit your post. All photos on the website are released under the creative commons public domain license.

Unsplash Images for Social Media


Gratisography supply new incredible pictures every week. You’re free to use these high-resolution images for both personal and commercial ventures free of copyright restrictions. All pictures are photographed by the wonderful Ryan McGuire.

Gratisography Images for Social Media


If you’re looking for a range of stunning high resolution images then this website has it all. has a great user experience providing general search functions as well as advanced popularity searches, allowing you to narrow down the vast library and reach the perfect picture quickly and easily. With hundreds of images added on a daily basis and all photos released under creative commons public domain with no attribution required, truly is a great resource to have.

Stocksnap io social media images


With fantastic photography provided by Dave Meier and various other photographers, Picography is a rich resource of “free images to use however you like.” With that being said, please be sure to check out their FAQ section for terms of use. We’re confident that you’ll be inspired after browsing their wonderful library of images.

Picography Images for Social Media

Death to Stock Photos

With Death to Stock Photos you can lazily sit back whilst 10 stunning photos’ land straight into your inbox every month. You pick the category and they send them to you! There are options of a premium membership, but they offer a fantastic selection for free – hence why we had to include it in our top five. These images will be ideal for grabbing the attention of social media users. Death to stock photo uses their own license which you can check out on their site.

Death to Stock Photos social media images