Where To Get Images For My Website?

Many people hunt the web looking for the best places to find high quality images for their websites. Well, look no further. This guide has links pointing to the best places to find free images and images for purchase from various websites.

NOTE: See our Guide on Image Sizes.

Free Images

Stock Exchange

One of the best places I've found to get free images is from Stock Exchange. After signing up for an account you gain access to approx 398,625 high quality images from 15 different categories, anything from artistic abstracts to breath taking landscapes and architecture from around the world. Browse or Search for perfect image for your website.

Open Photo

Another great place with a huge database of images is OpenPhoto. Easily browsed and searched, Open Photo is a top pick because of its massive stock photo database that's organized neatly into over 30 categories. Clicking an image will also bring up numerous related photos. No account is required to download images, and Open Photo gives you the option to download various sizes of the image.

Free Stock Photos.biz

Freestockphotos.biz is your best source for free stock photos and clip art. Our collection contains 16,797 free images available in a variety of commercial and editorial licenses, including public domain, creative commons, and custom agreements.

All images on this site are completely free to download and use. No payment or registration is required, although you must abide by the Image License and Usage Terms listed on the photo download page.

Images Available for Purchase


One of the top paid image databases ever is iStock Photo. With millions of photos in over 20 categories each with their own sub-categories to browse and search. But they're not just limited to images, they also have 1000's of Illustrations, Videos, Audio Files, and non-commercial, non-promotional Editorial Images. You do need to create an account and purchase "Download Credits" in order to download their files.


Another of the top paid online image databases is ShutterStock. With Over 20 million stock photos, illustrations, vectors, and videos, you're sure to find exactly what you're looking for. With 3 different plans to choose from, there is one to fit every budget.