It doesn’t matter whether you are a business owner or a promising blogger, using photos that are not yours, without permission can get you in trouble. The days when people were simply downloading images and using them on their websites, blogs and presentations without consequences are gone. There are many tools that can help original authors to find the places where their work is used without permission. Fortunately, there are some free public domain images that people can use for different reasons.

Even those who want to use images for commercial purposes can rely on free public domain images. If you do some research you will notice that there are many places where you can find images of this kind. However, if you want to stay on the safe side and to browse through huge collections of images, it’s better to use some of the websites that we will list in this article.


All the images found on Pexels come with a CC0 (Creative Commons Zero) license. In other words, you can use these photos for almost anything you want. These photos can be edited in any way you want and you don’t have to give credit to anyone. These photos are shared by Pexels members or gathered from other places where free public domain images are available. According to the latest statistics, Pexels has over 30000 free photos and their collection is growing every month.


Although Dreamstime is primarily focused on paid photos, they also have an impressive collection of free public domain images. In order to download photos from Dreamstime, you will have to register first. The registration process is easy, fast and free. They have a wide range of free photos that come with different licenses. Their search engine is quite precise which means that it won’t take a long time before you find what you are looking for.

IM Free

IM Free is another popular website where you can look for free photos. They are providing free public domain photos for commercial and personal purposes. Thanks to their collection of imagery you can create a good blogging site or even a serious business website. Every image found on IM Free can be used for commercial projects.

Of course, the list of websites that are providing free public domain images is longer, but these are the most popular ones.