Free stock images of people?
August 24, 2018 4:00 PM   Subscribe

Looking for an organized collection of stock images of people -- for free? This is for non-commercial use. There are a gazillion supposedly-free stock sites but as far as I can tell they exist to funnel traffic to paid stock sites. Any hidden gems?
posted by pH Indicating Socks to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
Unsplash is an easy go to, as is Nappy.
posted by hijinx at 4:07 PM on August 24, 2018 [5 favorites]

Flickr lets you search for creative-commons licensed photos.
posted by adamrice at 4:35 PM on August 24, 2018 [1 favorite]

Wikipedia has a list.
posted by Poldo at 5:55 PM on August 24, 2018 is free public-domain images. Search results will always return a line of sponsored pics by Shutterstock at the top (fortunately, they're shown smaller than the pixabay images), and there are plenty of pics of people.
posted by ErisLordFreedom at 6:00 PM on August 24, 2018 [1 favorite]

Here you go. Scroll down this page to find 15 free stock photos recommendations:
posted by oxisos at 6:08 PM on August 24, 2018

In addition to those mentioned above, I use
posted by D.Billy at 6:09 AM on August 25, 2018

Go to Google and put in your search terms (ex: "happy people"), then click on Images. When the photos come up, click on Settings and then Advanced Search. Go to Usage Rights - in the drop down box, choose "free to use, share or modify, even commercially" and click the button for Advanced Search.
posted by augustinetill at 9:08 AM on August 25, 2018

Guys, guys! I found a site,, not as big as unsplash -- but bigger than nappy -- that lets you download some images for free, and ANY image for $5 a month (for personal use). They have isolated images in PSD too, and vectors, and and. Dude imma best-answer myself.

(Please don't ban me -- I have nothing to do with the site!)
posted by pH Indicating Socks at 12:49 PM on August 27, 2018

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