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Ever gone on the Internet to find free high quality pictures for your project, only to end up back on Shutterstock? Or perhaps you have a presentation due that needs some spicing up. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. 

As a student, free images can be hard to find — especially if you have an upcoming assignment due soon. The good news is, there are plenty of other options to pick your images from. The best part is they are all royalty-free, don’t require any sign-ups and can be downloaded without annoying watermarks.

Other than that, you are free to modify the pictures however you deem fit without needing to attribute the author or ask for permission.

If that’s what you’re looking for, check out these seven free websites (that are not Shutterstock), where you can download free images with no watermarks: 


Unsplash is among the most popular websites where everyone can download curated and free images from a talented community of contributors. You can find almost every type of picture from a variety of categories such as fashion, technology, nature, animals and so on. 

If you’re unsure of what you’re looking for, there’s a weekly collection bank that resembles a Pinterest board for you to fuel your inspiration. If you are a creative yourself, you can also submit your picture for the Unsplash Awards that happens every year.

You don’t need to create an account to download images from the website, making it accessible to everyone. 


Not only is Pixabay a stock image provider, it also offers other royalty-free media including GIFs, sound effects, music and videos. 

With a collection of over 2.7 million high quality stock images, you won’t find it a hassle to find any kind of picture here. Similar to Unsplash, Pixabay also has a curated collection of pictures you can explore. 

No account is required to download free images without a watermark. 


Founded in 2014, Pexels is a well-celebrated stock image and stock-video website. Over the years, the platform has accumulated more than 3.2 billion creative media.

Users won’t have any trouble navigating the website as it has a simple and minimal user interface. It also has has a section on its website that shares popular stories of the week, ranging from photographer features and everything photography or videography related. Read them here


If you’re looking for images specific for blogs or websites, Burst is your go-to website. What makes Burst unique from other stock image websites is how it caters to business owners.

Powered by Canadian multinational company (MNC) Shopify, Burst has a dedicated business ideas section to help eCommerce entrepreneurs find industry-specific images. These include fashion, tech products, camping equipment and kitchen supplies. 

You don’t have to create an account to start downloading images. 


Reshot was ‘made by designers, for designers’. Left to the experts, the website offers the best of the best from talented designers over at Envato Elements

This website is made for graphic designers looking for free icons, illustrations and photos. On top of that, users can instantly download their images in any file format they desire without pop-ups, sign-ups or watermarks. 

The website also has a modern and interactive interface that users will find to be a joy to explore. 


Are you a fan of professional photography? If so, Picography is the website you shouldn’t miss out on. 

Big photographer names such as Dan Gold, John DeSouza and many others actively contribute their work onto the platform. The website offers images from a variety of genres including abstract, landscapes, wildlife and food.

Users don’t have to create an account to use the images. 

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