7 Rare Sources For Free Isolated Stock Photos Online

Stock photo sites are all the rage online. If you are doing any kind of visual marketing online or offline, you have probably seen some of these yourself such as IstockPhoto, DepositPhotos and the likes.

But sometimes you just need more than a stock image of a businessman holding a business card against an office background. You might need the picture of just the businessman, without the background so that you can integrate it to your design.

Now of course you can remove the background manually using your preferred image editor or Youzign, but if you like to save time (and who does not) here are some free sources for free isolated photos online!


1 | No Backgrounds – 1,500 Results  


Aptly named no backgrounds boasts 1,500 high quality images without, you guessed it, backgrounds! A great little curated resource to keep handy!

UPDATE: NoBackgrounds is no longer free and now requires a subscription. It’s no longer recommended in our list of free sites. Thanks to people in the comments for letting us know.

2 | Pixabay – A Few 1,000s


Good old Pixabay has just a few thousands isolated photos available. While this is not the largest out, they do stand out in quality compared to other platforms in this list.

3 | RGB Stock – 4,000 Results


RGBStock requires registration and has some limits with how you can use those images commercially but with over 4,000 results for images without backgrounds it’s worth a shot as one of your go-to source for free isolated stock photos

4 | Stockvault – 8,000 Results


If you need 100% free isolated images for personal use, Stockvault has a great library of 8,000 stock photos.

5 | Freepik – 10,000 Results


Freepik boasts 10,000+ FREE isolated stock photos and is an awesome resource for these kinds of visuals. Only catch: the free photos requires attribution (not sure how to attribute? check out this Wikicommons article)

6 | No Backs – A Lot


Noback aims to “provide theirs visitors with free professional clipping path stock photos without backgrounds: every image is clipped out by hand to insure the best quality of isolating images.”

This is a great little collection of cliparts and isolated PNGs.

7 | Free Digital Photos – 50,000 Results


With over 50,ooo items to download freely, Free Digital Photos is currently the largest free stock photo sites for images with no backgrounds.

As you can see, there are quite a few sources of free isolated stock photos on the web. Make sure to bookmark this page for future access to this list of isolated stock photos site!

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8 responses to “7 Rare Sources For Free Isolated Stock Photos Online”

  1. Ralph Bressler Avatar
    Ralph Bressler

    Why do you list No Backgrounds as FREE when the first thing they want to do is charge you!?

    1. bertranddo Avatar

      At the time we reviewed the site it was free, they added a subscription AFTER we published this blog post. We updated it accordingly.

  2. JudeThree Avatar

    these are not rare and they are NOT FREE. You need to be passionate about integrity instead of lying and manipulation to make money.

    1. bertranddo Avatar

      The first site changed its policy and added a subscription, this is outside our control unfortunately, we cant force sites to stay free forever. I just reviewed each of those and they are still all free besides the first one which we marked as now unavailable.

  3. andrew zubriczky Avatar

    Spent about an hour reading the blog post and going to the various so-called free photo sites. Please tell me where I can find 50,000 free images on this site when I can’t find ONE!

    1. bertranddo Avatar

      The link you sent me about as 52,966 results of free isolated stock images, im not sure how you are not able to see them. Simply click on any of the results (ignore the sponsored one at the top) and click on “Free download” to access.

      This is one of those for instance: http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/Healthy_living_g284-Smiling_Model_In_Yoga_Posture_p116441.html

  4. Johnny Inlow Avatar
    Johnny Inlow

    What did you guys click on. The first image I clicked on was free.

  5. Ralph Goodwin Avatar
    Ralph Goodwin

    Helpful article… member of several already but picked up a couple of new sources. I tend to stick with no commercial restrictions if I can.
    Thanks… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/91ab121a05eba9149e18a5ea77692ed8861878da1c7e96c371f6f6b55715ddf9.jpg

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