5 Great Online Resources for Free High Resolution Photos

Published 27 August, 2021

Are you looking for inspiration for your next metal print project? Need some perfect high resolution photos? The five online resources listed below can help you find that elusive 'perfect shot' for your wall art or display piece. And as an added bonus, these photo resources are all 100% free.

Check out our links, have a browse, and see what you can find. Many of the photos featured on these websites are provided by professional photographers from all over the world, covering all kinds of subjects such as nature and landscape shots, portraits, macro photography and just about anything you can think to search for!

1. Unsplash

This one is at the very top of the list for a reason. Unsplash is an incredible resource when it comes to beautiful, 100% free, high resolution images. With an ever-growing library of over two million curated photos, all sourced from professional photographers and shared at zero cost, Unsplash should definitely be at the top of your photo resource bookmarks.

With a range of images across a variety of categories, you are almost guaranteed to find something great that will work beautifully as a metal print. All Unsplash images are supplied in high a resolution JPG format.

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2. Freepik

Perhaps you're not just looking for photos, maybe you need some graphics, vector images or illustrations. Freepik is a fantastic resource for this kind of thing. They have a huge library of different graphics in a variety or formats, and they even have a vast collection of stock photos and images too.

Freepik separates its collections into two categories; free and premium. There is a ton of great free content available, but if you see a small golden crown icon on the image, it is only available via a paid premium subscription. You can filter out the premium content in your searches however. If you need it you're likely to find it on Freepik - infographics, invitations, brochure templates, logos, illustrations. Always a good resource to have on hand.

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3. Free Images

FreeImages.com is another solid resource for finding free, good quality stock photos. Everything they list is free for personal or commercial use. You can even create an account and save and sort image collections. There are a bunch of excellent image options that would work well as metal prints on FreeImages.com.

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4. Gratisography

Gratisography is yet another good resource to have in your back pocket when you're looking for photos and graphics. It's all free, with a hefty collection of images. They even have a sizeable collection of free vector graphics if thats what you're looking for.

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5. Burst

Our final resource on the list is Burst, another excellent site with well organised collections of stock images across an array of categories. Burst was created with intention of providing a free image library for web designers, bloggers and creatives. Their images are sourced from professional photographers, many of which would make stunning metal prints.

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