Hey design enthusiasts and creative professionals! The team here at Mail Designer 365 News want to let you in on a secret. Have you ever wondered how you can freely access high resolution, license-free images? We’ve got you covered. Here are our top sites for free stock photos… Enjoy!


Disclaimer: These are all sites which we genuinely enjoy using and this post is in no way sponsored.

#1 Unsplash

Unsplash started back in 2013 as a simple Tumblr blog. Now it has grown to become a massive resource for millions of designers all over the world – including Apple themselves! We love it so much that we integrated a special feature in to Mail Designer 365 allowing you to access their images straight away! Find out more here. The Unsplash library now has over 300,000 photos ready and waiting to inspire creators. All images on this site were released under the Unsplash license, which you can find out more about in this FAQ.

Use stock photos to create beautiful photo backgrounds for your newsletters or central, eye-catching images to grab readers’ attention.

#2 Pexels

Pexels is another great resource for license-free images. You can choose to download any image in high resolution and also smaller sizes depending on your design intentions. Enjoy a wide range of themes and photo tags; simply enter a phrase into the search bar and you’ll find hundreds of beautiful images waiting for you. The best part? You don’t even need to sign up!

#3 Mockup World

Mockup World provides designers with free downloadable mockups to use for advertising products or services. From the huge range available some of the options include templates of iPhones, iMacs, business cards, T-shirts, or billboards. This site offers you a creative way to advertise your best products and it’s all license-free! Simply download your mockup of choice and edit with your own image.

Here’s our example for Mail Designer 365 News!

#4 Death To The Stock Photo

Death To The Stock Photo handpick 10 photos each month to send to you in a specially themed photo pack; bringing you a great variety of inspiration for your creative projects. The basic service is free, but there is also the option to sign up for a premium membership which entitles you to unlimited downloads, 20+ new photos a month, a so-called “do what you wanna media license”, and access to their web app.

There are hundreds of options out there when it comes to stock photos, but we hope this list of our favorites has made the choice a little bit easier for you. Keep on creating with Mail Designer 365!