Have you ever found it difficult to get the right image for your email marketing campaign?

If you’re like most marketers, you probably don’t have a design background and years of experience in photoshop, which can make it hard to create amazing images for your campaigns.

So how can you find and add amazing images to your emails that drive more conversions and revenue?

The answer is stock image sites.

Unfortunately, most stock photo sites are full of cheesy corporate photos that good marketers like you would never add to your campaigns.

So to help you out, we’ve put together a list of free stock photo sites that contain amazing images you’d be happy to include in your campaigns.


For marketers in need of interesting, modern stock images, Pexels is a go-to. The entire site is free, and they have an option to create collections, so your brand or design team can gather a catalogue of images on the site for you to choose from for each send.

Not sure whether or not images matter? They do, and we’ll prove it. Read on to discover the effect of engaging visuals here.


Gratisography offers free, downloadable images that professional photographer Ryan Bell has captured over time. One offer is a large pool of images, covering a diverse range of subjects.

New photos are added on a weekly basis so make sure you check back occasionally to stay up to date with the great images available to you.


The images Unsplash offers are breathtakingly beautiful. Submitted by different photographers from around the world, the photos vary in subject matter from landscapes to technology.

Just be careful: The minimalist layout and large image display mean you can spend a little longer than anticipated browsing the amazing images.


The free images you’ll find on IMCreator are not original, but rather it’s one curated collection approved for commercial use.

The best thing about IMCreator is that the collections are grouped by subject matter, which makes it super easy to browse around for specific types of images that suit the content of your campaigns.


Pixabay features a huge collection of vectors, photos, and drawings—all of which are free to use in your email marketing campaigns.

On the home page, you’ll find a small, curated collection of the best images along with a search bar to help you find the perfect image for your campaign.

Images at Pixabay are 100% free and licensed for use in commercial and non-commercial projects.

Can’t find anything that works for your branding? Consider creating your own. We’ll show you how here.


At Picjumbo, you’ll find a heap of free, high-resolution images and illustrations from the site’s owner, Vicktor Hanacek.

While the collection isn’t quite as vast as others and you do experience many asks for donations, there are a few gems here that are worth looking at.

Learn more about designing an unforgettable email campaign with this collection of resources.

Wrap up

By spending a little bit of time browsing these beautiful stock photo websites, you’ll be able to find some amazing images that complement your email campaigns and increase conversions.

And if you’re a Campaign Monitor customer, our drag-and-drop email builder will make it super easy to drop the images into emails, move them into the desired positions and send something that makes your business look amazing.

So bookmark some of these sites and start sending more beautiful email marketing campaigns today.

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