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What is Burst?

Burst is a free stock photo site that is powered by Shopify. All the photos on our platform are offered under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license, which means you’re welcome to use the photos for any purpose. We built this site to empower designers, developers, bloggers and entrepreneurs to create stunning websites and marketing campaigns. You can use these photos for absolutely anything — your blog, online store, school projects, social media campaigns, client websites, and beyond. For more info, read our license page.

How do I download photos?

Simply click the “Download Photo” button on an individual photo page, and the file will be saved to your computer. If you want an entire collection of photos, click “Download Starter Kit” on a Business Idea page.

Can I edit the photos?

Yes, you’re welcome to add text and filters, or otherwise edit the photos as you see fit. If you don’t have Photoshop, there are lots of free or low cost online graphics editors that you can use instead. You’re welcome to add your logo or brand and make the photos your own.

Can I use these photos on another ecommerce platform?

Sure! We believe in making commerce better for everyone, so these stock photos are free to use on any platform or marketplace. Although they were specifically created and curated with Shopify stores in mind, it’s really up to you how you want to use them.

Why don’t you have photos of [___]?

This is a brand new platform, and we’re constantly working on expanding our photo library. If you can’t find a particular photo in our Popular Collections, or would like to suggest a Business Idea image set, please feel free to email

Do I need to credit the site or photographer?

Under the Creative Commons Zero license, you aren’t required to credit the photographer or Burst. However, we’d encourage you to provide credit whenever possible, in the form of a link to the original photo page (e.g. “Photo by Matt Wiebe”).

What are the ‘Business Idea’ pages?

“Business Ideas” are free photo sets and case studies that revolve around trending ecommerce niches. They’re designed to help you identify popular products that are relatively easy to create from scratch or dropship using a service like Aliexpress. The photo sets include both the product shots and lifestyle images, so that you have all the images you need to create a professional brand for free. These collections are meant to be a starting point for a new business; we encourage you to add more products and take your own photos as you grow your online brand.

Can I use these photos for commercial purposes?

Yes! In fact, we’d highly encourage it, as many of our collections were created with entrepreneurs in mind. You can use these photos in your online store, product packaging, or anywhere else you’d like. You can even use these photos to create t-shirts, mugs, or other products.

Can I use these for offline marketing campaigns?

Of course. We’d be honored to have you feature our free stock photos on a billboard, flyer or catalog.

What kind of photos are you looking for?

We’re looking for high-resolution, professional images that can be used by designers, developers, bloggers and entrepreneurs. We’re interested in a wide range of subject matter: pictures of people and animals, nature photos, textures, background images and more. If you think it’s a compelling photograph, please send it our way.