Crisp, cool, fresh apples are a treat for the tastebuds each fall. They’re even more delicious in autumn treats when pies, pasties, and apple crisps fill the kitchen with the warm, sweet smell of baked apples and cinnamon.
Apples don’t just taste great though. In this post, I wanted to put together a collection of free apple photos highlighting how beautiful this crunchy little wonder fruit is too.
If you’re looking for beautiful images of apples to use in your fall projects (or any time, really), this post is for you! I’ve put together five galleries of free apple photos you can download and use however you like.
With cool weather and shorter days, fall is a perfect time to get creative indoors. Nothing says fall is on its way quite like a freshly picked, shiny red apple.
If you plan to use apples as a theme for some of your fall projects, I think you’ll find this post helpful.
Climbing for Apples
A cream-colored pot of red and green apples balances on top of a red ladder in this photo by Jill Wellington on Pexels.
What a striking contrast against the fresh, cool leaves of the apple trees in the background!
Even if you don’t plan on using the photos directly in your projects, maybe the striking colors and perfectly natural shapes will inspire you to add a little apple to your creative work this fall.
How to Download These Free Apple Photos
All of the photos in the galleries below are free to download and free to use for most projects, even professional ones. Because these are free stock images, you can use them for crafting or graphic design, without worrying about copyright issues.
The versions I posted of these photos are scaled down to a smaller size than the originals. Please don’t download the images directly from this post – you won’t get the best photo resolution if you save them this way.
When you find an image you’d like to save, click through using the button below the image to go to the original site the photo was posted on. You’ll be able to download the image there at its largest dimensions, ensuring you get the best quality image possible.
Need a little refresher on how to use free stock images properly? Check my recent post on the topic.
What Can I Do With These Free Apple Photos?
As I mentioned above, these photos are all free stock images with generous license terms, so you don’t have to worry too much about what you can and can’t do with them.
Just a word of caution though, the free apple photos below are gathered from a number of different sources, so the license terms do vary a bit. Please be sure to check the license for each photo before you use it for any commercial purpose, just to be sure.
Here are some things you can (and can’t) do with these pretty pictures.
Of course, you can just use this collection of free apple photos for some good old fashioned eye-candy.
I hope it inspires you to use apples somewhere in your work this fall. Putting together the image galleries for this post made me want to make an apple quilt block or maybe just paint some watercolor apples. Let your mind wander and get inspired!
Alright, let’s look at some apples!
Photo Gallery One: Still Life Apples
The free apple photos in this gallery are just about the plain fruit… there were so many lovely photos of apples available, it was hard to limit myself to just seventeen!
Here are some still-life-style photos of apples.
1. Red & Yellow Apples Covered in Water Droplets
Up close shot of red apples with water droplets on the surface. Some out of focus bananas sit in the background.Download the Photo
2. Three Red Apples on Wooden Backdrop
A closeup shot of three shiny red apples. The apples are casting a shadow on their backdrop – rustic wooden boards.Download the Photo
3. Wet Green Apples
Several green apples are sitting in a dark red dish. Water is dripping on them, dotting them with water droplets.Download the Photo
4. Red Apple on a Wooden Board
One single red apple sits on top of a rustic looking wooden board. More dark wood can be seen out of focus in the background.Download the Photo
5. Three Apples & A Paper Bag
Three apples and a loaf of shortbread sit on a speckled countertop in a kitchen. Behind them, slightly out of focus, we can see a brown paper shopping bag, a kitchen window and a vase of orange lilies.Download the Photo
6. Red Apple in Six Slices
A red apple with a stem and a green leaf has been sliced horizontally. All six slices are stacked together, making a complete apple.Download the Photo
7. Rows of Apples at a Market Stall
Rows of light red, green and dark red apples apples sit neatly at a market stall. in the background oranges and other fruits, as well as a few people, can be seen out of focus.Download the Photo
8. Six Red Apples on a Grey Blanket
Six red apples sit on a grey, chevron print blanket, which fills the frame. Some of the apples are sitting upright, and some have fallen over. Blanket fringe can be seen in the bottom left side of the photo.Download the Photo
9. Apples on Black Background
Five shiny red apples on a dark background. Some of the apples on the right side of the shot are on top of a red and white checked tea towel.Download the Photo
10. Lots of Red Apples
Lots of red apples fill the frame of this photo. The apples are shiny and fresh looking.Download the Photo
11. Apples on Burlap and Black Board
Green and red apples are scattered around the shot, with burlap cloth in the background. One of the apples is sliced in half, sitting on a black board on top of the burlap.Download the Photo
12. Basket of Apples at a City Market
A basket of apples sits in the foreground, with more baskets of produce out of focus behind it. The background is out of focus, but red and green bokeh lights give the impression of an outdoor city market.Download the Photo
13. Red Apples With A Blue Cloth
One red apple sits in the foreground, on a square black plate. There is a serrated knife on the plate too. In the background, we can see 3 more apples, a black backdrop and pretty bokeh lights.Download the Photo
14. Red Apples on a Wooden Board
Seven red apples sit on a wooden board. One apple is sliced in half, relieving its core. Crinkled brown kraft paper lays under a few of the apples, and a black cloth is draped in the bottom right of the frame.Download the Photo
15. Red Apples With Golden Oak Leaves
Beautiful deep red apples sit in a wire bowl. On top of them, oak leaves shimmer in metallic gold, creating a beautiful contrast in colors.Download the Photo
16. Three Red Apples on a Black Background
Three red apples sit on a mottled, seamless black background. A blue and white towel is draped between them, contrasting nicely with the bright red fruit.Download the Photo
17. Red Apples in a Bowl
Several red apples can be seen in this close up shot. The white rim of a bowl peaks up from the bottom of the frame.Download the Photo
Photo Gallery Two: Preparing & Cooking Apples
This gallery is all about using apples to create tasty treats. Lots of teas, pies, and pastries!
I particularly like the images with cinnamon sticks… there is something so comforting and homey about the smell of apples and cinnamon baking in the oven.
1. Apple Pie on a Wooden Background
A homemade apple pie sits on a wooden surface, still in it’s fluted baking tin. A blue napkin, apples, dried cranberries and a silver pie lifter are arranged around the pie.Download the Photo
2. Glass Mugs of Apple Tea
Two mason jars style mugs full of tea and apple slices sit on a dark background. Whole apples and cinnamon sticks are scattered around the mugs, and decorate the shot nicely.Download the Photo
3. Ingredients Ready to Bake Apple Pie
Ingredients are laid out on a wooden table – butter, flour and apples to make apple pie from scratch. There are also tools laying about.Download the Photo
4. Red Apples on a White Square Plate
Three bright red apples sit on a square, white plate. Cinnamon, both powdered and in sticks, is sprinkled around the scene. The background includes a cheerful red and white checkered cloth and light wood boards.Download the Photo
5. Preparing Apple & Banana Slices
A pair of hands is arranging slices of banana and apple on a wooden cutting board. There is also a white mug on the wooden board. In the background is a dark countertop with a black tiled backsplash. On the counter is a bowl of three green apples and a bunch of three bananas, along with an immersion blender.Download the Photo
6. Fresh Chopped Apples in a Jar
Chopped apples sit atop a glass jar full of yogurt. In the background are whole and halved apples, a colorful tea towel and a spoon.Download the Photo
7. Making Homemade Apple Strudel
A sheet of pastry is rolled out on a dark surface, covered with shreds of spiced apple. A box grater, peeled apple and a rolling pin are slightly out of focus in the background.Download the Photo
8. Making Apple Pie
A pair of hands is making an apple pie in a red baking tin. The left hand holds a silicone pastry brush, while the right hand sprinkles white powder over the top of the uncooked pie. The background is dark, with a carton of eggs and the grey apron of the person baking the pie.Download the Photo
9. Fresh Apples, Lemons, Cranberries & Spices
An assortment of fresh apples, lemons and cranberries lay on a warm brown colored surface. Around them are herbs and spices including star anise, cinnamon and rosemary. It must smell amazing!Download the Photo
10. Apple Pie With Thinly Sliced Apples
A pretty apple pie sits on a wooden background. The pie has no upper crust, exposing the delicate slices of apple arranged in the lower crust. Three apples and a towel lay in the top right corner of the shot.Download the Photo
11. Apple Basket with a Clay Jug
A clay jug with a handle sits on a wooden, outdoor workspace, with a basket of apples, a cutting board an a knife in front. Other kitchen utensils can be seen slightly out of focus in the background.Download the Photo
12. Green Apples and Cinnamon Tea
Two glass mugs of tea sit on cork coasters. Each cup has a slice of green apple and a cinnamon stick in it. Two apple slices and two cinnamon sticks are mid air, falling toward the cups.Download the Photo
13. Chopping Apples by a Kitchen Sink
A person chops apples on a green cutting board beside a kitchen sink with the tap running. The apple pieces are laying on a black tray beside the cutting board.Download the Photo
Photo Gallery Three: Baskets of Apples
For this gallery, I found lots of pictures of apples in baskets. Well, most are baskets… there’s also a few barrels, crates, and even a big soup pot!
Whatever the container, these apples are ready to be transported into the kitchen and enjoyed!
1. Basket of Apples on a White Background
A studio style shot of a basket of red apples. The basket sits on a seamless white background, with two red apples in front of it.Download the Photo
2. Barrels Full of Red Apples
Two wooden barrels sit in a lush apple orchard, full of red apples. Between them, a wood ladder is leaned against an apple tree.Download the Photo
3. Green Apples in Wire Basket
A rectangula wire basket sits, full of green apples, on top of a wooden background.Download the Photo
4. Red Apples in a Gold Basket
A gold wire basket sits in front of a delicately cut, carved wood decoration.Download the Photo
5. Basket of Green Apples
On the left side of the photo, a large basket of green apples is shown. Some of the apples have a blush of red, and some still have leaves attached.Download the Photo
6. Gala Apples in a Wire Basket
Many red and yellow Gala apples are contained in a wire basket. The basket sits on top of a red bandana, with three loose Gala apples around it.Download the Photo
7. Fresh Red Apples in a Basket
A basket full of fresh, just picked red apples. One of the apples still has leaves attached. The basket is sitting on a background of deep green grass.Download the Photo
8. Pot of Apples on a Red Ladder
A cream colored pot of red apples balances on top of a red ladder. A red and whited checked towel hangs over the ladder’s top rung. In the background are trees full of ripe red apples.Download the Photo
9. Apples in a Green Basket
Apples sit in a green basket with a wooden handle.Download the Photo
10. Red Apples in a Crate
A hand reaches into a wooden crate full of red apples.Download the Photo
11. Apples in a Wooden Bucket
A carved wooden bucket full of apples sits on a background of rustic wood boards. One apple sits in front of the bucket, partially peeled, with a knife beside it.Download the Photo
12. Apples in Black Baskets at a Farmers Market
A variety of red and green apples sit neatly in baskets at a farmers market. More fruit can be seen in baskets out of focus behind the apples.Download the Photo
13. Apple Basket on a Chair
A woven basket with a handle sits full of red apples on the seat of a chair. A cozy white blanket is draped over the back of the chair, making a pretty background for the apple basket.Download the Photo
14. Basket of Apples at a Picnic
A basket of apples sits propped against the side of a wooden crate. The crate has a folded blanket and two enamal camping mugs on top of it. Another blanket sits on the grass in the foreground, and in the background, trees are out of focus. Looks like a cozy fall picnic is about to begin!Download the Photo
15. Black Cat With Red Apples
A black cat approaches a gold, wire basket full of deep red apples. The background is white, and there are a few gold oak leaves on top of the apples.Download the Photo
Photo Gallery Four: Free Apple Photos Including People
These free apple photos include a diverse collection of people enjoying apples.
1. Happy Man in Apple Orchard
An older man with a white beard stands in an apple orchard. He has a smile on his face. He is dressed like a farmer – denim overalls, a plaid button up shirt and a wide brimmed hat – and is holding a pitchfork. In the background we can see ripe apples hanging on the trees, and beyond that are green hills.Download the Photo
2. Hand Reaching for an Apple
A hand in a green sweater is holding a red apple. It looks as though the apple was taken from the market bag full of apples. A few deep green leaves decorate the dark backdrop.Download the Photo
3. Little Boy Holding a Shiny Red Apple
A little boy of four or five years, holds a shiny red apple up to the camera. The boy looks happy. He is dressed in a grey newsboy cap, white dress shirt, red suspenders and a rainbow colored bow tie. Behind him are out of focus rocks and trees.Download the Photo
4. Woman with a Green Apple
A woman in an olive green t-shirt leans on a counter, toward the camera. She is holding a green apple in her right hand, and has more fruit on the counter in front of her.Download the Photo
5. Woman Reaching to Pick Apples
A woman in a blue blouse and straw hat reaches high with her right hand to pick apples from an apple tree. She has a basket full of apples hung by its handle over her left arm.Download the Photo
6. Woman Holding Tray of Apples
A woman in a white blouse and light grey apron is holding a weathered wood tray. The tray holds apples, cinnamon sticks and a stainless steel knife. The woman, whose face we cannot see, has a dark green cloth draped over her right arm.Download the Photo
7. Hands Holding a Red Apple
A set of hands gently hold a red apple in the centre of the shot. The background is made of weathered grey, wooden boards.Download the Photo
8. Woman Choosing Apples
A woman wearing a denim jacket and a grey scarf is choosing green apples from a large box. As she fills a market bag with fresh fruit, a man in the background looks on, smiling.Download the Photo
9. Woman Looking At A Red Apple
A woman stands in a white kitchen, wearing a white apron. She is holding a red apple and looking down at it. On the counter in front of her is a crochet market bag, with some parsley springs.Download the Photo
10. Little Girl Picking Apples
A little girl reaches high into an apple tree to pick an apple. The blue sky is bright behind her.Download the Photo
11. Hands Holding Red Apples
A pair of female hands hold several red apples out for the photo. The warm, grey sweater the woman is wearing can be seen behind the hands with the apples.Download the Photo
12. Sliced Apple Cake and Teapot
A top view of an apple cake with a slice being lifted out of it. There is a red teapot, some apples and fresh cranberries on the table around the cake.Download the Photo
13. Man Holding Large Bowl of Apples
An up close shot shows a mans hands holding a large, cream colored bowl filled with fresh red apples. The background is lush with green leaves and grass.Download the Photo
Photo Gallery Five: Apples Trees & Orchards
The final gallery of free apple photos is of trees and orchards.
I know that apple blossoms are not really a fall thing – the pretty, fragrant blooms come out in the spring. But be little white flowers are so lovely, I just couldn’t leave them out.
The other photos show fresh apples growing on trees and being harvested. Looking at these ones kind of makes me want to go apple picking!
1. Red Apples Growing On A Tree
Many red apples are hanging from the branches of an apple tree. Lots of green leaves grow around the apples.Download the Photo
2. Barrels in an Apple Orchard
Two barrels of bright red apples sit in the middle of an apple orchard. Lots of red apples dot the green trees. Between the barrels, a tall wooden ladder is leaned against one of the apple trees.Download the Photo
3. White Apple Blossom with Pinkish Buds
A white apple blossom blooms on a branch. Pinkish buds and light green leaves can be seen around the bloom.Download the Photo
4. Book & Apple on a Picnic Basket
In front of a deep, dark background of apple tree branches laden with ripe red apples, sits a woven wood picnic basket. On top of the baskets lid sits an open book and a single red apple.Download the Photo
5. Red Apples on a Tree Branch
An apple tree branch runs vertically from the top of the photo to the bottom. Six red apples are growing on the branch A blue sky and more apple trees can be seen behind the branch being photographed.Download the Photo
6. Apple Blossoms on a Blue Sky
Delicate white apple blossoms cover a bare branch. They are highlighted on a soft blue sky in the background.Download the Photo
7. Close Up Apple on a Branch
A deep red apple is shown still growing on it’s place along on a branch. The branch is covered in lush green leaves. The apple and leaves are both wet with water droplets.Download the Photo
8. Apple Tree Covered in Red Apples
An apple tree stands in an orchard, covered in red apples. The apples are ripe and heavy on the branches – ready to be picked!Download the Photo
9. Apple Orchard with Blossoms
An apple orchard is in full bloom. The large apple trees are covered in soft, white apple blossoms.Download the Photo
10. Tractor Pulling Apple Harvest
A red tractor pulls wooden crates of red apples through a row between trees in an apple orchard. At least 15 crates can be seen.Download the Photo
11. Pink Apple Blossoms on Tree
Pretty, light pink apple blossoms adorn a leafy green apple tree. The blossom buds are a deeper, more vibrant shade of pink.Download the Photo
12. Large Crates of Apples in an Apple Orchard
More than a dozen large wooden crates full of red apples sit on the grass in an apple orchard. Apple trees can be seen behind the wooden crates.Download the Photo
13. White Apple Blossom on a Branch
A delicate white apple blossom blooms on a branch.Download the Photo