Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 Posted by Jim Thacker

Download free hi-res HDR files from HDRMAPS


Originally posted on 28 May 2013. Find updated information about the free HDRIs here – aka artist Grzegorz Wronkowski – has made 24 hi-res HDRI files available for free.

The images range from industrial interiors to landscapes under quite a range of lighting conditions, and are licensed for use in commercial work. Each file is available at 5,000 x 2,500 resolution

You’ll have to get in quick if you want to download the files: Wronkowski says that he plans to put the collection up for sale for €5 – although even then, as he notes, they will be “cheap like a beer”.


Updated 16 April 2014: Grzegorz Wronkowski contacted us to let us know about a new free HDRI. It’s a complete 8K sIBL pack of a country road with three hi-res backplates, licensed for commercial use.

If you haven’t done so recently, it’s worth revisiting the Freebies section of the site, which has now grown to 67 separate files, and includes domestic interiors, skies, and a wide range of natural landscapes, under different lighting conditions and photographed at different times of day. It’s becoming an excellent resource.

Updated 10 December 2023: The Freebies section of the site now hosts over 150 free HDRIs at resolutions up to 10,000 x 5,000px. You can find a newer story here.

Download the free HDRI files from