As I have written several posts with lists … I decided to compile the ultimate resource page on it.
Right now, this page has tons of sources for free images. If you have more…. please share them in the comments.
The old ape has written about his love for the free pixabay plugin.
free-photos ‘free section’ updated quite often. Account (but a free one) required.
Royalty-free photo gallery. No login required. Organized geographically.
Free image archive of historical prints, maps and artifact photos – and ancient is no misnomer for some of the content.
An archive of photos taken on mobile devices – Great quality can be found, though.
This marketing platform giving away a package of 75 free photos.
Just give them
youran email address and you are good to go.
More than 350 000 stock photos. You have to go through a ‘sign-up process’ before downloading anything.
- Free Photos Bank
Free photos to download without login. Searchable archive
Photos by artists to be used in creative projects by those visiting the site. Short registration required.
- Public Domain Pictures
Public domain images uploaded by amateur photographers, high quality photos to download. No fuss sign-up is required.
Gratisography provides free stock photos by by Ryan Mcguire of Bells Design.
- New old stock
This site shares high resolution scans of old pictures. All of them are free to use.
If your site needs some vintage look, you can’t go wrong here.
Dutch interaction designer Folkert Gorter shares hi-res photos on superfamous.
All of the photography is available under the creative commons 3.0 attribution license.
In short – you can use it for whatever, but you have to attribute the original artist.
Most of the images are very calm, lots of textures, no people in sight.
- Little Visuals
Signing up for their newsletter will ensure that you get 7 hi-res images zipped up in your inbox every week. But you can also get the zip file for each week, or even individual images, directly from the Little Visuals website.Interesting stuff, worth looking into.
More contemporary is the selection on picjumbo.
Nice stock photography, totally free to use.
What’s not to like?
This has been handed around everywhere, but even the old simian can’t not share it.
The images on pixelio can be used after a cost – free registration. The image quality spans the whole range from amateur to pro photographer, but there are enough interesting shots in there to make it worth your while.
Again all ranges can be found here, but the overall quality is quite nice. The free photos are subtly bracketed by “premium photos”, though. Once you know where to look, there are loads of free photos available.
As far as the old ape can see, thse pictures are free even for commercial use in electronic media. So if you print them, you’d have to pay, but sites should be fine. Please check the FAQ for this.
A very small German site with free images of highly varying quality.
Wide variety of images (and quality), not so subtly accompanied by advertising. However, worth a look.
- The US Government
Uncle Sam giving away pictures.. who woulda thunk it?
- Getty images
- Creativ commons Search
- List of video game systems
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
- New York Public Libary
- Smart Photo Stock
- The Public Domain Review
- Pattern Library
- We Function
Designer Blog with free stuff – mostly 3D and illustrations
- Library of Congress commons
- Life of Pix
- SnapoGraphicStock photo pages with free content
Know more sources?
Share them in the comments.