A Comprehensive List of Free Photo Sites (and Free Image Sites)
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Here is the rest of the best and most comprehensive list of free graphics websites for tracking down great free photos, free images, free graphics, and free videos that you can use in creating your book covers, graphic quotes, social media posts, videos, slideshows, app designs, blog post images, and website graphics.

My favorite free images sites include Unsplash, Snap Wire Snaps, Unprofound, Morguefile, MMT Stock, Life of Vids (for videos), Pixabay, Cupcake, All Silhouettes, and Open Clip Art.

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Pablo: http://pablo.buffer.com — A free online graphics program that allows you to combine royalty-free graphics with words to create social media graphics. They have three basic templates: for Pinterest, for Facebook and Twitter, and for Instagram.

PD Photo: http://www.pdphoto.org — If you want to use these images: Go ahead. I’ve placed most of them in the public domain. However, while most of them are public domain, a few aren’t. Be sure to read the license under each of the enlarged pictures. Notice: You should assume no model release was obtained. And pictures featuring products or property should be used with care.

PD Pics: http://www.pdpics.comPDPics.com is a repository of free public domain pictures. All images have been clicked by our in-house photographers.

Pexels: http://www.pexels.comAll photos on Pexels are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means the pictures are completely free to be used for any legal purpose.

PhotoPin: http://www.photopin.com — Motto: Free Photos for bloggers and creatives! Search millions of Creative Commons photos and add them to your blog posts easily.

Photo Public Domain: http://www.photopublicdomain.com — Currently 871 images. All images on Photopublicdomain.com are for free. You can even use the images for commercial purposes. We publish loads of new images every day.

Photos Public Domain: http://www.photos-public-domain.com — Topics: nature, animals, holidays, seasons, places, objects, food, textures, and more. All of the photos, pictures, clipart and images on this site have been released into the public domain (Creative Commons CC0 designation for international use). This means that you are free to download them and use the photos for any use including commercial purposes, however, you may not claim the copyright as your own. Be aware, that no model releases were obtained from any people in the photographs, and you should also use great care when using photographs that contain identifyable brand names or logos for commercial purposes.

Picdrome: http://www.picdrome.comPicdrome.com is a growing Public Domain digital photography collection, free of copyright and licensed under Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Public Domain Dedication. All images are free to download for personal, educational and commercial use, without restriction. Whether you are a designer, photo editor, student or blogger, we are offering completely free photographs.

PicJumbo: http://picjumbo.com — Categories: Abstract, animals, architecture, fashion, food and drink, holidays, love, nature, people, roads, snow and winter, sunlight, technology, things, and transportation.

Viktor Hanacek is 22-year-old photographer, online entrepreneur and life enjoyer living in the Czech Republic. In 2013 he created this stock photo site with free pictures that are today used by millions of bloggers, designers and marketers all around the world.

Photo redistribution is not allowed in picjumbo Terms & FAQ. As you know, you can use picjumbo images in a lot of way: app designs, app UI kits, web UI kits, web designs, web templates, web themes and you can include used images in your web theme package. Also you can use them for your book cover, print it as picture to your living room or company office, or use it to design postcards or Christmas letters.

Pickup Image: http://www.pickupimage.com — Pickupimage is the largest collections of free photographs. Free download high quality premium free stock images, public domain photos. You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.

Picography: http://www.picography.co — Motto: Free hi-resolution photos. Use them however you like.

Pixabay: http://www.pixabay.com — Over 670,000 free stock photos, vectors, art illustrations, and videos. All images and videos on Pixabay are released free of copyrights under Creative Commons CC0. You may download, modify, distribute, and use them royalty free for anything you like, even in commercial applications. Attribution is not required.

Plants of Hawaiihttp://www.starrenvironmental.com/images — These are photos of Hawaiian plants taken by Forest and Kim Starr. You may share and adapt their images for personal or commercial use as long as you credit them.

Pond5 Free: http://www.pond5.com/free — Motto: Download thousands of historic media files for your creative projects. Completely free & made available by Pond5. Includes over 9,700 video files, 2,750 audios, and 63,800 images.

A Prettier Web: http://aprettierweb.com/category/freebies — Motto: WordPress How-to for Women Entrepreneurs. Features a few feminine images for free. Plus WordPress plugins report.

Public Domain Archive: http://www.publicdomainarchive.comNew 100% Free Stock Photos. Every. Single. Week. Everything you need for your creative projects, all public domain images!

Public Domain Photos: http://www.public-domain-photos.com — 5,000 free photos and 8,000 free clipart images. All photos on this web site are public domain. You may use these images for any purpose, including commercial. But if some photo contains logos and products you need to be careful. Using someone else’s trademark commercially can get you sued.

Public Domain Pictures: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net — 156,687 free photos. If you intend to use an image you find here for commercial use, please be aware that some photos do require a model or property release. Pictures featuring products should be used with care.

Be a Superhero via RawPixel

Raw Pixel: http://www.rawpixel.comBe inspired. Be raw. We’re all about beautiful design and inspirational images. Free, model released images, ready for commercial use. Beautiful images and lots of variety.

You can use any of the free images that you download from RawPixel for personal and commercial purposes. However, the image copyright is still the property of Rawpixel, so you cannot resell, redistribute or claim the image as your own. Rawpixel must protect our models and our brand, so the images can’t be used in any way that is unlawful or would imply the endorsement of either Rawpixel or our models. Details: https://www.rawpixel.com/free-image-license.

Relay: http://www.relaythat.com — Motto: Graphics That Design Themselves. This is a great online tool for using templates to create graphic quotes with your images or public domain images. Alas, their publish function takes forever.

Retro Picts: http://www.retropicts.com — Royalty free and free of any charge. RetroPicts is a free historical image library. A free resource for designers, bloggers, developers…all kinds of creative. Quality high resolution image stock that is free to use for personal or commercial work. All content is scanned from original photographs, vintage postcards and printed ephemera. Much of the content on this site is produced from items over a hundred years old.

RGB Stockhttp://www.rgbstock.com — Over 100,000 beautiful stock images. You may use the Image: In digital format on websites, blogs, multimedia presentations, broadcast film or video and on your cell phone or personal computer as screen background or desktop wallpaper. And in printed materials such as magazines, newspapers, books, brochures, flyers, text books, wherein the image or images used are for the purpose of illustration and not the primary content for sale. Note: By downloading a recognizable image of a person or child from RGBstock.com, you acknowledge your personal responsibility to request and receive a signed, written model release prior to using the image publicly.

Silhouette Art: http://www.silhouette-art.com — This site features several hundred silhouettes from old books. Categories include animals (lots of horses), buildings, fantasy, food and drink, nature, objects, and people. Here you will find lots of lovely free silhouette pictures to use in almost any way you wish. In addition, if you need a higher resolution image, we provide larger image files at affordable prices.

Skitter Photo: http://www.skitterphoto.com — All images on this website are completely free to use for any purpose. When pictures are published on skitterphoto, they are released into the public domain using creative commons CC0. A credit is appreciated, but not necessary. If you are looking for a stock photo to use on you blog, website or ad; browse our categories or search a photo.

Incredible mountain lake photo

Snap Wire Snaps: http://snapwiresnaps.tumblr.com — Get 7 free beautiful photos every 7 days. Then you can license and commission photos from 200,000 of the world’s most talented photographers (order custom photos here: http://www.snapwi.re). Photo above courtesy of https://www.snapwi.re/user/lupugabriela.

Splitshire: http://www.splitshire.com — Instant download high quality free stock photos without copyright, do whatever you want. Daily updates! For only $20 per year, you can get every single photo they upload automatically sent directly to your Dropbox folder.

Startup Stock Photos: http://www.startupstockphotos.com — Free photos for startups, bloggers, publishers, websites, designers, developers, creators, and everyone else. Startup Stock Photos was started as an outlet for photos we were already taking on a regular basis. It’s grown to be much more than that. People and organization all over the world have used these photos to make some really awesome things. We’re happy to have helped.

Stock Free Images: http://www.stockfreeimages.comThe largest web collection of FREE images, with 1,550,213 images, royalty-free stock photos and illustrations. If you’re a designer, advertiser, webmaster or blogger, check us out! You can license our images free of charge or use our premium plans for enhanced access.

StockVaulthttp://www.stockvault.net — Motto: We love to share photos. Hundreds of free photos, textures and illustrations added every week! Categories: animals, constructions, graphics, industrial, nature, objects, people, seasonal, textures, and transportation. For non-commercial use only. You cannot use these images for any printed reproductions you intent to sell.

StokPic: http://www.stokpic.com — Free Stock Photos For Commercial Use. Basically You can do anything apart from redistribute.

SuperFamous: http://images.superfamous.com — Wonderful professional photos by Folkert Gorter.The Superfamous Images are available under the conditions of a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. This means that you can use the work for your own purposes as long as credit is provided.

Travel Coffee Book: http://www.travelcoffeebook.com — Sharing beautiful travel moments. All photos are listed under cc0. That means you can do whatever you want with them.

Turbo Photo: http://www.turbophoto.com/Free-Stock-Images — Topics: activities, animals, cities, flowers, food, landscapes, objects, people, plants, and transportation. 2,000 free stock images, plus a partnership with Shutterstock for paid stock images.

TypeSlab

TypeSlab: http://www.typeslab.com — Allows you to make graphic type quotes like the one above.

UnProfoundhttp://www.unprofound.com — Free cool photographs sortable by color. This collection of photos is for anyone to use in just about any way they’d like. You may NOT, however, redistribute these photos individually or en masse, as photos, to any other websites or offline buyers. The photos themselves are still the intellectual property of their respective owners and you are merely receiving permission to use them in your designs, your art, your personal and professional projects, as your desktop backgrounds.

Unsplash: http://www.unsplash.com — Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos. One of my favorite free photo sites. Great photos.

Get inspiring Unsplash photos in your Google Chrome tabs:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/unsplash-instant/pejkokffkapolfffcgbmdmhdelanoaih.

U.S. History Images: http://www.ushistoryimages.com — Features about 5,000 photos and drawings from the American Civil War. Terms: You may use the images (except those labeled SIRIS) as part of traditional and digital media to reproduce, display and sell your products by any means. So if you want to make t-shirts, notecards, collage art, logos, brochures, use the images as design elements in blogs, websites, and books that is okay. Use the images for educational purposes – reports, projects, powerpoint presentations, etc. In fact, that’s why they’re here! You may not redistribute them in a collection.

Vector Characters: http://www.vectorcharacters.netWe create Free Vector Characters, Vector Mascots and Vector illustrations. Our site contains great assortment of Vector Boys, Vector Girls, Business Vector Characters, Vector Superheroes and many, many others. Categories include animals, business, chef, child, courier, doctor, dogs, fashion, geeks, graphics, holiday, monsters, ninja, robots, rockstar, soldiers, sports, superhero, vehicls, wizards, and people.

Terms: All files downloaded from vectorcharacters.net are free for use in both personal and commercial projects. You can modify any resource to fit your taste, e.g. change colors, shapes, effects, etc. You can share our vector files on your websites/blogs, however, a backlink to our website is required.

Vector Valley: http://www.vectorvalley.com — Collects quality vectors available for free download. Alert: They don’t have a specific terms or license statement.

Vectorian: http://www.vectorian.net/free-vintage-vectors.html — Free Victorian vector images. Terms:You can use the Images for advertising, graphic design, marketing, books and book covers, promotional graphics, flyers, brochures, web design, catalogs, product packaging, film, video,illustration, editorial in magazines and newspapers, multimedia presentations, Ebooks, letterhead, business cards, promotional postcards, greeting cards and calendars, screensavers, online banner advertising, software, mobile or tablet applications, computer game, Gui design, logo, trademark and branding design.

Veezle: http://www.veezzle.com/stockphotos — A search engine for finding absolutely free stock photos. Type in any word or words, and locate graphics matching that. Warning: Not all of their images are actually free. They also allow you to search websites, news, and social media posts for specific words. A useful search engine.

Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org — A database of 32,197,452 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute. Almost all content hosted on Wikimedia Commons may be freely reused subject to certain restrictions (in many cases). You do not need to obtain a specific statement of permission from the licensor(s) of the content unless you wish to use the work under different terms than the license states. Their images often require content creator attribution.

Zorger: http://www.public-domain.zorger.comAn archive of various images, illustrations, photos, art, cartoons, pictures, clip art, artwork and scans from old books, These images are licensed under a Creative Commons Public Domain License. Free of copyright and available for any use. Features images from old science fiction magazines, pre-1922 cartoon drawings (including many by Edward Lear), and pre-1922 book illustrations.

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About John Kremer

John Kremer is author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, the Relationships Matter Marketing program, and many other books and reports on book marketing, Internet marketing, social media, and book publicity. -- .


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