Finda Photo – Image Resources
The links listed below feature a variety of sites that offer photos and images. Some are free to use, some require membership, while others may have costs involved. Be sure to read license requirements on sites you download images, and always keep a copy of any permission licenses available from the sites you use. Click here to view our disclaimer. Please Note: Adult image content may not be filtered on these sites.
This site is a huge time saver. Basically this site has taken and aggregated a lot of the sites I list below and pulled in their images so that you can sort through them all in one place. It’s easy to search, updates with new photos daily and has a very large library currently. Image restrictions: CC0
Picjumbo — A project of Viktor Hanacek, designer, who understands the importance of high quality images in a designer’s life. New photos are uploaded daily. Fantastic work, and completely free. There is a paid membership for $6/month if you want even more from Viktor. Image restrictions: CC0
Pixaba — To the extent possible under law, uploaders of Pixabay have waived their copyright and related or neighboring rights to these Images and Videos. You are free to adapt and use them for commercial purposes without attributing the original author or source. Although not required, a link back to Pixabay is appreciated. Image restrictions: CC0
The Graphics Fairy – Source for vintage illustrations, including beautiful old-school botanicals. Curated by Karen, who loves all things vintage and crafty, the selection is pretty, fun and often quirky. Fans of flowers shouldn’t miss her roundup of 50 free vintage flower images, and when the holidays roll around, you’ll be glad you bookmarked this roundup of 100 Christmas images.
The Library of Congress – The largest library in the world, the Library of Congress has a huge online database of rights-free images that are in the public domain and available to use for everything from home decor to craft projects. The site’s user interface is a little clunky, but if you know what you’re looking for, there are gems to be discovered.
Design*Sponge regularly partners with awesome designers to offer beautiful patterns free to download for personal use. A mix of several patterns could be incorporated into a gallery wall, or you can enlarge a design and print it to use as gift wrap. The pattern above comes from Brooklyn-based illustrator Frances Macleod and was inspired by a trip to Turkey.
StockUnlimited is a subscription-based website that provides subscribers with unlimited downloads of stock graphics, stock images, icons, buttons, backgrounds, textures and much more. We add thousands of new and fresh files every week to ensure we always meet your needs for the most up-to-date content.
You may have heard about the Stock Photo Secrets Shop’s 99club membership already. I created the 99club in order to give small- to medium-sized businesses an affordable image subscription with lots of value for my customers. The 99club gives you 200 XXL high-quality royalty free stock photos, vectors, and fonts for just $99!
Unsplash was created by Crew, which is a matchmaking website for web developers. They post 10 new photos every 10 days, there are no restrictions so you can use them however you want, and they are free of copyright. And if you’re a photographer, you can submit your own work to be featured as well. Image restrictions: CC0
Beautiful, free videos for your homepage (7 new videos every Monday). The person who associated a work with this deed has dedicated the work to the public domain by waiving all of his or her rights to the work worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law. You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.
Royalty free images – FREE WITH ATTRIBUTION
Dreamstime contains a massive collection of stock photos free from royalty, but they need to be attributed. In order to download photos, users must become members of the site and complete captcha verification. Members get access to some fantastic photographs. However, users must conduct a fair bit of searching in order to get the best.
Stock Free Images is the largest web collection of FREE images, with 1,558,214 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.
Death to Stock Photo — Their mission is to “make the internet more beautiful”. This is an email subscription that sends you free curated photo packs every month. They also do the occasional paid pack that is usually from a trip they are taking. Their photography is always top notch. Image restrictions: Limited (but more than fair)
The site itself is very minimal with a single column that delivers beautiful free images just like Unsplash. It also features an email subscription which will deliver 7 new images (as opposed to Unsplash’s 10) every seven days. So they’re basically doing the same exact thing as Unsplash, just more frequently. There are also no restrictions on the photography so you can use it however you want without copyright.
BURST – Download free photos to fuel your next project. Burst is a free stock photo site that is powered by Shopify. We have 1000’s of high quality and royalty-free images available and free to download. Under our licenses, you aren’t required to credit the photographer or Burst. Image restrictions: CC0
COMPFIGHT – allows you to search through Flickr’s Creative Commons listed photos. It will automatically generate the HTML code to insert photo credit. It can be a bit buggy sometimes though, so you may be better off going straight to Flickr.com and doing an advanced search for Creative Commons photos. Image restrictions: Depends
Creative Commons images — Creative Commons (CC) is an American non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share. The organization has released several copyright-licenses known as Creative Commons licenses free of charge to the public. These licenses allow creators to communicate which rights they reserve, and which rights they waive for the benefit of recipients or other creators.
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