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morgueFile - Free Stock Photos
The owners of Morgue File have a philosophy of free exchange of photos and ideas, which very much sets the tone for the site. In keeping with this vibe, the site offers a community section where you can participate in bulletin board discussions or join as a member if you wish to contribute your own work. They also provide free online photography courses and sponsor a scavenger hunt and photo competition. Their stock photos can be used in commercial or personal projects without permission or credit from the photographer, and as mentioned, you can also submit photos to the site with their approval. You'll find a very broad range of subjects offered, and the site is neatly organized and user-friendly.
StockVault - Free Stock Photos
StockVault.net provides a directory of over 8,000 great free stock photos, available for download in the following categories: 3-D Renders, Animal Kingdom, Construction and Buildings, Nature, Objects, People, Seasonal, Textures and Backgrounds, Web Templates, and a variety of unsorted images. Photographers can sign up and share photos for free, and they can also make money with a Google AdSense revenue sharing program. When you sign up as a member (free) you'll get extra features like Lightboxes, along with the ability to email a photo. The site also hosts contests with cash prizes. Not to be missed!
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Unprofound - Free Stock Photos
A collaborative website, created and run by designers, that offers a wide range of user-submitted free stock photography. You don’t have to sign-up in order to download images, making this site very easy-to-use. Of particular interest is a feature that allows you to create a free online photo portfolio - when contributing photos to Unprofound, you automatically get a website showcasing all the photos contributed by you, as well as an optional personal photo, bio and links. You can use this self-contained portfolio website for professional or personal business use.
Pixel Perfect Digital - Free Stock Photos
Pixel Perfect Digital
Free Range Stock - Free Stock Photos
Heralded by this tagline “Not Royalty Free, Totally Free!” this stock photography site offers a wide range of high resolution free stock photos and textures, with all images at least 2400 x 1600. All you have to do is sign up for a free membership, log in, and download away. You can use a keyword searchable stock photography database, or alternatively, browse through their online image catalogs. As well, if you can’t find what you’re looking for, you have the option of e-mailing them to see if they have your desired image in one of their extensive, not-yet-online archives. If they have it, they’ll get it to you for free.
Free Range Stock
Image*After - Free Stock Photos
Image*After offers you the possibility to download and use free stock photos and high resolution pictures. The site’s layout is simple, with an easy-to-use FAQ available on the main page. At the moment, the volume of images is somewhat limited, but it is quickly growing. Sign up for their weekly newsletter to be notified of new additions to the site!
Free Stock Photos - Free Stock Photo Site
Free Stock Photos offers a collection of free stock photography for personal or commercial use in the following categories: Animals, Christian, Egypt, Israel, Near East, Rome, Scenery, Sky, Weather, Wildflowers, and Plants. However, they do require that you retain the site’s FreeStockPhotos.com domain on any image when used on the internet, in a web page, in printed publications, or in any product, advertising, or packaging.
Free Stock Photos
Photo Rack - Free Stock Photos
A vast collection of stock photos for free private and commercial use, Photo Rack organizes its images by category. Categories include Lifestyle, Nature, Food/Cooking, Animals, Industrial/Technology, Sports, Business, People, Cities, Backgrounds/Textures, and Miscellaneous. A cool feature of this site is the option to send most images to any e-mail address of your choice as a postcard!
Photo Rogue - Free Stock Photos
This site is truly innovative the philosophy behind it is simple. If you have difficulty finding just the right image for your design project, you can send the folks at Photo Rogue a request and they will actually have one of their volunteer photographers go out and take precisely the photo that you seek! This service is entirely free, although they do not offer a guarantee that your request will be filled, as surely certain images will be impossible to locate. However, if you’re seeking a particular photo, it’s certainly worth trying Photo Rogue! The results of your request, should it prove successful, will be posted on their gallery for all to see, but your personal information will remain private.
ImageBase - Free Stock Photos
Another great collection of free-to-use stock photos, for personal, commercial or non-profit purposes the caveat being that you cannot copyright the images, nor can you resell them unaltered. ImageBase is very easy to navigate, as you have the very neat option of searching their collection of stock photos either by full gallery, including an setting that lets you view available images as a slideshow, or by category.
Abstract Influence - Free Stock Photos
This is a very simple yet diverse community of photography and design enthusiasts! The site is designed very much as a participatory forum, with a simple registration process required if you want to post replies to discussion threads or even begin your own. Once you register, you can create your own blog and personal gallery, in which you can upload your own stock photos and designs as well as gain free access to download those provided by other users.
Cepolina Photos - Free Stock Photos
This collection includes nearly 4000 free stock photos for download. Each photo can be saved in five different formats and include mainly geographical, nature and animal-oriented subjects. Images can be easily searched by category, by thumbnails, or by keywords. You can create and promote your own web album on here, as well as share feedback with other contributors.
Woophy - Stock Photos (NOT FREE)
With an international flair, this site offers a great search capacity to find stock photos listed by city, country, and more. The site even opens with a map detailing the location, by city, of all members who have contributed photos! On an interesting note, they have a photo competition, with each month featuring a particular contest subject based on an ordinary part of daily life. You can take part by submitting your own photo or proposing somebody else's picture though the special contest forum.
Geek Philosopher - Free Stock Photos
Geek Philosopher is a great source for royalty-free stock photography, wallpapers, and desktop backgrounds. All that is required is that you post a link back to Geek Philosopher somewhere on your active page! Currently, the collection categories include free stock photos of children, people, sports, fruit, vegetables, medical, airplanes, flowers, outdoors, sky, sunsets, clouds, stars and planets, water, domestic animals, butterflies, insects, grazing animals, birds, horses, famous paintings, music, texture, tile, and paper. Their everyday objects collection includes images of aspirin, clocks, cheap plastic makeup, costume masks, cup of coffee, food, water bottle, hotwheels, jacks, potato chips, and sea shells.
Free Pixels - Free Stock Photos
With neatly designed and aesthetically pleasing layout, FreePixels.com offers free high resolution digital stock photos for use in both personal and commercial design projects. Browse through the categories of their photo collection and download high quality backgrounds, digital art and stock photos. Image categories include Abstract/Concept, Architecture, Nature, Objects and Food/Drink.
Free Images - Free Stock Photos
This easy-to-use site offers over 2500 original stock photos, free of charge. While registration isn’t necessary, you can sign up for their mailing list to be notified of website features and images updates, as well as to gain access to a special members-only area featuring additional image galleries.
This site boasts a large collection of free stock photos for private, non-commercial use. You can easily do a keyword search for images or simply persuse their well-organized directory of image categories.
Free Photos Bank - Free Stock Photos
Another great collection of free stock photos, with an easy-to-use user rating system that permits the free-flow of feedback. Images are organized into clearly defined and easily navigable categories.
Free Photos Bank
Open Photo - Free Stock Photos
Currently in process of updating their layout, but worth checking back, as it was mentioned by Mark Thompson of YotoPhoto as being a top free stock photo site!
Design Packs - Free Stock Photos
This site offers easy-to-download ZIP files containing Design Packs, each numbering 15 images that are grouped together by type. You can find brilliant images including sets of leaves, metal, bricks, lights, flowers and so on. Their site is simple to navigate and presents little in the way of stringent copyright or credit requirements, making it an excellent choice for amateur and professional web designers alike.
Free Media GOO - Free Stock Photos
Simple and streamlined, this collection of royalty-free stock images is fairly comprehensive, with some wonderful renderings of wildlife, beaches, aviation, and more. The site stresses that is created and run by developers for developers, with an emphasis on accessibility. To use their images, you require nothing more than a simple download no linking or crediting required.
Free Media GOO
Texture Warehouse - Free Stock Photos
A vast gallery of textures available for download here, with all images licensed under a Creative Commons license. Users are invited to upload and share their own images, as well as download those provided by others using the easy to navigate directory.
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