Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Free Stock Photo Resources

If you need stock photos for your website or any other reason, there are lot of websites which offer free stock photos. Below is a list of few such websites. Some of which are completely free to use whereas some needs giving credit to the creator or a link -back etc. Be sure to check out the T&C of the sites to know more.
is the largest collection of free photographs (made up of 113340 images with 148 sections organized into 3198 categories) on the Internet (link back and attribution required).

artfavor You can use any resources only for non-commercial projects.

Palouse photography: This is a repository of stock images focused primarily on the Palouse region of the Inland Northwest of America.

Geek philosopher : Free to use, but might require a linkback from a page.

bigfoto : You have free use of all pictures if you provide a link to the bigfoto website.

Barry's Free Photos offers over 2300 FREE Stock Photos

amgmedia : All these digital photos (taken with Nikon Coolpix) are 72dpi. You may use any of the royalty free photos shown at right as long as you give credit to the photographer.

Creating online : Premium High-Res Photos for Personal or Commercial Use

Gimp-Savvy The photo archive at has more than 27,000 free photos and images, consisting of over 2.5 Gbytes of data.

Free Photographs Network: The Free Photographs Network is an online resource for royalty-free stock photographs for non-commercial use.

morguefile : Free high resolution digital stock photography for either corporate or public use.

freeimages : More than 2500 original stock photos for free.

freephotos : Free to download, no link back and no credit required. Photographers: Publish your stock photos free and enter to win prizes!

amazingtextures : Hundreds of free textures to download, high-resolution textures, images, backgrounds, wallpapers and texture maps.

BurningWell is a repository for public domain (free for any use) images. You are free to download, copy and use the photos you find here for any purpose. These free images were donated by photographers from around the world, do you have any photographs you would like to donate?

freestockphotos : Free Photography for Personal or Commercial use. Read T&C for restrictions.

holylandphotos : Free photos of Holdy Lands

davidniblack : Free stock photos, images.

ImageAfter is a large online free photo collection. You can download and use any image or texture from our site and use it in your own work, either personal or commercial.

freemediagoo : Free stock photos.

photorogue : You can request a picture of anything you want, and volunteer photographers will go out and attempt to actually take the picture you want. It's entirely free, although we don't guarantee that your request will ever be filled.

stockvault : Over 9.000 royalty free, high resolution stock photos, templates and logos to use in your personal and educational design projects.

Vintage Pixels is a large database of free historical, high quality, free-for-use images which allows people to share their archived photos.

pdphoto : Free Public Domain Photo Database. ( few aren't Be sure to read the license under each of the enlarged pictures.)


Anonymous said... has a comprehensive listing of sites offering free stock photos, as well as other free resources for designers.