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List of FREE Stock Photo Websites

Located in Web Design Discussion started by JYM, Jul 26, 2006.

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  1. JYM

    JYM Established Member

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    At one time or another, you will be looking for images to use on your website and a quick google images search just won't do the trick. Here is a list of websites that offer free stock photos, which are images you can use for free without running into copyright issues.

    FYI: There is a difference between FREE stock photos and ROYALTY-FREE stock photos. FREE stock photos are free, without charge, for you to use however you want. ROYALTY-FREE stock photos often require an initial payment, but can be used without further payment for commercial purposes (some may have a limit of how many times it can be used). The list of links below should be, for the majority, completely FREE stock photos. There should be absolutely no Rights-Managed ("licensed images") in the list below. Rights-Managed images require you to pay for every time you use it or reproduce it, so if you find one in the list below please let me know.

    Green titles represent the newest links (since the last update).
    Stock Photos


    StockVault (has free web templates too)
    http://www.stockvault.net

    Stock.xchng
    http://www.sxc.hu

    EveryStockPhoto
    http://www.everystockphoto.com

    Yotophoto
    http://yotophoto.com

    Jupiterimages
    http://www.jupiterimages.com

    FreePhotosBank
    http://www.freephotosbank.com

    Free Stock Photography
    http://www.adigitaldreamer.com/gallery

    Getty Images
    http://www.gettyimages.com

    ImageSource (free un-watermarked images after signup)
    http://www.imagesource.com

    Morgue File
    http://www.morguefile.com/archive

    Image*After
    http://www.imageafter.com

    OpenPhoto
    http://www.openphoto.net

    BigFoto
    http://www.bigfoto.com

    USDA
    http://www.usda.gov/oc/photo/opclibra.htm

    FontPlay Free Photos
    http://www.fontplay.com/freephotos

    Pixel Perfect Digital
    http://www.pixelperfectdigital.com/free_image_archive

    FreeMediaGOO
    http://www.freemediagoo.com

    About Pixel (German)
    http://www.aboutpixel.de

    Woophy
    http://www.woophy.com/map/index.php

    DesignPacks
    http://www.designpacks.com/Image_Catalog

    Fotalia
    http://www.fotolia.co.uk/free_photos

    PixelQuelle (German)
    http://www.pixelquelle.de

    LIGHTmatter
    http://www.lightmatter.net/gallery

    Gimp-Savvy
    http://www.gimp-savvy.com/PHOTO-ARCHIVE/index.html

    Killersites - Racing
    http://www.killersites.com/photoStock/collections/Racing/FrameSet.htm

    Killersites - Seasons
    http://www.killersites.com/photoStock/collections/seasons/FrameSet.htm

    Killersites - Wilderness
    http://www.killersites.com/photoStock/collections/wilderness/FrameSet.htm

    Killersites - Fine Dining
    http://www.killersites.com/photoStock/collections/FineDining/FrameSet.htm

    Killersites - Flowers
    http://www.killersites.com/photoStock/collections/flowers/FrameSet.htm

    CITB-ConstructionSkills Image Library (requires registration)
    http://www.citbphotos.co.uk

    Free Photos
    http://www.freedigitalphotos.net

    Flickr: Stock Repository
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/stock

    Public domain stock photos
    http://www.logodesignweb.com/stockphoto

    FreeFoto (for private, non-commercial use only)
    http://www.freefoto.com

    GeekPhilosopher Free Stock Photos
    http://geekphilosopher.com/MainPage/photos.htm

    Free Stock Photographs
    http://www.featurepics.com/PhotoCommunity/FreePhotos.aspx

    Icons


    Crystal Clear
    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Crystal_Clear


    mIcons
    http://bs-markup.de/micons

    Sweetie | Cute and clear icons
    http://sweetie.sublink.ca

    FamFamFam
    http://www.famfamfam.com/lab/icons

    2pt3 Twotone icons
    http://2pt3.com/news/twotone-icons-for-free

    Tango Icon Gallery (for vector icons)
    http://tango.freedesktop.org/Tango_Icon_Gallery

    NuoveXT (non-vector icons, up to 128x128 in size)
    http://nuovext.pwsp.net

    ASP.NET Icons
    http://www.aspneticons.com

    Yellow Icon
    http://yellowicon.com/index.php


    Clip art


    #1 Free Clip Art (clip art)
    http://www.1clipart.com

    All Free Original Clipart (clip art)
    http://www.free-graphics.com

    Classroom Clipart (clip art)
    http://classroomclipart.com

    Free Clipart (clip art)
    http://www.free-clipart.net


    Textures


    Texture King
    http://www.textureking.com

    I hope this helps you find whatever images you need. If there are any other websites which you recommend, please let me know and I will update this thread.
     
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  2. leviathon

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    Thank you for the great list! Before I had always relied on sxc.hu. Never knew there were so many other choices. Thanks again rep added :)
     
  3. sin

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    StockVault (has free web templates too)
    http://www.stockvault.net
    WAS VERY HELPFUL
    I'm making a new site called linkpirates.com :) similar to linkbee.com
    and I got over 1000 image results with the keyword pirate
    And I found the things that I needed and they were really cheap.
    I suggest anyone whos looking for a stock image check that site out, They have what you need.

    thanks for the list, JYM
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2006
  4. DomainBELL

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    thanks for sharing the links...

    I'll add REP for you soon as I post this...

    anyone that also has links for CLIPART sources - I need those big time bad...
    similar to the litte graphics people use on eBay auctions...

    post here and or PM me...

    here's my stock phote contribution link to your thread JYM...

    http://www.fotolia.com/

    ~DomainBeLL (Patricia)
     
  5. gazzip

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    Many thanks JYM :) I will find them very very handy, Rep and a few NP's on the way :)



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  6. Brian

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    Some good ones there :). Always hard to find (good) free stock photos
     
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    :lala:

    Thank you for sharing them, Jimmy. It's a very nice resource. :tu:

    http://www.gettyimages.com is also another nice free site. (No Affiliation)
     
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  9. JYM

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    Thanks for the new links guys. I will update it with tons more sites, and hopefully one day there will be one site that will bring all the internet's stock photos together.
     
  10. JYM

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    Updated with more links.
     
  11. DomainBELL

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    hi there...

    I noticed that you didn't add my share to the list - then it dawned on me why...

    They sell images... BUT - - - they also give away 10 FREE different images EACH day...

    Just thought some of you might find that useful...

    ~DomainBeLL (Patricia)
     
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    I like the site too...

    they generally do offer a selection for MORE than 10 - - - but the script will stop you after you've downloaded the 10th... they just show more then 10 to give a person a selection to choose from...

    You have to log in then go to the free area to get the site to allow the download...

    smile...

    ~DomainBeLL (Patricia)
     
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    Great list, thanks alot!
     
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    corbis.com check out them..

    ..:: peace ::..
    Jeba
     
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    Thanks for the links! That helps alot. I always relied on just a couple of those listed. I LOVE free stuff!
     
  17. JYM

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    Added fotolia.co.uk to the list.

    Corbis.com doesn't seem to offer FREE stock photos, just royalty-free photos. There is a difference... or perhaps you only need to login. Please verify and let me know if it does actually have free photos.
     
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    Great list! Thanks JYM! :)
     
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    Thanks also gave you a rep as well for an extensive list.
     
  21. JYM

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    I've updated this thread with a website which contains a set of vector icons. This website, the Tango Desktop Project, is open source and I believe you can use their graphics for anything (as they give you the vector format of the icon). It is not necessarily a stock photo, but these icons can be enlarged and look very nice.
     
  22. StudioWorks

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    Thank you for the links, good resources.

    Best of luck,

    SW
     
  23. JYM

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    Updated with some free clip art sites. Sometimes, a little clipart helps spice things up and keeps the tone less formal.
     
  24. DomainBELL

    DomainBELL DNOA Founding Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    actually... I would very much like to see a section of the list
    for clip graphics... cartoons... drawings... dings... fonts...etc...

    ~DomainBELL (Patricia)





    for sale:
     
  25. JYM

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    Okay I have updated with some more clip art links, and dedicated a section to clipart. Feel free to submit any good links to me, so I can put them up.
     

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