Enhance Your Websites and Online Accounts
Photo Images and Graphics are necessary for creating websites, videos, presentations, online accounts, social media, ads, coupons, etc… It is important not to use photo images and graphics that you do not have the rights to use. I repeat do not use photo images and graphics that you do not have the rights to use.
Fortunately there are some very good FREE Public Domain Images available online. You may also need to purchase that perfect image needed for a specific job. The image and graphic resources below provide the best of what I have found and use. Enjoy!
Public Domain Photo Images & Graphics
FREE and Usually Copyright and Royalty Free
My Favorite Public Domain Photo Images and Graphics in order of priority:
www.pixabay.com My Favorite
http://www.morguefile.com/ My Second Best
http://www.beach-backgrounds.com/ GREAT Beach Backgrounds FREE
http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/Business_g158.html GREAT Free Images-Success & More
http://imgur.com/ This is a new site– October 28, 2013 –still checking it out.
http://www.sxc.hu/ Stock Xchange Free and Paid — Very Good 39,000 FREE
http://www.inmagine.com/ Excellent Images –free and paid
http://openphoto.net/ Very Good and growing
http://stockvault.net/ Very Good and Growing
http://www.adigitaldreamer.com/gallery/ Only 1000 but good and growing
http://pdphoto.org/ Free Public Domain Photo Database
http://blog.imbolt.com/ FREE GRaphics and more at IMBolt
http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Graphics.shtml Many GOV sites with free Public Domain photos
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-free-websites-public-domain-images-free-stock-photos/ Six sites of Public domain photos and images! With some info.
http://www.sxc.hu/ One of the six metioned above and one of the best–now owned by Getty Images
http://www.flickr.com/ Flickr is one of the best–must give credit and link back to photo.
http://giga-publicdomain.com/ 50,000 Free images
http://www.stockfreeimages.com/?gclid=CKGTpLXmobYCFcqd4AoddA4Aqg 700,000 plus images
http://gimp-savvy.com/PHOTO-ARCHIVE/ Great images and Info on Proper Image Use
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page 400,000 Royalty Free images and more
http://www.public-domain-photos.com/ 5000 quality images
Paid Sources for Photo Images and Graphics
http://photodune.net for High Quality Images for $1
http://www.dreamstime.com/ Lower cost than iStock or shutterstock
iStockphotos.com Good but some what pricey.
http://depositphotos.com/ Less cost that iStock Photos
http://www.shutterstock.com/ Very Good — But most expensive–Sometime this is needed for a photo of choice –they have 25 mil of them.
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Updated: September 22, 2013