Jul 122009
 

Finding free images can be very tedious tasks for bloggers, especially when you find an image from the free stock image sites and only discover that it is actually paid image. In order to ease the pain of bloggers in finding those free images, I had compiled a list of 30 free online stock images sites with their copyright/creative commons licenses which might be useful for you before using their free images. Since this post is quite lengthy, I had divided the post into three parts to ease your reading.

30 Free Photo Resources:

1. Stock.Xchng

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Huge gallery based on categories. Its containing almost 4 million photos online. Has been online for 8 years now.
Terms of Use: Read License

Stock. Xchng

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Stock.Xchng Categories

2. MorgueFile.Com

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Free photo gallery archive based on categories. Its containing around 200,902 photos online. These images can be used for commercial and private projects.
Terms of Use: Read License

MorgueFile.Com

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Categories of Morguefile

3. Sunipix.Com

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SUNIPIX gallery provides royalty free stock photographs based on categories. These images can be used for commercial and personal projects.
Terms of Use: Read License

4. IrishViews.Com

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Most of the photos in IrishViews.Com are Ireland landscapes, scenery, some international photos and etc You are free to use these photographs as Wallpaper or Desktop Background on your PC. However, if you are using it for business purpose, please contact the owner.
Terms of Use: Read License

Irish Views Photo Gallery

5. BurningWell.Org

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BurningWell.Org is a repository for public domain (free for any use) images. These images were donated by all photographers around the world. Therefore, you are free to download, copy and use the photos whenever you want and for any purpose.
Terms of Use: Read License

BurningWell.Org

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6. FreeRangeStock.Com

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FreeRangeStock.Com provides quality photos for commercial and non-commercial use for free. These images were contributed directly by Freerange Stock photographers and others talented photographers.
Terms of Use: Read License

FreeRangeStock.Com

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7. Flickr

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Estimated the number of photos uploaded in their database are over 3 billions. Most of the Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under Creative Commons license. You may search through the content under each type of license.
Terms of Use: Read License

Flickr.Com

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Flickr Search Results

8. PixelPerfectDigital.Com

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Free stock photos to download free high resolution photographs. There are around 7700 photos in the database.
Terms of Use: Read License

Pixel perfect Digital.Com

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Categories of PixelPerfectDigital.Com

9. ImageAfter.Com

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Online Free stock photos which provides lots of  free high resolution photographs/textures. You can use it either for personal or commercial purpose.
Terms of Use: Read License

ImageAfter.Com

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11. Unprofound.Com

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Online Free stock photos for your ideas, founded by Jim in 2001. Photos sorted by basic colors such as red, yellow, green blue, etcYou can use it either for personal or commercial purpose. No signup required to download images.
Terms of Use: Read License

UnProfound.Com

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  9 Responses to “30 Great Free Images Stock Sites (part 1)”

  1. Wow, I only knew of Flickr and a few others, but never so many. Thanks!

  2. Wow, I only knew of Flickr and a few others, but never so many. Thanks!

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  3. @Charles: Thanks for the comment. Later on I will publish the rest of 20 another great free images stock sites in part 2 and part 3. Enjoy.

  4. There are a lot of free image source out there! That’s great. I might have a great use of them in the future and insert them in my blog posts! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I wanted some cool graphics for my website. Where can i get free images for use in my website. Also where can i get free news feeds for use in my website?

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  6. @Benjamincip: You’re welcome, Ben. I will publish the part 2 of free images stock sites within this week. Stay tune! By the way, thanks for reminding me of the contest. I had resend the email to rebecca and cc to you. Hope this time she will receive the email. :)

    @Nacklaces: Thanks for dropping by here and I hope you will find some free images for use in your website from the list that I compiled. Do read the Term of use of each free images stock before using them.

  7. I am using own hosting space to keep all my pictures. So far still have lot of space. Only 1GB used up from unlimited. :P

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  8. Very useful when you need some images for your blog =)

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  9. @Jayce: Wah! You stored a lot of images too ~ 1GB. May I know most of the pictures were taken by yourself or from other free images stock sites?

    @blinkky: Great to know that these free images stock sites are useful to you. Enjoy!

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