Free Web Graphics: Where to Get Them (Legally!)

Free Stock Photos

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Add Images, Photos, or Graphics to Your Lenses the Right Way

With all the clip art, free web graphics, and stock photography sites out there, it's easy to make your lenses and webpages look great without breaking copyright!

Some people think images posted on the web are up for grabs. They aren't, any more than beach towels on the beach. Other people think it's okay to take graphics if you're not making money with them. Nope! You still need permission.

Luckily, lots of generous people do let you use their pictures with no strings attached. Others just ask for credit and a link back in exchange.

Here's the places I go to get free graphics, stock photos, and images for my webpages.

My top go-to sites: Freeimages (Formerly Stock Xchng), clipart, Wikimedia Commons, Flickr Creative Commons, and Open Clipart.

Creative Commons: Millions of Images

Creative Commons is a great source for graphics, images, videos and even music, as long as you're willing to follow their terms of use.

There's varying levels of Creative Commons licenses, indicated by a small graphic and/or two-letter abbreviation beneath the picture on the webpage where it appears:

  • BY: Available with attribution (credit) and a link back to where you found it. All Creative Commons images have this license.
  • ND: "No Derivatives" meaning you can't change, manipulate, or composite the graphic. Use the picture as is!
  • NC: NonCommercial. Sorry, you can't make money on these photos. That means you can't use these photos on pages that make money (like Hubpages), and of course no printing them on t-shirts and mugs for sale on Zazzle or Cafepress.
  • SA: Share Alike. That means you should post your image with the same level of Creative Commons license.

Tip: If you search on Creative, you can limit your search to images licensed for commercial use and/or adaptation/remixing on their top banner.

Flickr Creative Commons and Wikimedia

Many but not all photographers on offer their photos as Creative Commons. Look for copyright or Creative Commons icons under "License" in the sidebar of each photo's page. To find Creative Commons photos on Flickr, go to their Advanced Search and scroll down, choosing "for commercial use" under Creative Commons.

Wikipedia images are usually Wikimedia Commons. See Reusing Content Outside Wikimedia for the full scoop, but basically (a) For images labeled Creative Commons, do as above; (b) For images labeled GNU (or some similar) license, give attribution, a link back, and mention and link to the text of the license; (c) for images labeled Public Domain, it's no strings attached; and (d) Wikipedia doesn't recommend you reuse images labeled "Fair Use," because they're not 100% sure the person who uploaded them knew the image's copyright.

Stock Photos Are Slick!

Traditionally, you had to pay a licensing fee to use stock photography.

Nowadays, many stock photo archives offer a wide selection of free or low-resolution images that are perfect for web graphics. (They may sell the higher-resolution versions, needed for print publications.)

On stock photo archives, you still need to double-check the license. Rarely, it will say non-commercial only. Sometimes the photographer asks that you leave a message to let them know where their photos are being used.

Free Clip Art and Web Graphics

It's hard to find good-qualitly, royalty-free clip art that doesn't have a watermark and isn't limited to noncommercial use. If you're willing to pay a (quite reasonable) subscription price, you may download and use millions of excellent graphics on or iClipart. They allow you to use their graphics on website or for commercial purposes.

However, many of us are stingy. We want free graphics. That takes a little more hunting.

Tip: Google Image Search for LEGAL Graphics

Have you found a website where most images are public domain?

Use Google Image Search to search images only on that site.

For example, go to Google, click the Image tab at top, and search: shakespeare chickadee jupiter camera dancer

You still have to check the Terms of Use to make sure, of course.

"The information on government web pages is in the public domain unless specifically annotated otherwise (copyright may be held elsewhere) and may therefore be used freely by the public." -- copyright notice on NOAA.

So, basically, if you find an image on a .gov site, unless there's a caption saying it's copyrighted or has usage restrictions, it is free to use! Please DO check.

When using .gov images, you must credit where you found them and acknowledge that they're public domain.

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Lou165 7 years ago from Australia

Another great lens with oodles of resources, I'll definitely be back :)

Fun_Ann 7 years ago

Great info! Exactly what I was looking for & I didn't even know it. Thanks so much!

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Teacher Adez7 7 years ago

High fives and a blessing for another great lens! :)

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freddi 7 years ago

Helpful lens. I'm favoriting!

Oosquid 7 years ago

Great lens, but Warning - - -- Public Domain Clip Art, appears to contain viruses.

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db49 7 years ago

You are a are. I mean it.

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KathrynDarden 7 years ago

I had been wondering where to get free art legally -- now I know!

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RobinForlongePa 7 years ago

Did I read too fast to notice mention of the millions of images on WikiMedia Commons (many public domain and most "free" in some sense)?

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mythphile 7 years ago from California Author

[in reply to Robin_Forlonge_Patterson] Aha! You did not. They often turn up in Creative Commons searches, but that's a good point to add, thanks!

thewishpearl 7 years ago

Amazing lens as usual. Thank you 5*'s

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bry lm 7 years ago

Wow what a wealth of knowledge you shared...Thank you!

Deeishere 7 years ago

I just want to say THANK YOU for doing a blog on clip art, graphics etc.. I always wondered where can you get some good pictures without having to worry about copyright. I found your site and I am so happy!

monumentalgb 7 years ago

Great source of information.

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JanieceTobey 7 years ago

Thank you so much for this wealth of information!! I've just finished finding some additional photos for one of my lenses from one of the sites you listed! 5 stars and favorited!

anonymous 7 years ago

Fantastic !

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PaulWinter 7 years ago

Thank you for a great resource lens!

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sorana lm 7 years ago

Fantastic source of info. Great lens. Thanks.

Blove 7 years ago

I really like your lenses. I love learning graphics and html. I just come across your lens tonight for the first time. Great info.

StevenDownward 7 years ago

Thanks for this lens. I am building a site right now and I needed so pic's for it.


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TopStyleTravel 7 years ago

Helpful information and links. Love your intro graphic & the iceberg picture. Five stars & a fave. Thanks

Full-Frame-DSLR 7 years ago

That's brilliant! Thanks for helping folks who want to work honestly. Gotcha bookmarked.

esenger 7 years ago

Excellent page...working in education, I'm always on the lookout for free resources

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MsSnow4 7 years ago

This is geat. I need more free graphics

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A RovingReporter 7 years ago

Great five-star information.

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RhondaAlbom 7 years ago from New Zealand

Great page. Exactly what I was looking for. Added it to my favourites.

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FunGifts4All 7 years ago

Excellent sources here. Very nice lens.

MeredithCrosby 7 years ago

Great info, just what I was looking for! Thanks, I had already found AllPoster, but the other links are SO helpful! Thanks again!

I gave you 5 stars. or more like you earned 5 stars! Bravo!

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RhondaAlbom 7 years ago from New Zealand

Hi again, i am back for more links. I added you to my lens roll on homeschool fun. wonderful lens. congratulations


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Davidfstillwagon 7 years ago

terrific lens, I'll definitely bookmark this!

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CatJGB 7 years ago

Just the lens I need, thank you! Have bookmarked it. 5*

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mikazir 7 years ago

Way cool lens. Just what I've been looking for. I've been searching for free graphics, but am having a hard time, until I've read this. Thanks a lot!

MarketingFundamentals 7 years ago

Very excellent lens. Great information! Thank you very much for such generous knowledge sharing,

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WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

Great Lens! 5*Fav Adding to my color tips lens. Thanks for sharing your graphics links. :)

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chefkeem 7 years ago from Austin, Texas

Thank you and SquidAngel-blessed like crazy! :-)

anonymous 7 years ago is great place for free images yust as you wrote. Thanks.

anonymous 7 years ago

Terrific, thanks

JayBeacham 7 years ago

Nice informative lens.

anonymous 7 years ago

Bloody marvellous.

Learnt more from this lens than I've learnt from endless efforts in other locations.

Many many blessings upon you

Many many thanks



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moneymaker1008 7 years ago

Thanks so much for all this excellent information! I tried looking for free clipart on Google and I couldn't really find anything useful. You must have put a lot of work into gathering all these resources!

anonymous 7 years ago

Dear sir,

We are a Chinese manufactory of bathroom and bathtub.

Our products have been exported to Amarica Russia and other countries.

We take liberty of writing to you with a view to establish business relations with you.

Min. order is 1 set and can be OEM service.

Some steam room only need 250 $ !

Looking forward to your reply.

Best wishes,


skype: amanda54321

Chuchu Sanitary Ware Factory

anonymous 7 years ago

Dear sir,

We are a Chinese manufactory of bathroom and bathtub.

Our products have been exported to Amarica Russia and other countries.

We take liberty of writing to you with a view to establish business relations with you.

Min. order is 1 set and can be OEM service.

Some steam room only need 250 $ !

Looking forward to your reply.

Best wishes,


skype: amanda54321

Chuchu Sanitary Ware Factory

rzukic 7 years ago

WOW!! This is by far the best info in images I have found. I am going to spend some time looking around here and of course this page is already in my favorites.

Thank You!

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SallyCin 7 years ago

Another seriously fantastic lens! You rock! :)

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Michey LM 7 years ago

This lens is not useful - it is incredible useful.

Thank a lot


HairForLife 7 years ago

Hi! I'm a new Squid and need all the help I can get. Fantastic information. I've already bookmarked the page. Thank you!

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hayleylou lm 7 years ago

great lens fav and five stars

anonymous 7 years ago

Great Resources. Thank you!

I find it necessary to mention that the security word is "pigahoy."

paul8368 7 years ago

Cool list of image sites, I bookmarked your page before I even finished reading as there is so much helpful advice here. I'll be passing it on to the kids as well since they often struggle to find a relevant image for their homework.

Thank you

anonymous 7 years ago


is a really great stock photo/illustration site you may want to add to your list of stock sites?

They have a free photo and free illustration to give away every month,and even if you buy the images, you can get a great professional photo for around £1 ($1.65)

That gives you unlimited use for all your web, stationery,etc projects as long as you don't re-sell the image.

anonymous 7 years ago

Hey, really cool lens, a lot of info I can use. Thanks

chandalliah 7 years ago

Oh my, squidoo never ceases to amaze me. Am a squidoo newbie and I just cannot get enough of what squidoo has to offer. This lens is one cause for my love of squidoo.

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CherylK 7 years ago from Minnesota

Once again you have created a great helpful squidoo-making lens! Thank you for this.

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SheGetsCreative 7 years ago from Seattle, WA

Thanks for all the great resources for images! I'm a big fan of SXC.HU. I seem to always head there first

misshelpurself 7 years ago

Great information! Thanks for posting this, now I know how to jazz up my lenses.

I-luv-Freebies 7 years ago

Great!! Very helpful!! 5* !!

anonymous 7 years ago

A very nice resource for images. I love this and will want to share it with some friends.

Going to tweet this to Paul right now. Getting lensrolled and featured on my images lensography along with some other lensmaster's helpful image lenses. I'm impressed and will have to check out some of the great sites you recommend.

Blessed by an angel,

Susie P.S. Now I've got some blessing to do! :)

anonymous 7 years ago

please consider adding my site to your list. I offer free images, as well as linkware websets at my site -

thank you!


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GonnaFly 7 years ago from Australia

Thanks for this valuable list of resources. Excellent work!

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cleanearth 7 years ago

Very good and informative lens. I had no idea there were so many available. Thank you for sharing

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TimothyArends 7 years ago from Chicago area

I personally love Dover! A lot of great old-fashioned clip art is largely overlooked these days.

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Glhall 7 years ago

Thanks for the ideas, they may help brighten up my dull lenses.

anonymous 7 years ago

Hey GG,

This is just the resource I've been looking for to answer a few questions I had! Thanks for the work you put into compiling all of that - it's super helpful! BTW, I found out about AllPosters the same way... weird huh? Squids really like it I guess.


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divacratus 2 7 years ago

Thanks for providing a large number of free image and clip art links. I was in search of more free image providing sites and I stumbled upon this lens. Once again, thanks a bunch!

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Pmona LM 7 years ago

Excellent lens. I found it very helpful.

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lakshyaa 7 years ago

Great resource! Thanks a lot for sharing this!

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bicycle envy 7 years ago

ahh this is just what I have been looking for! Thanks so much!

danielca0720 7 years ago

Thank you for posting this great resource of images. I can use it not only for my lenses, but my online articles as well.

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enslavedbyfaeries 7 years ago

Beautifully created lens and an excellent resource for finding images! I wanted to let you know that I'm finally catching up on approving comments after a long and lazy holiday break and just featured this lens on mine, How to Legally Add Copyrighted Pictures to Squidoo Lenses. Hope the new year is treating you well. :)

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larrybla lm 7 years ago

@enslavedbyfaeries: Thanks for all the graphic resources. I did not realize there were this many.

jooloo 7 years ago

Thanks so much for this. No knowing where to get royalty-free images was really holding me back. Five stars.

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CastleRoyLisa 7 years ago from Rhode Island

thank you so much this is a wonderful and very helpful lens 5*s amazing! so many and so helpful!!!

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wilddove6 7 years ago

Exactly what I was looking for!

I enjoy using my own photography, but I'd like to find some other "goodies" to add to my lenses.

Perfect information, and many thanks once again!

Wing high five!

DeborahLynne 7 years ago

Thank you, very nice selection of photo sites. I may be using a couple of images from the Photorack site you mention.

ilikemakingmoney 7 years ago

Nice Collection, have book marked. I also use this site which might be worth adding to your lens

Hoped that helps ;)

ohcaroline 6 years ago

Wow....just the information that I was missing for lens building. Thanks and a great job!

merari 6 years ago

Boyyyy--Definitely very helpful-Thanks A lot

poutine 6 years ago

Good info to know. I'm always looking for some free graphics.

thaismr 6 years ago

I cannot thank you enough, this lens is GREAT, GREAT GREAT. When I search for free images at google I get hundreds of link farms and no quality images, but the sites you listed here, oh, those are awesome.

anonymous 6 years ago

This is stupendous stuff! I count myself as one of the lucky ones who have stumbled upon this lens. Incredible stuff especially for beginners like me :)

anonymous 6 years ago

your site is on my favourits now, thanks very much!!

OnlinePianoMaster 6 years ago

Awesome lens, been looking everywhere for a free photo resource list. Thank you for putting this together.

QueSea 6 years ago

Thank you for this resource. It certainly will make my search for material a bit easier. No doubt it's one of my favorites!

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aesta1 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada galore. Shared with my friends. Thanks for this great info.

anonymous 6 years ago

Gosh I love the ice-burg poster. Its so powerful, chilling, and graceful at the same time.

grannysage 6 years ago

Quickly hitting the favorites button so I can find this again. Seems like I spend a lot of time just looking for images.

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Shades-of-truth 6 years ago from USA

This will certainly come in handy! As a writer who uses almost exclusively my own photos and creations - I needed this information. Sometimes, I need an image that I just don't have, or just cannot get - due to my locality. Thank you!

wealthandgratitudetoday 6 years ago

WOW. I don't know how I found you GreekGeek but I'm thrilled that I did. This is like the sixth lens of yours I just read and I cannot believe the quality content you offer.

I'm new to niching on squidoo and your help is absolutely invaluable.

Thank you so much.

I can't wait to fancy up my plain lenses now!!

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Sharon Weaver 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Love this and put it in my favorites.

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Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

GreekGeek, you are the 'Best' sharing your Squidoo tips and How-To's, and this one on Free Web Graphics is the greatest yet! I've saved it in my tool bar resource folder as I KNOW I will return often for suggestions and links to the sites mentioned. BTW, this lens was just mentioned as a resource in our Fresh Wonders forum, so I'll bet a 'bunch' of us will be by to check it out! Thanks so much for putting it together for us lensmasters!

anonymous 6 years ago

You could actually try , it does have a nice collection of free vintage images and vintage emphera

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mich1908 6 years ago

Great and useful lense! Too bad my country not on the list for Posters looked great. Thanks.

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norma-holt 6 years ago

Can't believe I did not find this great lens before. *-*Blessed*-* and featured on Sprinkled with Stardust and alao on Build Web Site Without HTML

listlaundering2-0 6 years ago

Wow! I've bookmarked this lens and made it a favorite. What a great resource! Thanks for sharing.

osotomayor 6 years ago

Excellent lens, thank you so much for the wealth of information.

dougie1983 6 years ago

Thank you so much. This has been very useful. I don't feel so defeated now.

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TimothyArends 6 years ago from Chicago area

Great lens. I have a huge clip art collection on DVD, but sometimes you just want something photographic. I will visit this often!

osotomayor 6 years ago

Thanks for all the information, I'm just starting out building lenses and this info comes in handy.

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cbjones 6 years ago

Great collection of resources. I'm always looking for either graphics to use in designs, or at the very least for inspiration.

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Tarra99 6 years ago

thumbs up by the way! :o) I need to spice up my lenses!

Obscure_Treasures 6 years ago

I found lots of useful information, great lens, Thanks!

merrily 6 years ago

Thanks for your help Appreciate it.

anonymous 6 years ago

A great reading and good sources for free images. I have a query though, the images from some of the free sites have a stamp or impression of their website which gives the name of their URL. Is it still necessary to link the image to URL?

Thanks a lot.

Gidge179 6 years ago

Thank you so much, i honestly don't think i could have ever found a list as big as this :L

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DecoratingEvents 6 years ago

Very informative! Should be a must-read for newbie squids like me!

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nukemdomis lm 6 years ago

Didn't know the Fish and Wildlife department had an image library. Interesting.

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EditPhotos 6 years ago from Earth

Very useful lens! Squidoo Angel Thumbs Up!

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mythphile 6 years ago from California Author

@EditPhotos: Thank you!

Yes, if most of my lenses were eaten by a giant virtual caterpillar, this is the one that would be (I think) most useful to people.

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mythphile 6 years ago from California Author

@anonymous: The bottom line is that you gotta see their "terms of use" or "terms of service" to learn in what way they allow images to be used.

Many "free" sites have a stamp or watermark on them because they want you to register, while many others have it there because it's not actually free; you have to pay a small fee for their use. When I do a Google search for clip art, the first results that turn up are almost always for these "pay" sites like shutterstock and clipartof.

But who knows, there may be some free sites out there which really do just have a URL or stamp on them, and they ask for nothing more! Permissions vary as much as the artwork, so all you can do is check each site. That's part of why I compiled this list, to give you an idea of what each site requires (though I haven't checked in a while to see wheter their "terms of use" have changed).

anonymous 6 years ago

This is one i have to bookmark immediately, thanks

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teamlane 6 years ago

Very cool stuff here GreekGeek! :)

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Lee Hansen 6 years ago from Vermont

Woo hoo, lots of great graphic resources - I'm honored that you've featured some of my graphics lenses here, too.

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mythphile 6 years ago from California Author

@Lee Hansen: You are the clip art queen! I really admire what you've done to take a niche and cover it well.

Which reminds me, I should update that module. I try to remember to point to whichever of your holiday lenses makes sense, but I forget. :)

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daoine lm 6 years ago

What a fabulous resource! Thank you.

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Tagsforkids 6 years ago

A great resource, You can never suffer from having too many options when it comes to clip-art! :)

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julieannbrady 6 years ago

This is such a fabulous guide and should be required reading ... thanks for all you do doo my dear!

anonymous 6 years ago

Thank you for these great resources of free web graphics.

ohcaroline 6 years ago

Another gangbuster lens and boatload of information. Thanks. It's a great resource.

termit_bronx 6 years ago

This is what i have been looking for. Thank you!

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AldricChang1 6 years ago

This is a very helpful guide. Don't get into trouble with the law! :)

Richrach 6 years ago

Thank you for these great free web graphics

DARdreams 6 years ago

Thank you so much for all the resources!

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mythphile 6 years ago from California Author

@AldricChang1: And more importantly, I think, respect artists' wishes.

anonymous 6 years ago

Cool lens, I'm saving it as a favorite!

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SydneyH LM 6 years ago

Wonderful resource. Thanks!

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Lisa-Marie-Mary 6 years ago

Thank you so much for making this lens - extremely helpful! Bookmarking now! :-D

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Diana888 6 years ago from Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Very helpful. Even though I am a photographer, I can't be everywhere to get all the images I might need for my blogs! Thanks so much.

poutine 6 years ago

I found this lens extremely useful as I had trouble understanding the whole thing before.

CR2000 6 years ago

Nice info thanks : )

environmentally-friendly 6 years ago

Fantastic stuff..thank you!

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annrhi 6 years ago

Great lens, the very thing we were looking for, been really struggling to find decent legal images and how to understand the legal stuff. Thanks for all the tips and to the others who've made their work available.

By the way, I STILL think the hamster dance is cool!

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LouisaDembul 6 years ago

wow! I need to digest all of this now, great work!

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Mrmakingusmile LM 6 years ago

this is great information. Graphics can be hard to find and expensive. Excellent lens.

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LilliputStation 6 years ago

Thanks. Very useful lens.

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RobininColorado 6 years ago

Thank you! Legal is good...

anonymous 6 years ago

This is an Extremely Useful Squidoo Lens, thanks for the Info.!!!

Nesli 6 years ago

This lens will be one of my "must read again" lenses. Like a handbook of graffics..Good job.

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PiccadillyPunkin 6 years ago

Thanks for the super info. Definitely a lens I'm bookmarking for continued future reference.

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capriliz lm 6 years ago

Thank you for this wonderful collection of graphics and photo resources.

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Brookelorren LM 6 years ago

Love free graphics. Wikimedia commons is great for celebrities and politicians. I use a lot too. Thanks for sharing!

svarun 6 years ago

Great lens. This one will be bookmarked and favourite-it.

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monarch13 6 years ago

thank you for sharing these wonderful resources! Thumbs up!

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ICanCook 6 years ago

Very useful information because graphics is our life here. Thank you.

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dwnovacek 6 years ago

Thank you so much for this lense. It has answered many of my questions about graphics usage. I'll surely be back and recommend you to others!

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asiliveandbreathe 6 years ago

So many useful and interesting links.

I love Heather's photos.

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reasonablerobby 6 years ago

What a really helpful resource- thank you

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mysticmama lm 6 years ago

What a wonderful resource! :)

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TonyPayne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

This is a great resource, nicely done.

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deyanis 6 years ago from Oz

Excellent resources, now I know where to find the pictures for my lenses. Thanks for compiling all the links too.

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TheSourcePublishing 6 years ago

Very informative, I think you covered all the best places to get FREE photos and images, Thanks.

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JJGJJG 6 years ago

thanks for all the sources and details of use, very helpful.

Samuel_Princeton 6 years ago

This lens is amazing for graphic artists like me. Thanks for giving me new resources to help better my abilities.

seemowens 6 years ago

YES, This site is amazing!!! BUT, to a newbie like me with only my first lens made, it is very overwhelming. HOW am I going to learn all of this stuff?!!! Only with Gods HELP!

Thank You!!!

God Bless!!!


AllyVuitton 6 years ago

Thanks - I've always been confused by what all this pic stuff meant, but now my head is sorted!

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shiwangipeshwani 6 years ago

You are amazingly talented my friend. would love to have a chat with you sometime..

alegri 6 years ago


Some other creative commons images links for your list:

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SweetMarie83 LM 6 years ago

Wow, what a super lens! So thorough and detailed. I needed help finding graphics sites, I knew of a few but was starting to have trouble finding some more obscure photos. Thanks for the help!

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Sami4u LM 6 years ago


This is just great information. Blessed :)

MobyD 6 years ago

This is a great resource, as are all of your tutorials. I've learned a lot from your lenses.

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darciefrench lm 6 years ago

Amazing resource- many thanks for all the work you do on Squidoo!

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dahlia369 6 years ago

More than helpful - thank you!! :)

anonymous 6 years ago

I am new in squidoo. this lens help me a lot and will be useful to build my next lens. thanks a lot.

anonymous 6 years ago

I am new in squidoo. this lens help me a lot and will be useful to build my next lens. thanks a lot.

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Violin-Student 6 years ago

Good info. Thanks. Good graphics sources are ALWAYS welcome!

remakingmemories 6 years ago

Full of great and useful information - thank you for sharing. 5 stars :)

anonymous 6 years ago

Thank you, great information here.

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auntjennie 6 years ago from Canada

Thanks for all the great resources

anonymous 6 years ago

I especially liked the Iceberg Graphic/Photo and its not just because I have a Titanic Squidoo Lens either, lol!!

This is a very Cool resource, Nice Work!!

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Infomum LM 6 years ago

Great site - bookmarked it plus a couple of the graphic sites you recommended. Awesome pic of the iceberg.

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wvclaylady 6 years ago from Davisville, WV

This info is going to be a big help! Thank you so much!

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dustytoes 6 years ago

Thanks for the very helpful links to clipart and stock photos!

kimmanleyort 6 years ago

Thank you as always for providing such useful information and explaining it so well. This topic on images for blogs and Squidoo lenses is one that is confusing to newbies and veterans alike.

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arowanafor lm 6 years ago

Thanks for the great information. I find these lenses very helpful.

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nebby 6 years ago from USA

This lens has been one that I come to visit over & over again. The information is priceless & it's one that all lensmasters should get to know.

ccierte 6 years ago

I'm new in Squidoo, i already have lens but still doesn't know how my lenses can make me earn? I like writing and so I join squidoo. Can you help me? Anyone? Thanks!!

FuzziesFriend 6 years ago

Wow! Another great Lens! Help me... I'm not getting anything else done... Like eat'n, sleep'n, even going to the... uh, never mind. This is another 'gotta' go visit' over an over again!

anonymous 6 years ago

Thanks for the great info!

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the777group lm 6 years ago

Excellent! Thumbs up and added to, section 1.3 You'll find a number of your other lenses there, too.

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ideadesigns 6 years ago from Central USA

Excellent, I'm learning so much from you! :)

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Steve Dizmon 6 years ago from Nashville, TN

Thanks for this lens. This is a wonderful resource for graphics. I bookmarked it and am sure it will be visited often. Thanks again.

anonymous 6 years ago

Great lens full of useful and helpful info and packed with links to all the resources for graphics I could ever need. Thanks

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CruiseReady 6 years ago from East Central Florida

This is jusst the information I have been needing. Thank you! Favorited so I can find my way back again easily!

Fred-17 6 years ago

Really Nice Lens, a lot of useful info. here, Thanks!

anonymous 6 years ago

Great resources. I have added this as a Featured Lens on my Squidoo Customization Lens!

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Lee Hansen 6 years ago from Vermont

Love to you - this lens is featured on Clip Art Angel Blessings.

InfantConstipation 5 years ago

Great lens with really a lot of useful information. Learned a couple of things and definitely a lens that I will revisit in the future. Thank you very much.

LookingforLishy 5 years ago

This was sooooo helpful! Since I can't seem to figure out how to use my own pics yet (they're always too large), it was great to find what I wanted in public domain! Thank you:O

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CoeGurl 5 years ago from USA

Your lens is an excellent source of free graphics - thanks! I've lensrolled it to my related lens, Squidoo Tip: How To Credit Your Images & Photos

Kaafscorner 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing such valuable information - I shall be returning to this page again and again!

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PoorPinoy 5 years ago

it took me an hour looking for an image for my first lense without any copyright issues. Now you showed us free library of images. Thanks!

miaponzo 5 years ago

Very useful! Thanks for all the tips!

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nichevalue 5 years ago

Great information! Sometimes the hardest part about putting a lens together is finding graphics and images. Definitely bookmarking this for the resources.

jacquelyndunn 5 years ago

Thanks for the great places to get free pictures and clip art and thanks for the tips on making a great lens.

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thesuccess2 5 years ago

Finding a good public domain image or clipart is one of the most time-consuming part of creating a lens or website. Great resource, Angel Blessing

anonymous 5 years ago

Thanks for the information. This was much needed.

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Stacy Fordham 5 years ago

Thanks for putting all this together. I'm always gonna need more pictures.

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sukkran trichy 5 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

great resources for images. thanks for the info. ~blessed by a squid angel~

anonymous 5 years ago

Wow, this list of sites for free web graphics is wonderful - thank you :-)

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Randoggle 5 years ago

Great lense. Great info. Thank you!

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Rainbowzz 5 years ago

SO helpful. Thanks so much!

dogtrainingadvicetips 5 years ago

Wow....did not know there were so many Free Resources for graphics ...wowwwww.:)

Great resource.........:)

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JillY88 5 years ago

Great lens. Always worried about using pictures from the net on my websites, now I have a little bit more confidence in adding them. Thanks for the info.

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ChristinaDodson 5 years ago

I'm brand new with Squidoo and can really use this information. Thanks for such a great lens - thumbs up to you! :)

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Richard-H 5 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

Fabulous resource for free graphics. Bookmarking and a pleasure to leave a blessing :)

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clouda9 lm 5 years ago

Excellent resource for finding photos and all kinds of graphics! New to me was the creative commons, cool!

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Paul Ward 5 years ago from Liverpool, England

Another mega-community resource - thank you for your efforts. Angel Blessed.

Cookin-dad 5 years ago

Very useful thank you

nearly got into trouble using a loose "beach towel"

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PaxLamprey 5 years ago

This is the second time I've "Liked" a lens by you. Thank you so much for the info!

anonymous 5 years ago

This is such a helpful resource. I used to use Allposters all the time, but now I also use Zazzle to illustrate my lenses.

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cdevries 5 years ago

Thank you, thank you! for this Lens. This is exactly what I've been looking for - rather than searching Google Images typing "so-and-so public domain" and then scouring the website hoping for an all clear or instructions.

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Philippians468 5 years ago

thank you for sharing these resources so freely with us all! this will benefit many! cheers

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MargoPArrowsmith 5 years ago

Thanks so much

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Bella Stella 5 years ago

Interesting information! Many thanks for sharing.

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MelissaInTheSky 5 years ago

What a fabulous resource! Thank you for putting this together!

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ltraider 5 years ago

Very useful advice. Thanks

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Lynnwho 5 years ago from Commack

Very informative and interesting. Thanks for sharing your many resources!

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ForestBear LM 5 years ago

What a great lens with lots of useful information. I will definitely come back to it. Just joined your fan club! Thank you for sharing

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Calliope LM 5 years ago

Awesome links! There is no excuse to use a copyrighted image with so many options.

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Mix Mafra 5 years ago from Corona CA

Great resource. thank you!

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chris365 5 years ago

fantastic lens - great sources for images - i like :)

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pkmcruk 5 years ago from Cheshire UK

Such an incredibly useful lens - especially given the ongoing discussions about image usage!

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mattseefood lm 5 years ago

This is very useful! I always though about copyright stuff when I get pictures. Thanks for the help :)

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cuteordeath 5 years ago

Super useful! Thanks! â¥

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itsmuzza2011 5 years ago

superb lens many thanks ill be jazzing up my rather boring looking lenses now, come see and give any tips please thanks

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AbhinavB LM 5 years ago

Being a newbie I was not aware, where to get legal images from.... Thanks a lot... It sure will help us...

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AbhinavB LM 5 years ago

Being a newbie I was not aware, where to get legal images from.... Thanks a lot... It sure will help us...

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thesuccess2 5 years ago

Marvelous list . ( seems to have vanished)

anonymous 5 years ago

GG, this is one of the most useful lenses ever. I'll refer to it a lot. Favorite, like, +5, thumbs up, seal of approval, lensroll, etc.

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TolovajWordsmith 5 years ago from Ljubljana

Great lens, goes right to my favourites. ctrl-D. Done!

anonymous 5 years ago

thanks for this!! i do have a question, are the images i have in my office 2010 professional legal to post? like the images from clip art that offer a download link? thanks in advance!!

sivavetukuri 5 years ago

Excellent Lens. Very much Useful Information.

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akumar46 lm 5 years ago

Great help for free web graphics.Thanks.

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KathyMcGraw2 5 years ago from California

Excellent tutorial and resources...if we use an image from a spot that doesn't require attribution, would you suggest putting where the image is from anyway just so there's no confusion over if the image is in fact free to use or have copyright restrictions?

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LakeMom 5 years ago

Awesome info! Thanks for putting all of this in one place!

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Redneck Lady Luck 5 years ago from Canada

Back once more for a visit. Thank you so much for all the resources that you provide. Best wishes.

anonymous 5 years ago

thanks..a ton for the post it was a long due..!!

hkkundariya 5 years ago

thanks for sharing first thanks once again for sharing the great post on squidoo....

i have seen your profile & its great info sharing.. great work.. & i m new in this lens so i will get great lens in very short time in squidoo.. & this will helpful to me..

just keep doing this..

have a great day ahead.

runninragged 5 years ago

Wow... This is an awesome collection! *Saving to favorites* Thank you!!

Kids-Birthday-Themes 5 years ago


I have always just used flikr, because they are easy to credit, but will defientely start using other sites images now that I know about this.

gogolf162 5 years ago

Great resource collection! Thanks.

seradis 5 years ago

Very helpful lens on graphics! I was trying to find some great photos, thanks!

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itsmuzza2011 5 years ago

great lens and very helpful

anonymous 5 years ago

Great collection on graphics! Thank you!

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robinrags 5 years ago

Nice lens - very useful - thanks

PhotoshopWarrior 5 years ago

I prefer free stock photos, your links are great

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Wendy Leanne 5 years ago from Texas

Fantastic lens! I really miss being able to "favorite" lenses. It took me forever today to find your Amazon module image lens. Oh well. At least I can still give you a thumb's up and a blessing.

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digitaltree 5 years ago

great Lens, i got a question, when you used an image from flickr do you have to put in the bottom of the image, from who it belongs? since i don't see a place to put a link in the introduction module back to where i got the image, only on the big picture module it shows a place to put a links.

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letsgoduke 5 years ago

Amazing lens! I think I bookmarked nearly every image site, can never have too many stock photos :)

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culwisdom 5 years ago

This i sreally helpful!

I apreciate all this information.

I love this!

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dawngibson lm 5 years ago

Thanks so much, this is awesome!

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dawngibson lm 5 years ago

The beach towel analogy is masterful!

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archandha 5 years ago

Thank you for showing us these great sources of graphics & pictures

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phoenix arizona f 5 years ago

I'm in the biz and even I didn't know about a lot of the resources you've named here. Thank you, this is a very extensive list and you did a great job!

anonymous 5 years ago

u make great lenses .. nice ..

NYThroughTheLens 5 years ago

Awesome collection here. Thank you so much for doing this. Bookmarking this page for future reference!

anonymous 5 years ago

This is a great resource for graphics. Thanks for compiling this list and making it into a lens. I am bookmarking it to reference any time I need another image to use.

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Blackspaniel1 5 years ago

Good resource.

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mjrinella 5 years ago

Thank you so much for this lens! I'm bookmarking it; this will help so much in the future.

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theonlineanswer 5 years ago

I learned a lot in this lens. Thanks a bunch.

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anonymous 5 years ago

I can't tell you how many times I've had the breaks slammed on a project I was working on because I needed a photo or graphic I didn't want to buy. Thanks for the Info!

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BlueDunDan 5 years ago

Great and very useful Lens, Thank you. I will be exploring these links for days!

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anaamhussain 5 years ago

Very informative lens. Thank u!

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melinc 5 years ago

So much information in one place! Thanks for compiling this list. I've been looking for sites with graphics to use on my blog. My search is over.

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Srena44 5 years ago

great lens

gatorsquid 5 years ago

nice lens!

anonymous 5 years ago

Thanks, great lens.

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BelleLumiere 5 years ago

This is so helpful - thanks for all the info!

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WorkitSmart 5 years ago

Great lens that I'll bookmark for future use.

It typically costs me about $2. per image which can get mighty expensive if you want several pictures in a lens... so the 'freebie' resources is greatly appreciated.


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Rankography 5 years ago

good info. Thanks for sharing.

cgrelease 5 years ago

Thanks for the info. Good stuff!

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HackMyHeart LM 5 years ago

Whoa, more resources than I can handle! Definitely favoriting this for future use. =)

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PedroMorales1 5 years ago

thanks for the resource.

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ZevRonso 5 years ago

thanks for the resources they will come in handy.

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thesuccess2 5 years ago

Yep, finding images that you are sure are PD is a real pain, this lens is a great help.

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bhavesh lm 5 years ago

Amazing resource. Just bookmarked. Thanks!

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Johanna Eisler 5 years ago

Awesome collection - I'm DEFINITELY bookmarking this! :) Maybe I missed it, but in case it's not here, has gorgeous pictures from generous photographers around the world. Usable for commercial use, no need to give credit - in fact, I don't think the photographer's names are even on the pictures! (Warning: don't download too many at a time or they will think you're a 'bot and will freeze your account until you communicate with them.)

Thank you again!!!

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whiteskyline lm 5 years ago

Another bookmark! :)

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whiteskyline lm 5 years ago

Another bookmark! :)

ScamsOfTheHeart 5 years ago

Wonderful lens with so much info. Definitely bookmarking this one!

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AmyTK9 5 years ago

Thank you for making this lens!!! I was wondering where people got their photos from and now I have a lot of great places to check out!

Lindrus 5 years ago

Thanks so much for this information! I bookmarked your lens because I know I'll be back...

One squidlike for you!

squidoolover76 5 years ago

A very benefit lens,helped me a lot

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KayLaDeez 5 years ago

This is "heaven in a lens" loaded with so much helpful information. Thank you!

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punkgrinder 5 years ago

Brilliant, thanks so much, very helpful.

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pd6914 5 years ago

I use free photos all the time. You mentioned several places and methods that I am so glad I learned about from your lens. Thanks for sharing.

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ananimoss2 5 years ago

Just the information I was looking for! Thanks.

apcreates 5 years ago

Great leans, with useful information about finding images.

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scoobygang 5 years ago

Great tips on finding graphics and photo images for lenses! Thanks for the info!

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Kittywf 5 years ago

Very helpful! Thanks!

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marigoldina 5 years ago

Really helpful! I'll be bookmarking this page for further reference!

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CrossCreations 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Excellent info, much needed and VERY well formatted, I'm often looking for free web graphics and really need to study this - KUDOS and... *blessed by a Squid angel* :-)

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goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

really very helpful.

anonymous 5 years ago

Its been awhile since I visited this awesome resource for images. I really must bookmark this again though, while redoing a lens this morning I deleted a ton of great lenses that were featured there, still one was included.

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spartakct 5 years ago

Nice informative lens, thanks for sharing!

anonymous 5 years ago

Try for a great free clipart site.

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ideadesigns 5 years ago from Central USA

I wanted to thank you GreekGeek for all the help you've (unknowingly) given me. This lens in particular has been really helpful. I began the end of 2010 to exchange all of my graphics and photos for images that were public domain and free to use commercially. Because of your encouraging lenses (and God) I was convicted to do this right! Now making sure to give links and credit where they're due, on some images I asked permission, it took time, but feels good to know it's right. My 100+ lenses took FOREVER to do, but was worth it, they aren't perfect, but I'm learning. I've been wanting to say this for a while, THANKS GreekGeek!!

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ZCademy 5 years ago from Northeast North America, Earth

Unfortunately, Barry's Clip Art is no more ... they've been absorbed into ClipArt . com, and are no longer free. I miss Barry's ...

anonymous 5 years ago

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ofdifferentsorts 5 years ago from Junction City, Kansas

Thanks for doing the research and compiling a variety of creative commons image sources here. This is important information to read for anyone who wants to legally use the works of others.

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MisterJeremy 5 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

Sending some gratitude your way at Thanskgiving. You are generous with your time and your tips. This is just one of many lenses that has helped me on squidoo, and my kids have learned from your "Why do things float?" lens. Keep up the good work!

anonymous 5 years ago

Thank you for all the great Squidoo tutorial lenses you have made. I know many people have found them extremely helpful, as I have. Blessed!

bluumilk 5 years ago

I also recommend as a huge free stock photo archive.

seosmm 5 years ago

Excellent resource. Very nice lens!

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LaraineRoses 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

Thank you so very much for writing this lens. I am able to use many photos of my husband's but once in a while I need something a bit different. This will help me immensely. It is very good of you to help others. Blessed this day.

ladykida 5 years ago

Excellent job, very informative. I didn't know about the .gov images being PubDom, that is very cool!

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treasuresabound 5 years ago

Great lens I really like it! Seeing that I am a newbie, I found it a bit difficult trying to use some free images on my lens. Now I know better that not all free images can be used These lists of where to get images are endless. Thanks for the info.

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favored 5 years ago from USA

I just had to come back and say thank you again for all the lens help you have provided. I still can't figure out the link stuff yet, but I guess I'll get there. I have listed you on my new lens for help (soon to be published). Merry Christmas.

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khemo53 5 years ago

Thanks for all the great information. I've been wondering how to use images that were not my own.

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LittleLindaPinda 5 years ago from Florida

I really appreciate all of your information and sources for clipart etc...

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InSearchOf LM 5 years ago

Excellent information. Thank you for sharing this!!

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girlfriendfactory 5 years ago

Thanks for all of the great resources GreekGeek! You've had a Flyby Winging! :) ~Ren

sheezie77 5 years ago

Amazing lens! thumbs up

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Lady Lorelei 5 years ago from Canada

Hmmm? I was sure that I liked this lens once before. Perhaps the new system allows us to like our favorites once again - how wonderful :)

myamya 5 years ago

Nice post! thumbs up!

nikyweber 5 years ago

Thank you for posting! awesome lens!

megabu717 5 years ago

Very handy lens. One day I will run out of my photos. I have bookmarked it. Thanks.

anonymous 5 years ago

This is such a nice resource of free web graphics. :)

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vkumar05 5 years ago

A very useful Lens full of great information. Thanks for sharing.

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ItayaLightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

So much info here! Thank you for putting it all together in one place! Fantastic article. :)

GeniePark 5 years ago

I was just looking for information this kind of graphics recently. Really glad I found this lens, since I want my work to be inside of copyright laws.

anonymous 5 years ago

Placed a post on the forum, and some how I got here. Thanks for this valuable information, it was well structured, this resource on free web graphics is exactly what I and many other newbies need. thank you ...:>)

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eilval 5 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

Very useful , thanks for sharing

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intermarks 5 years ago

Thank you. This is really useful for every lensmaster.

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hirephp lm 5 years ago

thanks for sharing such a nice tips

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hirephp lm 5 years ago

thanks for sharing such a nice tips

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BenJacklin LM 5 years ago

Brilliant tips, thanks for sharing

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Scriber1 LM 5 years ago

So very helpful and appreciate!! Thanks!

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Scriber1 LM 5 years ago

So very helpful and appreciate!! Thanks!

00saurabhjha11 4 years ago

Thanks for such an informative lens found it Quite useful .... Thanx!!!

I am new to Squidoo chek out my lens You will love it for sure

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RCGraphicsDesign 4 years ago

This is a very complete list. Thank you so much for the valuable information.

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Angelgirl1976 4 years ago

Fantastic and very helpful lens, thank you. It has answered some questions I had and I was a bit fuzzy on somw details but after reading this and looking at pictures etc I now get it lol thanks again :)

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Chris-H LM 4 years ago

Thank you so very much for putting this list together. It is an incredibly handy resource!

Blessed, liked and pinned.

I appreciate what you do within this community. You make a difference for so many others. It's downright noble.

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jdpslc 4 years ago

So much love for this lens!! Thanks :)

xmen88 4 years ago

Great stuff. Keep it up !

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genuineaid lm 4 years ago from USA

Amazing squidoo lens, love your page's content and resources :)

Nasmon77 4 years ago

Awesome and useful list! Thanks!

Do you know about It's a quite handy resource for public domain images, too. Maybe you could include it on your lense ...

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Michey LM 4 years ago

Come back to send Angel dust in your way,,,

Happy, funny, healthy Saint Patric Day


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curious0927 4 years ago

Had to stop by again and Learn, bookmark everything, and say Hi and Thanks again for such a great and important lens.

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curious0927 4 years ago

Had to stop by again and Learn, bookmark everything, and say Hi and Thanks again for such a great and important lens.

Ladyeaglefeather 4 years ago

Great lens, a very big help, tanks.

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terrypatmore 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing, great lens.

anonymous 4 years ago

Thanks and all are awesome pics

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wilfredpadilla 4 years ago

I have bookmarked this. This is very helpful.

anonymous 4 years ago

nice lens


anonymous 4 years ago

This is the best graphics site list that I've come across! Thanks and I also signed up as an affiliate on :)

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MuffinPuffART 4 years ago

Awesome list! I've saved a few of the websites to my favourites as I'm sure they will come in handy!

anonymous 4 years ago

This lens is very helpful. Thank you!

themoneymakingguide 4 years ago

Absolutely great, thanks for the info.

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Jadelynx-HP 4 years ago from Michigan

Awesome lens, very helpful ! Thank you very much.

tybbyr 4 years ago

Good one. Thank you

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BestRatedStuff 4 years ago

Very helpful, thanks

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gatornic15 4 years ago

It is always helpful to find places for more free, legal graphics. Thanks for the info!

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themeanviolets 4 years ago

Thank you for the info. It was easy viewing and helpful! Great lens!

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missroxa lm 4 years ago

We just can't get enough free graphics for our work! Great resources! Thanks.

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mumsgather 4 years ago

Thanks. I was looking for some arrows. :)

gradientcat 4 years ago

Very helpful information, thanks.

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rob-hemphill 4 years ago from Ireland

Very useful information, and well presented, thank you.

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rob-hemphill 4 years ago from Ireland

Very useful information, and well presented, thank you.

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JoyfulReviewer 4 years ago

That iceberg posture is truly awesome. Thanks for all your helpful information and for compiling this extensive resource. ~~Blessed~~

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Onlinemum3 4 years ago

Great information. I knew of a few of these resources. Thanks a lot.

Petar 4 years ago

Very useful information. This is one of the rare pages that I have actually bookmarked for future reference. It is always nice to know where to go to directly to find images.

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seanpro 4 years ago

Exactly what I was looking for, thanks!

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Nimsrules LM 4 years ago from India

Wonderful resources there. Thank you for sharing here..

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xriotdotbiz lm 4 years ago

Thanks for the heads up on the government web sites, what a treasure trove. Also, you turned me on to a number of free photo sites I did not know about before.

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cynthiannleighton 4 years ago

Thanks - I will be back:-) Good information. Great lens.

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avigarret 4 years ago

Another brilliant lens, well deserving of all your success, a very helpful resource now bookmarked.

anonymous 4 years ago

Your collection of graphics are great and the information is also very useful to make money from images on the government websites.

Photography Liverpool

Alex_Mathews 4 years ago

Great lens!! Thank you for all of the information!

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Jadelynx-HP 4 years ago from Michigan

I liked this lens so much, I included it in my lens "Top 10 Freebie Lenses on Squidoo" Congrats !

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PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

My son likes to do things with pictures and images. This one will be book marked so I can get him back here as easy as possible.

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cbjones 4 years ago

This lens is crazy useful. I may not have to look anywhere else for public domain resources. This'll save me a ton of time for sure. Fantastic job!

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ogrote 4 years ago

Great Advice!

AndyJsn 4 years ago

Truly awesome lens. Thanks for the amazing information and resource tools. I'll surely use this knowledge well when using images for blogs, lenses, or articles. Thanks!

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BLouw 4 years ago from France

Yet another wonderfully informative and useful lens. Many thanks.

PIYinvitations 4 years ago

Thanks for the handy info and all the great links! Appreciated :-)

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Phoenix2361 4 years ago

Great info. Thank you so much!

anonymous 4 years ago

Great resources. Thank you.

anonymous 4 years ago

Very helpful. I am still hunting for a clip art piece which I used in the mid 1990s on stationery. I recall you could go to Office Depot and other places, order cards and stationery, you would pick some line art drawing, they would note the number of it, and make your products. I want to find what book/catalog that was so I can find that clipart/icon or whatever it was called then.

jazziyarbrough 4 years ago

Love the way you break down your information into small bite size chunks with options! Thank you for the useful info, I need some free clip art!

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mrkensworld 4 years ago

Thanks I have linked back here also in my Squidoo lens creation series.

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UKGhostwriter 4 years ago

I can always rely on you for reliable information, I was running out of ideas for online graphic I have plenty. Thank you!

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kmyangel 4 years ago

Very useful information for newbies ! Thanks for sharing ! Kisses :*

anonymous 4 years ago

You can get graphics legally in this site This is a very useful resource.

anonymous 4 years ago

You can get graphics legally in this site This is a very useful resource.

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dave-sutton 4 years ago

If you are looking for a collection of copyright free 3D animated gifs my website which has hundreds of original animations, all made by myself, is the place to look.

To see the best of my work visit my free 3D animation lens.

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BarbaraCasey 4 years ago from St. Petersburg, Florida

Thank you! Bookmarked.

anonymous 4 years ago

Thanks so much! Bless you.

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pringle1troy 4 years ago

Thanks, was just struggling with this. I had sources, but they aren't clear on their copyright rules, etc.

anonymous 4 years ago

THANK YOU! I was stumbling over how to cite photos this morning and you solved my confusion! Thanks so much!

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sandi_x 4 years ago

Thanks! You help me to solve another problem

Thamisgith 4 years ago

Great resource. Thanks for that.

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lynnasafriend 4 years ago

Thank you, just what I was looking for!

sally-james-56232 4 years ago

Another great lens to bookmark, for future reference. Thank You.

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JDEEZY 4 years ago

another useful resource I see.

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msseiboi 4 years ago

Helpful..thanks for sharing

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Diva2Mom 4 years ago

Love the easy access "Tweet" buttons right by the Guestbook, how slick! I just tweeted a msg about your Children's Latin Translation books, cause I couldn't find where to leave comment, haha. My son will really like this lens...

anonymous 4 years ago

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StationNord 4 years ago

Thank you for the lens! I am so going to use it!

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KathyMcGraw2 4 years ago from California

Just put this in the New Squids Library as a is a great one, thanks!

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chft55 lm 4 years ago

Nice lens! I use Microsoft Word clipart sometimes, and I'm pretty sure that's legal, but I'm just making sure. It is, right?

timshyu63 4 years ago

thanks! I love it

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LaurisB LM 4 years ago

Thanks again! Your lenses represent a whole "how-to" course. Fabulous!

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BLemley 4 years ago from Raleigh, NC

Great! Thanks for all these great resources! B : )

anonymous 4 years ago

Your other lenses sounds great. But I am still struggling to earn money

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efcruzarts 4 years ago

great resources for digital artist

clerana 4 years ago

Very helpful, exactly what I was looking for. Thank you.

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bossypants 4 years ago from America's Dairyland

This is a wonderful resource: having all these sources in one place is incredibly helpful. I'll be referencing this lens again and again! Thank you!

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mouse1996 lm 4 years ago

Great information. I will have to check out all the suggested sites.

PhilominaTheSicilian 4 years ago

Thanks, great info. I learned a few things that I didn't know.

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iamraincrystal 4 years ago from Manila Philippines

Amazing lens! I'm glad I found you and your lenses! ^_^ Thank you so much!

HolisticGiftStores 4 years ago

Great lens, with valuable information! Thank you for sharing!

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AdeelAthar LM 4 years ago

Wow... I really like your word and the post.

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PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

Thanks for the info I will have this one book marked for further reference.

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shineall 4 years ago

Wow, so many ways to get graphics for my lenses, really helpful. Thank you for writing such a masterpiece.

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ggruden2 4 years ago

Nice Informativ lense!

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LaraineRoses 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

I've been writing lenses for quite a while now and I have never known where to find free graphics. I was looking for one today and I stumbled on your lens. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am so very grateful! This is a purple star lens, of course! I will be checking out your other lenses too. Angel blessings!

jackthebuilder 4 years ago

Tons of info on how to legally get images for a web presentation. Thanks for writing this great lens. :)

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sahilwaste 4 years ago

a very useful lens, thanks for sharing all the info. :)

qualityweb 4 years ago

Great and really helpful....

ababe-singh 4 years ago

great,great and great stuff I Like this lens so much and also tweet and stumble it this is the website i use for free web graphics pdposter

anonymous 4 years ago

Your visit and comment to my lens.

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CreativeExpress 4 years ago

This is a wonderful all of yours are with regard to photos and Squid lens making. I really appreciate access to this information. You are a fount of knowledge! Thanks for sharing!

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moralblogger lm 4 years ago

Wow! What a great lens and a great resource for photo's...

Thanks so much!

cricketlady 4 years ago

Awesome! Thanks great info for us Newbies!

NaturalLifeCoach 4 years ago

Great compilation of free graphics! Thanks heaps! Will be using some of these links for sure.

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Alessandro Zambon 4 years ago from Italy

Thanks GreekGeek, your lens opened my mind on image rights.

Before it was like a jungle for me, between rights, prices and possibilities.

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onyesvic 4 years ago

Great stuff!

anonymous 4 years ago

great info to add to lenses , thank you for that lens :)

AdityaAgarwal 4 years ago

nyc lens you shared

dominiqueamara 4 years ago

Very helpful! Thank you!

bskcom 4 years ago

As someone who works as a graphic designer, I've found your collection of resources invaluable to me. Thanks for all of the research you did!

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loveanime22 4 years ago

Very helpful thanks

AdOnce 4 years ago

Good leans! :)

emmyjas 4 years ago

Wow! That was a lot to take in! I'm new to Squidoo and I have found it a bit overwhelming, but with great insight like yours I'm feeling better. When you're a newbie it's hard shelling out $300 for photo credits or paying monthly fees.

anonymous 4 years ago

I appreciate the links to the image sites. My website has always lacked quality images due to pricing issues. Open source sites definitely will help.

Thank you

anonymous 4 years ago

If possible, I am new at this, a teacher trying to make a difference and have my word get out... could you check out my lens

I would truly appreciate a LIKE.....Thank you!

fadhlyashary 4 years ago

i need this information, and done .. i got it ..

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cgbroome 4 years ago

This is great! I know have a one-stop source!

anonymous 4 years ago

Please do another: this time confined to sources that are not only completely free but which require no attribution -- that's what we all really want.

RockingChairWisdom 4 years ago

A very thorough undertaking to identify all these sources.

Always appreciate those talented folks that have allowed their creations to be part of Creative Commons or the public domain.

dellgirl 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing this information on Where to Get Free Web Graphics. This is really helpful!

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sentivaweb 4 years ago

Thanks for this info!

anonymous 4 years ago

Good information, thanks, have squidliked, pinned and G+1

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TheFreeLife 4 years ago

You have some great lenses! Really Really like how you put them together!

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GregoryMoore 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

Great tips. I love to use my own images where possible, but also use the Flickr creative commons search from time to time.

anonymous 4 years ago

This is a great list for us bloggers! Thank you so much for doing the research.

anonymous 4 years ago

Fantastic reference and source...Thanks for the list!

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mrdata 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing with us valuable info!

anonymous 4 years ago

Thank you for this list.

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texan203 lm 4 years ago

Fantastic list of resources. Thank you

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donnetted 4 years ago from South Africa

Wonderful resources for images and I use most of those mentioned, plus crate my own. Thank you. Bookmarked and blessed by a passing Squid Angel.

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reviewmaker lm 4 years ago

Nice collection. Thanks

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AlexVolker 4 years ago

Good to know. Always looking.

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rasnasah 4 years ago

Very Informative lens.I am very impressed.Wow.It helped me a lot .Thanks.

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aliwings 4 years ago

Lots of great info, thanks!

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suepogson 4 years ago

This is very useful. Thanks

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Athenasia 4 years ago

Very helpful! With pictures, It's always the more the better. Thanks for sharing valuable tips and sources. Great Lens!

Alex-45 4 years ago is another site for free photo images. Photographer credit and link back to site required and they provide the html code to do that. Thanks for sharing this excellent list.

anonymous 4 years ago

Thank you so much for all the really useful information. Love it!

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ukprowriter 4 years ago

Awesome tips. Thanks

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InfoCoop 4 years ago

Excellent info as always. Especially liked the tip about the govt websites.

Pinnsvin 4 years ago

This has to be the best lens about graphics I've come across so far! Thank you for this great resource!

Finding the right picture can be really hard sometimes, especially when you're on a tight budget. And I'm always confused, if I buy a stock photo how to credit it properly.

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BlueBoxMedia 3 years ago

Thanks for the list :)

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Jawill 3 years ago

Great lens, helps a lot. If you are going to use images it's a must to understand the rights.

Ferdinandalonso 3 years ago

Good resources, will help me a lot!

slimmingLinda 3 years ago

Great info, I'm always struggling with finding images, not anymore :)

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kingston123 lm 3 years ago

Interesting lens.I really like these graphic designs. i am also a graphic designer and share this lens with my facebook friends.

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renagirl 3 years ago

wow great lens thank you

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sazzy881 3 years ago

Thank you very much with all your hints and tips about squidoo, you have inspired me to start creating new lenses. Thank you!

storytimesam 3 years ago

Thanks for sharing. This is really helpful to know. Great Lens!

TravelLover81 3 years ago

Thanks! I'm going to bookmark your page. I frequently have a difficult time finding free images on the web...

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jen becht 3 years ago

Your squidoo lens are amazing. I read them all the time. You have helped me so much !!!

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adammuller003 lm 3 years ago

I've used your advice. Thank you!

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BlowDryBar 3 years ago

This is exactly what I was looking for!

Troywilson123 3 years ago

Great lens. You have shared very important and useful tips. Thanks

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Merrci 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

Thanks for so many great suggestions! They will come in very handy!

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pitlock 3 years ago

Love these ideas, I need all the help I can get LOL!

ThePresentationTutor 3 years ago

Thanks for all of the great information! I will be using it in the future.

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Vortrek Grafix 3 years ago

Great resource. Thanks

scottlin 3 years ago

Awesome article thank you very much for going to the time to put this together!

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Axamit 3 years ago

Thanks for the compilation!

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VioletteRose LM 3 years ago

Great tips, thank you!

Archbob 3 years ago

For pictures of National parks, cities, and Landmarks, check out

sofia-alex83 3 years ago

How about it here you can many vector Free your website, graphics designers and blogs.

try some best today!

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Donna Cook 2 years ago

Terrific lens! Bookmarked for future freebies.

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mythphile 2 years ago from California Author

@sofia-alex83: Good tip!

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mythphile 2 years ago from California Author

@Archbob: Added, thanks!

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LampsPest 2 years ago

Thank you for taking the time to share this information. Now I have to go look for some pictures.

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FatBoyThin 2 years ago from Kinneff, Scotland

Very informative and useful - thanks for taking the time to do all the leg-work!

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Sean Fliehman 2 years ago

Wow this is great material. I use graphics and pics a lot so I'm always searching for free legal material.

VectorFreebie 2 years ago

These are great resources for free graphics. You can also get free vector graphics from

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Javier 22 months ago

This also 100% FREE for commercial use

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