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Finding Quality Pictures for Your Hubs--for free!

Updated on June 30, 2009

Where to Find Free Stock Images

Google images may be great, but they may not be "free." By just clicking "view image" and saving it, you may be missing out on copyright information. Also, the quality isn't always that great.

A good source for stock photos is Stock Exchange at You have to register, but its free and for the past two years I have yet to receive an email or anything from them. Just make sure to read the photographer's conditions for using their photos for public work. Some may want to be notified, so a quick email usually works.

Another stock image website is I've found the quality of pictures isn't always as great as Stock Exchange, but sometimes they have more unique things.

Dreamstime is a different stock image website--you have to register and some pictures cost, but the lowest level are free.

Here's a quick list of some more websites:

Photos Bank

Stock Vault

Open Photo


Free Digital Photos

Many of these you don't even need to create an account. That last picture is actually one of mine on Stock Exchange--you can visit my profile here. Happy browsing!


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    • carol7777 profile image

      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      I have been wandering through your hub help hubs...This one really helped as having great photos rounds out the writing.

    • Marion Elodie profile image

      Marion Elodie 6 years ago from London

      Thanks for those suggestions. I usually find my pictures on, but it's worth having a look at the others too.

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      Duchess OBlunt 8 years ago

      Thank you! Good resources and very useful! I for one thank you for sharing them. I am off to check them out.

    • Solorya profile image

      Solorya 9 years ago from Oklahoma

      You're welcome, glad to help!

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      WendyRenee 9 years ago from Pittsburgh, PA

      Thanks for the list of resources. It is so hard to find photos that are truly free without violating copyright issues. I will check these out!!

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      Lizybeth 9 years ago from USA

      Thank you Solorya, that is some great information and the copyright information is key..!