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27 Free Stock Photo Websites: Creative Commons Photographs

Updated on July 13, 2015

Free Stock Images

Over 27 stock photo websites with AWESOME free images for your blog and website - Royalty Free!
Over 27 stock photo websites with AWESOME free images for your blog and website - Royalty Free!

Best Places to Find Free Images

Need to dress up your website, Blog or hub? Need ideas for finding images? Here are 27 free photo websites for you to explore and use. Remember, due diligence is your responsibility. Not all photos are identified as creative commons. It is strongly suggested to apply credit to each of the photographs you use.

  • Make sure you read the terms for each site you visit.
  • Sites may require you to "sign up". Usually these sites require an e-mail verification, username and an agreement to abide by usage terms. All the sites I've listed are free to use with a possibility of registration required.
  • Note; some site searches might include purchase options within the search results. These images will usually contain watermarks and are based out of specific sites. Be aware of what you are using and what is expected for its use. Use the free stock photo links when available.


Continue Below for a Tour of Free Photo Websites for Blogs and Hubs

  • Links will open in another window in order to help you keep this site as a source while you search and surf for your image needs. (don't forget to bookmark for future use)

Websites for Public Domain and Royalty Free Images

Green apple
Green apple | Source
Seascape Sunset
Seascape Sunset | Source

FreeDigitalPhotos.net

FreeDigitalPhotos.net

  • Site is easy to browse
  • images are clear, professional and digital
  • Sign in and membership is optional
  • Free and easy download
  • Commercial purchase available
  • Images do not have watermarks if downloaded correctly
  • Hyperlink and photographer name required
  • may be used on websites, with acknowledgement
  • may be used on YouTube, with acknowledgement
  • may be used for books and e-books, with acknowledgement
  • may NOT be used for commercial logos or sales
  • Terms and Conditions Page

Banana, Fernando Stankuns, Flickr.com
Banana, Fernando Stankuns, Flickr.com

Flickr.com

flickr.com

  • Membership required. Free Registration. May log in through Yahoo, Google or Facebook.
  • Easy search engine offers an assortment of images
  • Due diligence is expected when using photos. Read individual guidelines per photo. Include photographer's name and link.
  • Advantages, in most cases you can download various sizes.
  • Disadvantages, searches can be random at times. Consider flickrStorm or flickrcc.bluemountains.com for impressive search results. See below.

Dill, joeke pieters, flickr.com
Dill, joeke pieters, flickr.com

flickrStorm

flickrStorm

Another awesome tool for searching flickr photos. This is an incredible search engine delivering over 30 impressive thumbnails related to your initial search. The site states,

"Search on Flickr with some Magic. Enjoy! What is FlickrStorm? FlickrStorm is a better search for Flickr! It works by looking for more than what you enter..."

Perks, keeps a history "tray" as a thumbnail sidebar for easy return to images you have viewed

flickr terms apply


Villa Garden Path
Villa Garden Path
Aloe Flower Buds
Aloe Flower Buds | Source

Cepolina.com

cepolina.com

  • Features over 15000 free photos from around the world. Photos are categorized in over 1400 categories such as, plants, animals, cars and food.
  • Search options include geography such as, Europe, Asia, America, Oceania. Simply click on the city you would like to "visit" and various thumbnail images for the region will appear.
  • General bar search of keywords also available.
  • Site states you can download any image for commercial or private use.

Flower, Gronvik, sxc.hu
Flower, Gronvik, sxc.hu

Sxc.hu

sxc.hu

  • Site boasts having over 350,000 stock photos
  • Offers an easy to use search engine with image category options.
  • Disadvantages, the first row of thumbnails are iStockphoto.com images, which are NOT free. As you search you need to scroll below this row for free stock photos.
  • Membership required. Free Registration.
  • Perks, has a save option known as "lightbox" for images you would like to bookmark for future use.

Gold, alexfrance, morguefile.com
Gold, alexfrance, morguefile.com

Mourgefile.com

mourgefile.com

  • The morguefile contains photographs freely contributed by many artists to be used in creative projects by visitors to the site. To acknowledge the artist's accomplishments, credit the photographer when possible.
  • Membership required. Free Registration.

Ice sculptures, wwarby, flickr.com
Ice sculptures, wwarby, flickr.com

Veezle.com

veezle.com

  • Veezzle is a free stock photo search engine, indexing free photos from various photo sites - includes flickr.
  • Membership Required. Free registration.
  • Site boasts, "...photos are made to be distributed over the Internet so you have the RIGHT to use them online or in your work."

Kiwi, alegrl, 4freephotos.com
Kiwi, alegrl, 4freephotos.com

4freephotos.com

4freephotos.com

  • Includes search engine
  • Membership required. Free Registration.
  • Multiple categories, nice close ups
  • Disadvantages, include images "for purchase" when searching.

Marbles, toys/games stockphoto, kavewall.com
Marbles, toys/games stockphoto, kavewall.com

Kavewall.com

kavewall.com

  • A very interesting collection of photos. Known for textures, abstracts and close-ups. Bright and vivid.
  • Categorized by; Art, Fire, Smoke, Food, Holiday, Glass, Liquid and many more
  • Simple right click download.
  • Membership/Registration not required.

Note, Music Band 2, fangol, rgbstock.com
Note, Music Band 2, fangol, rgbstock.com

Rgbstock.com

rgbstock.com

  • Easy search engine.
  • Thousands of high quality images.
  • Membership required. Free Registration.
  • Easy download button.
  • Site boasts,

"All RGBStock.com images are free for personal and commercial use. You may use them in digital format on websites, blogs, multimedia presentations, broadcast film and video or in printed material such as magazines, books, brochures, flyers and text books."

Olive, Olive Love, Tiago Ribeiro, flickr.com
Olive, Olive Love, Tiago Ribeiro, flickr.com

Compfight.com

compfight.com

  • Compfight is an image search engine tailored to efficiently locate images for blogs, inspiration, and research. Includes flickr in searches.
  • Easy search bar
  • Displays several thumbnails per search. High quality options. (includes purchase options on side-bar)
  • Follow respective guidelines for each image and site provided by compfight.com.

Rainbow Rose, archer10, flickr.com
Rainbow Rose, archer10, flickr.com

Additional Free Photo Sites

  • everystockphoto - a search engine for free photos. These come from many sources and are license-specific. Registration required. Membership is free.
  • Stockvault.net - a search engine for free photos (includes purchase options) Registration required. Membership is free.
  • Freerange Stock - search engine for free photos (includes purchase options) Registration required. Membership is free.

More photo sites to consider.

© 2011 Marisa Hammond Olivares

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      princesswithapen 5 years ago

      Hi missolive

      I'm bookmarking this hub for later reference. Certainly, this hub will be useful for every hubber and blogger in general. I'm sharing it friends and followers here on Hubpages and elsewhere!

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      Clairepeek 5 years ago

      Missolive,

      Bless you for this hub! This is so useful that my gratitude to you right now is absolutely limitless. ^_^

      Thank you.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Hi missolive,

      Thank you so much for sharing this gem. I am currently looking around for a site where I can show all my photos plus adding my favourite songs/artists now and again.

      I will be adding to it from time to time.

      I vote this one up with awesome/interesting/useful/up.

      I also look forward to following you on here.

      Take care

      Eiddwen.

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      georgescifo 5 years ago from India

      till today I was only aware about photo sharing sites such as flickr and picasa. Thanks for opening my eyes wider to know more about the other photo sharing sites...

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      Aeron Wright 5 years ago

      This article is really a gem for me, as I always have hard time to get the free photos from the website. Thanks you so much for the sharing, thumb up for this hub!

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      Jokylu 5 years ago from Waratah North, Victoria.

      Thankyou so much for this very useful site. I have added it to my list of favourites. Well done.

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      CapstoneTrends 5 years ago from Outside Boston, Massachusetts, USA

      Very helpful... Thanks!

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      Thanks for this very informative and helpful hub. I will be referring to it often. Up useful and awesome.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Glad to hear all the great comments. I'm hoping this hub will offer continuous opportunities for adding images to your current blogs and hubs. There were MANY images to choose from - this was a fun hub to create.

      Thank you again

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      Husky1970 5 years ago

      Voted up and useful. Thanks for the great information.

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      seriousnuts 5 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks for sharing this. I will bookmark this hub for future reference. Voted up!

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      This is a great resource for all bloggers and Hubbers. Thanks so much for sharing! Bookmarking.

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Miss Olive! Thanks for sharing a wealth of information with us. Voted up, up and away!

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      WOW! I'm bookmarking for future use! Thanks so much for sharing all of these resources with us.. this is a fantastic hub :0) Voted UP and Useful!

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      anjperez 5 years ago

      definitely "bookmarked". great hub. very useful. thanks for putting this up.

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      Kim Harris 5 years ago

      Thanks for the really good information missolive - nicely presented too! Also, thanks for your words of suppport to my status update last night... and your twitter presence. I appreciate it:)

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      WD Curry 111 5 years ago from Space Coast

      I usually use my own, but not always. Thanks. Copyright laws are confusing these days. In U.S. there is "common law" copyright (thanks to Edgar Allen Poe). Must be able to prove the date. Get it notarized. Computer can document. If you sell a piece (art, photo, written word), the copyright remains with originator unless there is a documented transfer of ownership. This way, no one can legally use or sell a copy without specific permission. We play pretty fast and lose these days.

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      Kathy 5 years ago from California

      This is great MissOlive! Times when I just can't use my own so this really helps...I know that sometimes you can easily just grab an image online but before you know it, the owner can take it away and worse, if you did not get permission to use! Thanks for a great list of image resources! I already bookmarked a few of the sites. Rated Up and useful! Thanks....

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      SpiritLeo 5 years ago from Europe

      Amazing info! I will use it for sure in my future work!

      Thank you!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Husky1970, serious nuts, randomcreative, Dexter Yarborough, Jamie Brock, anjperez, kimh039, WD Curry111, Chatkath and SpiritLeo -

      I greatly appreciate each and every one of you for stopping by and leaving such great and supportive comments. I'm glad to hear this hub has been useful to so many. I actually use it quite a bit myself :)

      Best wishes to wach of you.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      This is so comprehensive! Awesome layout and very easy to come back to. I generally like to use my own pictures but sometimes I just don't have the one that I need. This is a great resource! Bookmarking, voting up and Sharing! This should be a Hub of the Day!

      JSMatthew~

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      Susan Holland 5 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      This is awesome!! I love the olive picture. :-) I may have to go to that site to find better olive pics for my hub. Do you have a favorite site that you use most of the time? Definitely bookmarking this hub. Voted UP, useful, and awesome. Thanks for the great info!!

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      Carolyn Gibson 5 years ago from Boston

      This is a great hub! So much meticulous and useful information. Thank you.

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      TattooKitty 5 years ago from Hawaii

      What a wonderful resource for Hubbers!! Thanks for all the awesome links...I'll definitely be checking them out! Voted up and useful!

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      Kristin Trapp 5 years ago from Illinois

      Your information on sources for free photos is very useful and a great hub to bookmark. I try to take a lot of my own photos these days, but these are really good sources for pictures that I won't be able to capture myself. Thanks.

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      Vicki L Hodges 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      How did you come up with all of these? So glad you wrote this. veezle looks helpful, as it includes photos from many sites. Do you favor some over the others? So far, I mostly use flickr and freedigitalphotos. This is definitely helpful--going to bookmark this one for future reference. Lots of votes on this one!

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      Brandon Lobo 5 years ago

      I currently use freedigitalphotos and morgue. You mentioned them as well. But thanks for the various links bookmarked and voted up. Great hub

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      FaithDream 5 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      This is a wonderful hub with lots of useful information. Thanks for sharing. I'm always searching for unique photos. I'm bookmarking your article. thanks.

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      Cathleena Beams 5 years ago from Lascassas, Tennessee

      Great hub. I'm also bookmarking it for later reference. Thanks so much for all this information. :o)

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      WOW! So many comments! Thank you!

      J.S.Matthew! You are awesome! I am so glad you stopped by!

      sholland10 - I agree on the olive pics! There were quite a bit to choose from! Have fun searching!

      Carolyn2008 - this did take some time to put together. Thank you :)

      tattokitty & Ktrapp - isn't it nice to have extra photo options? I'm glad you find the links useful. I'm all for sharing resources.

      Victoria Lynn - LOTS of research! I do prefer freedigitalphotos.com. They really are clean and sharp. Plus, very easy to download and link. However, sometimes we need more options. It's always nice to see what the other sites might have.

      lobobrandon - morgue is a great search as well.

      EVERYONE - thank you so much for your wonderful support and votes. It makes me feel great to know so many can benefit from these links. Best wishes to all!

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, this is great! I am going to bookmark it, it never dawned on me that there was so much more alternatives out there, Thank You!

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      jean2011 5 years ago from Canada

      Thank you for sharing all these helpful information with us. I have voted your hub up and useful. I am going to bookmark this one!

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      cjcarter 5 years ago

      This is perfection! Thank you so much for all this great info! I've been looking for sites that offer free photos! Bookmarked!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Faith Dream, Cathleena Beams, Nell_Rose, jean2011 and cjcarter - very glad to know that this hub is helpful to each and every one of you. Thank you for your support and votes. It is greatly appreciated. Thanks for bookmarking as well. I am pleased pleased pleased! :)

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      icciev 5 years ago from Kuwait

      nice article, thanks for sharing this list. voted up

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      nenytridiana 5 years ago from Probolinggo - Jawa Timur - Indonesia

      I think I will surf all site you recommend, Thank you.

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      Moira Garcia Gallaga 5 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      This is very useful, voted up! Photos help enhance our hubs, your suggestions on where we could find free photos is a tremendous help. Thanks!

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Thank you ... wonderful sharing

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Nice links ,will certainly come in very handy.

      thank you miss Olive for sharing.

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      rai2722 5 years ago

      very useful suggestions. thanks!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you for stopping by rai, rajan, anndavis, nenytridiana, icciev!

      I'm glad to read your comments and hear how you find this hub useful. I enjoyed putting this hub together for all of us. Continued best wishes for all of you. MissOlive

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      tlmntim9 5 years ago

      Great Info thanks

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      asmaiftikhar 5 years ago from Pakistan

      dear once again mastepiece you bring.voted up! keep it up!

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      Techbook 5 years ago from India

      Hub to be treasured. Thanks once gain.

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      TTC12 5 years ago

      Great list! I was working on a similar hub since I use these sites at work and have them all on my bookmarks. You got it all covered! I found more at this website: pstutorialsblog.com/44/free-stock-photos/

      There are free photos from NASA, NOAA and the US fish and Wildlife Services.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Techbook - always glad to see you read my hubs and found them useful - thank you

      TTC12 - I hear you, I have a few unpublished hubs that others suddenly publish. I'm tweaking them and will eventually publish. I say continue with your hub and I'll gladly include you as a source in this hub whenever you publish it - keep in touch. :) Thanks for the link.

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      ANIL KUMAR UPADHYAY 5 years ago from INDIA, UTTAR PRADESH STATE, KANPUR CITY

      Very informative and I think I have found to what I am searching for. Thanking you very much voted it up.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      AUPADHYAY - glad to have you visit and comment. I am especially glad to hear you have found this hub informative and useful in your latest search for images. Thank you for the vote up :)

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      Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

      Oh, this hub is a keeper! We all need to be confident that the great photos we use are not going to come back to bite us. I have a couple of others for you to check out. Thundafunda and Free Photo dot com. I am not sure about Webshots for commercial use. Their photos are great but their terms of use is extensive. I've shyed away from that one until I know more about it.

      Voted up, useful and bookmarked.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Sinea Pies - First and foremost thanks for the votes and bookmark. Your comments mean the world to me.

      I'll have to check out those sites you suggested. Terms can be a real pain and I worry about the red-tape as well. I'm starting to notice many sites including the term, " May be used for non-commercial blogs." I guess they are realizing how many of us use their images. Thanks for the tips and your awesome hubs.

      Continued best wishes! MissOlive

      PS to followers - Sinea Pies hubs are a must read for improving your own hubs. Take a look by following her link via her picture in the comment above. I suggest, "Readers - How to Keep Them"

      :)

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      Escobana 5 years ago from Valencia

      You did it again! Amazing informative and extremely fun to use this Hub to Bling Hubs of any kind of subject!

      Loved it, voted up, interesting and awesome information!!!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Escobana! I'm grateful for your votes and positive comments. Continued best wishes to you -keep that BLING coming! ;)

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      jeremytorres 5 years ago

      Great information! I've only known flickr before. Thanks for this hub.

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      Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

      Missolive, thanks for the plug for my Readers--How to Keep them hub! You're the best!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Sinea Pies - glad to PLUG, let's stay connected! :)

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      Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

      You got it. Actually, as I was walking my dog this morning before leaving for my daytime job, it occurred to me that this hub is one that needs to be shared with my followers! Too good to keep to myself. So, I'm sharing it right now. Hope they all read it and bookmark it!

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      Sarah Kolb-Williams 5 years ago from Twin Cities

      Thank you so much for the amazing resource! I've been sticking to Flickr Creative Commons pictures, just because I'm familiar with the process of locating them and attributing the author properly, but this opens up a whole new world of possibilities. Thanks again!!

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      sandarya 5 years ago from Bangalore, India

      Great hub, book marked, you gave me lot of good resources. often i like to write my article while implementing pictures also, i am newbie as a writer and images help my article to convey the proper message which i am trying to provide. i am very much glad i found very good resources from your hub, please keep writing these kinds of hub. :)

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      Sharilee Swaity 5 years ago from Canada

      This is SUCH excellent information. I was aware of Flickr, of course and sxc.hu none of the others. I have created a new bookmarking file called "photos" for this and will probably refer to it often. Thank you so much!

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      Nicole 75 5 years ago

      I appreciate you for sharing such kind of informative and useful article. Thanks alot !!!!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Business Time, sandarya prairieprincess and Nicole75 - Thank you for taking the time to leave your great comments. I'm glad each of you have found this hub useful. It feels great reading such positive feedback.

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      Christina Lornemark 5 years ago from Sweden

      Thank you for sharing this great hub! It is useful and so well made. The article is appealing to the eye as well! Bookmarked, voted up and more!

      Tina

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      thougtforce - thank you for the great complement, the vote up and for bookmarking. Glad to know you have found this appealing and useful.

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      Julz09 5 years ago

      excellent information. fickr is my favorite!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Juiz09

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      Cresentmoon2007 5 years ago from Caledonia, MI

      Wonderful hub with great information. Voted up.

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      Don A. Hoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Thanks for this information. I have bookmarked this hub

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      amymarie_5 5 years ago from Chicago IL

      Hi Miss Olive,

      Thank you so much! This is extremely helpful. I'll be sharing this hub with my followers. :)

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      TheListLady 5 years ago from New York City

      Wonderful and just what I need - and it's all in one place - on your hub. Yay! Bookmarked and rated way up of course. Thanks a million$$$!!!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      dahoglund - glad you found this informative - thanks for bookmarking.

      amymarie - I'm happy this has been helpful - thank you for sharing!

      TheListLady - You are quite welcome - thank you for your votes and support

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      manlypoetryman 5 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before...

      Thank you, Thank you, Thank you...for all this information!

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      maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona

      This comprehensive and well-organized Hub is a must add to all hubber's toolboxes...Thanks so much...Larry

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      Koralee Phillips 5 years ago from Vernon British Columbia Canada

      Excellent Hub - Thank you. It was exactly what I was looking for today! Voted up, interesting and bookmarked.

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      successfulblogger 5 years ago from Los Angeles,Ca

      Great hub missolive.

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      Dallas W Thompson 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Awesome resource for writers. Bookmarked! Thanks.

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      Shalini Kagal 5 years ago from India

      Thank you - this is so useful! Bookmarked!

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      Injured lamb 5 years ago

      Thanks for your generous sharing missolive, this is a sure bookmark hub for me ...appreciate it much...voted this up!

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      Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

      Adding this as a link on my new "Get Followers--Tips for Bloggers" post. I love this hub! Thanks, Missolive, again!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Well look who is on the MissOlive hub train - hehe

      Sinea Pies - Glad to see you came by. I have to admit I use this specific hub myself. I'm glad I took the time to put these links together. I'm honored that you will be including this hub. Makes me feel great. I'll need to edit the list and get the links to open in another window - just like you taught me :)

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      Jennifer Essary 5 years ago from Idaho

      Thank you : ) I'm new to HubPages and was just looking for photos earlier today. I just bookmarked your post. Thanks again, Happy writing.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Jennifer Essary - Welcome to HubPages! Glad you found this hub. I wrote it with the intention of providing photo resources. Sometimes it isn't easy finding just the right image - hope this hub has helped. Happy to hear you bookmarked.

      Happy writing to you too!

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      proudmamma 5 years ago

      Thank you. Very informative Hub. It's really hard to find photos to go with Hubs. This was very helpful. :)

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      RecycleYourMedia 5 years ago from Newport Beach

      Hi Missolive,

      This is such a great Hub! I knew Flickr but that's all, so a very informative hub :)

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      Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

      This is a great list of links. Thank you.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      proudmama

      recycleyourmedia

      millionair tips

      Glad you came by to read and comment. Happy you have found this informative - I even use this hub myself! :)

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      Saadia A 5 years ago

      I must say this can be the most useful Hub for all.Thank you for sharing this wonderful information :)

      Useful,Voted up and bookmarking it as well!!!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      learner365 - Thank you! Very glad to share and I greatly appreciate your votes, bookmark and comment :)

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      InTuneWithCooking 5 years ago from Australia

      Fantastic! Thanks for doing all that hard work.

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      writingfrosh 5 years ago from Philippines

      Hi Miss Olive! Great hub, thanks for sharing these to us, it is a great help to all of us here in hubpages.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      InTuneWithCooking - You are very welcome!

      writingfrosh - very glad to share - feels great to be helpful :)

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      Deena 5 years ago from India

      Hi

      Interesting hub.Thanks for sharing

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Very informative hub. Now, I got many sources for my hub pictures. Thanks for share with us. I'll bookmark this one. Rated up and useful!

      Prasetio

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      deenahere - You are quite welcome - thank you! :)

      prasetio30 - plenty of pic sources and I'm very happy to share these links with you! Thanks for the bookmark and votes. Always nice to see you have stopped by.

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      lyns 5 years ago from USA

      Awesome hub Missolive, we appreciate you sharing this wonderful hub with us all, thanks so much, Hope you have a wonderful evening. Happy Holidays. lyns

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      lyns - Thank you and you are quite welcome. I'm glad to share these photo sources with you. Continued best wishes and Happy Holidays! :)

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      This is such a useful hub. Thank you. The only one of these sites I’ve heard of is Flickr, so adding photos for me has been:

      hunt through own (unorganised) photos, including those strange things kept in a box instead of on a computer. If necessary use temperamental scanner - could take another 30 minutes or so. Tear hair out when scan doesn’t work, and hunt through Flickr. Tear hair out after finding nothing of use on Flickr. Kick scanner and try again.

      This will save me hours I am sure. I’ll have time to start meditating again!

      BTW, one I don’t think you’ve mentioned, that surprisingly I have heard of is Wikicommons. Among other things it’s good for photos of celebrities. Although there are thousands of celeb photos on Google, it’s pretty hard to tell which are legal, so I used a photo from Wikicommons for my 'Cary Grant’ hub. The selection is fairly limited, but it is legal!

      Here’s the link.

      http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Melovy - Thank you for the suggestion. I have added your name and link to my add on list on the hub above.

      Seeking just the right photo can be a daunting undertaking - finding a legal creative commons one adds to the concern. I'm really glad I put this hub together. The sites are pretty clear as to which ones are creative commons. Regardless, we should all practice due diligence.

      Thank you for stopping by to read and comment. Happy to have added the link as well. :)

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      This is a GOLDMINE of information. So helpful to us who are new.. Thank you for publishing this!

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      stephensaldana 5 years ago from Chicago

      This is Great!!! I am always on the hunt for appropriate images. Thanks so much for sharing this...

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      tammyswallow - Thank you! Glad to know this is helpful - happy to share

      stephensaldana - You are very welcome! I have to admit I use this hub quite a bit for my own photos. Whenever I get stuck finding the right image I just work my way down the list of links.

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      uniquearticlesbuz 5 years ago from USA

      Great hub and thanks for nice list and you have use nice pics for your hub. your hub looks awesome and its useful for us.

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      capricornrising 5 years ago from Wilmington, NC

      Wow - fabulous. No wonder the hub's popular. This will be really useful for me, since I'm picky about what images I use, while trying to avoid infringement issues.

      I didn't realize Flickr images are now free to use. True about all images on their site, or not? I should probably look myself. Thank you for this truly great article.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      hi capricornrising - glad to see you stopped by to read. Careful with Flckr - not all images are considered 'creative commons'. If you find an image you like on flickr click the tab above it and it will let you know what the photographer allows. If it cannot be downloaded that service will be disabled. Don't just right click without checking first. I did notice that if I use flickr - storm it seems to only bring up creative commons images.

      Very happy to follow your work as well!

      PS - I'm a capricorn :)

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      capricornrising 5 years ago from Wilmington, NC

      Actually, I'm Leo Sun, Capricorn Rising. A lot of days I'm very Capricorn, however, hence the reason I chose that moniker.

      Thanks for the Flickr heads up - I'm really excited about tooling around in there now. And, of course, I've bookmarked your incredibly useful hub.

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      Purple Turtle 5 years ago from Home

      I have bookmarked this page. I find that there are more than one application that I could use this information for. Free photos for websites and blogs nearly scratches the surfaces for the usefulness of this page.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Purple Turtle - great comment and complement :)

      Hmmm should I add to my title? :)

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      Don A. Hoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      It is good to know of so many sites for photos.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Hi dahoglund - glad to see you came by. I'm very happy to share all these photo links with you. :)

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      Glenn Stok 5 years ago from Long Island, NY

      I never knew there were so many sites available for finding photos and image to use. You did a great job compiling this list and including a reference to the rules for usage. I'm bookmarking this Hub and will be returning often. Voted up.

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      parentsreview 5 years ago from Lansdowne, PA

      This is great! I'll keep this hub in mind when I'm looking for images. Thanks, and good job!

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      Jyoti Kothari 5 years ago from Jaipur

      Excellent and useful. Rated up and bookmarked.

      Thanks a lot.

      Jyoti Kothari

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Glenn Stok

      parentsreview

      jyoti

      Thank you for your great comments and support. I'm glad to share this hub with each of you. I appreciate the votes and bookmarking.

      This is exactly why I created this hub - as a resource for all of us. Thanks again.

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      Christabel Evans 5 years ago from England, UK

      Thanks a lot for sharing this. This information is priceless. Well done.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you bizwin :)

      Happy to share - thanks for reading and commenting

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      Thank you. I have so much to learn and I really appreciate a hub like this.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      I love the way you formatted the page. This is a nice list of sites too.

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      Jessica Rangel 5 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      I loved this Hub!

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      Trsmd 5 years ago from India

      Good info about linking free photos to ones hub here...

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      seojimish 5 years ago

      Thanks a lot for sharing this.

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      Penelope Hart 5 years ago from Rome, Italy

      Just the greatest Hub. Voted up, Bookmarked and can only add my name to the list of appraisals and gratitude everyone else is sharing with you. Knock OUT!!!

      Thank you.

      I'll be checking through those photo resources sites all the time - now that you have done such amazing research and published them so comprehensively here on HubPages.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you everyone for your great comments. I'm very happy to provide this hub as a resource for you. Glad to share.

      I truly appreciate the votes and bookmarking

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      What a magnificent hub this is! Good images make all the difference on a hub. You have made it inexcusable for anyone not to locate high quality photos with this great list of sites.

      I certainly do appreciate all the research and work you have so generously put into this hub. How kind of you to share with us all. Voted a real big UP! Many thanks.

      vocalcoach~

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      You are such a rock star!!! :)

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      Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      missolive,

      This Hub certainly deserves to be bookmarked. Thanks for compiling this extremely helpful inofrmation.

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Wow! I didn't know this teacher from McAllen had all this info so well researched. Flagged up!! Photoshop rocks!!

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      Cagsil 5 years ago from USA or America

      Excellent Hub! A great resource! Marked as useful and voted up! I also bookmarked it, so I can share it with others who can use it. :)

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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Awesome! Super - super awesome! I only knew about a few of these and it is so hard to fish out photos and things that we are allowed to use! This has been one of my bigger challenges to navigate. Thank you so much - I was just taking a break after surfing for images:) lol Perfect timing too!

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      Martie Coetser 5 years ago from South Africa

      Thank you for this well-needed information. I've been using freedigitalphotos.net for ages now because others seem to be too complicated. Now I've got a list to check out thanks to you. Much appreciated!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Wow! Lots of great comments! Thank you everyone for reading, commenting, bookmarking and voting. I'm glad to share this hub with all of you.

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      kole69 5 years ago

      good hub ilike it

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      kole69 - very glad you did - thank you! :)

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      Writer Fox 5 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      WOW! Just found this. Wonderful information and thanks so much for sharing with us all.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Glad you spotted this one Writer Fox. Glad to share!

      Thank you for reading :)

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      Maria Daniel Deepak 5 years ago from India

      Awesome collection! Very helpful.

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      Jenna Ditsch 5 years ago from Illinois

      You simply astound me. You write so many articles--and of such high quality--and so practical and easy to read! Great job and thanks for the tips. :-)

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      tarajeyaram 5 years ago from Wonderland

      You are awesome! Thank you for these websites. I voted up and verrrry useful!

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      Lesleysherwood 5 years ago

      This is brilliant. I am lazy when it comes to uploading free images and always using the same site. http://www.dreamstime.com/free-photos

      I will definitely make a note of all these sites and start being adventurous.

      Thank you missolive

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      Admiral_Joraxx 5 years ago from Philippines

      Great idea of compiling this sites missolive. This hub will really be a great help. I often got problems with beautiful photos which actually are copyrighted. I see these sites posts quality and beautiful images as well. Thanks again. 1 vote up and useful for this. Happy new year.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      I, too, have bookmarked this Hub! I usually find good photos on google.com that are free. I use flickr mostly, though. It amazes me that some Hubs I read have no reference to the photos they use. From what I understand even if they are your own, you should note that. Thanks for all this info!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      I am thrilled that this hub has been bookmarked by many. I got behind on the comments and I simply want to thank all of you for your wonderful compliments and votes. I greatly appreciate it. It brings me great pleasure to share resources with my fellow hubbers and visitors. :)

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks, thanks, thanks--such helpful info for each site. I am looking forward to checking out kavewall first. Voted up and bookmarked.

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      ITcoach 5 years ago from United States

      Missolive you are really fabulous,I really appreciate that you are share a wonderful hub with us here.

      Voted up and Awesome.

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      Elizabeth Hayl 5 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Thanks so much for this hub! SO USEFUL--maybe I can stop drawing stick figures on my computer now for my hubs, haha! Bookmarked and voted up!

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      rednickle 5 years ago from New Brunswick Canada

      you know the more i read your hubs, the more i get to appreciate you more and more . Thanks for sharing this vital information

      Peace!!

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      Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge

      This is going to be my favorite new bookmark! I was having so much trouble finding suitable photos for my writing. Thanks a million!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      RTalloni - Thank you! I am very glad to hear you have found this hub and have bookmarked it. I appreciate the votes too! Sometimes when I am preparing a hub I get so intrigued by the photos I'm searching that I forget I'm supposed to be finishing my hub! LOL

      ITcoach - I am always glad to share my resources with you. Happy you liked it - I appreciate the votes.

      Elizabeth Hayl - I LOVE stick figures! Have you seen Mark Ewbie's hubs? That is all he uses! However, I am still glad you have bookmarked and voted up my hub ;)

      rednickle - What a sweet compliment - thank you! Thrilled to share. Peace and joy!

      Poohgranma - You are quite welcome. It feels great to know this hub is helpful! I appreciate the bookmark.

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      Ian D Hetri 5 years ago from Papua New Guinea

      hahahahah. This is a gold nugget. I normally use Flickr but I'm kinda bored. Thanks for this much needed information.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Ian Dabasori Hetr - I am very glad you think so and you are quite welcome. It is nice to have a variety of sites to choose from. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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      Ian D Hetri 5 years ago from Papua New Guinea

      missolive

      Ok back here again. How do you use the text breakers? I mean the image (stick) you place between each text and photo capsules...

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      dabasoru Htr - the dividers are used the same way as any photo. I simply upload them to a photo capsule.

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      Nicole S Hanson 5 years ago from Minnesota

      This was such a huge help! Thank you for putting this together!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      you are quite welcome! :)

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      Duchess OBlunt 5 years ago

      As usual missolive - excellent references and information. I have to bookmark this as I'm sure I'll need those resources in the future. I know some of my earlier hubs need to be fixed as I address some of the issues you bring up, and as soon as time permits, I'll be making the necessary changes.

      I use my own pictures now as much as possible, but I am always worried they will be used incorrectly by others.

      I say that because I have been guilty of doing so in the past. It's articles like this that made me realize my mistake.

      Voted up and very useful!

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      Judy Razon 5 years ago

      As a newbie, this Hub will be my cheat sheet for sure. Thank you so much for your great research work in putting this together.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Duschess OBlunt - Thank you very much - I appreciate that! Thank you for your votes. It is always a worry that someone will misuse our photos or text - isn't it? Best wishes on your endeavors. I've been slowly cleaning up my past hubs as well. :)

      Judy Razon - You are quite welcome. I enjoy creating resources for myself and others. Happy to share.

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      Susan Ream 5 years ago from Michigan

      missolive, I am so happy to have found this hub. You are quite the researcher to have found ALL of these free image sites. Thank you so much for sharing the treasure.

      Blessings!

      Bookmarked and Voted Up! Awesome!!

      Mekenzie

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Hi Mekenzie - I am very glad to share my hubs with you and I'm very happy to see you stopped by. Thank you :)

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      LoveJewel 5 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for this hub indeed. This information was surely needed. very useful

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      You are quite welcome LoveJewel :)

      Glad you found it useful.

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      A James Di Rodi 5 years ago

      Took me awhile to scroll down with all these comments, but I wanted to say- thanks! I keep coming by this hub often to get to those sites you mention here. I usually buy my photos, but this information is very useful. I voted up last week- but now I'll vote it a useful and interesting seeing that I come to your hub often when I need some info, Thanks!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Jangaplanet - thank you so much. I do see your name on my traffic sources on a regular basis and I appreciate you coming by. I'm happy to share this hub with you. I want to thank you for your votes too. Happy Hubbing! :)

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      Greg Sereda 5 years ago from Sandomierz, Poland

      Excellent! I bookmarked a few of those. I have been using flickr so far, and that seems to be working pretty well.

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      jeyaramd 5 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

      I have chosen this hub as one of my top 10 hubs in my tribute for my 100 followers. I thought a picture is worth so much. It was so hard finding free photos on the net that is worth using. These websites are all awesome. Thank you.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      jeyaramd - thank you so much! I truly appreciate that - honored :)

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      Mala Srivastava 5 years ago from India

      Brilliant work. You have provided very useful information. This will help me to make my hubs more attractive.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Mala Srivastava - Thank you! I'm glad you think so. It is nice to have a variety of sources for pictures. I appreciate you coming by to read and comment. :)

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      Mazlan 5 years ago from Malaysia

      This is another one of your hubs that I had bookmarked. Awesome works!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      greatstuff - thank you for the bookmark and comment. I am really glad you find this information and resource 'awesome'

      Continued best wishes to you on your HubPages endeavors.

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      Nicole 75 5 years ago

      useful links thanks for sharing.....:)

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Nicole 75 - glad to share and very happy you came by. Thank you for reading and commenting.

      Happy hubbing and photo hunting! :)

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Great article! Thank you for sharing it. Bookmarked for future reference. Voted up!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      urmilashukla23 - Thank you! I'm very glad to share. I appreciate the bookmark and the vote :)

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      Tricia Ward 5 years ago from Scotland

      Thanks very useful, voted up and bookmarked

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Another wonderful and helpful hub! Great information and suggestions. I always learn something from your hubs. Great list of photo websites, I have bookmarked a couple of them. Thank you for sharing all this wonderful information! Voted up and useful! Have a great day! :)

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Tricia Ward - Thank you! I appreciate the votes and the bookmark. I hope this hub has helped you find just the right photo for your various needs.

      sgbrown - Thank you, I appreciate that. I'm always happy to share. We are always looking for just the right photo aren't we? I am glad you have found this info useful and worthy of your votes and bookmark. I hope you have a wonderful day as well. Glad you stopped by. :)

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      I'm loving all the useful resources you've provided here MissOlive, Awesome job, and fantastic positioning as well, I pinned this bad boy, or actually re-pinned it, hope you joined that Pinterest site, because your hubs are all on it today, compliments of many of your friends and fans who love your work on hubpages.

      Oh wow I just found you on there, never mind, LOL. Hubpages and Pinterest a marriage like no other on the web.

      Voted up up and away.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      CloudExplorer - Thank you for the votes, comment and pin. I'm happy to hear you have found this hub useful.

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      Healing Herbalist 5 years ago from The Hamlet of Effingham

      Very useful. I try to use my images whenever I can (I do have a ton of them), but there have been times when I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for sharing this great info.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      cloverleaffarm - Thank you! I totally understand. Using our own images is not always an option. I'm glad you have found this list useful - glad to share.

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      kelleyward 4 years ago

      Just what I have been looking for. Voted useful, up and Shared!

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      Brooke 4 years ago from Oregon

      Excellent hub!! Definitely need all these sites!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      A great selection! Thanks for sharing.

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      wolfshadow 4 years ago

      Thanks so much for this Hub. Can't say how glad I am someone recommended this to me. Thanks!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      kelleyward - glad you have found it useful - thank you for the votes and for sharing :)

      Brooke - Hi there, these are great when you need a photo you can't take yourself. I appreciate you reading and commenting.

      Au fait - Thank you. Very glad to share.

      wolfshadow - You are quite welcome. I am especially happy to hear this hub was recommended. Thank you. :)

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      And so it is 4 years ago from Canada

      Hello there. Thanks very much for posting this hub. I am new and have found it very helpful! It's nice to see your clear, well organized layout too. Thanks very much for sharing & inspiring!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      And so it is - Hi! you are very welcome! I am thrilled that you have found this hub helpful. It's nice to have options when looking for just the right photo. Glad you feel inspired - Happy Hubbing!

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      Nizam Khan 4 years ago from Hyderabad, India.

      Wow! This is really interesting and amazing Hub. This is really useful, as I was in need of this topic. Nicely written and well formatted. Thanks for sharing such a valuable Hub !

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      Wesley Meacham 4 years ago from Wuhan, China

      Thank you, Thank you, Thank you...

      This is way better than other hubs that I've found on the same subject. I've already used one of the sites you've recommended tonight.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      internetgeek, Thank you! I'm really happy to hear you have found this easy to read and valuable.

      Wesley Meacham, Wow! What a great compliment! Thank you so much and I'm thrilled you have already found a site for your needs.

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      Natasha 4 years ago from Hawaii

      Thank you so much for this information! I have a lot of trouble finding images for my hubs, so I usually just rely on my own. I have already bookmarked this page and plan on visiting every site!

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      Sinea Pies 4 years ago from Northeastern United States

      Since I first read this hub, I started using flickr and freedigital photos. They have such great variety. On flickr you have to be sure that the photos you use are allowed but the supply is great. Sxc.hu is really good too. Thanks for the great tips. I will be visiting the other sites to check out their photos soon, as well.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      Natashalh, you are quite welcome and I'm happy to provide these links for you. Image finding can be a bit daunting but I hope these links will help you find just the right one. :)

      Sinea Pies, Hi Sinea! You are right - finding images that are allowed is not always easy. I like sxu as well. I'm glad to see you have stopped by for another visit. Thanks again.

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      David Hunt 4 years ago from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

      Nice hub, missolive. I'm sure this has been talked about elsewhere, but I've never seen it: I assume when we use images they must be available for commercial use or Public Domain (or get individual permission for commercial use). Can you verify this? Thanks.

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      ITcoach 4 years ago from United States

      missolive have the awesome creativity. She can take on any of the topic well.

      Flickr photo sharing is a good opportunity to find very high pixel photos. I could not find most of the relevant photos from other websites like flickr.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      UnnamedHarald, correct, they need to be allowed for commercial use. They use symbols on sites such as Flickr. If you see a dollar sign with a slash through it - you cannot use it on HubPages or income earning site.

      ITcoach, thank you for that. Flickr has some amazing photos. I personally have a hard time finding hub photos there though. I prefer freedigitalphoto.net or I take my own. I have come across several other site friendly sites. I hope to update the current hub list soon.

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      Cynthia Calhoun 4 years ago from Western NC

      I've come back to this hub from time to time and I can't believe I haven't left a comment! I remember finding this when I first got to HubPages - I must have been a little shy to not have commented - but this is so well-done and comprehensive. I definitely can STILL appreciate how valuable it is! The HP community and beyond can all benefit from this hub!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      So useful! Thank you!!

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 4 years ago from Clinton CT

      thank you thank you thank you!

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Really nice collection of sites. I had no idea we had so many choices. Very useful hub!

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      Jenna Pope 4 years ago from Southern California

      Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you -- ad infinitum!!!!!! I have bookmarked this for future free photo sites. Voted up, up UP!!!!!!!!!!

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      Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

      Thank you so much for sharing this valuable resource.

      You did a great job of organizing the info and writing about the importance of proper attributions.

      Voted up, useful, awesome, beautiful and interesting.

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      suziecat7 4 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Thank you so much!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      cclitgirl, you shy? You are adorable! I am thrilled to know you remember this hub from your newbie HP days. Thank you so much for your readership and support. You have a great eye behind your camera and take wonderful photos for your hubs and blogs. Sometimes we need something we just can't get a picture of. I do hope this list continues to help when needed.

      AudreyHowitt, you are so welcome, glad to share.

      Julie DeNeen, your are welcome! Times 2! :)

      bridalletter, there are several out there. I have to say, this list helped me personally to search for photos. Happy to share with you and others.

      Jenna Pope, you are so very welcome and welcome again. I'm thrilled you will find this to be helpful and useful. Thanks for the bookmark and votes.

      Happyboomernurse, thank you! I really appreciate your votes and wonderful comment.

      suziecat, you are quite welcome.

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      devisree 4 years ago from India

      Very useful hub . Thanks for the valuable information .Voted up.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      devisree, thank you! I really appreciate you reading and commenting....thanks for the votes too!

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      Sonali Singh 4 years ago

      Awesome Hub. I was searching for information like this

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      Sonali Singh, thank you! Glad you found it and I do hope it will be useful for your photo searching needs.

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      Tina Truelove 4 years ago

      I'm so glad I saw this. I have always found the search for free photos challenging. Thanks for the great information. Voting up and useful. Thanks again!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      Tina Truelove, super glad you found this hub useful. I hope it truly comes in handy for you. Thank you so much for the votes, read and comment. Cheers! MO

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      stephensaldana 4 years ago from Chicago

      Just the info I was looking for. Thanks for the info.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      stephensaldana, glad you found it and I'm glad to share these sites with you. Continued best wishes to you.

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      Sinea Pies 4 years ago from Northeastern United States

      Finally, I get to link to this great article. I am posting a new hub today called "How To Write A Newsletter" and am including the link to this post as the best resource I've found for access to copyright free photos. :) Thanks for doing all the research for us, missolive. It is appreciated.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      Hi Sinea, sorry for the late response. I'm honored to hear you have linked this hub. I'll have to go pay that hub of yours a visit, I bet it is awesome. I have been wanting to look into creating a newsletter, cool and productive idea. Glad to share all of these great photo sites, it is nice to have options when you can't find the right pic. Nice seeing you, happy hubbing.

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      jhonrude 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thanks missolive, for sharing nice sites for taking the free photo for the blogs and websites... such a great post for who in the field of internet marketer...

      Thanks Again!!

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      Sinea Pies 3 years ago from Northeastern United States

      Missolive, this remains my favorite of all of your hubs. I've entered it as a link on my "Blog Help" page on my blog. Everyone who writes on line will benefit from this information. I sure did! Hope you see a rise in traffic from it. :)

      http://www.ducksnarow.com/p/blog-help.html

      Blessings,

      Sinea

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 3 years ago from Texas

      jhonrude, hi there! Glad you liked the hub and I do hope you find it of use to you. I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment.

      Sinea Pies, Hi Sinea! Long time no see! Thank you so very much for your words of support and comment. I greatly appreciate you linking to this hub and including the link to your fine blog. May your traffic rise ten fold! Have a wonderful day.

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      Sinea Pies 3 years ago from Northeastern United States

      Thanks missolive....yours as well!

      Sinea

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 3 years ago from Texas

      Hi Sinea! You are always welcome :)

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      Kelly Umphenour 3 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      What a great comprehensive list!

      I love Free Digital Photos and use it quite a bit. I prefer to use my one but you can't always photograph every object in the world easily. Thanks for the info - I'm book marking!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 3 years ago from Texas

      RealHousewife, Free Digital Photos is a great site and comes in handy when I can't take the right picture. Glad to see you stopped by for a read, appreciate it.

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      Willette 3 years ago from Michigan

      Excellent hub. Will be saving this as a great resource. Thanks for sharing!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 3 years ago from Texas

      kellyteam, thank you! Glad to hear it will be of use, I appreciate you stopping by.

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      lex123 3 years ago

      Very useful information. I usually use my own photos, but sometimes I do use from outside. You must have spent a lot of time in compile this list. Thanks for sharing this. Voting it up.

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      Abdus Salam 3 years ago from Bangladesh

      Very useful article. thanks

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 3 years ago from Texas

      Lex123, hi there! Yes, it did take me some time to put this together but I wanted to share my resources with fellow online writers. I am happy to hear you found it useful.

      Vertualit, you are very welcome and thank you.

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      Deonne Anderson 3 years ago from Florence, SC

      Missolive,

      Awesome and information filled hub. It's great to have so many free resources in one place. I have bookmarked this page and will be returning to it often. Thanks so much!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 3 years ago from Texas

      ladydeonne, thank you, I'm glad I have been able to facilitate a resource of photos for you. I am thankful for the bookmark and comment, I truly appreciate it.

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      social 3 years ago

      Another resource for Free Public Domain Images is http://www.photospd.com

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 3 years ago from Texas

      social, thank you very much for sharing the link. There are a few beautiful landmarks and cityscapes on the site. I'm sure they will be useful for certain publications. Again, thank you for sharing this resource of free public domain images.

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      Alex Munkachy 3 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

      Cool hub. Here's a site that posts one free creative commons image per day. There are no sign ups or watermarks. All that is required is to link back to the main site if you use the image: http://freecreativecommonsphotos.com

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      Jatinder Joshi 3 years ago from Whitby, Ontario, Canada

      Thank you for sharing. Very useful information for all bloggers and hubbers.

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      Kimsea Sok 3 years ago from Cambodia

      Thank for sharing..! That is really nice information..! :)

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 3 years ago from Texas

      mercuryservices, thanks for the link, I greatly appreciate it.

      Jatinder Joshi, you are quite welcome, thank you for reading and commenting.

      dialybloggingtips, glad you liked it, nice of you to stop by to read and comment.

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      iguidenetwork 3 years ago from Austin, TX

      I'm only aware of Flickr, Picasa and Photobucket (if it's included). Now I can see there are a lot of various photo websites to tide over. That's really great! Thanks a lot for the info. :)

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 3 years ago from Texas

      iguidenetwork, thank you so much.

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      Patsy Bell Hobson 2 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

      Oh, thank you. How helpful. You made my day.

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      KrisL 2 years ago from S. Florida

      Hi MissOlive -- these are great. Which are your favorites, and are they still up and running? I'd love to step beyond flickr & Wikimedia.

      (voted up & shared).

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 2 years ago from Texas

      Patsybell, no, thank you! You made mine :)

      KrisL, freedigitalphotos.com is usually my first choice. Yes, it is still running. Thanks for the votes and shares.

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      Raceme 2 years ago

      We didn't even hear about most of these when learning of creative commons and free resources in my CBA class. Thanks for informing about available options!

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      T.B Whitt 2 years ago from the Philly area

      Great Hub. I am always going back to Flickr for photos but your Hub offers quite a few more sites. Thanks

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      PurvisBobbi44 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi missolive,

      This is great for everyone to check out. I wish you a wonderful 2015.

      I will share this with Twitter and pin it on my re-pin board,

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      I can't believe I missed this great hub! How informative. You've gathered so many helpful sites. Its often difficult to find "free" photos. Thank you for this guide.

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 2 years ago from Texas

      Raceme, whittwrites, PurvisBobbie44, tilsontitan: thank you! I'm glad to hear this hub has been a great resource for you. I appreciate the readership, comments and votes. Keep on hubbing :)

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      Sara Brown 23 months ago from Independence, Missouri

      very useful article, should make my photo find for my hubs more useful now :)

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 23 months ago from Texas

      Hi Sara Jane, I'm happy to hear you have found this hub useful. Thanks a million for reading and commenting.

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