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Free Images, Public Domain Photographs and Photostock

Updated on October 14, 2014

Free Photostock and Public Domain Images

This page provides sources of free images, pictures, photographs, line art drawings, illustrations and other media for use on websites and printed projects.

A variety of federal and state agencies provide photographs, graphics, videos and other media, many of which are within the public domain.

Universities are also sources of images, with several institutions providing extensive historical image and media collections.

Finding Free Photostock Images - Photos, Graphics and More

This page has an assortment of sources that have free or inexpensive online photo stock images.

Wildlife Images from Federal and State Agencies

A variety of federal and state agencies provide photographs, graphics, videos and other media, many of which are within the public domain. Check with each media gallery for specific terms of use.

Photoshop Elements 6: The Missing Manual
Photoshop Elements 6: The Missing Manual

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      Linda Jo Martin 4 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      Thanks for the list of places to find free images. Very helpful for blogging, as well as for Squidoo!

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      RCGraphicsDesign 6 years ago

      Thanks so much for the great lens.

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      syamsudin506 6 years ago

      thans for links. very very helpful.

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      Elsie Hagley 6 years ago from New Zealand

      Thanks for all these good links, I have bookmarked this lens, so I can come back and look for images for my lens in the future, it is not always easy to find free ones.

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      applebanana 7 years ago

      Thanks for the info! Very helpful lens. I was able to use many images from these sites. >:)

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      SimonStone1 7 years ago

      How about It's a great and high quality repository of CC0-licenced photos: meaning public domain and no attribution to the author or backlink necessary :)

      For cliparts, one should really check our The best ever, but no photos there.

      Cheers and thanks for the hints!

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      Mary Norton 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Just used one of these and it worked. Thanks.

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      alegri 7 years ago

      Some other free images links for your list:

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      Queralts 7 years ago

      Another good one from Spain that I recommend:

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      amianderson 8 years ago

      Thanks for the giving me a useful information about this try this one link also. Yuri Arcurs Stock Photography helps you find Quality Stock Photography Agencies, stock photos, stock images and pictures, fast.

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      myraggededge 8 years ago

      Thanks for this!

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      dule123 9 years ago

      I recommend this great site:

      Public domain images, royalty free stock photos.

      All photos on this site are top quality high resolution public domain images.

      They are explicitly placed in the public domain. Use them freely for personal and commercial use.

      Largest image archive, several thousand photos in high resolution, nicely organized hierarchically in folders, easy to browse, and all are public domain images 100% free for download.