March 19, 2018

Where To Find Free Images On The Internet Full List 2018


Last updated on June 19th, 2018

You should check out this mammoth list of websites where to find free images on the Internet.

One of the key problem of using images available on the Internet is the issue of copyright.

Many of us are still confused over whether certain images found on the Internet can be used without infringing on copyright.

Even some of the photographers themselves are not too sure the meaning of these copyright licensing terms as well.

I find that most, if not all the stock photo websites used the word "FREE" liberally.

But on closer look, you will find that the term "FREE" is not very accurate or even correct.

We have royalty-free images, images for non-commercial uses only, editorial use only, some rights reserved, public domain, some rights reserved, neighboring and related rights, Creative Commons Zero (CC0), etc.

where to find free images on the internet

Then under Creative Commons, there are six main licenses:
1. Attribution
2. Attribution-ShareAlike
3. Attribution-NoDerivs
4. Attribution-NonCommercial
5. Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike
6. Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs

Yes, I know all these definitions can be overwhelmingly confusing.

Here are two sites where you can find out more details about about public domain or copyrighted.

Creative Commons

Public Domain Sherpa

If you are not too sure, the rule of thumb is always check with the owners of their so-called copyright-free pictures before using them.

All the sites below, I have enclosed their terms of use.

If there is no proper page on its copyright licensing, I would mentioned as what is stated on the website.

 Where To Find Free Images On The Internet


This huge collection of websites with free images is a great list of resources to be used for your blog posts, Twitter tweets, Facebook cover, both e-book & physical book covers, posters and all your creative needs.

All the images found in all the websites listed below are FREE.

Which means you DON'T have to pay a single dime. They are totally free of charge.

No doubt many of these images, you can use them anyway or anyhow you like.

But there are images which have their restrictions. It could be attribution required, or  for non-commercial use only.

Make sure you check with their licensing policies or Terms of use as I have included here, before using these images.

Yeah! Stock Photos

Terms of use.

PicJumbo

Terms of use.

ISO Republic

Terms of use.

Pixabay

Terms of use.

Viintage

Terms of use.

New Old Stock

Terms of use.

Unsplash

Terms of use.

Burst

Terms of use.

Foodie's Feed

Terms of use.

Foodshot

Terms of use.

PixZoyd

Terms of use.

Free Stock

Terms of use.

Bajstock

Terms of use.

Aarin

You can read the terms of use on the website.

PowerBacks

You can read its terms of use on the site.

TwicePix

Terms of use.

FontPlay: Free Photos

You can read its terms of use on the site.

Stick Stock

There is no terms of use page. Stated on its site: See image pages for licenses.

ZurbPhotos

Terms of use.

Abstract Influence

Terms of use.

Free Stock Photos

Terms of use.

DNS Fotografia Digital

Stated on the site: DNS Digital Photography is a totally free image bank site. To access high resolution photos you just need to register on the site.(Translated from Portuguese)

Terms of use.

TOFZ

Terms of use.

Studio 25

Terms of use.

Death to the Stock Photo

Terms of use.

Visual Hunt

Terms of use.

1 Million Free Pictures

Terms of use.

Getty Images Embed

Terms of use.

Magdeleine

There is no terms of use page. But if you hover your cursor over the image you can see the word "CC0 photo"

Public Domain Archive

Terms of use.

Morgue File

Terms of use.

A to Z Stock Images

Stated on the site: This site offers totally and completely free stock images and photography that are also royalty free. We only ask that you don't redistribute them, use them for pornographic material or other material containing anything considered hateful.

LIFE photo archive hosted by Google

There is no terms of use page. But if you go to the image,  you can see the licensing term: "For personal non-commercial use only" below it.

Good Free Photos

Terms of use.

Realistic Shots

Terms of use.

FreeImages

Terms of use.

Phototeria

Terms of use.

The pattern Library

There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: This on going project compiles patterns shared by the most talented designers out there for you to use freely in your designs.

OpenPhoto

There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: Images © their respective owners.

To know the licensing rights of each photo, click on the image. You can find the details mentioned under: Attribution

Negative Space

Terms of use.

Startup Stock Photos

Terms of use.

RGBStock

Terms of use.

Free Range Stock

Terms of use.

Gratisography

Terms of use.

SplitShire

Terms of use.

Image Free

Terms of use.

Free Photos Bank

Terms of use.

Stock Vault

Terms of use.

Freestocks

Terms of use.

Ancestry Images

Terms of use.

The Public Domain Review

Terms of use.

Pickup Image

There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: Free download high quality premium free stock images, public domain photos.

You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission
.

Photogen

Terms of use.

Big Foto

Terms of use.

PicoGraphy

Terms of use.

PDPosters

Terms of use.

JÉSHOOTS

Terms of use.

Pexels

Terms of use.

Public Domain Files

Terms of use.

Skitterphoto

Terms of use.

MMT Stock

Terms of use.

DesignerPics.com

Terms of use.

Life of Pix

There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: Free high-resolution photos, no copyrights restrictions. Images for personal and commercial use. All images are donated to the public domain.

Pdpics

The terms of use page is not working. Stated on the site: Pdpics.com is a repository of thousands of free public domain pictures and photographs. Use these stock photos freely in any project.

Epicantus

There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: Free to use original photography by Daria.

Free Imagez

Not all images here are free to use.  You can find the copyright license details below each photo.

Terms of use. (Scroll down to read: How You May Use the Material on Our Website)

NoBacks

Here you can find images with transparent background.

Stated on the site: Browse thousands of free PNG isolated clip art, vector images, and stock photos that you can download or embed anywhere at no cost for your designs.

Terms of use.

Libreshot

Terms of use.

StockSnap

Terms of use.

Little Visuals

There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: Use them anyway you want.

Jay Mantri

There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: Free pics. Do anything (CC0).

Freeepy

Terms of use.

Carpictures CC

There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: Images on this site can be used freely under Creative Commons. Images on this site are licensed CC-BY or CC-BY-SA; Image descriptions and metadata are CC-BY-SA.

Animal Photos!

Stated on the site: Images on this site are under creative commons and are free to use on web sites and other projects. Image Copyright is held by original owners; all are licensed as either CC-BY or CC-BY-SA.

Text, metadata and image selections on this site are © 2007-2009 by Ontology2 and are available under the Version 3.0 Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons.

Kaboom Pics

Terms of use.

FreeImages

Terms of use.

Re:splashed

Stated on the site: 1162 free HD images for your web and design projects.

PhotoRack

Terms of use.

PicNoi

Terms of use.

Photo Crops

Terms of use.

 Photy

 Terms of use.

Turbo Photo

Terms of use.

Getty Search Gateway
 

To make your search easier, go to this search page.

Terms of use.

Getfere

Terms of use.

Makerbook

There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: Largest Collection of  Hand-picked Free Stock Photos for Startups. Best of 30+ Stock Photo Sites in one Place.

Wikimedia Commons

Terms of use.

Public Domain Pictures

There is no terms of use page. The copyright details can be seen below the photo. It says:
License: CC0 Public Domain

Note: If you intend to use an image you find here for commercial use, please be aware that some photos do require a model or property release. Pictures featuring products should be used with care.

Old Book Illustrations

Terms of use.

Barn Images

Terms of use.

IM Free

There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: A curated collection of free web design resources, all for commercial use.

 Davalign

There is no terms of use. Stated on the site: All images on this website are part of the public domain and available for personal, commercial and educational use. To the extent possible under law, Davalign has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to the Davalign Public Domain Image Library. All images on this website are published from: United States.

Photo EveryWhere

Terms of use.

Marble Pictures

Terms of use.

123RF

You need to register as a member to use its free images. These free stuff comes in smaller size: 450x450 px (15.9 cmx15.9 cm)

Terms of use.

StockPhoto4Free

Terms of use.

Stockvault

Terms of use.

Fancy Crave

Terms of use.

Public Domain Photos

There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: All photos on this web site are public domain. You may use these images for any purpose, including commercial. But if some photo contains logos and products you need to be careful. Using someone else's trademark commercially can get you sued.

Snapwire Snaps

Stated on the site: License and commission photos from 200,000 of the world's most talented photographers.

All photos here are licensed under CC0 1.0

StokPic

Terms of use.

Crow The Stone

There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: Free photos to use any way you want.

A Digital Dreamer/Free Photos

Stated on the site: These stock photos are 100% free and are also royalty free. We just ask that you don't redistribute them, or use them with anything that could be viewed as offensive (hate / pornography)

Freely Photos

Terms of use.

Raumrot

Terms of use.

Free Digital Photos

Terms of use.

Travel Coffee Book

Stated on its site: All photos are listed under cc0. That means you can do whatever you want with them.

Cupcake

Terms of use.

Opixx

Terms of use.

Deviant Art Creative Commons

You can know the type of Creative Commons license, as it is mentioned below the image and also at the bottom right hand corner of the page.   

Splashbase

Stated on the site: It is a search and discovery platform for the following sites: travelcoffeebook, startupstockphotos, littlevisuals, gratisography, getrefe, jaymantri, superfamous, mazwai, unsplash, snapographic, moveast, snapwiresnaps, newoldstock, splitshire, camarama, mmt, lifeofpix, crowthestone, skitterphoto.

There is no terms of use page. But you can see the copyright license below each photo.

IMC Photo

Terms of use.

Creative Commons

Stated on the site: This site has no control over the results that are returned.

Do not assume that the results displayed in this search portal are under a CC license. You should always verify that the work is actually under a CC license by following the link.

Terms of use.

FreePhotos.cc

There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: It is a free resource where you can find creative commons photos for your website or print projects.

My Free Photos
There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: Free photo download. New images added daily.

From Old Books

There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: More than 3,700 free images from old rare antique and vintage books.

You can find out about the copyright details together with the images.

BucketListly

Terms of use.

 Free Media Goo

Terms of use.

Image After

Terms of use.

Stock Image Point

Stated on the site: All pictures on this site were captured by the site owner. You can use it in your travel blog on television or everywhere you want. No Copyright Restrictions ( CC0 1.0 Universell ). Feel free to leave us a backlink or not.

Shutterstock

Terms of use.

My Public Domain Pictures

Terms of use.

The Public Domain Review

Terms of use.

Good Stock Photos

Terms of use.

Dreamstime

Terms of use.

Public Domain Photos

Stated on the site: All photos on this web site are public domain. You may use these images for any purpose, including commercial. But if some photo contains logos and products you need to be careful.

FreeJPG

Stated on the site: Free Image stock for Commercial and Editorial Use.

Alegriphotos

Terms of use.

Albumarium

Terms of use.

PDPhoto

There is no terms of use page. When I clicked on the image, it takes me to Google Photos. It has the word "Shared".

Open Photo

There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: Images © their respective owners

You can know the copyright license, as it is mentioned below each photo, next to: ATTRIBUTION.

Duion: Photos

Terms of use.

 Clker

Terms of use.

Snappy Goat

Stated on the the site: 12,748,290 Free Public Domain/CC0 Images

Terms of use.

Pond5

Terms of use.

Free Christian Images

Terms of use.

Free Stock Photos

Terms of use.

Pickup Image

There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: Pickupimage is the largest collections of free photographs. Free download high quality premium free stock images, public domain photos.

You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.


Toper's Photos 

Terms of use.

PicDrome

Terms of use.

Free Foto

Terms of use.

Open Galleries

There is no terms of use page. Stated on its site: A community source of free photography. Galleries with thousands of large sizes royalty free photos taken all over the world.

Free Images

Terms of use.

Free Pixels

Terms of use.

Free Images

Terms of use.

Logo Designer Web

Terms of use.

Burning Well

Terms of use.

Pics4Learning

Terms of use.

DHD Multimedia Gallery

Terms of use.

Copy Right Free Photos

Terms of use is mentioned on the homepage under "About Us".

Pixnio

Terms of use.

UPICM

Terms of use.

4Free Photos

Terms of use.

Stock Photos.io

Terms of use.

DesignersPics

Terms of use.

Free Large Photos

Terms of use.

Lensicle

Terms of use.

Free Images.Red

Terms of use.

Realgraphy

There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: Authentic Non-Stock Photos for Free. Forever.

Soul Photos

Terms of use.

Iregioes

Terms of use.

Internet Archive: Images

This library contains digital images uploaded by Archive users which range from maps to astronomical imagery to photographs of artwork. Many of these images are available for free download.

You can find the Creative Commons License mentioned below the image, next to the word "Usage".

Terms of use.

Karen's Whimsy

Stated on the site: They are all from material printed prior to 1923 and are in the public domain. You don't have to buy any of the images here; they are all free.

Terms of use.

Unrestrictedstock

Terms of use.

Normad Pictures

There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: Nomad pictures is a free cc0 photo content site for digital nomads, location independent workers and travelling wine drinkers.

Free Nature Stock

Terms of use.

Moveast

There is no terms use page. Stated on the site: Help yourselves and use them wherever you want (CC0)

Streetwill

Stated on the site: Free vintage photos to use any way you want.

Free Photos

Terms of use.

The Pic Pac

Stated on the site: Do whatever you want with the pics.

Cepolina Free Photo Collection

Terms of use.

Made In Moments

Terms of use.

Graphberry

Terms of use.

Skuawk

Terms of use.

XXL Stock Photo

All the free images here are under CC0 license.

LibreStock

Terms of use.

Photo Collection

Stated on the site: All photos here are licensed under Public Domain.

StockMedia CC

Terms of use.

Photo Stock Editor

Stated on the site: You may use the photographs for personal and commercial works. This includes Part of Website or Mobile App, Articles or Websites, Templates for Sell.

You would not sell these photographs or add these images to your free image gallery. Attribution is highly appreciated but not a necessity.

Iwaria

Terms of use.

One Left Media

Terms of use.

BlogPiks

Terms of use.

Rawpixel

Terms of use.

500px Creative Commons

Terms of use.

Photober

Terms of use.

Unprofound

Terms of use.

Find A Photo

There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: Search through thousands of free (CC0 licensed) stock photos

Deviant Art: Free Images

Select the image and then check its license mentioned at the bottom.

Megapixelstock

Terms of use.

Light Painter's Loft

Terms of use.

Shuteroo

Terms of use.

ImageBase

Terms of use.

Commons:Free media resources/Photography By Wikipedia

Here Wikipedia has gathered a big list of sources of  freely licensed and public domain images on the Web.

Take note. The resource on this list does not guarantee that all or any of the images in it are freely licensed and/or in the public domain.

You are still responsible for checking the copyright status of images.


 Find Free Images With Search Sites


Google Image Search

Scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Next to "usage rights", click on "not filtered by license".

It will drop down a list these options for you choose: "free to use or share", "free or use to share, even commercially", "free to use share or modify", "free to use, share or modify, even commercially".

Bing Images

To search for free images which are public domain, first type in your search term in the search box.

Click on the search icon (magnifying glass symbol).

Next click on "Filter" (funnel symbol) which is on top right hand corner.

A menu with a list of filter options will drop down above the images.

Click on "License", again another drop down menu appears.

From the list, you can choose any of these options: "public domain", "free to share and use", "Free to share and use commercially", "Free to modify, share, and use" or "Free to modify, share, and use commercially".

Search Creative Commons

This search site makes it easier and more convenience for you to search for free images from various sites that include Europeana, Flickr, Google Images, Jamendo, Wikimedia Commons, Open Clip Art Library and Pixabay.

By default, the site has already set the filter settings as: "use for commercial purposes and modify, adapt or build upon".

Stated on the site: CC has no control over the results that are returned. Do not assume that the results displayed in this search portal are under a CC license. You should always verify that the work is actually under a CC license by following the link. Since there is no registration to use a CC license, CC has no way to determine what has and hasn't been placed under the terms of a CC license. If you are in doubt you should contact the copyright holder directly, or try to contact the site where you found the content.

Let's CC

A search site to find CC-licensed images, sounds, videos and docs.

There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: CC Korea makes no warranty whatsoever in connection with the result of Search. You need to verify that the work is actually under a CCL by following the link or clear the licensor.

EveryStockPhoto

Terms of use.

Free Photos Web

There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: Free Stock Photos


PicFindr

There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: It searches the web for stock photos that are completely free to use commercially. It is a web app that helps you search several stock image, public domain and photo community sites simultaneously.

Photo Pin

It uses the Flickr API and searches creative commons photos.

Terms of use.

Veezle

This is a search engine for finding free stock photos. It gets them from from various sources that include: Flickr, Freebase, Wikimedia and OpenClipArt.

There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: Veezle is a leading search engine for finding absolutely free stock photos.

When you click on the image, it will take you to the original source.

 Image Finder

A search engine displaying images license under Creative Commons from various stock image sites.

Terms of use.

Can We Image

This site searches images from Wikimedia Common.

Check the box: "Only show public domain results?" to find public domain images.

FreeUse

There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: FreeUse is a free image directory design to help you find high quality photos that can be used for any purpose, personal or commercial.



Where To Find Free Images From Flickr 


Flickr Commons

Terms of use.

Flickr Advanced Search

How to use:

On the left side, click on the "Any license".

A menu of options will drop down for you to choose from.

"All Creative Commons", "Commercial use allowed",  "Modification allowed", "Commercial use & mods allowed", "Not known copyright restrictions" and "U.S. Government works". 

After making your selection,  click on the photo you wanted.

Then re-check with the Creative Commons license stated on the right side below the photo.

If you are not too sure of the definition, click on the link and it will Creative Commons site with full explanation.

Behold

A search engine for to look for Flickr images. It searches for images with the use of computer vision.

Terms of use.

TinyEye Labs

Find Creative Commons images on Flickr by colors.

Terms of use.

Simple CC Flickr Search

You can use this search site to look for CC Flickr images, and stamp with attribution.

Here is the link to the old site of Flickr CC Search.

Foter

It uses the Flickr API and searches Creative Commons photos.

Once you find your photo, check the license which is on the right side of the page.

Terms of use.

Photo For Class

This search site is meant for school use, to search through Creative Commons images that are appropriate for the classroom.

Downloaded images automatically cite the author and the image license terms.

Stated on the site: All photos shown are, to the best of our (and Flickr's) knowledge, licensed by Creative Commons for public use.

Terms of use.

Compfight

It is an image search engine which helps you to locate images from Flickr.

After typing in your search term, press on the "Enter" key.

Compfight will gather all images related to your search term from Flickr.

Then you need to click on the filter "Creative Commons" on the left side of the page.

From there you can see the eight (8) different Creative Commons licenses.

SpaceX

Terms of use.

Creativity 103

Stated on the site: Only images available for use under free of charge with a creative commons license are accepted.

Wylio

To use this site to look for free pictures available on Flickr under Creative Commons licenses, you need to sign up a free account.

It comes with an image re-size function.

No need to download a picture, open it, resize it, save it, find it on your computer, upload it and then manually add credit information.

It generates embed code for your platform.

Terms of use.

The Library of Congress Photos

All the photos here are from Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information.

Terms of use. (Scroll down to read: About Copyright and the Collections)

FDR Presidential Library & Museum

Not all photos here are public domain. You need to check out the copyright licensing details from each specific photo.

NASA On The Commons

You can find free images from NASA available on Flickr. Most of them are labeled as "No known copyright restrictions".

Click on the photo and you can find out its copyright status.

The British Library (Flickr)

Terms Of use.


Free Images Sites: You Need To Provide Personal Details


75 More Assorted Stock Photos

Stated on the site: We're giving away 75 stock photos for free. You can use these photos on your blog posts, social media channels, landing pages, emails -- wherever you'd like!

80 Assorted Stock Photos

Stated on the site: You can use them in your blog posts, on your social media channels, in your emails ... the sky's the limit! And yes, we promise, these photos are 100% free to use, no attribution required.

160 Business-Themed Photos

Stated on the site: No royalties, no fees, no worries. You can use these photos on your blog posts, social media channels, landing pages, emails -- wherever you'd like!

250 Holiday-Themed Photos

Stated on the site: Download these 250 photos, a $1,500 value, for free.


Search Free Images With WordPress Plugins


Picture Finder

This WordPress plugin allows for a user to search images from Flickr for their blogs. The user can add attribution to the picture before adding it into their blog post.

By using CC-BY licenses this tool is built to limit the potential copyright pitfalls that may occur.

PhotoDropper

A WordPress Plugin designed to help you find the perfect image for your blog posts with just three clicks. This plugin even handles the attribution.


Written by: Kher Cheng Guan