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Where to Find Free Images
and Visuals for My Blog






  • Yahoo! Image Search


    http://images.search.yahoo.com/

    Yahoo Image Search

    Yahoo! Image Search is like Google's as it focuses on finding images only, which also includes clip art. It also has an Advanced Image Search tool so you can get more specific about what you want to receive in the results. Not only can you limit it to a specific domain, but also to top level domains such as .com only, .edu only and so on.

    You can also manage your preferences for SafeSearch, languages, display and layout, subscriptions and multimedia. Subscriptions enables and disables searches on sites that have premium content like LexisNexis. If you're a member of a premium content site, review the list and select the ones to which you belong. Their images are most likely copyrighted.

    Remember that the images appearing in the results may or may not be copyrighted. Once you find a picture of interest, review the site or contact someone to find out the terms of use. These image searches are worth noting because they can find hard to find images that are free. The site also lists Popular Image Searches so you can see what many people are looking for.







  • Google Image Search


    http://images.google.com/

    Google Image Search

    While Google is best known for its search engine, it also has a separate search engine for searching for only images. The advantage of using its image search is that your results contain only images instead of everything. The important thing to understand in using this search is that the images come from all over the Web and there's no guarantee they're free or otherwise. In fact, the chances are they're not free, but it's another way to find hard-to-find images.

    Enter the keyword of the image you're trying to find. The fewer words, the better. After all, most images are named with one word. If you get too many results or not specific results, add another word. You can also filter your results to omit images from adult sites by going into preferences and changing the option under SafeSearch Filtering. Here you can change other options including search language and number of results.

    To take your results another step further, try the Advance Image Search. Here you can select exact phrases, not related to words and from a specific Web site. You can also limit images to a specific size, a specific format and colors. Once you find a picture, check the site or contact the site's owner to find out about its license.







  • Design Packs


    http://www.designpacks.com/

    Design Packs

    Design Packs provides high quality image collections for use in personal and commercial Web design projects. Each collection has 15 images sharing a common theme. According to the site, new collections are added on a monthly basis. The terms of use explain how you can use the photos. The FAQ offers more help on how you can use the images.

    Many of the themes you find here are nature-related such as bark, stone, flowers, and liquids. Images are 800x600. Click on a catalog to view its thumbnails. If you'd like to grab an image, scroll down to find the download section. You can only download an entire collection rather than individual images. All files are zipped. The collection is small, but full of high quality images.







  • Photo Repository ***DEAD


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    Photo Repository

    This site has a small and high quality free stock photo collection with close to 300 photos. Smaller sites may offer viewer photos, but they often have photos of objects, people and places you won't find anywhere else for free. The terms of service clearly explain how you can use these photos.

    Photo Repository has nine albums, which have photos relating to nature, food, life forms, textures, recreation, objects, buildings, landscapes and signs. Discover photos by exploring the latest uploads, most recently commented photos, most viewed, top rated, favorites and random.

    Registration is required to access the image's page, but not to search the collection. Any page with thumbnails can be viewed without registration. You just won't be able to access the higher resolution images until signing up. So you can see if the site has photos you like before taking the time to register.







  • diwiesign studio stockphoto archive


    http://www.diwiesign.com/index...

    diwiesign studio

    diwiesign studio stock photo archive is a personal collection with over 500 images on dirt or industrial themes. All images are royalty free for personal and non-commercial use. Review the FAQ before downloading and the disclaimer (on the left side of the page).

    This distinctive collection most likely has images you won't find in any others. You can browse the collection's most popular images or watch the random slide slow. The site has a search box for searching outside collections.

    Images cover a gamut of topics such as railway, old looking objects, wooden substances and rocky surfaces. I'm sure this collection has a few surprises that would be a find for you.







  • Stockcache Gallery ***DEAD


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    Stockcache Gallery

    Stockcache Gallery offers a collection of free stock photography licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License. It also has an associated blog provides updates on the gallery as well as news related to photography.

    The collection has over 800 files sorted into 77 categories. THe home page displays four random files and the four newest files along with their dimensions and file sizes. Category pages display all the images in thumbnails. Click on one that catches your eye to see a larger view, get its details, rate it, download it in its original format or as a zipped file or send it as an ecard to a friend.

    The Hotlist, which appears in the top menu, displays the most popular files. Stockcache Gallery's search feature comes with a few ways to narrow your search results or you can click on a keyword from the keyword list. This is a well-organized gallery with quality photos.







  • unprofound.com


    http://www.unprofound.com/

    unprofound

    unprofound.com is a collection of photos sorted by basic colors instead of the usual categories. White, however, isn't white as it's a "everything else" category. You can also use the simple search tool to find photos. The home page displays the most recently submitted photos.

    The home page explains the terms of use that you can use it any way you like, but do not distribute the photos. Pick a color, any color to see its photos and the name of the photographer. Click on the photographer's name to see the person's profile and complete collection.

    unprofound.com is rather a profound site with a nice collection and a unique way to find photos.







  • Piotr.Pix


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    Piotr.Pix is an image database of over 900 images taken by one person. They come in a resolution of 1600x1200 and you can download and use them as long as you follow the outlined rules shown on the home page. If you want to download the 1600x1200 images, you must register for a free account. As soon as you register, check the Control Panel and modify the settings to your preference.

    The images are sorted into seven categories: Nature, Creatures, Views, People, Vehicles, Misc, and Personal. You can also browse top images and new images. Once you've registered, you can click on the image to see its full size, information, comment box and rating feature. You can also add it to your favorites (Lightbox), send an eCard and download it as either a JPG or zipped file.

    The page is available in English and German. The site has an advanced search tool where you can use AND / OR, select a category and select the fields to search. It's an impressive collection considering it's from one person.







  • Tripod Image Gallery ***DEAD


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    Tripod

    Tripod Image Gallery from Lycos has over 10,000 images available for free. Images aren't limited to photos as they also have clip art and Web elements. Click on Image Index anytime to return to the Image Gallery home page to switch to the other image galleries.

    The photo gallery home page consists of categories and subcategories. When you pick a subcategory, its thumbnail pages appear with just the image. Click on the image to view a larger image and to get its file size. On the image page, there is code you can copy and paste into your Web page so you don't have to download the image and then upload it to your Web page's server.

    If you have an account / Web page with Lycos Tripod, you can use FreeForm or SiteBuilder to add image to your Web page. Free accounts are available and its features are explained here.







  • Amazing Textures


    http://amazingtextures.com/

    Amazing Textures

    Amazing Textures is a collection of images and textures for personal use only per the license agreement. Textures are a great way to enhance a site or picture.Images and textures are grouped into three main categories: nature, urban and other. Currently, there are over 600 available for downloading.

    Discover new textures by browsing categories, new images, top textures, or using the search tool. Every image comes with information on the date uploaded, hits, number of downloads, ratings, file size and whether or not a hi-res version is available. The site also comes with a lightbox feature so you can save your photos for later reference.

    Tutorials are also available where you can get help with modeling, texturing and other general tutorials. If you can't find your answers here, you might try the forums. Amazing Textures offers a small and unique collection.


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Part 1:
Introduction
PublicDomainPictures.net
Veezzle
Pixabay
Free Images Live
Stock Photos For Free
The Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscript Library
All You Can Stock
Cepolina
LIFE Photo Archive
Ingimage
Part 2:
Stock Free Images
Kozzi
Getty Images RF
F11Digital.com
FreeFlowerImages.com
Hoover Stock Photography
Studio7Designs
Springer Images
Wellcome Collection
Digital Images for Education
Part 3:
Animal Photos
Jupiter Images
Wellcome Collection
PPOC
EduPic
BurningWell
FreePhotos.se
Ookaboo
RoyaltyFreeImages.net
The Stock Solution
Part 4:
Inmagine
FreeByte
Acobox
Clipart.com
PhotoStockPlus
AboutPixel
StockedPhotos
AskPhotos.com
Deposit Photos
Alamy
Part 5:
Historical Stock Photos.com
Karen’s Whimsy Public Domain Images
Free Artistic Photos
Web Gallery of Arts
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Freepik
Photos.com
Fotegrafik
Wylio
iClipart
Part 6:
Stock Photo Asia
Can Stock Photo
Stocklib
MediaFocus
123RF
Fotosearch
Veer
Freestockphotos.biz
Free-Stock-Photos.com
Lomography Photos
Part 7:
InterArtCenter
Public-Domain-Photos
Toasto
Public Domain Photos
Corbis Images
ImageTemple
StickStock
DesignPacks
MicroShots
Free web photo
Part 8:
Aarin Free Photo
Sunipix
Multimedia-Stock
PhotoXpress
FreeJPG
Free Images
Photos8
GetFreeImage
AllFreeImages.net
Turbo Photo
Part 9:
NationsIllustrated
ImageBase
Free.Image.Files
VectorVaco
PhotoVaco
PicFindr
FontPlay
4 Free Photos
Photl
Panomramic Images
Part 10:
TextureZ
PhotoEverywhere
RGBStock.com
Photo Rack
FreePhotoBank
Creativity103
Pixmac
Photoree
PD Photo
Dreamstime
Part 11:
Freebie Images
Cyclo.ps
Freepixels
Cutcaster
Compfight
KAVE WALL
Vintage Pixels
Stock.xchng
Free Stock Photography
Photogen
Part 12:
FreeRangeStock.com
Open Stock Photography
Fotogenika.net ***DEAD
Mayang's Free Textures
Free Large Photos
Kingdom Graphix Gallery ***DEAD
NationsIllustrated
MSN Search ***DEAD
picsearch
Ask.com Picture Search
Part 13:
Yahoo! Image Search
Google Image Search
Design Packs
Photo Repository ***DEAD
diwiesign studio stockphoto archive
Stockcache Gallery ***DEAD
unprofound.com
Piotr.Pix
Tripod Image Gallery ***DEAD
Amazing Textures
Part 14:
Picturestation ***DEAD
NPS ***DEAD
FreePhotosBank
Ixuz Travel.net ***DEAD
freedigitalphotos.net
ArtFavor ***DEAD
BurningWell.org
Visipix
Photocase
Majestic Imagery ***DEAD
Part 15:
Pictures from Old Books
Free Stock Photos from Cepolina Photos
Woophy
pixelbag.de ***DEAD
yotophoto ***DEAD
Creating Online Gallery
USDA ARS Image Gallery
AMG Media Works, Inc. Free Photos
FreeMediaGOO
tOfz dot org
Part 16:
Free Stock Photos
FreePhotos.com
PhotoRogue
Aarin Free Photo and Digital Images
Holy Land Photos
Barry's Free Photos ***DEAD
Geek Philosopher Stock Photos
bigfoto.com ***DEAD
FreeImages.com ***DEAD
FreeImages.co.uk
Part 17:
FreeStockPhotos.com
Free Photographs Network
DHD Multimedia Gallery
Gimp Savvy
Wikipedia
CC Search
FreeFoto
Ourmedia.org
Flickr
Buzznet
Part 18:
49PM Photo Search ***DEAD
StockVault
PDPhoto
Image*After
OpenPhoto
PixelPerfect Digital
morgueFile
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