Free Stock Photos
You can search for photos by keywords and leave comments. Most recently submitted photos appear on the home page. Click "v Photography Articles v" to read articles offering photography tips. Free Stock Photos has some classy photos.
FreePhotos.com offers over 1000 royalty free photos with no usage restrictions for Web site or print work use. The site doesn't ask for reciprocal links or credits. Photographers who submit photos have a chance to win prizes and here are the Terms of Service and Upload Rules for photographers. Search photos or browse by category, most downloaded, highest votes, members, folders and new photos.
The category thumbnail pages list the title of the photo, photographer's name, size, number of times downloaded and number of times viewed. You can rate the photo on a scale from 1 to 10. It has an email the photo to a friend feature, photographer profiles and lets users leave comments. Click on any Member's name to get more details. A nice site with photos that are worthy of re-use.
PhotoRogue has a unique concept - if you can't find a picture you need, submit a request to PhotoRogue and you might see your request fulfilled. The site relies on volunteer photographers. Before submitting a request, review the Guidelines. The service is free and you can read more about the rights in the volunteering FAQ.
The gallery lists the requests from newest to oldest. Each request includes the request, the date of the request, the number of photos in the album and the number of times it has been viewed. Open the album to see its thumbnail images and click on an image to view its full size. The site lets you comment on pictures and it has an RSS feed available.
Aarin Free Photo and Digital Images
Aarin Free Photo and Digital Images offers over 950 free photos and images for personal and commercial use. You may download and use the images on your Web site, print ads, brochures or any other end products as long as you display the copyright information per the Web site. Start by clicking on the new images or Free Photo Gallery.
All photos are sorted into one of four galleries, which represent a group of categories. Image Galleries 01, for example, has animals, architectures and houses. When you open an image, you can view its group of pictures as a slide show and read the description of the gallery. At the bottom of the Web page is a search box, but it searches on Google rather than within this site.
Holy Land Photos
Holy Land Photos has over 2400 photos related to the holy lands. The photos represent a diversity of religions with photos sorted into three categories: daily life and artifacts, people and region. Regions cover Jordan, Lebanon, Italy, Israel, Turkey and Greece. Either browse or use the search tool to find pictures. The home page has a link for viewing the latest images. It takes you to the What's New page that displays thumbnails and the title, date added, and keywords for each. You can expand the time frame of when new photos were added to 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, 1 month or 2 months.
Every photo's page comes with an Image Toolbar that has four options: PowerPoint Ready (displays the photo in full size), email photo to a friend, printable page for printing the photo, and download photo in the size of your choice. Photos typically belong with a group of like of photos, so look in the left column to see what photos are included in the group and its related information.
The rules for using photos from the Web site state that images are not for use on Web sites. However, users have permission to use up to four photos per Web site if clear credit is given. For more than four images, you need permission from the Web site contact.
Barry's Free Photos ***DEAD
Barry's Free Photos has over 2300 free and royalty-free stock photos organized by many categories and subcategories. Click on "more" from the home page under Free Stock Photos on the left to see the list of categories and how many photos are available for each. You can also enter keywords into the search box to find photos.
When you pick a category, thumbnails appear with photo's details that has the photographer's name (member), views, file size, and dimensions. Selecting a photo displays a larger version along with the same details plus keywords. The site also has clip art and forums plus it's available in German, French, Spanish (both Mexico and Spain), Italian, Dutch and Portuguese.
Geek Philosopher Stock Photos
Geek Philosopher has a collection of photos, backgrounds and wallpaper organized in nine main categories with subcategories. If you use an image, the site requires you to include a link to GeekPhilosopher. According to the site, you are free to do whatever you want with these photos except redistribute them. Learn more by checking out the terms and conditions.
Browse for photos by category and subcategory. When you select a subcategory, a thumbnail page appears with the names of the photos and their sizes. Click on the photo to view its full size. The bottom of the thumbnail page shows the number of pages available for the category. Though there is a magnifying glass icon for search shown on the Web site, it doesn't search the photo gallery.
bigfoto.com is a repository of photos organized by categories and sub-categories. Each sub-category has a brief description about the category. The main categories are America, Asia, Europe, Africa, Pacific, Themes and Miscellaneous. When selecting a category, a page with its description and its sub-categories appears. For example, if you select Themes and then Aviation, the description references the Wright brothers and Charles Lindbergh. Some of the sub-category / thumbnail pages have tips and information related to photography.
The sub-category pages have thumbnails and clicking on one opens a new window with the photo appearing at full size. Another way to browse the site is to go to the site map. At the bottom of the Web site is a link called "pps." This contains PowerPoint presentations for downloading and admiring. The first one has beautiful nature-related shots. You can read the copyright / FAQ section for the rules on using the photos from this site.
FreeImages.com has over 2300 stock photos. Note this one is FreeImages.com and it's not the same site as the one from the UK. You can read the terms and conditions to verify the rules for using the site's photos. Search for images by using the search tool or you can browse the directory by category. At the top of the category page are links to view photos that have been submitted in the last day, last seven days, last 14 days or all images. Be warned there are roughly 200 pages of thumbnails to go through if you select the All Images link.
The thumbnails page includes the member's name, how many times the photo has been viewed, its file size and its dimensions. When you go into a photo, you can navigate to the previous image, next image or view a slide show. A nicely organized site with quality photos.
FreeImages.co.uk has over 2500 stock photos. To ensure following the Web site's rules for using its images, read the terms and conditions to ensure following the Web site's rules for using its images. The home page lists the top three galleries, which is currently the home, financial, and flora. Search for photos by clicking on gallery, which takes you to the gallery's index of images. The gallery index page has a search tool for keyword searches. When you select a thumbnail from the gallery page, the picture appears in its full size and doesn't have information.
The site also offers ideas and tips on resolutions and how to get the best use out of the images. FreeImages also has a collection for desktop wallpapers and presentation slides.