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Free Images - Pixabay. High resolution images of Vermeer’s paintings. Johannes Vermeer was either a remarkable 17th century Dutch painter or an enchanted sorcerer of light from beyond time and space — sometimes it’s hard to tell — but I find his work particularly entrancing among all painters.

High resolution images of Vermeer’s paintings

His known existing oeuvre consists of only 36 paintings, each fascinating in their own way. I have previously recommended the wonderful resource website, Essential Vermeer, maintained by Jonathan Janson, which is the go-to place on the web for information about Vermeer, his work, methods, context and historical background. Though that site lists and shows all of the master’s paintings, including showing them at their relative sizes (which can sometimes be surprising), it does not itself host high-resolution images of the works; to do so would likely add prohibitive bandwidth costs to an already intense labor of love.

In addition, Josh Jones, writing for Open Culture, has assembled a more compact list. There are, of course, numerous books on Vermeer . PHOTOBASH - Royalty Free Photo Reference Photos For Artists. PHOTOBASH. Awesome free resources, tutorials, and inspiration! 13 No Attribution Required Stock Image Sites You NEED. Business Tools and Tips September 6, 2014 Following our recent post on stock image sites we actually use, some readers sent us even more sites that offer alternatives to paid stock image services.

13 No Attribution Required Stock Image Sites You NEED

We took a look into the so-called attribution-free stock image sites to see if they were legit. All the following sites allow you to grab high-quality image for any purpose you want. The only caveat is that you can’t pass images off these sites as your own (i.e. entering them in a contest, putting them in your portfolio, etc.). Otherwise… No attribution is required on the images available! 13.) While finding the pictures you need is kind of crap shoot, New Old Stock offers stunning royalty-free images from way back. 12.) While the layout could use some tweaking, Picjumbo offers a decent range of image categories for nearly any purpose. 11.) You’ll definitely want to save this as one of your favorites. 10.) 9.)

11 Best Free Stock Photo Sites. As designers and visual communicators, we need to make sure to use photos to help tell a story and to convey a message.

11 Best Free Stock Photo Sites

While it's best to use high quality original photos whenever possible, sometimes they just won't fit into the workflow. Either you ran out of time, don't have access to the subject matter, or you don't have the equipment or patience to take a really great photo. Luckily, more and more Public Domain photo sites are popping up, where either all or a portion of the databases are completely free to use without attribution. Here are the best ones I've seen so far. Share your favorites in the comments below! Unsplash I adore Unsplash. The Leading Source Of Free Stock Photos - freeimages. Home. Free Fonts, Free Images, Free Desktop Wallpaper. AbsolutVision Royalty Free Stock Photo Gallery.

Free Stock Photos & Images. Abstract Textures, Background Photos - free stock images. Pixel Perfect Digital - Free Stock Photos. Image * After - currently 28262 free textures and images available. Stock photos that don’t suck. The British Library's Photostream. Freerange Stock Community. The leading free stock photography site. - revolution free image stock! Free photos and images - stock photo gallery - Photogen. 5000 Free Stock Photos. Free Stock Images, Free Wallpaper, Free Images, Free Photography, Free Pictures, Free Photos, Free Cliparts. 25 Free Stock Photo Sites.

When I began the research for this article, I knew of only a handful of free stock photography sites.

25 Free Stock Photo Sites

I set out to find as many good ones as I could, thinking maybe I’d find a dozen. I was quite surprised to find 25 good, solid resources out there. There are probably more, but these are the ones I found. If you’ve got a favorite and it’s not here, send it along. Note the terms of use for each site. Keep in mind that “Royalty Free” does not mean the images are free; it means that you don’t need to pay the photographer a royalty each time you use the image. Update: Check out our latest list of 18 MORE free stock photos sites. is my favorite site for free stock photography. Stock.XCHNG is a great site for free stock photography. This is a huge resource, currently indexing over 3 million photos!

The photos on Imagebase are free to use, and are licensed under a Creative Commons license. Morguefile is a completely free source for stock photos. Elsewhere in the Magazine.