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Pixel Perfect Digital - Free Stock Photos Abstract Textures, Background Photos - free stock images 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. 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. Unsplash I adore Unsplash. This Tumblr-hosted site is simple and offers 10 new photos every 10 days, with themes surrounding nature, urban life, and a little food and technology. Little Visuals Little Visuals provides 7 new photos every 7 days, and packages them in a nice weekly ZIP file. Pixabay Pixabay provides a larger database of searchable photos, clipart, and vector graphics. Hi Res Stock Freerange Stock Pic Jumbo

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. 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. 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.) This site offers exactly what it says on the header: “Sign up to get 7 hi-res images zipped up in your inbox every 7 days. 9.) Are all these attribution-free sites starting to look all the same, or what? 8.) 7.) 6.) 5.) 4.) 3.) 2.) 1.)

Free apples Stock Photos Stockvault - Free Stock Photos Login/Signup Categories Featured Users up down First123Last 63 free stock photos of apples Premium Stock Photos Partner Sites Interaction My Account Why do I need an account? Curly Eskimo Communities 45962Free Images 9040561Downloads 68244Members Login to View Your Account I need to Create an Account Help If You've forgotten your password you can Reset your Password → PHOTOBASH - Royalty Free Photo Reference Photos For Artists. PHOTOBASH Free Photos for Web Designers - Website Design Resources 230 resources for developers Stock.xchng Browse through our huge gallery containing over 350.000 quality stock photos by more than 30.000 photographers. Bigfoto.com Bigfoto.com, the royalty free photo agency offering free download of all pictures (with link or reference). FreeFoto.com FreeFoto.com is the largest collection of free photographs on the Internet (link back and attribution required). Free Range Stock All images are at least 2400 x 1600, and photos can be used for commercial or personal projects. Nations Illustrated Nations Illustrated - Browse our large gallery of over 7,700 pictures from around the world. Stockvault.net Stockvault.net is a stock photo sharing website where designers and photographers can meet to share their images. FreePixels FreePixels offers free high resolution stock photos for use in both personal and commercial design projects. Pixelgalerie (German) Pixel Gallery currently has 216 images in the picture archive for license-free and free photos. Open Photo Image*After

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. 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 .

25 Free Stock Photo Sites When I began the research for this article, I knew of only a handful of free stock photography 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. QualityStockPhotos.com 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

23 Places to Get Free Stock Images for Your Blog - Oh, She Blogs! Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. While clicking these links won't cost you any extra money, they will help us keep this site up and running AND keep it ad free! Please check out our disclosure policy for more details. Many bloggers rely on Pinterest to generate visitors to their sites, which means that ALL bloggers need high quality images on their blogs. For the rest of us though? The one thing you absolutely don’t want to do is search Google and use any old image that you find on your blog. Thankfully, there are plenty of sites where you can purchase stock photos, such as BigstockPhoto.com (my personal favorite) or iStock (which is owned by Getty Images). Luckily, there are plenty of places online where you can get free stock images! Need photos? 1. 2. Free photos for commercial and editorial use with no restrictions. 3. 4. 5. 6. Hand-picked free photos. 8.

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