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Global CouncilArena Moderatordollyllama said 6 years ago 10/6/2009 9:36:29 AM EDT



Morgue File
Free Stock Photos
Free Photos
Free Wallpapers
NATO-Hi Rez Photos
Movie Posters
WHO Photos
Celebrity Pictures
CD Covers
Actress Archive
pd photo
Wikipedia Public Domain Images
Mayang's Free Textures
Art Renewal Center
Image After
Animax Textures
National Library of Medicine
dropbears image library links
retouch pro color charts hair and skin
Entomology images
PixelPerfect Images
Free Nature Pics
Creative Commons Search
PS Tutorials list of free image sites
Virginia Tech Image Library
Insect Images
The Yorck Project
Burning Well
Sloth Radio CD Covers
Every Stock Photo Image Search
Anatomy Atlases
Dr. Macro's High Quality Movie Scans
NOAA Photo Library
NASA Images
Public Domain Images
US Gov list of public domain images
Karen's Whimsy
Public Domain Image
Finally Creative
Princeton Uni list of public domain images
Teacher Tap list of public domain links
UC Davis image database
Making Teachers Nerdy free image link list
Photographic Libraries Image link list
Springfield HS image link list
Images in the Public Domain
Cool Notions image list links
Classy Arts
Geek Philosopher public domain image links
Free Artistic Photos
Honkiat's list of image websites (some not public domain)
WPClipart free clipart and photos
Copyright free and Public Domain resources
WPI Image list and excellent information
From Old Books
NY Public Library
Old Book Illustrations
Northwestern Uni WWII Posters
Yale Uni digitized image collection
USDA photo collection
Ren Contest Sources

MISC helpful sites:

Article on finding free images
Creative Commons Search
Information on Copyright terms and Public Domain
Lifehacker guide to finding public domain images

Source list threads:
40 source pages!

[Edited by Moderator on 2/14/2013 11:44:30 AM, Reason: Added Ren Contest Sources]

Qofcheez said 6 years ago 10/6/2009 10:04:49 AM EDT

Great list! thanks! I'm adding this to my bookmark list

Keveller said 6 years ago 10/6/2009 10:09:52 AM EDT

:D thank you Dollylama - useful stuff - perfect timing as was just feeling the need to break free of a self-imposed discipline to only use stock from

millgage said 6 years ago 10/21/2009 7:30:05 PM EDT

bump ditty bump

millgage said 6 years ago 10/21/2009 9:08:18 PM EDT

Thought you could add this site.
Did not see it in the list.

]USDA images[/URL]
OK I'll work on the buttons thing

USDA photo collection

Global CouncilArena Admindollyllama said 6 years ago 10/22/2009 9:42:22 AM EDT

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Added. Thank you!

I do believe it was under the US Government list of public domain images, it would be a much longer list if I added all of those separately, but happy to add a few, especially really good ones :)

EUREKA7 said 6 years ago 10/22/2009 10:00:20 AM EDT

That one has a lot of good ones ^^

Xeinnex said 6 years ago 11/5/2009 12:26:30 AM EDT

i really needed that .... i had like 5-6 sources websites ... now i guess itll be easier to get good sources

IwasAcat said 6 years ago 12/5/2009 10:33:23 AM EDT

I got the add on cooliris for firefox. it is a very good source for images. :)

emily4real said 6 years ago 2/4/2010 7:17:42 PM EDT

Wow this is great! I always have trouble making sure I can find pics...

Mitzleplick said 5 years ago 2/12/2010 3:58:45 PM EDT

OK, call me noob but I don't understand how there can be so many entries that contain images of actors and actresses. I can't find any of those images on any site that clearly states it's for public use. Furthermore, if I'm not using the image for personal gain, then who cares where the image came from. Do I have to become paparazzi just to get a picture of Pamela Anderson to cut and paste my wife's head onto?

JanetLF said 5 years ago 2/13/2010 10:11:59 AM EDT

My favorite place for sources is Wikimedia Commons

The two web-pages below have really good pictures that they claim are listed as public domain, I would use with caution (maybe use only as fair use applies on ones your not sure about just in case).
Actress Pictures
Actors Pictures

Global CouncilKookaburra said 5 years ago 2/13/2010 11:10:38 AM EDT

Actors and others in the public eye are fair game. News and publicity shots are good sources.

Mitzleplick said
Furthermore, if I'm not using the image for personal gain, then who cares where the image came from.

Even if you are not in this for personal gain, the photographer has a legal right to the image. Worth could get sued even if you don't. That is why we are vigilant and respond to ownership claims very seriously.

We also have photographers and artists who see their work stolen after it is posted here. Worth goes after those other sites and individuals with the same enthusiasm.

Mitzleplick said 5 years ago 2/15/2010 9:08:01 AM EDT

Got it, thanks for the clarification. I'm still a little fuzzy on what would qualify as a "don't use me photo", since it seems like almost everything in the Animal TV 5 is just alterations of TV promotional advertisements (and since you have to9 have permissions to make the advertisement, wouldn't you need permissions to use the advertisement).

I swear photoshop needs to come with it's own virtual lawyer. Does anyone know if there is a "" that you can submit a source image to that will tell you if it's legal? If not, lets make one :)

easterbeast said 5 years ago 3/20/2010 10:32:50 PM EDT

i hear you.....but look at all those movie posters and magazine celebrity images and company logo and corporate identity photos that are manipulated.
i look at like this.......if im not making money on it....ill use it with caution...(with as many changes i can do.)
if cash is involved its a whole other ball game.
its on the net........if people want to protect their own photos then they should not put them there without "very clear" disclaimers....(high res).....that simple.

if we could not use a lot of sure this site would not exist.
but i dunno.
unless worth wants to take down 75% of peoples entries.
(but it would be nice if we could if we are not sure).but i would remove the ones i dont like though;->

(personally i wind up changing the photo so much its quite unrecognizable.)
like the natalie portman shot i used as my does not even look like her anymore.

Alanna1 said 5 years ago 7/14/2010 11:29:54 PM EDT

I didnt know where else to ask, how do you submit entries to a contest. I'm new and dont know a lot about the set up of worth 1000. Thanks!

MsgtBob said 5 years ago 7/14/2010 11:46:33 PM EDT

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ON the contest page you will see a box on the right hand side that says "submit an entry." Click that and it opens another page. There you will type in the title of your entry, then hit the browse button to pull up your entry. When it is uploaded, you will get a done remark. Then add some comments if you wish, and then some keywords. Finally, click on the boxes you wish at the bottom. Lastly, click submit. Go to your stats page and you can click on it to view it as everyone will see it, in the contest. If you want to change anything (up until the contest goes to voting), move your cursor over the image, and some boxes will appear on the top of the image. Just click on "edit" and you can change what you want.

rjaaitken said 5 years ago 9/15/2010 12:38:28 PM EDT is a great one for textures, Free up to 15MB I think you have to pay after that

Bad Artists Copy...Good Artists STEAL
bridges said 5 years ago 9/19/2010 5:05:19 PM EDT can I link my sources to the posted work?? rest for the wicked !
sergery said 5 years ago 9/19/2010 5:35:09 PM EDT

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Upload them to your "tools"
When uploaded, you'll get a link which you can post in your comment...
Same goes for your WIP (work in progress)

Also look in the FAQ section for linking and editing stuff
(scroll down 2/3 of the page, just above the smilies)

The best part of the carrot is beneath the soil (old rabbit expression)
127196 said 5 years ago 1/8/2011 10:14:26 AM EDT

how can you check to see if an image is copyrighted?

Xeinnex said 5 years ago 1/8/2011 12:31:18 PM EDT

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check for the creative commons liscense.

seetha said 5 years ago 1/10/2011 10:28:36 AM EDT

how to buy image from the image site?

PSHoudini said 5 years ago 1/10/2011 10:37:10 AM EDT

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You need to create your own account in the site you want. And then buy the images you like (usually with credit card) it's quite simple.

Brazucas Club
Nasmon said 4 years ago 2/17/2011 9:42:23 AM EDT

How about ? All images are public domain and no attribution is required.
Also should be listed here - best really free cliparts collection ever - I'm loving both.