Free Images

Websites are pretty booring without images of some sort. Professionals pay big money for world-class photos and illustrations. For the rest of us, searching google images is often the first place we look – however there is little guarantee that the images we find are ok to use.

Here are some links to various sites I’ve found that promise free photos, and by free, I mean free to download + Free to use*

* = within the intended use – for example, many pictures are free if you intend to put them on your website, so long as you credit the author, while almost no images are free if you intend to pack up a bunch of images and sell an image collection…

Sites that offer some free images:
Some of these grabbed from the awesome book: “How to Cheat in PhotoShop CS4”
Stockxchng (
MorgueFile (
Mayang textures (

US Government public domain images:
Space images  (
Skies and Nature: (
Military (