“An older, yet useful free stock photo site.”
“A relatively small stock photo site with a great category feature that allows easy access to the site’s stock photos. Photos range from amateur to clean and professional. Either way, when a website is just giving photos away, who can really complain?”
Big Stock Photo
A nice website with over 4 million photos and illustrations to search from. It is owned by Shutterstock but typically has even better prices than what you can find on Shutterstock itself. They use a credit system that can range anywhere from $1 to $3 a credit.
A repository for public domain images.
“With prices ranging from 5 to 15 dollars, this nice looking website has a great search function along with a strong focus on quality customer service.”
“This website has a very large cache of stock photos all while being in an easily searchable format. The one thing missing is a category search function. Even so, the sheer amount of professionally shot photographs at decent yearly subscription rates makes it worth your time to check out this site.”
“Claiming to be the world’s first worldwide social marketplace for royalty free stock images could be the reason for the vast collection that Fotolia has. They have over 9 million stock images, vectors, and HD video provided by almost 2 million users. With numbers like these, they are able to offer their stock images at prices ranging from free to only $10.”
Free Photo Bank
A small yet useful free stock site with photos ranging from animals to vegetation.
All of this site’s stock photos are free with an option to purchase high resolution versions of the photos. They have an easy to navigate site as well.
“A database of user submitted photographs. Categories include: architecture, fruit, food, drinks, nature, landscape, objects, industry, and transportation. They have almost 6,021 files.”
“A number of free and professional looking images. A bit difficult to navigate the site, but hey, who can argue with free?”
“An attractive site that really takes pride in quality free stock photos. To prove this, they Photoshop and color correct every photo that they put up on their site. Their images are high quality, usually at least 2400×1600.”
“An ad free site with hundreds of high quality images of animals, industry, clouds, fire, textures, and more.”
A nice looking and easily navigated site with over 500 free images to choose from.
“True to its name, this site has a good number of stock photographs ranging from amateur to professional. They have large image previews and make it easy to download photographs. Their website seems a little hard to navigate but when images are free, it seems to be worth the time to explore.”
“A really nice looking site with more than 177,000 photos for download at bargain prices. You can get 2454×3682 images from this site for only $4.50.”
“A very attractive site which requires you to register before you can download their stock photos for free. Once inside the site, you’ll find over 60 pages of free high quality stock photographs.”
A user friendly free stock photo site with a small but high quality collection.
A website where you can search almost 6 million free and premium photos for use in any kind of production. Their subscriptions are competitively priced for the images that they have.
“An interesting site with 5,000 free photos and 8,000 pieces of clipart that have absolutely no licenses as they are public domain images.”
“A relatively new site with a surprising amount of high quality free stock photos with over 40,000 to choose from. They have a powerful search function along with a quickly growing community of photographers.”
“Easy to use subscription based account that let’s you search for photos by color, by theme, by category, and by description, making it easy to find the stock photos you want. It also has killer subscription prices with one year all access for just $99.99. Definitely a place to visit for any graphic designer.”
“Serving over 5,000 unique visitors on a daily basis, this site has features like light boxes, ratings, and the ability to e-mail photos all while being completely free.”
The Creative Element
“A library of 2,300 free abstract backgrounds, textures and design ideas. A great resource for any graphic designer trying to find a place to begin.”