14 Sites With Great Free Photos

Posted on March 16, 2012

I am more than sure that many of you have had problems looking for free photos on the internet. You wanted to find some photos and use them for either your website, an article or a psykopainting ;) But it was hard and painful to check if you can use and modify them (not to mention the rights to redistribute those images).

Wanna find this kind of beautiful free photos?

We decided to give you a hand with it. Finding free photos to paint on Psykopaint should be easy as cutting a slice of bread. Moreover, checking out those sites is a also a great way to get inspiration for you next psyko masterpiece.

Find photos on Flickr

I am sure most of you know Flickr. It’s a great site for uploading, storing and discovering images.
So why not use it to find your next free photo:

  1. Go to http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/by-2.0/
  2. Type in a topic for an image search
  3. Pick a cool image
  4. Go in and download the Full size image (it’s always good to have big images; they look much better)

Find photos in Google Image Search

  1. Go to http://www.google.com/advanced_image_search
  2. Type in your desired photo topic (e.g. beach, Portugal, etc.)
  3. For the image size option select “Large” (you can try also other options but it’s great to have big images)
  4. For the usage rights option select “Free to use, share or modify even commercially” (to be sure regarding licensing)
  5. Press Search Images and pick a photo ;)

Other great resources

A short list of other great sites that offer free inspirational images:

  1. http://www.reusableart.com/
  2. http://pixabay.com/
  3. http://images.google.com/hosted/life
  4. http://opengalleries.org/
  5. http://finallycreative.com/gallery/
  6. http://www.photos-public-domain.com/
  7. http://www.freephotogaleries.com/
  8. http://picdrome.com/
  9. http://www.alegriphotos.com/
  10. http://www.arspublik.com/
  11. http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/
  12. http://www.easystockphotos.com/

You know any other great sites with free photos? Please let us know in the comments, we are happy to update the list with your suggestions.

Creative commons: license where you only have to specify the attribution (aka, name the original author of the photo)

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