Looking for low cost or free images for commercial use? Please find below a list of sites that could help.
In the first instance there is Stock.XCHNG the leading FREE stock photo site
Huge gallery containing over 350,000 quality stock photos by more than 30,000 photographers.
Creative Commons Search
This search helps you find photos, music, text, and other works whose authors make their artwork available for re-use.
DotGovWatch Photo Search
Copyright Free Image Library Search. Using a specialised Google search, from this page you can search thousands of images that are in the public domain as they have been released by the US Government.
A small but good quality of stock images, concentrating on nature mostly.
* http://gimp-savvy.com/PHOTO-ARCHIVE/ – GIMP Archive: 32,000+ Royalty-free photos, organised by keyword.
Public Domain Depot
Not the biggest collection but when I am not finding what I am looking for elsewhere I will give this collection of Royalty Free, Copyright Free, Public Domain Images, Photos, Music and More.
5000 Images mostly north america
Around 1000 images available
Good For backgrounds
Only about 500 Images but all from one artist, extremely high quality and absolutely no restrictions
Royalty Free STock Ohoto’s. Several thousand available variable quality
A massive clipart collection easy to search, navigate and use.
http://pdphoto.org/ – Large collection of mostly public domain photos. Read the license for each picture before use; also, model releases may not have been obtained for all photos.
Small but growing public domain stock photos released by a single photographer.
We are not responsible for any of the content on these sites, it is just a list to help guide you. Please ALWAYS read the terms and conditions on each website BEFORE you use these images. This is YOUR responsibility.
A web designer is never responsible for what is one your website in the eyes of the law, make sure you are legal. If you are unsure, buy the image you want to use, and keep a record of the license.