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50 Sites for Royalty Free Stock Images

Find Royalty Free Stock Images

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If you like Web Design, you probably use a lot of stock images in your designs.

The following article is a list of 50 Plus websites that provide free, open-source or stock images and photography to help you get images and create stunning designs without spending a cent.

FreeFoto.com : Lots of images, orgnized in different galleries.
Dexhaus : Good site with excellent photos.
Kavewall : images and textures.
Digital Dreamers : Different falleries.
StockVault : Very well-known, and very good of course.
FreePhotosBank : Good choice.
wpclipart.com Lots of free clipart available here
FreeDigitalPhotos : Lots of photos.
Cepolina : Many free images availables in different formats.
TurboPhoto : Simple and efficient!
FreeStockImages : Beautiful website, awesome content.
freerangestock.com Lots of free stock images provided here
DeviantArt : Another well-known site with images, photo and Photoshop brushes.
DreamsTime : Hi-Res pictures.
Unprofound : Many, many, many, images!
VintagePixel : Old-School style images.
OpenStockPhotography : More than a million images.
ImageAfter : Images and textures.
FreePhotosIndex : Good but hard to navigate.
EveryStockPhoto : Nice site, nice content.
Photocase : Same :)
Stock.xchg : Simply great.
MorgueFile : A site everyone should have in his bookmarks!.
Flickr : You already know it, right? ;)
GraphicsArena : Stunning pics to donwload.
PixelPerfectDigital : If you like digital photography, you’ll love this site.
FreeRange : Another well known site.
AnimationFactory
: If you like animations, you’ll be happy with that one!
Fotogenika : Very nice galleries.
Woophy : To find pictures of the world.
MayangFreeTextures : Lots of free textures to download.
FromOldBooks : If you like old books!
TextureWarehouse : Only top quality textures.
FreeStockPhotos : Ugly site but cool pictures.
MajesticImagery : Very nice.
BurningWell : Same here, very nice site.
DesignPack : Themed images packs to download
ZurbPhotos : Download Bryan Zmijewski pictures.
AmazingTextures : The name says it all ;)
ImageBase : Lots of gorgeous photos.
DiwieDesign : Images are free but you’re encouraged to make a donation.
Tofz
: Free stock urban photography.
LightMatter
: Download Aaron Logan’s pictures.
InsectImages : Only insects images. Bzzz…
Afflict : Great site.
ArtFavor : Images, fonts and wallpapers on the same site.
FreeImages
: Another nice one..
CreatingOnline : Good resource.
GeekPhilosopher : Pictures from GeekPhilosopher.
Creativity103 : Lots of images.

PhotoshopSupport : If you like Photoshop, you’ll love that site!.
FreeMediaGoo : Very complete resource.
Une Image au Hasard : Gallery from an amateur photographer.

 

Thanks go to the good people over at http://www.catswhocode.com who originally compiled this list giving me a great place to start my research into royalty free stock  images from.
I have gone over all the resources, edited the list, removed dead links and added some of my own so I am confident that anyone looking for free images to use in their projects will find everything they need using this list.

Bonus Resources

pngimg.com  Nice clear PNG images and clipart for design

depositphotos.com Royalty Free Stock Photos Vecor Images and Videos

I also provide many royalty free stock images, animated gifs, icons, avatars and mother edia files that can be used in your websites and projects over at gameznet.com.au

 

 

50 Free image Sites | images

 

50 Websites to Find Free Images

Hunting down the right free images which you can legally use in your projects can be a tedious but hopefully this list of 50 Websites to Find Free Images will help make the job a little more satisfying.

The following  list of 50 websites that provide free,royalty free, stock images and open-source images and photography to help you create your stunning designs without spending a single cent.

 

MorgueFile : An image website everyone should have in their bookmarks!.
Flickr : Of course you already know ithis famour picture site right?
GraphicsArena : Stunning pics to download.
PixelPerfectDigital : If you like digital photography, you’ll love this site.
FreeRange : Another well known free image site.

 

DreamsTime : lot of Hi-Res pictures to download.
Unprofound : This site has a LOT of  images!
VintagePixel : Old-School style images.
OpenStockPhotography : More than a million images.
FreeFoto.com : Lots of images, orgnized in different galleries.

 

ImageAfter : Images and textures.
FreePhotosIndex : Good but hard to navigate.
EveryStockPhoto : Nice site, nice content.
Photocase : Same as above
Stock.xchg : very good image source.

 

FreeImages : Another nice place to find free images.
CreatingOnline : Good resource for images and more.
GeekPhilosopher : Free Pictures from Geek Philosopher.
Creativity103 : Lots of free images.
DeviantArt
: Another very popular image site with a lot of photos and some cool Photoshop brushes.

 

AnimationFactory : If you like animations, you’ll be happy with this one!
Fotogenika : Very nice picture galleries.
Woophy : To find pictures of the world.
MayangFreeTextures : Lots of free image textures to download here.
FromOldBooks
: If you like old books you will like this resource!

 

TextureWarehouse : Only top quality image textures found here.
MajesticImagery : Very nice image source.
BurningWell : Same here, this is nice site with some great images.
DesignPack
: Themed image packs to download.
Digital Dreamers : A Range of different galleries.

 

Tofz : Free stock urban photography.
DiwieDesign : Images are free here but you are encouraged to make a donation.
ZurbPhotos
: Download Bryan Zmijewski pictures for free here.
AmazingTextures : The name says it all Amazing Textures
FreePhotosBank : Great site for Free Photo's.

 

ImageBase : Lots of gorgeous photos at Image Base
FreeStockPhotos
: Ugly site but great pictures.
FreeDigitalPhotos
: Lots of free digital photos.
Cepolina
: Free images available in a variety of different formats.
TurboPhoto
: Turbo Photo is Simple and efficient!

 

FreeStockImages : Beautiful website, with some awesome free stock images content.
LightMatter
: Download Aaron Logan’s pictures from here.
InsectImages : Only insects images. Bzzz Bzz Bzzz
Afflict
: Great site for pictures.
ArtFavor : Images, fonts and wallpapers all on the same site.

PhotoshopSupport : If you like Photoshop, you’ll love this photoshop support site.
FreeMediaGoo : Very complete media resource.
Une Image au Hasard
: A free Image Gallery from an amateur photographer.
Dexhaus
: Great website with some excellent photos.
Kavewall
: some good images and textures.

 

and 2 bonus ones for luck
StockVault : Very popular, and of course very good.

You will find free images, avatars, icons and more in each of the gameznet special interest portals

Also there is more information about image tools and resources to be found found here: Image Tools

That’s it for now.  I just hope this article is as useful to you as is it to me.
Its great to see that there are  still many excellent places to find  free images online.

Do you have another site to tell us about?  Tell us as a comment!

Digital Dreamers : A Range of different galleries.

50+ Royalty-Free Stock Music and Sound Fx Sites

Free Music and Sound Files

 

Royalty Free Music and Sound Files

 

Video Marketers are always looking for royalty-free, stock music, music beds, sound effects, looped tracks, and public domain music  to use in their projects.

HERE is a site that explains public domain, copywriting, and music copying principles.

Below you will see a list of websites which was originally compiled by courvo using resources such as VO-BB (Voice Over Bulletin Board) and google searches using the terms “royalty-free”, “music-beds”, “public domain”, and “stock music”.

Digging into these sites will yield sections that offer looped tracks, special effects, stingers, and sound effects.

Check out the first ten or so resources first before digging deeper… I have checked and edited this list so am confident that they are all genuine resources with some great audio files available for free. Yes you will find some paid options too but all sites have at least some samples on offer for free.

 

digitaljuice.com - awesome site for everything to do with video and audio but most things require payment.. Excellent tools and highly professional. Ok not free but had to be here and they do provide a lot of free samples.
footagefirm.com
pond5.com
stock20.com
mymusicsource.com
yopo.co.uk
radio-mall.com/stxold.htm
tracksnow.com/shopping/catalog
shockwave-sound.com

 

sound-ideas.com
freeplaymusic.com
flyinghands.com
cssmusic.com
smartsound.com
soundsnap.com
findsounds.com
killertracks.com
musicbakery.com
royaltyfreemusic.com

 

partnersinrhyme.com
mediamonkey.com
pacdv.com/sounds/free-music.html
incompetech.com/static/music
publicdomain4u.com/http://www.publicdomain4u.com
derekaudette.ottawaarts.com/music.php
stockmusicstore.com
freemusicbeds.com

mysourcefor.org
freshmusic.com

 

audiomicro.com
beatsuite.com
opuzz.com
premiumbeat.com
royalty-free.tv
audiojungle.net
primaryelements.com
loopsound.com
iamusic.com
whitebeetle.com

 

pdinfo.com
beatdock.com
productiontrax.com
buyabeat.com
studiocutz.com
stockmusicsite.com
allmusiclibrary.com
buyoutmusictracks.com
sounddogs.com
sfxsource.com

 

bbm.net
stonewashed.net/buyoutmusic.htmlhttp://www.footagefirm.com
jewelbeat.com

doschdesign.com/products/audio/Dosch_Trailer_Music_Sounds.html

music2license.com

musicrevolution.com

directcomposer.com

stockfuel.com

stockmusic.net

soundbible.com

themusicase.com
musicforproductions.com/home.aspx

audiojungle.net

grooveoption.com

Thanks to http://www.courvo.biz for putting together the original list over at his blog.
I have added some resources to this list, removed dead links or those I felt did not provide enough FREE audio content so it is cleaned and vetted and current as from Oct 2012..
Keep an eye out for more audio resources such as sound fx and I will be uploading a stack of my own files collected over the years to various sections at http://gameznet.com.au where I provide a lot of free resources and files to download from audio loops and sound FX to royalty free video, video effects and transitions, pictures, icons animated gifs and other media in over 35 special interest niches.