Four Websites to Find Images with No Copyright or Royalties

To find photos and other media that are both copyright- and royalty-free: How to Find Public Domain and Creative Commons Media By following these instructions, you can recognize and properly credit public domain and Creative Commons media used in your project or presentation.

Free image downloads with a no-cost user account

1. Freerange Stock
Freerange Stock was formed to provide quality stock photos for commercial and non-commercial use for free.

Freerange Stock provides high-quality free stock images to our community of over 800,000 registered users. Since 2007, our collection of photos, textures, and illustrations has been frequently featured and promoted on lists of recommended free image sources across the web. All images are licensed for broad commercial use without attribution, providing dynamic visual tools to fuel our members’ success.

2. Pixabay
Pixabay is a vibrant community of creatives, who share royalty-free images, illustrations, videos, and music. All contents are released under the Pixabay License, which makes them safe to use without attribution—even for commercial purposes.

You can copy, modify, distribute, and use the media, even for commercial purposes. However, depicted content may still be protected by trademarks, publicity, or privacy rights.
Pixabay’s contents are free to use for commercial and non-commercial purposes. However, depicted content may still be protected by trademarks, publicity, or privacy rights. While no payment is needed to use the media, it is always appreciated when you credit the contributor as it provides exposure to their work and encourages them to continue sharing.

3. Freeimages
Freeimages was launched in February 2001 as an alternative to expensive stock photography. The idea was to create a site where creative people could exchange their photos for inspiration or work. The site has evolved into the massive community you see today — there are over 2,500,000 registered users and around 400,000 photos online.

Free downloads without requiring a user account: 

4. Flickr

Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license.

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