Cr103 is a library of free abstract backgrounds, textures and design ideas you can cut and paste them into your own work or use just for inspiration.
We are a search engine for free photos. These come from many sources and are license-specific. You can view a photo’s license by clicking on the license icon, below and left of photos. Membership is free and allows you to rate, tag, collect and comment on photos.
- flickr Commons
”The key goal of The Commons is to share hidden treasures from the world’s public photography archives.”
- Gender Spectrum Collection
The Gender Spectrum Collection is a stock photo library featuring images of trans and non-binary models that go beyond the clichés. This collection aims to help media better represent members of these communities as people not necessarily defined by their gender identities—people with careers, relationships, talents, passions, and home lives.
- Getty Open Content Images
The Getty Search Gateway allows users to search across several of the Getty repositories, including collections databases, library catalogs, collection inventories, and archival finding aids. This tool is designed to help researchers, scholars, and educators discover the variety of resources available across the Getty’s collections. The URL is lengthy since it goes specifically to Getty’s Open Content filter.
Most of the photos were taken by David Niblack. He found he enjoyed taking random photos. As an amateur photographer he knew he would not be able to sell his photos as serious stock photography. As a graphic designer he wished he had a site to go to for photos that he could use for designs without having to worry about infringing on copyrights. So he started posting his photos on his website.
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The URL is lengthy since it goes specifically to the Met’s Public Domain Artworks filter.
Morguefile is a free photo archive ‘for creatives, by creatives.’ Founded by Michael Connors in the early Internet days of 1996, the site was created to serve as a free image exchange for creative professionals and teachers to use in their work.
- Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MK&G)
For the first time, MKG Collection Online makes the objects of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg publicly available on a digital platform…All images tagged with ”Public Domain” are free of rights and can be downloaded. These images can be used without restrictions for private, scientific, creative and commercial purposes.
- National Gallery of Art
NGA Images is a repository of digital images of the collections of the National Gallery of Art. On this website you can search, browse, share, and download images. More than 45,000 open access digital images up to 4000 pixels each are available free of charge for download and use
- Open i
Open-i service of the National Library of Medicine enables search and retrieval of abstracts and images (including charts, graphs, clinical images, etc.) from the open source literature, and biomedical image collections.
Picdrome.com is a growing Public Domain digital photography collection, free of copyright and licensed under Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Public Domain. All images are free to download for personal, educational and commercial use, without restriction.
Pics4Learning is a curated image library that is safe and free for education. Teachers and students can use the copyright-friendly photos and illustrations for classroom projects, web sites, videos, portfolios, or any other projects in an educational setting.
All images and videos on Pixabay are released free of copyrights under Creative Commons CC0. You may download, modify, distribute, and use them royalty free for anything you like, even in commercial applications. Attribution is not required.
- Rijks Museum
Rijks Museum is the national museum of the Netherlands. It contains Dutch art and history from the Middle Ages to the present day. Public domain images in Rijksstudio may be downloaded for free from the relevant page. These jpeg images are 4500 x 4500 pixels on average.
- Sharedshelf Commons
Discover images from libraries, archives, and museums around the world. Shared Shelf Commons is a free, open-access library of images. Search and browse collections with tools to zoom, print, export, and share images. Institutions that subscribe to Shared Shelf, a Web-based service for cataloging and managing digital collections, can share their images with the world via the Commons.
- Smithsonian Open Access
Welcome to Smithsonian Open Access, where you can download, share, and reuse millions of the Smithsonian’s images—right now, without asking. With new platforms and tools, you have easier access to nearly 3 million 2D and 3D digital items from our collections—with many more to come.
Founded as a humble Tumblr blog, Unsplash has grown into an industry-leading photography community…All photos published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or Unsplash.
High quality free photos in one place. We hunt for best free images from many online sources and pull them all together in one spot. Most of our photos are CC0 license (do whatever you want). Additionally we offer all Creative Commons and Public Domain photos from sources like Flickr and make it possible to embed them directly from our website.
- Wellcome Images
Wellcome Images is a world-class collection relating to biomedical science and its history…From April 2017, we will no longer offer a commercial licensing service and Wellcome Images will be integrated into the broader Wellcome Collection library…From April 2017, images from our collection will be available under one of two Creative Commons licences – either free use for any purpose or free use for non-commercial purposes only.