Free Public Domain Images

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    No Copyright Protection – Use at Will

    This post will fulfill your desire for completely FREE images that are not under copyright protection! Now you can fill your marketing with great images and save hundreds or thousands of dollars.

    You’re sure to find what you need somewhere within this list. Be careful to read the details, because some of these sites may include copyright protected works, too, as designated. Sites that collect free public domain images include:

    • Picdrome – Public Domain growing picture collection, no copyright, licensed under Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Public Domain Dedication. All items free to download and use, without restriction.
    • Pixabay – Public domain images without any limitation (private and commercial use)
    • / Alegri Photos – Public domain and Creative Commons images
    • Public Domain Photos – Free for commercial redistribution and alteration – From January 1, 2011, public-photo.net was moved to a new domain: publicphoto.org. All photos from this site are 100% free for use. The site has more than 1,000 galleries, in over 13 thousand unique photos, and at least three galleries are added daily, that is up to 30-40 photos per day. Each images can be downloaded at least four dimensions: thumbnail, normal, large and very large. Photos are up to 4752 x 3168 maximum resolution. (old domain: moka.t2i.info – Moka Gallery) !
    • TotallyFreeImages.com – Totally free public-domain images – Largest archive on the Internet with over 494,000 hi-res professional-grade royalty-free images, 100% public-domain and ok to use with Wikipedia
    • Public-Domain-Photos.com
    • Public Domain Cliparts Over 8000 public domain cliparts.
    • 4 Free Photos Public domain images.
    • Free Stock Image Site Collection of public domain stock images.
    • Montenegro Photo Free images of Montenegro (Former Yugoslavia).
    • FreeStockPhotos.biz A large collection of Public Domain, GNU, Creative Commons & custom licensed stock photos and clip art.
    • BestPhotos.us Search millions of public domain photos or browse the best
    • Ars Publik – A great collection of public domain images from around the web, hand-selected for use in web and graphic design.
    • Public Domain Pictures A large collection of high quality pictures for free. Possibility to contact the authors for original files.
    • Easy Stock Photos – Royalty free stock photos, pictures, images and information in the public domain – Collection of public domain photos organized by category in image galleries.
    • Reusable Art – An ever-growing collection of vintage drawings, illustrations and photographs from books, magazines and other printed materials. Original publication information is included with each image for copyright verification. All images meet or exceed the Berne Convention standard for a creative work to be in the public domain.
    • GIMP Archive – 32,000+ Royalty-free photos, organized by keyword.
    • Open Clip Art – This project is an archive of public domain clip art. The clip art is stored in the W3C scalable vector graphics (SVG) format.
    • Public Domain Clip Art– 25,000+ Public Domain Clip Arts (great for printing). Categorized & searchable.

    Whew! Happy Hunting.

    Let us know if you have some favorite collections to add to this list.

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