Whoa! Check Out These 78 Free Sources of Images For Your Library

A while ago we posted about Microsoft closing down their clipart (thank god) and today we are offering you even more of a solution. If you’re at all into making your library look professional, want to use online marketing tools better, and have a desire overall improve your library’s image you should check out www.blog.percolate.com. This fantastic marketing blog recently posted this table of 78 free, high quality, and beautiful images but you should check out their entire article here.




Tool What it does Type License
20Twenty A sharing community of both royalty-free and paid-for images General, Sharing Community Free and Paid
Ancestry Images >31k antique prints, maps, and portraits in the public domain Vintage Free
BeFunky Web browser-based image editor, can pull images from your social sites Image Editor Free
BigFoto Royalty-free images for personal or business use. Larger images available for sale. Most of the photos require attribution General Free and Paid
Can We Image Search tool for Wikimedia Commons Search Tool Free
Canva Image editor that allows the user to impose text overlays Image Editor Free
Compfight Flickr search tool, filterable by free to use and commercial licenses Search Tool Free
Creative Commons Search Searches by license parameters Search Tool Free
Death to The Stock Photo Discoverable Photo Gallery; sent to you monthly Curated Free
DepositPhotos Free stock photos, video, and vectors. The site does have editorial photographs for a fee General Free
Dreamstime Searchable image library, updated frequently General Free
Every Stock Photo Searches various sources for license-specific images Search Tool Free
Flashstock A platform that connects photographers with brands General Paid
Flickr Creative Commons Images that Flickr users have offered for use under Creative Commons General Free
Foap $10 per photo, but enterprise use licenses are available General Paid
Foodie’s Feed Food photography for free use Food Free
Foter Flickr search tool, covers licensing needs Search Tool Free
Free Digital Photos Royalty-free images for personal or business use. Larger images available for sale. Most of the photos require attribution General Free; Attribution required
Free Images Searchable image library with >410k stock photos. More photos are constantly being added by the site’s photographer community General Free
Free Photos Bank Image library of free images (from Dreamstime) and low cost images General Free and Paid
Free Range Stock Library of high quality images available for commercial or personal use General Free
FreeMediaGoo Free backgrounds and photos General Free
Getrefe Free photos taken from mobile phones Mobile Device Photos Free
Getty Images Market leader in Stock Photography. Getty allows for embedded images on non-commercial sites General Free for non-commercial use and Paid
Google Advanced Image Search In Google Images settings, you can select Advanced Search. There you can filter by usage rights Search Tool Free
Gratisography High resolution photographs for personal and commercial use, updated weekly Curated Free
Hubspot Hubspot created three libraries of free stock photos that could be used for personal or commercial use Holiday, Business, General Free
IM Free Provides templates for creating websites, but has a curated image library of free photos Website mock-up Free
Image Finder Flickr search tool, used for Creative Commons images Search Tool Free
ImageBrief Platform for brands to requests specific imagery and photographers submit their work for consideration General Paid
ImageFree Free stock image gallery, regularly updated General Free
ISO Republic Photos free for personal or commercial use, photos added by a community of photographers General, Sharing Community Free
iStock Free subscription, new images sent weekly Curated Free
Jay Mantri Offers 7 new photos weekly that are free to use Curated Free
Little Visuals Free subscription, 7 new images sent weekly Curated Free
Magdeleine Curated photo libraries for free use Curated Free
Morguefile Images provided by artists and photographers to be used freely General, Sharing Community Free
New Old Stock Old photos in the public archive Vintage Free
Niche Connects brands with social influencers; many of which are visual content creators Images for Social Paid
Pexels >1,600 free for use photos under Creative Commons Public Domain General Free
PhotoPin Flickr search tool, used for Creative Commons images Search Tool Free
Photovisi Photo collage tool Image Editor Free
PicJumbo Simple a photo Gallery; no subscription, no sign up, but also no categories General Free
Pickupimage Free images, mostly outdoor or nature photos Outdoors / Nature Free
PicMonkey Web browser-based image editor Image Editor Free
Picography Free for use photos under Creative Commons and public domain General Free
Pixabay Repository of public domain images General Free
Public Domain Archive Public domain image repository General Free
Public Domain Pictures Another respository of public domain images General Free
Raumrot 544 photos for free download, special curated sets for download. Some photos require photographer attribution General Free; Some Attribution Required
Rgbstock These are medium to high quality images for mainly non-commercial use General Free for non-commercial use
Shutterstock Shutterstock curates weekly images for free use Curated Paid, with some free images
Snapwire Platform for brands to requests specific imagery and photographers submit their work for consideration General, Sharing Community Paid
Social Image Resizer Tool Image editor that resizes images for social sites Image Editor Free
StockPhotos.io Photos available under Creative Commons, provided by photographer sharing; > 25k images General, Sharing Community Free
Stocksy A photographer co-op, but the images aren’t free General, Sharing Community Paid
Stockvault These are medium to high quality images for non-commercial use General Free for non-commercial use
Superfamous Images available for free Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license; whereby the artist has to be cited Curated Free; Attribution required
The Pattern Library Instead of photos, get patterns for wallpapers Patterns Free
Timeline Slicer Image editor that resizes images for Facebook Image Editor Free
TinEye Reverse search tool; allows you to find out where a photo comes from, what it’s licensed usage is Search Tool Free
UI Faces Faces that are authorized to be used for free for UI mockups Faces for UI Mock Ups Free
Unsplash Free subscription, 10 new images sent every 10 days Curated Free
Visual.ly Great for developing Infographics Infographics Paid
Wikimedia Commons Over 21 million images for free use; anyone can contribute General, Sharing Community Free
Wylio offers 5 free images per month that can be resized and used freely Curated Free
Creativity 103 A gallery of design elements including backgrounds, textures, and photos Design Elements Free
Photo Everywhere Travel images, categorized by location. These are free to use under Creative Commons Travel Free
Lock & Stock Photos A curated list of images covered under Creative Commons Curated Free
Animal Photos What is sounds like, a library of free to use photos of animals Animals Free
Car Pictures Also what it sounds like, a gallery of free to use car pictures Cars Free
Life of Pix Public domain photos, updated weekly, provided by the Leeryor Advertising Agency’s network of photographers General Free
Split Shire Library of free to use photos from the photographer Daniel Nanescu General Free
Unrestricted Stock Free to use photography and vectors General, Design Elements Free
Snapographic Library of free to use photos from the photographer Thomas Mühl General Free
Unprofound Photos sorted by colors, but has a search function General Free
Open Photo Photo sharing site where the images are covered under Creative Commons General, Sharing Community Free
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  1. Also, http://FreeLargePhotos.com/ – all free for personal use. Web use free too if you link back. Over 11,000 images – strong in cities, landscapes, etc.

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