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Be it for your website, project, research paper or your slides, you need images. You obvious destination would be Google, but most of the images listed are copyright images. You need a reliable source of images that are free of copyright and has no restrictions whatsoever. So, today, we are here with a list of public domain image resources for you. These websites use creative commons CC0 license which waives all copyright and related rights in the images and photos to the fullest extent allowed by law. This means you can do whatever you want with the images without the possibility of infringing any copyright laws.

Here are the top public domain image resources on the internet:

 

1. SnappyGoat

 

SnappyGoat

 

With over 14 million Free Public Domain/CC0 Images, it is one of the important sources images from multiple sources. Image search brings images from multiple other public domain websites such as Wikimedia Commons, Pixabay, Flickr, British Library, NYPL and others. It provides full image downloads without login or restrictions.

 

2. Free-Images.com

 

Free-Images.com

 

It houses over 12 Million Public Domain/CC0 stock images, black and white photos, vector graphics and art. You can use it for both personal and commercial use and demands no login or attribution.

 

3. Wikimedia Commons

 

Wikimedia Commons

 

It offers over 6 million public domain or CC0 images. It also is the largest free ‘images-only’ repository with over 44 million total images of all licence types. It is the primary repository of the media for all Wikimedia projects.

 

4. Flickr Public Domain Search

 

Flickr Public Domain Search

 

Flickr contains some free and CC0 licence images; here is the search filter list. It includes images from the British library as well.

 

5. FreeQration

 

FreeQration

 

It houses over 2,500,000 public domain(or CC0)images, illustrations and vectors under Creative Commons License CC0. Images require no attribution and can be used for personal as well as commercial use.

 

6. Dreamstime

 

Dreamstime

 

  1. URL: https://www.dreamstime.com/free-public-domain-images
  2. Facebook: @dreamstime
  3. Instagram: @dreamstime
  4. Images: 2,000,000+

Dreamstime is a community-based website and the photos have been uploaded by photographers across the globe shot on film and digital. It has over 22 million registered members, over 4 million photographers. It has the second highest stock photography audience and image licensing worldwide.

 

7. Avopix

 

Avopix

 

All photos are under Creative Commons CC0 (Public Domain). This means you can use these photos for free of personal as well as commercial use, without any attribution.

 

8. PNOD5

 

PNOD5

 

It houses over 80,000 photos, videos, and sound clips which are the public domain and can be used without attribution.

 

9. DesignRush Viintage

 

DesignRush Viintage

 

The website houses thousands of vintage graphics, ephemera, and vintage advertisement and all in the public domain, so you are free to use for both personal and commercial uses without any attribution.

 

10. pdpics.com

 

pdpics.com

 

Houses a wide collection of mostly outdoor photos which are in Public Domain and Royalty Free under the Creative Commons CC0. All photos are clicked by the company’s in-house photographer and can be used free for private and commercial use, without attribution.

 

11. PixZoyd.com

 

PixZoyd.com

 

It contains thousands of scenic and outdoor photos in high-resolution and each is in the public domain which is free to use without any attribution to the photographer.

12. Picdrome.com

 

Picdrome.com

 

This is a constantly growing public domain picture collection with no copyright restriction and each photo licenced under CC0 1.0.

 

13. Imageric.com

 

Imageric.com

 

Imgeric is a great source for free images, vectors and videos under public domain. Users can use them for personal as well as commercial purpose without asking permission or giving credit to the artist.

 

14. LibreShot

 

LibreShot

 

It is Martin Vorel’s free stock photo site containing high-resolution photos. The stock photos have been divided into several categories such as business, travel, Nature, Animals etc and all under the CC0 licence.

 

15. Public-Domain-Photos.com

 

Public-Domain-Photos.com

 

All photos here are in the public domain which is free for both personal and commercial use. It also houses over 8000 free clipart. Photos are sort as per the category ranging from business to nature, for ease of use.

 

16. 4 Free Photos

 

4 Free Photos

 

4 free photos provide stunning photos which are free for personal as well as commercial use. You will find photos ranging from various categories such as abstract, sports, science etc.

 

17. Picjumbo

 

Picjumbo

 

It is a new but a great source of modern photographs. It was started in 2013 by Viktor Hanacek. Within just 5 years, users have downloaded over two and half million pictures.

 

18. Public Domain Files

 

Public Domain Files

It contains thousands of public domain files which are available for free download and can be used in personal as well as commercial purposes. The files include stock photos, illustrations, fonts etc.

 

19. DrStockPhoto

 

DrStockPhoto

 

It is a tagged directory of public domain photos. There are photos from hundred of tags. Use it freely for private as well as commercial use.

 

20. RepublicDomain.com

 

RepublicDomain.com

 

Users can access thousands of free public domain and free photo each shot by a global community of photographers.

 

21. Clker.com

 

Clker.com

 

Get access to thousands of free clipart and free pictures all at one place. These public domain images are directly usable in openoffice.org

 

22. Public Domain Footage

 

Public Domain Footage

 

It is a unique website because it contains thousands of actual footage, historical newsreels etc. all under CC0 licence. You can use it for personal as well as commercially used without attribution.

 

23. PhotoDorks

 

PhotoDorks

 

All images in photodorks.com are licenced under CC0 Creative Commons Public Domain License. While attribution is not required it is well appreciated by the website admin.

 

24. Open Galleries

Open Galleries

 

The website photos are continuously updated by its community. All images are in high-resolution and can be used for free in both personal and commercial use.

 

25. The Public Domain Review

 

The Public Domain Review

 

It is a blog maintained by Open Knowledge Foundation to give access to public domain resources. It includes essays, Images, books, film, audio and much other material which can be used for free in both personal as well as commercial use.

 

26. PublicDomainPicctures.net

 

PublicDomainPicctures.net

 

It contains a wide collection of stock photos in various categories, which can be used for free. However, you can also contact the authors for the original files and some photos demand a premium member where you may have to pay.

 

27. FreeStockPhotos.biz

 

FreeStockPhotos.biz

Over 15000 stock photos are clipart available for free under the CC0 licence. All photos are organized in categories for ease of finding and requires no registration or attribution.

 

28. Good Free Photos

 

Good Free Photos

 

All public domain photos here are mainly landscape as well as wildlife and plants. All photos are copyright free and can be used in both personal and commercial use.

29. 1 Million Free Pictures

 

1 Million Free Pictures

 

Nearly one million free stock images created by the owner, all under the CC0 licence which means it can be used for personal as well as commercial use. There is a Gallery, Curated List, Mass Download section for your convenience.

 

30. Pickup Image

 

Pickup Image

 

  1. URL: http://pickupimage.com/
  2. Images: 5,000+

It is a large collection of high-resolution photos and public domain pictures, all under the CC0 licence.

 

31. Toper’s Photos

 

Toper’s Photos

 

It is a collection of original and edited photos created using various photo applications. The creator of the edited images has licenced it under CC0. It doesn’t require any credit buy a backlink to the photo blog is appreciated.

 

32. Skitterphoto

 

Skitterphoto

 

Launched in 2014, it has become a major source of public domain images and stock photos. Photos are added daily by a community of photographers.

 

33. My Public Domain Pictures

 

My Public Domain Pictures

It houses a growing collection of amateur pictures released into the public domain. The collection of images includes travel, animals, plants, background designs, and many more added everyday. You also have option to mass download all public domain pictures.

 

34. Free Vintage illustrations

 

Free Vintage illustrations

It is a free public domain resource for illustrations, postcards, advertisements, book illustrations produced before 1923.

 

35. Davalign PDI

 

Davalign PDI

 

It has a growing collection of stock landscape photographs. All images are in the public domain so can be used for both personal and commercial purposes. All images on the website are published in the United States.

 

36. Marblepics.com

 

Marblepics.com

 

All photos are under the public domain hence can be used for personal, commercial and editorial use.

 

37. Photos Public Domain

 

Photos Public Domain

 

It has a wide range of stock photos mostly textures and on a variety of categories, all under the public domain.

 

38. Cliparttideas

 

Cliparttideas

 

Houses a large selection of vector images for graphics on all topics. There is a convenient navigation for the tags.

 

39. Free JPG

 

FreeJPG

 

Free image bank of thousands of photos for personal and commercial use. Contains images from a large number of categories such as Animals, Wallpapers, Architecture, Music etc.

 

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