by Cathi Stevenson

I’ve updated the free image resource list. Lots of interesting images. As always, I advise using caution, contact the photographer. Watch out for necessary model releases, trademarks and some landmarks prohibited from public use. I’m not a lawyer.

Pexels

This site was a pleasant surprise. I just discovered it. Great stuff.

Unsplash

Published under a Creative Commons Zero license (CC0) so you can do pretty much anything you want with this collection of unique images. Appears to include submissions from several photographers.

PicJumbo

Another winner if you’re creative and looking for something a little different.

PixaBay

I love this site. Lot of great images from contributors all over the world.

Gratisgraphy

Some creative stuff on this site. The terms can be found here.

Morgue File

One of he original free image sites. Well respected. I have used this site when building one of my own websites a few years ago.

Little Visuals

This site allows you to download groups of zipped images. Sadly, the young photographer died in 2013. His family has posted a notice about his death on the site. It’s a sad story. Part of their post reads, “Nic is one of far too many young adults who’s death comes under the heading of S.A.D.S ( Sudden Adult death Syndrome ). We are now fundraising in the hope to provide a number of schools or sports areas with portable defibrillators in Nic’s memory.”

Image After

These guys have been around for many years. The site isn’t fancy, but there’s a lot of images. I have always liked their background textures.