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Q: Free stock photos ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Free stock photos
Category: Business and Money > Advertising and Marketing
Asked by: michael2-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 23 Feb 2004 09:43 PST
Expires: 24 Mar 2004 09:43 PST
Question ID: 309884
Can you find for me please at least 15 stock photo sites from which I
can download free photos for use in a business email newsletter?  Some
sites restrict free photos to "personal and non-commercial use", which
would be no good here.

Particular images needed include technology and science, but
general-purpose collections including such photos would be OK.



Request for Question Clarification by darrel-ga on 23 Feb 2004 09:48 PST
One quick question: How many stock photos do you expect these free
sites to have for free use?

Clarification of Question by michael2-ga on 23 Feb 2004 09:56 PST
I don't know what's out there, so I'm open to suggestions.  At least 100 each?

Request for Question Clarification by techtor-ga on 23 Feb 2004 13:17 PST
Hello Michael2,
Some free photo sites I've found have less than 100 images per
category, but still have relevance to the topics. It seems likely
though that there'll be more of the royalty-free stuff than the really
free stuff. Perhaps more searching should be in order.

Clarification of Question by michael2-ga on 23 Feb 2004 14:26 PST
Hi Techtor

If you feel you've come pretty close, do please post your answer.  As
I said, I don't knoiw what's out there, so 100 was a bit of a shot in
the dark.


Subject: Re: Free stock photos
Answered By: techtor-ga on 24 Feb 2004 10:58 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Greetings Michael2,
I looked around the Net for all the free stock photography I could
find, and these I list seem to be the best results. I would not be
surprised though if these were also probably the only sites, since my
searches for free sites were swamped with "royalty-free" results,
which would probably be good for the other question (I'll see if I can
answer that too). People certainly want to cash in on their photos. I
excluded some which were personal collections of only a few photos,
but have been termed "stock photo" in the site. Most of what I've
listed would allow publication in your newsletter, although I listed a
few non-commercial use sites below, which I indicated. One would allow
commercial use for a special condition, so perhaps the others might.
In addition, I listed directories of free and royalty-free photo
sites, maybe you could find something there. I hope these sites with

- Claims to be the leading free stock photo site.
- Requires a user name and password.
Here are the terms of use:
- Commercial and personal use are dependent on the individual
conditions of each photo.

Free Photographs Network
Free Photography for Personal or Commercial use

Alan's Award Winning Stock Photography and Public Viewing Gallery
- Free pics only up to 28 pixels.

Free Images - Free Stock Photos
- Terms say that photos can be used in a publication for free. - free stock photos archive
- Needs registration, but this is free.
Terms of use: - Main Index - Free Stock Photos
- - see the web
- An Image search engine that might do just as well for a source of stock photos. images for all your printing and digital media needs
- Not many high-quality shots, but there are free pics. 

B-STOCK | Free Stock Photography
- It's not searchable, and the photos are not organized by topic.
Also, use is non-commercial, but commercial use can be permitted if
you contact the owner of the serie.

A Digital Dreamer: Free Stock Photography Images
- Not that many images. May not cover all the topics you need.

Free Stock Photos
- Also a free website with general topic photos.

Tileable Textures, Stock Photos, Desktop Backgrounds, Free Computer Wallpaper
- Something I spotted at list below.

Free Stock Photo Collections - From Tastystock
- Has a few random photos available for free download. 

Geek Philosopher: Stock Photos/Photography/Desktop Backgrounds/Wallpaper:
" If you use an image,  post a link to GeekPhilosopher from an active
page on your site." Or your case, mention him on the newsletter.

Pictures Photos Images Pics Free Download, Free ecards, Royalty Free
Stock Photography Gallery

Wildlife Stock Pictures
- The topic is only wildlife, but you might have a use for it. 

Philip's House of Stock Photography
- A personal collection, but there are lots of images.

Free Digital Photos for your website from AMGmedia works Inc.
- Only the photos shown here can be used for free. - Free Pictures - FreeFoto.Com
- Another free only for non-commercial users.

Directories: l EXCLUSIVE | Stock Libraries
- List of stock photo libraries, both free and royalty-free. free photos page

Photos and free stock photography companies listed

Free Stock Photography from

Flash Kit: Stock Photography: Free Libraries

Google Search term used:
free stock image/images
free stock photo
free stock photography
free stock photography -royalty
free stock photos -royalty

I hope this has been a most helpful answer. If you need anything else,
or have a problem with the answer, do please post a Request for
Clarification before rating and I shall respond as soon as I can.
Thank you.

Clarification of Answer by techtor-ga on 24 Feb 2004 13:38 PST
Hello again,
I decided to add this since it has a free trial plan where you could
get some pictures.

PhotoSpin royalty-free photography, video, animations, audio and fonts
- Free trial for 100 images. $149 a year gets you 40,000 images.
michael2-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $10.00
Hi Techtor - really excellent work!  Many thanks.

Subject: Re: Free stock photos
From: techtor-ga on 24 Feb 2004 23:28 PST
I'm glad you appreciated the results! Thanks for the rating and the tip!

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