Fortunately, there are many online sources for royalty free artwork;
some are totally free, while others charge a nominal fee. Some good
choices include the following:
? Gimp Savoy Photo Archive, http://gimp-savvy.com/PHOTO-ARCHIVE which
has more than 27,000 photos and images for free
? DHD Multimedia Gallery, http://gallery.hd.org/index.jsp has both
images and sounds for free
? Free Foto, http://www.freefoto.com/index.jsp has 69807 images, which
are free for private use.
? Free Photographs, http://www.free-photographs.net/ also has a large
selection of royalty free graphics
? Free Tock Photos, http://freestockphotos.com has a good selection of
free photos, plus links to other free photo websites
? Image After, http://www.imageafter.com has a variety of free photos
and textures available.
? The Morgue File, http://www.morguefile.com/ has a large free photo archive
? Pics for Learning, http://pics4learning.com has copyright free
images in a variety of subject areas.
? The Smithsonian, http://smithsonianimages.si.edu/siphoto/siphoto.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=home
also has a large database of images that are free for personal,
? Copyright Free Photo Library, http://www.ecarboot.net/photolibrary/
is another good resource
? I would also check out Wikapedia?s public domain photo sources at
? Foto Search, http://www.fotosearch.com/stock-photos-categories/ has
a very nice collection of royalty free images, available for a variety
? Imagine, http://www.inmagine.com/ has what they call ?the world?s
largest royalty free collection? of images?950,000 total?available for
For audio, try the following resources:
? AKM Music, http://www.akmmusic.co.uk/, which offers royalty
free/copyright free music for a fee
? Acoustica, http://www.acoustica.com/sounds.htm has a variety of free
? Koumis, http://www.koumis.com/soundfx.htm also offers free sound effects
? Ljudo, http://www.ljudo.com/default.asp?lang=tEnglish&do=it has
about 1,200 free sound effects
? Partners in Rhyme, http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/ has royalty free
music for a fee, plus free downloads
? Incompetech, http://www.incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/ is another
source for royalty free music
? Royalty Free Downloads, http://www.royaltyfreedownloads.com/ charges
a small fee for audio collections
? Public Domain, http://www.publicdomain4u.com/ offers a variety of
free audio files that are royalty free
? Flash Kit, http://www.flashkit.com/soundfx/Instruments/ is a good
source for sound effects
? As is Stonewahed, http://www.stonewashed.net/sfx.html
? And A1 Sound Effects, http://www.a1freesoundeffects.com/noflash.htm
? Also try the Absolute Sound Effects Library, http://www.grsites.com/sounds/
Good luck and have fun!
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