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Q: Free photo collections ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Free photo collections
Category: Computers > Graphics
Asked by: rebguy-ga
List Price: $7.50
Posted: 06 Dec 2005 02:35 PST
Expires: 05 Jan 2006 02:35 PST
Question ID: 602063
I don't need a quick answer on this one, but if you get five minutes
every now and then...

I need to get hold of 100+ photographs, in a format like jpeg, png or
bmp, that my boss can use for his screen saver. Webshots, or indeed,
any third party software of that nature, is not an option for various

So, are there any free collections of landscapes, natural scenery or
something along those line, that we could download and use with the XP
slideshow screen saver?

Many thanks.
Subject: Re: Free photo collections
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 06 Dec 2005 05:19 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Rebguy,

The NOAA Photo Library

Restrictions for Using NOAA Images 

Most NOAA photos and slides are in the public domain and CANNOT be copyrighted. 
Although at present, no fee is charged for using the photos credit
MUST be given to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration/Department of Commerce unless otherwise instructed to
give credit to the photographer or other source.

If you wish to download an image, click below the image caption on
High Resolution Photo. This will download a high resolution "jpg"
image that can be saved by rightclicking your mouse for printing or
manipulation within a graphics software program.

Check out all the collections here:

The Coral Kingdom

America?s Coastlines

Sunrises and sunsets

NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) Catalog of Images

Sanctuaries - images from the Nation's National Marine Sanctuaries


ARS Image Gallery 

?The Image Gallery is provided as a complimentary source of high
quality digital photographs available from the Agricultural Research
Service Information Staff. Select a category from the left to view
images with caption information, or in a proof sheet format without

Images are available for direct download in three sizes (72dpi) for
web use and for FPO use by designers and art directors: thumbnail
(1.5"), medium (3.5"), and large (8.89"). Simply copy the desired
image in the size needed from your browser.?

Here are some nice plant images

Animal images





U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's online digital media library

?The library system contains the National Image Library--the Service's
collection of public domain still photos. You may search all the
images through the National Image Library link, or you may search by
individual collections, which are listed underneath.?

Browse keywords

Copyrights and Permission for Using Images from Service Web Pages

Most of the images on our Web pages are in the "public domain" (which
means they have no copyright restrictions). If an image on our Web
site is not restricted and does not say it is copyrighted, then you
can assume it is in the public domain. You may download and use those
copyright-free images in your print and electronic publications.
There's no fee to pay (i.e., they're free), and no need to get
permission from the Service for reusing them.

Ecosystem photo gallery

Photographs from the Mountain-Prairie Region


Yellowstone Nacional PArk
These images are in the public domain and are available for use, free of charge.
Yellowstone Digital Slide File
Yellowstone Bird Images

The Picture Collection

The Picture Collection Online is an image resource site for those who
seek knowledge and inspiration from visual materials. It is a
collection of 30,000 digitized images from books, magazines and
newspapers as well as original photographs, prints and postcards,
mostly created before 1923.

USDA Wildlife

Other images

NASA Images

OpenPhoto has a collection of free-to-use photos.


Enter landscapes in search box


Search terms used: 
public domain photographs + collections

I hope the information provided is helpful!

Best regards,

Clarification of Answer by bobbie7-ga on 06 Dec 2005 05:25 PST
Free Public Domain Photo Database

? is a repository for free public domain photos. Unless
something is clearly marked as being copyrighted, you can assume it is
free to use. But if you intend to use an image you find here for
commercial use, please be aware that standards for such use are
higher. Specifically, you should assume no model release was obtained.
And pictures featuring products or property should be used with care.?


Category: Yosemite
rebguy-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $2.00
Wow, you're good! That was both quick and exactly what I wanted. Thank you.

Subject: Re: Free photo collections
From: bobbie7-ga on 06 Dec 2005 05:34 PST
Thank you for the tip!

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