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Open Access Image Collections
ARTSTOR Public Collections
Artstor’s public collections offer freely accessible images, videos, documents, and audio files from library special collections, faculty research, and institutional history materials, as well as hundreds of thousands of open access images from partner museums.
JSTOR Open Community Collections
JSTOR’s continuously expanding Open Community Collections feature freely accessible primary source materials in a wide variety of subjects contributed by libraries, museums, and archives.
Open Access for Scholarly Content (OASC)
The Metropolitan Museum’s initiative—called Open Access for Scholarly Content (OASC)—provides access to images of art in its collection that the Museum believes to be in the public domain and free of other known restrictions; these images are now available for scholarly use in any media.
Browse over 300,000 free stock photos and find the perfect royalty-free image quickly. Download free, high quality stock images, for every day or commercial use. No purchase required.
Life Photo Archive
Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.
Offers thousands of free images almost all that have no restrictions or agreements attached. Also, the site requires no login to download the high quality files.
All photos on Pexels can be used for free for commercial and noncommercial use.
Public domain images, royalty free stock photos. Pictures free of copyrights for personal and commercial use.
Public Domain Archive
Gallery containing hundreds of high resolution public domain images with new images added weekly.
Stock photo sharing website where photographers, designers and students can share their photographs, graphics and image files with each other for free.
Beautiful, free images and photos that you can download and use for any project.
Browse thousands of beautiful copyright-free images. All our pictures are free to download for personal and commercial use, no attribution required.
Website searches through 190 million Creative Commons-licensed images and allows users to retrieve the code necessary to embed the images on the web with the proper attribution.
While not all images are Creative Commons licensed, it is possible to limit your search results to only images available under a Creative Commons license. Begin by running your search in the standard Google Image search bar and then on the results page, click on Tools just below the search box. A down menu will then appear with usage rights as one of the options. From there, users can limit results to the proper rights.
Microsoft Bing Image Search
Not all images are available under a Creative Commons license. However, once you run a search using Bing Images, you can limit your results by clicking on "License" in the menu below the search box. You can also limit by Public Domain images.
A free tool that helps bloggers and designers find beautiful photos with Creative Commons licensing.
All images and videos on Pixabay are released free of copyrights under Creative Commons CC0. You may download, modify, distribute, and use them royalty-free for anything you like.
Clker.com provides hundreds of thousands of free clip art & vector images that you can download or embed anywhere at no cost. The best in free images.
Public Domain Vectors
Public domain vectors - download vector images, svg cut files and graphics free of copyright.
Choose from over a million free vectors, clipart graphics, vector art images, design templates, and illustrations created by artists worldwide!