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What does "FREE" mean? In general, "free" means images and photos can be used for personal (offline) projects. Usually restrictions apply for businesses and published (online) projects like blogs. Read each web site's "copyright notice" or "user agreement" before using.

Images might be under creative commons, public domain, or copyright.
This morgue file contains free high resolution digital stock photographs and reference images for either corporate or public use. The purpose of this site is to provide free image reference material for illustrators, comic book artist, designers, teachers and all creative pursuits.
An ever-growing collection of photography, stock photos, artwork, computer wallpapers, and free seamless textures. Everything is free for personal or commercial use.
"The Free Photographs Network is an online resource for royalty-free stock photographs (free) for non-commercial use."
US Department of Agriculture--Natural Resources
"If you use any of these photos in a publication, on a web site, or as part of any other project, please use one of the following credit lines....These photos may not be used to infer or imply NRCS endorsement of any product, company, or position. Please do not distort or alter the images the photos portray."
Supports CC licensing. Please read each image's license before using.
You may use any of the photos in their system free of charge for any commercial or personal design work as long as you obey the specified restrictions concerning each photo you download.
Pixel Perfect Digital
Free high resolution images, textures, backgrounds, illustrations, digital art and stock photos for use in both personal and commercial design projects. No registration required. Please read their terms of use before downloading.
Stockvault is a stock photo resource which offers medium sized images for personal and non-commercial usage.
Free photos of objects, images and textures for commercial and personal use.
Diwiesign Studio
Site says all these images are free of charge for personal and non-commercial use, BUT site also recommends you read the disclaimer before you download something, just in case.
Big Foto
Royalty free photo agency offering free use of all pictures as long as they contain an accompanying link or reference back to Big Foto.
Collection of free photographs for private non-commercial use on the Internet.
Free Pictures Photos
The pictures are for free if your audience or visitors can see the URL of this site. I'm guessing this includes video credits as well, but one should ask.
Free Images
Free images is a high quality resource of digital stock photographic images for use by all. All images are free to use on websites and printed materials. Terms apply.
Creative Commons
A nonprofit who offers image searches based on creative commons license types. Creative Commons is a non-profit that offers an alternative to full copyright.
Free photos for registered users of Ulead products. Registration free.
"Many Flickr users have chosen to protect their work with a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through photos under each type of license."
Free photography for personal or commercial use when following their written restrictions.
The Coin Page
"This site is intended to provide images [of coins] for public use with a couple of conditions..."
URL already embedded on each free picture.
Get four graphics CDs -- free!
Photo Spin
Free image in their "I want free samples" area.
Free weekly images (bottom of page.)
Free weekly photos. All other photos $1 (or less with bulk purchases.)
Images related to space and space flight. Free personal use--and I quote: "You may download one (1) copy of Site Material for your personal use, provided that you maintain all copyright, attribution and other notices contained in such Site Material, including without limitation trademarks and service marks of Imaginova and its affiliates or the copyright holder identified in the individual Site Material's copyright notice"
Free sample photos on front page.
"AbleStock.com opens up a world of super high resolution quality stock photography, Photo-Objects images and more. These include royalty-free stock photos at 28 MB plus, geared for active, demanding designers. Once you've tasted super high resolution images by subscription, with unlimited downloading, your idea of what a stock photo can be and do for you will change forever."
Pro Background Art
"Use these free backgrounds and stock photos in your Powerpoint presentations, multimedia projects or for anything else you like."
123 RF
Lots of free stock photos and images that are available for a limited time via auto rotation. What a great idea!
Free Media Goo
"This content is available for both commercial and private use free of charge."
DHD Gallery
"Download for your free personal and commercial use."
"...for royalty-free stock photographs for non-commercial use."
Pics 4 Learning
"The Pics4Learning collection is intended to provide copyright friendly images for use by students and teachers in an educational setting."
Smithsonian Institution
"... materials for non-commercial educational purposes, such as teaching, scholarship, research, criticism, commentary, and news reporting."
NASA's Johnson Space Center
"As a government entity, NASA does not "license" the use of NASA materials or sign license agreements. The Agency generally has no objection to the reproduction and use of these materials (audio transmissions and recordings; video transmissions and recording; or still and motion picture photography), subject to the following conditions...."
Art Images for College Teaching
"...for non-commercial educational use as set forth below..."
NASA JPL's Planetary Photojournal
"Unless otherwise noted, images and video on JPL public web sites (public sites ending with a jpl.nasa.gov address) may be used for any purpose without prior permission, subject to the special cases noted below..."
NASA's Image Galleries Home Page
NASA Image Exchange

Dryden Image Gallery

Earth Observatory

Kennedy Multimedia Gallery

Great Images in NASA

Planetary Photojournal
NLM's History of Medicine Image Search
"The Images from the History of Medicine (IHM) database is a catalog of the prints and photographs collection of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The purpose of the database is to assist users in finding illustrative material for private study, scholarship, and research. The NLM does not own the copyright to the images in the database, nor do we charge access or permission fees for their use. We do request, however, that published images include the credit line "Courtesy of the National Library of Medicine." Since the NLM does not own the copyright to the images, it is the responsibility of anyone using the database, or ordering reproductions based on information in it, to ensure that use of this material is in compliance with the U. S. Copyright law (Title 17, United States Code). "
Abraham Lincoln Images
LOC (list of collections containing images)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
"...The Materials are made available for limited non-commercial, educational, and personal use only..."
NASA Multimedia SEARCH

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