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Stock Images - Artist Specific Websites
Please note: check the copyright information on each website. Using
images without an artist's explicit permission is stealing! The
following have stock images you can use for reference or ideas, but
always get permission if you plan to use the image within your work,
and you plan to distribute or sell your work.
Although the copyright requirements differ from site to site, you need
to abide by these rules: 1. Images on these sites are for personal
creative use only. 2. Using these images for commercial means violates
copyright. 3. If you plan to use an image for a commercial endeavor,
you must contact the artist.
If you are looking for a specific type of photography you could use the Image search feature within a web search engine, or do a keyword search: photography Africa or photography aerial.
Also listed above, this site is searchable and provides links to people who choose to have their works distributed under the Creative Commons license.
A searchable site dedicated to providing free images to artists. All images are downloadable, printable, and non-watermarked.
Pixel Perfect Stock
Browsable site for stock photography. All images may be used for non-commercial purposes.
The Stock.XCHNG is a site that is made up of artists that submit their stock photography for others to use for non-commercial purposes. Full size photographs are available with free registration (you may still search the site and use smaller images without registering).
A good site for textures with alluring titles such as ‘dirty walls and concrete’ and ‘goo and gore’. Not as many images as some of the others, but still worthwhile.
A beta free photo search engine. Searches all of the above as well as GNU sites, creative commons, and public domain images. Each images comes with copyright/use information.