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My Favorite Things: Free Images and Free Photos

If you are a long-term reader of Novel Experience you will know that I love visuals of every kind and I love colour. But finding an ongoing sources of images can be expensive.

I use Depositphoto* and Envato Market for my paid images but I love to find free images to spice up the articles a little and I’ve gradually been building a list of my favorite ones that I return to again and again. Now sites rules and licenses can change from time to time so I always advise to check the license before you publish anything,  just to make certain you are on the right side of the law – I don’t want the internet police knocking on your door in the deep of night.

 

Gratisography - My Favorite Things: Free Images and Free Photos - Novel Experience

 

Gratisography - My Favorite Things: Free Images and Free Photos - Novel Experience

 

Gratisography.com

Ryan McGuire runs Gratisography, takes all the photos and provides them free of any copyright restrictions for personal or commercial use. The photos are in one long stream on the home page so not the easiest search if you are looking for something specific but great for browsing through and downloading images for future use.

Check them out here.

 


 

 

DeathToTheStockPhoto  - My Favorite Things: Free Images and Free Photos - Novel Experience

 

DeathToTheStockPhoto  - My Favorite Things: Free Images and Free Photos - Novel Experience

 

Death To The Stock Photo

Sign up by giving them your email address and you get a pack of free photos every month. They tend to be quite gritty and Urban looking.  You can use them freely for your own purposes as long as you don’t redistribute them or indicate that Death To The Stock Photo endorses you (read the license here).

Check them out here. 

 


 

 

Stokpic  - My Favorite Things: Free Images and Free Photos - Novel Experience

 

Stockpic  - My Favorite Things: Free Images and Free Photos - Novel Experience

 

Stokpic

A nicely organised site that is easy to search for a huge range of gorgeous images which are all completely free to use for your commercial or personal use – as they are free of any copyright restrictions.

Check them out here.

 


 

Stocksnap  - My Favorite Things: Free Images and Free Photos - Novel Experience

 

Stocksnap  - My Favorite Things: Free Images and Free Photos - Novel Experience

 

Stocksnap

A great site stacked with lovely photo’s that are completely copyright free enabling you to use them as you wish (see license details here). The site is fully searchable which helps when looking for a particular subject or image type.

Check them out here.

 


 

 

MorgueFile - - My Favorite Things: Free Images and Free Photos - Novel Experience

MorgueFile - - My Favorite Things: Free Images and Free Photos - Novel Experience

MorgueFile

Although I hate the name this site does have loads and loads of images available for personal and commercial use. The quality of the images is a bit hit-or-miss but there are some great nuggets that are worth digging out.

Check them out here.

 


 

Far Far Hill -  - My Favorite Things: Free Images and Free Photos - Novel Experience

 

Far Far Hill -  - My Favorite Things: Free Images and Free Photos - Novel Experience

 

Far Far Hill

If you like a more vintage, retro look there are some great freebies at Far Far Hill. I used the white frames from this site to frame each of the main images shown above. However the freebies are for personal use only  – not for commercial use.

Check them out here.

 


 

Click to Tweet - Novel Experience

Need free images? Check out this huge selection of gorgeous (& #FREE) image libraries http://ctt.ec/PD93e+

 

 

 

Well those are my favorite free sites but there are many other so I’ve gathered all the ones I could find into the following list – if you find that any of them are particularly great let me know.

 

PatternLibrary - My Favorite Things: Free Images and Free Photos - Novel ExperienceThe Pattern Library:  For great patterns by graphic designers.

 

 

 

 

 

Pexels  - My Favorite Things: Free Images and Free Photos - Novel Experience

 

Pexels.Com: For personal or commercial use.

 

 

 

 

Free images  - My Favorite Things: Free Images and Free Photos - Novel Experience

 

Free Images.com: For personal or commercial use.

 

 

 

 

 

Internet Archive Book Images  - My Favorite Things: Free Images and Free Photos - Novel Experience

 

Internet Archive Book Images: Over 14 million images from 2 million public domain books available for free use.

 

 

 

 

rgbstock - My Favorite Things: Free Images and Free Photos - Novel Experience

 

 

RGBStock: For personal or commercial use.

 

 

 

 

 

NewOldStock - My Favorite Things: Free Images and Free Photos - Novel Experience

 

New Old Stock – Great vintage photos from the public archive – free of any known copyright restrictions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pickupimage  - My Favorite Things: Free Images and Free Photos - Novel Experience

 

Pick Up Image: For personal or commercial use.

 

 

 

 

IM Free  - My Favorite Things: Free Images and Free Photos - Novel Experience

 

IM Free: For personal or commercial use.

 

 

 

 

 

Free JPG - My Favorite Things: Free Images and Free Photos - Novel Experience

 

Free JPG: For personal and commercial use.

 

 

 

Snapographic  - My Favorite Things: Free Images and Free Photos - Novel Experience

 

 

Snapographic: For personal and commercial use

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lifeofpix  - My Favorite Things: Free Images and Free Photos - Novel ExperienceLifeofpix: For personal and commercial use

 

 

 

 

 


 

For paid images I use a combination of Depositphoto* and Envato Market:

  •  I use Depositphotos* by signing up for a month’s download package of 10 images a day (that’s around 300 images in a month) for $69 that equates to just $0.46 per image. I do this every now and again, when I’m feeling flush, to build a library I can use for my posts.
  • I use Envato when I don’t have an image in my library that fits the mark as you can download photo’s from as little as $1 for small images (543 x 368) up to $9 for huge images (5529 x 3744).

The quality the images on both sites is exemplary so definitely worth checking out.

 

Well that’s my favourite things for this week. If you know of any free image libraries that I’ve missed and are worth checking out I’d love to hear about them – let me know in the comments section below.

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Bye for now….

Hazel Longuet - Novel Experience

 

 

 

 

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