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message 2: by [deleted user] (new) is a site that you have to pay for, but they are royalty-free with hundreds and thousands of pictures. I would recommend them if you need stock photography for a book cover.

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Kathy Golden | 34 comments I recently came across these two sites that offer great free images: and

I don't know if they've already been posted.

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Elisa Catrina (elisacatrina) | 6 comments Oh my gosh, hi! I know I should go introduce myself first, but I found this topic and it's something I'm incredibly passionate about. Here's a link to 20 free stock photo sites that I use alllll the time:

All sources on that list are free-to-use for commercial purposes. Some require attribution, but others are released under a CC0 license (Unsplash is one of these). CC0 means that images are free to use and modify for any purpose, and no attribution is required.

Hope this is helpful! Lovely to be here.

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Hampton Lamoureux (midj916) | 8 comments Hi guys! I'm a freelance graphic design student who has worked on book covers for clients. I have a Tumblr with a collection of commercial free stock images that are available to use, all compiled from Flickr:


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Benita Thompson (benitajthompsonauthor) | 32 comments I get most of my pictures from here:

message 7: by Crystal (new)

Crystal | 14 comments The New York Public Library just made over 100,00 high resolution images available for free. Granted, many are black and white, but this may work for some of us =) Plus, there are some amazingly beautiful illustrations.

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Shannon Maguire | 35 comments There are images on Flickr you can use by searching for the ones that allow commercial use.

Go to

Type what you're looking for into the search bar

When the results come up you'll see a drop down menu that says Any License - Change it to Commercial Use Allowed

Click on an image you're interested in and on the right hand side below the date it was uploaded on you'll see a link a link that will say something like "Some rights reserved" If you click the link, it will explain how you can use the image and under what terms.

message 10: by N.L. (last edited Sep 18, 2016 05:33PM) (new)

N.L. LaFoille (nllafoille) | 21 comments In case someone hasn't mentioned it yet, here's another resource for good stock photos with no copyright restrictions:

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Amy Hamilton | 91 comments I used too.

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P (sriparnan) | 1 comments Hi,

I usually use OpenClipArt-

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Dwayne Fry | 4334 comments Mod
I just went to find some stock photos and found that the link that started this whole thread no longer works. I cleaned out the thread and kept only the comments that have links to web sites that offer free stock images.

If you know of any good web sites that offer free stock photos, this is your one chance to add a link to a thread here. I know you're all dying to do that.

Also, I did not check all the links I kept. If anyone finds one that no longer works, let me know and I'll delete it.

message 14: by Kathy (new)

Kathy Golden | 34 comments Here's link to a nice collection of PNG images:

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