Update December 2016
Update May 16 2016
Update August 30 2015
pixabay: thousands of large, high quality images image available for free.
stocksnap: “Hundreds of high resolution images added weekly”. Nicely designed homepage too.
Isorepublic: Photographer Tom Eversley’s site. Contains lots of Urban or Architecture pictures. Also has a lot of great images that can be used for textures.
Realistic Shots: lots of CC licensed images. Not so many categories or images: but fewer choices means less time sucked into searching. Besides, the images are great.
Update June 27 2015
Gratisography: Free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects. Updated weekly.
Little Visuals: No longer updated due to the death of the curator. However it has great resources. The blog maintainer requests that if you use images from the site, then kindly donate to Hands On Heart.
Ruamrot: categorized images.
Refe: beautiful images captured on mobile devices. Free images with an alternative paid subscribtion plan. Refe also has a marketplace.
Magdeleine: Daily updated free images.
Picography: Free hi-resolution photos.
Imcreator: Categorized high-resolution images.
New Old Stock: Vintage photographs from public archives. Free of known copyright restrictions.
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“13 Sources For Free Public Domain and CC0-Licensed Images”
update Feb 8 2015
Some more sources:
Little Visuals: hi-res images zipped up in your inbox every
Picjumbo: Large collection of images free to use. Mixed quality, but lots of great usable images.
imcreator: Large collection of catagorized images.
isorepublic: another large collection, loosely catagorized.