Today too many people feel that they can use any photo with impunity and if you feel that way you are dead wrong. As soon as a person taking a picture snaps the photograph the photo is the ownership of the person who took the picture so it has a copyright on it.
Yes, I know so many have no Idea about this small detail and it can bite when you receive a cease and desist or a bill to use the photo.
On this page you will find a few locations where you can get Public Domain Photos and CC0 Photos although use due diligence when you are using any image to make sure the license is correct. Some will give you the ability to use the image without attribution and for commercial use.
Public Domain and Creative Commons Zero Directories:
- One of my favorites is Pixabay with over 1.5 million images and videos in their library: pixabay.com
- Unsplash images on this site and enjoy the variety: unsplash.com
- Startup Stock Photos: startupstockphotos.com
- Free Nature Stock: freenaturestock.com
- Skitterphoto: skitterphoto.com
- Public Domain Pictures: www.publicdomainpictures.net
- Pexels: www.pexels.com/public-domain-images
- Magdeline is another high-quality resource for free stock photography: magdeleine.co/license/cc0
- Jay Mantri: jaymantri.com
- 1 Million Free Pictures actually there are more than that here: www.1millionfreepictures.com
- Public Domain archive: publicdomainarchive.com
- Old Book Illustrations offers a really nice collection of public domain illustrations scanned from old books and vector illustrations: www.oldbookillustrations.com
- Public Domain Vectors has a massive collection of public domain vectors: publicdomainvectors.org
- Realistic Shots is just that… a collection of free stock photography that looks like anything but stock: realisticshots.com
I hope you enjoy this list and please share this page with your friends so they can also get the advantage of using worry free images.
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