Where To Get FREE Images For Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram And More: Giant List Of Places To Find Public Domain Images

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Where To Get FREE Public Domain Images For Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram And More - The ULTIMATE Guide
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For success with social media, good images are practically a requirement. Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr and many other social network sites are image focused – however even on video sites such as Youtube, images are of high importance because your thumbnail is one of the key factors in getting the click and getting your video viewed. The great news is that there are tons of sources for Public Domain Images.

You need access to a library of high quality images. Whiile stock photo sites such as Shutterstock, iStock, Adobe Stock and others contain fantastic images, these are not free; and so for the person starting out, one of their licensing plans may be out of reach. Public domain content can be used in just about any manner – edited, printed and ‘remixed’ to your heart’s content. On this page I have compiled a giant list of sources of public domain images. If you know of more, please add them in the comments so that they can be included in our list.

Name Notes License Info Page
http://pixabay.com These are all CC0 = free to use!
http://pexels.com These are all CC0 = free to use!
http://unsplash.com These are all CC0 = free to use!
Important – not all images on Google images are public domain! Use with caution. To find the images from Google images that are listed as Public Domain – go to Tools > Usage Rights > Labeled For Reuse With Modification
Wikimedia commons, public domain https://commons.
Lots of super yummy food pics!! Their license gives proof of public domain CC0 status https://www.
http://stocksnap.io “every single photo on this site is CC0” – perfect. Just be sure to note that the paid placements such as shutterstock images at the top, are not free https://stocksnap.io/license
www.archive.org this is a massive site and has all kinds of things, some CC0, some not, so sources would need to be verified
https://freestocks.org All images CC0 freestocks.org/
https://pxhere.com CC0
really useful site!!!!! All CC0
https://focastock.com CC0 https://focastock.com/license/
http://morguefile.com smaller site but images are free https://morguefile.com/license
some good ones but lots of weird old stuff. All the sidebar images are paid. Not that great a site honestly.
kaboompics.com free for commercial use with a few small caveats. Some good images, smallish site. no model release, no stock use kaboompics.com/
5,000 free photos and 8,000 free cliparts
http://photos5.com 4729 (and counting) public domain pictures free for any use.
The images are all in the public domain and are free for anyone to use in any way with just a couple of exceptions.
Creative Commons Images can be used but require under a creative commons license, which has some restrictions. In particular, attribution and license must be attached correctly (CC1, CC2, CC3 etc)
wikipedia.org some images are public domain, others are creative commons (needs the correct link) creativecommons.org/
some images are public domain, others are creative commons (needs the correct link) https://commons.
some pics are wikimedia commons, some public domain
www.youtube.com/ run a search, then go Filter > Creative commons. You will see there are a lot that allow re-use!!! You have to credit them though

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