Design Images


Image search engine tailored to efficiently locate images for blogs, comps, inspiration, and research. Utilizes the Flickr API, but not affiliated with Flickr.

Flickr Creative Commons

Many users on Flickr (the image and video hosting site) have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license.


Freeimages was launched as an alternative for expensive stock photography. The idea was to create a site where creative people could exchange their photos for inspiration or work.


Free high-resolution pictures you can use in your personal and commercial projects.


iStock by Getty Images is one of the world’s leading stock content marketplaces, offering millions of hand-picked premium images at low prices.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Images of artworks in The Met’s collection that the Museum believes to be in the public domain, or those to which the Museum waives any copyright it might have, for any purpose, including commercial and noncommercial use, free of charge and without requiring permission from the Museum. To identify these images, look for the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) icon directly below the image.

Negative Space

Free, high-resolution photos with no restrictions. Photos can be used for personal or commercial projects–all of the images are CC0 licensed and completely free to use.


Pexels provides high quality free stock photos licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. All photos are nicely tagged, searchable, and easy to discover.


Download royalty free stock photos and videos and share your own pictures as public domain with people all over the world. You may download, modify, distribute, and use them royalty free for anything you like, even in commercial applications. Attribution is not required.


Shutterstock, a global technology company, has created the largest marketplace for creative professionals to license content (including images, videos and music) as well as innovative tools that power the creative process.


Collections of free high-resolution photos free to use under a Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license, which means you do not need to give attribution.

500px Creative Commons

500px is a premium marketplace for photography licensing. All of 500px’s inspiring and evocative photography is directly sourced from the world-class 500px community. Separate section of the site provides images licensed with Creative Commons.