ATTENTION:

Stop stealing images from Google searches to use on your Web sites! Honor the intellectual property of others.

Who knows? One day you too may have some intellectual property you want to protect. Then again, maybe not. After all, if you’ve stolen images and posted them in public view on the Internet, where pages live literally forever and where people can see what you’ve done, what are the odds that you might produce something people might want? I just call ’em like I see ’em, you thoughtless thieves.

Of course, with unlimited funds you can buy the images you need for any project, but with fees often running into the thousands of dollars for a one-time print use, for example, this is often impossible. And taking your own images is often impractical because of time, cost, travel, or equipment restrictions.

So what can you do? Use high quality FREE images and clip art from established free resources like the following:

http://www.pixabay.com

Pixabay is my go-to site for images in every category.

http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/

Read this page to understand Creative Commons Rights for not only Flickr but also other freely available legal image and texts.

https://unsplash.com/

Unsplash

http://www.morguefile.com/

Morgue File

http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/

Library of Congress

http://www.flickr.com/photos/smithsonian/

The Smithsonian

http://nos.twnsnd.co/

New Old Stock

http://openphoto.net/

Open Photo

http://photopin.com/

PhotoPin

http://raumrot.com/

RaumRot

http://realisticshots.com/

Realistic Shots

http://splitshire.com/

SplitShire

http://startupstockphotos.com/

Startup Stock Photos

http://stockphotos.io/

Stockphotos.io

http://thestocks.im/

The Stocks

http://www.bara-art.com/

Bara Art

http://www.freeepy.com/

Freeepy

http://www.freeimages.com/

FreeImages

http://www.freemagebank.com/

Freemagebank

http://www.gratisography.com/

Gratisography

http://www.imcreator.com/free

Imcreator FREE

http://www.pexels.com/

Pexels

https://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/by-2.0/

Flickr CC-Search

If you know of more resources, post them below.