Splashbase.co is an integrated search service that searches for free high-resolution photographs from various sources. As of September 2015, users can search for close to 4,000 images.
Developed and designed by food photographer, Jakub Kapusnak, FoodieFeed is “a resource of free high resolution food pictures available to download and use on your website, blog, in your presentation, your website template, WP demo, in design project for your client or just anywhere else”. Users can search by keywords or browse by different categories.
Raumrot.com presents “free, handpicked stockphotos” for commercial and personal uses. As of July 2015, there are 681 of such images. Users can browse by categories or by special image sets.
As part of the EOS Project Science Office located at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the mission of the Earth Observatory is “to share with the public the images, stories, and discoveries about the environment, Earth systems, and climate that emerge from NASA research, including its satellite missions, in-the-field research, and models”. Users can do a keyword search or browse images by different categories. Users can also generate images of global maps to explore key parts of the Earth’s climate system. The images are based on data provided by the NASA satellites.
Lock & Stock Photos provides photographs taken by social media marketeer, AJ Montpetit.
MNML provides minimalistic wallpapers designed by social media marketeer, AJ Montpetit.
Using the Flickr API, Foter is a search engine for more than 190 million Creative Commons images from varied sources. Users can search images by keywords or browse them by categories. Images can be obtained by downloading or through the provided embed codes of various sizes.
Developed by Italian photographer and graphic designer, Daniel Nanescu, Split Shire provides copyright-free photographs for designers, bloggers, social marketeers and commercial companies. Users can search or browse images by categories.
Built by web designer and developer, Adrian Pelletier, Free Nature Stock provides free public domain images that focus on nature. The site is updated with a new photo daily. Users can search or browse the images through the Archive.
Founded by a startup based in Switzerland, PLiXS is a database of free high resolution images. As of August 2015, there are close to 3,400 images, contributed by photographers around the world. Users can search or filter their search by photo filters and categories.
Skitterphoto provides photographs that are taken by three photographers based in Groningen, The Netherlands. Since the platform launched in 2014, a photo is uploaded every single day. Users can search or browse by categories.
Launched in 2006, Everystockphoto is an image search engine that “index and search millions of freely licensed photos”. Users can search for millions of images and filter by different types of licenses: Free Licenses, Public Domain or Creative Commons. The platform also provides an advanced search option that allows users to search by tags, shapes, resolution or sizes.
Powered by the TinEye MultiColourEngine API, Multicolr Search Lab allows users to search from “20 million Creative Commons images on Flickr” using colours. Users can select up to 5 different colours to search and refine their searches with tags.
From vectors to PSD files, icons and stock photos, Freepik provides resources for graphic and web design. As of August 2015, the site has received more than 440 million downloads. Developed by “a team of designers, developers, professionals of marketing, communication and administration” based in Spain, Freepik offers two types of content: free and exclusive graphic resources by Freepik, and graphic resources belonging to others. Users can search or browse by categories.
Compfight is an image search tool developed to “locate images for blogs, comps, inspiration, and research”. The platform uses the Flickr APIs, but is not affiliated with Flickr.
Launched in 2008, Europeana is a multilingual web portal that aggregates items from galleries, libraries, archives and museums in Europe. Users can search and explore millions of objects that range from books and manuscripts to photos and paintings, television and film, sculpture and crafts, diaries and maps, and sheet music and recordings.
Since 2013, British Library released more than 1 million images to Flickr Commons. The images were obtained from the Library’s digitised collection of 65,000 books of the 17th, 18th and 19th century. The release of these images indicates the Library’s desire “to improve knowledge of and about them, to enable novel and unexpected ways of using them, and to begin working with researchers to explore and interpret large scale digital collections”. The images are arranged by different themes, such as book covers, illustrated letters, maps, flora and children book illustrations.
Travel Coffee Book is a photo blog that provides photographs captured by photographers around the world. They are mainly travel photographs. 10 new photos will be added every 10 days.
ISO Republic provides exclusive stock images for creatives. It is founded in 2014 by English photographer and designer, Tom Eversley. The mission is to “provide high-quality images to be used by designers, developers, bloggers, marketers and social media teams”.
Epicantus provides images that are captured by visual and UX designer, Daria Nepriakhina and other photographers.