Image licensing can be a tricky subject. Do you have to include attribution and a link? Can you use it in a PDF, banners for marketing, or in products you’re creating for sale?
Let me introduce you to the wonderful Creative Commons Zero license…
Images which are released under CC0 allow you to freely use them for whatever purpose you’d like, including commercial uses (to promote your business, or use in things you want to sell like products, ebooks, templates, etc).
Here are 9 websites with gorgeous photos released under this license:
Stunningly beautiful, simple photos at Unsplash. Search by keyword (and you can even help tag photos!), or see what’s featured/new. Click here to visit.
Create your own collection of favorites, see what’s most popular or trending, or search by keyword. StockSnap has some very nice business related images, too. Click here to visit.
Amazing library of photos here. You can search by keyword, browse by category… or find images based on copy space! Click here to visit.
Filled with interesting landscapes and object photos. No easy search but you can browse by page and it’s a smaller collection. Click here to visit.
Find really fun, creative photos including many of people with interesting expressions. Whimsical and urban get their own categories here. And hey, send Ryan a cup of coffee as a thank you for these unique photos released without copyright restrictions. Click here to visit.
Tip: Click “Gallery” to browse images by type/subject. Beautiful photos including landscapes, architecture, people, food, office… Click here to visit.
The slogan here? free pics. do anything (CC0). make magic. Can’t beat that. Gorgeous images. No search option but you can subscribe for periodic updates when new images are added. Click here to visit.
Find vintage and modern images here, all public domain. New images added weekly. For $10/month you can get access to a bulk download option and even more images. Click here to visit.
Click “Browse” when you land on this site, and then you can search by keyword, category or even color! (Important note: this site offers images with a variety of licenses, so be SURE the license type stays cc0 when you search here.) Click here to visit.
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