GRAPHICS & IMAGES

November 7, 2018

Photos & Images

Pixabay

Pixabay.com is an international website for sharing high quality public domain photos, illustrations, vector graphics, and film footage. On Pixabay, users can find and contribute quality images and footage films free of copyrights. For uploading files and downloading full sized images, a free registration is required. By uploading files, the contributors waive their copyright and related image rights under Creative Commons deed CC0, thus permitting free usage of their work. Consequently, anyone is allowed to use, modify and redistribute the images freely – even in commercial applications – without asking for permission and without accreditation.

Morguefile

Morguefile is a free photo archive “for creatives, by creatives.” Founded by Michael Connors in the early Internet days of 1996, the site was created to serve as a free image exchange for creative professionals and teachers to use in their work. This same mission remains true today: we are a community-based free photo site, and all photos found in the Morguefile archive are free for you to download and re-use in your work, be it commercial or not. The photos have been contributed by a wide range of creatives from around the world, ranging from amateur photo hobbyists to professionals.

OpenClipArt

With unlimited commercial use, they make it clear that you may use all clipart from Open clipart even for unlimited commercial use. They believe that giving away their images is a great way to share with the world their talents and that it will come back around in a better form. If you have an additional question, please email love@openclipart.org  All Clipart are released into the Public Domain.

Clker (Clip art)

Clker.com is an online sharing service where users share free public domain vector clipart’s or share public domain photos and derive vector cliparts from those photos using clker’s online tracer. Users who upload shared cliparts and photos on Clker.com certify that they are in public domain, as it is shown on the upload page.

 

Photo Editing Sites & Animation

GIMP

GIMP is a free and open-source raster graphics editor used for image retouching and editing, free-form drawing, converting between different image formats, and more specialized tasks.

Pixlr

Pixlr Express is a powerful photo editor that lets you crop, resize, and fine-tune any picture, in a completely ad-free experience. … Easily crop, rotate, and re-size images when saving and sharing. Create and customize a photo collage by editing its layout, background, and spacing.

iPiccy

iPiccy has many powerful and easy to use photo editing tools right in your browser. Auto adjust photos in one click, crop, rotate and resize images in no time. Over 100+ photo effects and PRO-level photo enhancements, facial retouching and frames. This is definitely the best place for your pictures!

LunaPic

LunaPic is an online photo editor that allows you to edit, crop, rotate and resize images, add effects to your photos, create slideshows, animation, collages and convert video to gifs.

Motion Backgrounds for Free

Motion Backgrounds for Free have compiled dozens of free motion backgrounds that they’ve made available to you at absolutely no cost. That’s right…these really are free!

 

Fonts

The following list are archives of freely downloadable fonts. If you are not sure how to download and install fonts, this article might help.

1001 Free Fonts

Font Space

Font Squirrel

 

Banners

BannerFans

Timeline Cover Banner

 

eBook Covers

Canva

Canva is a graphic-design tool website, founded in 2012. It uses a drag-and-drop format and provides access to over a million photographs, graphics, and fonts. It is used by non-designers as well as professionals. The tools can be used for both web and print media design and graphics.

 

3-D Cover Photo

boxshot 3d packaging software

 

 

Give credit where it’s due!

Remember, just because it’s free doesn’t mean you can just go ahead and use it. Some websites have stipulations and require attribution. Make sure you check the terms and conditions before you use anything.

“A Creative Commons (CC) license is one of several public copyright licenses that enable the free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted work. A CC license is used when an author wants to give people the right to share, use, and build upon a work that they have created. CC provides an author flexibility (for example, they might choose to allow only non-commercial uses of their own work) and protects the people who use or redistribute an author’s work from concerns of copyright infringement as long as they abide by the conditions that are specified in the license by which the author distributes the work.” This article is about the Creative Commons licenses.

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