Graphics Design

General References

Color Generators

Image Sources

Reviews and Directories

Free Image Downloads

  • Pixaby – Over 420,000 free photos, vectors and art illustrations
  • PicJumbo – Very nice free collection of photos
  • PikWizard – Relatively new free image collection – many high quality people and scenic shots
  • FreeImages.COM – Another nice high quality free image site
  • Unsplash – Relatively small collection but good quality. They have a nice free photo by email service also.
  • Pexels – very nice indexed and searchable collection of free images. This should be one of your first sites to check.
  • Jay Mantri – A nice but small collection of mainly outdoor photos. Appears to be a private collection but very good quality.
  • Magdeleine – Another nice but small collection of quality photos. These appear to be hand picked from a variety of sources across the Internet.
  • Refe – This site provides both free and for-purchase photos. All seem to be of good quality but be sure to check the license terms as they have their own terms.
  • Gratisography – A larger collection of high quality high resolution images. Sorted into several categories. If you are looking for something unusual that will attract the eye be sure to check here.
  • Moveast – Nice collection of community style photos apparently from Portugal. All high quality and resolution
  • Startup Stock Photos – nice but small collection of photos of office surroundings, computers and stuff like that.
  • New Old Stock – This is a very interesting collection of vintage black and white photos – well worth the look if you’re looking for that vintage/retro look.

Subscription Services

Full Pay Services

  • GettyImages – One of the best known sources for current images. They also have a new service where you can embed from a large collection for free.
  • iStock by Getty Images – another Getty Images site
  • FreeDigitalPhotos.NET – Nice collection of images but their name is clearly misleading