Online Photo Sharing

72 Photos
Store, edit, add effects, arrange in galleries, share.
72photos replaces the need for conventional photo software and redefines the way you work with your photos.

Create and share panoramic photos online. Embed on your own site.

Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world.

Google Picasa
helps you instantly organize, edit and share pictures. Automatically locates all your pictures and sorts them into visual albums. Make powerful photo editing simple. Allows photos from iPhoto to be uploaded to the web quickly and easily.

Image hosting, free photo sharing and video sharing. Upload your photos, host your videos, and share them with friends and family.

The ultimate in photo & video sharing. Easily create online photo albums. Share, store, organize and print.

Copyright Friendly Images

Copyright-friendly Weblist
variety of resources for finding images

Flickr's Creative Commons Pool
Browse through the images provided by Flickr users who have chosen to offer their pictures under a Creative Commons license. A Flickr Advanced Search also allows you to search for these images easily.

Flickr Storm
A better way to search Flickr, select Creative Common license from pull-down menu first

FlickrCC Blue Mountains
easily find photos on flickr that were released under the creative commons license.

A Flickr Search Tool, good way to search Flickr

Flickr Free Use Photos
Photo sharing, no attribution necessary

Find images tagged with...searching 1,040,000 high quality images from Flickr

Creative Commons
A multimedia CC search, searches across Google, Flickr, Yahoo!, BlipTV, SpinXpress

Shahi Visual Dictionary
Shahi is a visual dictionary that combines Wiktionary content with Flickr images, and more! check for licensing, many are CC and Wiktionary

Flickr: The Commons
contributions from major institutions, To provide a way for the general public to contrubite information and knowledge

Tag Galaxy
searching for flickr photos

Clipart ETC
University South Florida, Clipart ETC is a free collection of over 58000 pieces of educational clipart for teachers and students, including illustrations of history, etc.......

Free stock images. Use categories on the right to browse or click on search in the top bar

public domain, high resolution photos,
BurningWell is a repository for public domain (free for any use) images. You are free to download, copy and use the photos you find here for any purpose. These free images were donated by photographers from around the world, do you have any photographs you would like to donate

25 Free Stock Photo Sites
article from Digital Image Magazine with links to the 25 sites

largest collection of exclusive free photos, Free Stock Photo Images, of high resolution

Wellcome Images
Wellcome Images is one of the world's richest and most unique collections, with themes ranging from medical and social history to contemporary healthcare and biomedical science.

26 Places to Find Multimedia
article from Mashable, the Social Media Guide, includes links to the 26 sites
Cr103 is a library of free abstract backgrounds, textures and design ideas you can cut and paste them into your own work or use just for insipiration.


This is a place for Free photos and desktop wallpapers. Large collection of High Resolution photos and wallpapers, Thousands of high quality pictures, easy to search.
This project aims to create an archive of clip art that can be used for free for any use.

Public Domain Clipart
A guide to better quality more plentiful public domain royality free copyright free high resolution images, stock photos, jpegs, and clipart free for use.

VADS: Free Art and Design Images for Education
VADS is the online resource for visual arts. It has provided services to the academic community for 12 years and has built up a considerable portfolio of visual art collections comprising over 100,000 images that are freely available and copyright cleared for use in learning, teaching and research in the UK. Make sure ou Read Terms of Use and agreee.

US Government Photos and Multimedia
Most of these images and graphics are available for use in the public domain, and they may be used and reproduced without permission or fee. However, some images may be protected by license. We strongly recommend you thoroughly read the disclaimers on each site before use. For information about obtaining seals of Federal Agencies and the United States, please see the Government Printing Office website.

Library of Congress Photo Stream on Flickr

Yahoo Creative Commons Search
This Yahoo! Search service finds content across the Web that has a Creative Commons license. While most stuff you find on the web has a full copyright, this search helps you find content published by authors who want you to share or reuse it, under certain conditions

Wikimedia Commons: A database of 14 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute

Free Digital Photos
Thousands of royality free photos and illustrations

a copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students. The Pics4Learning collection consists of thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur photographers. Unlike many Internet sites, permission has been granted for teachers and students to use all of the images donated to the Pics4Learning collection.

Get Media enables independent producers to pull from a wide range of creative content available under Creative Commons licenses. To help you find exactly what you are looking for you can select the exact license, media type and source.

The morguefile filter has been designed to help you find images quickly and easily. It's super simple. Start by clicking a filter on the left or enter a search term and click add to search.

Free Pixels
images may be used for both personal and commercial purposes under the limitations of this license

Free Photos Bank
Free stock images

Stock.XCHNG is under new management! Getty Images is proud to now wholly-own the world's best free stock site.

PD Photo

a repository for free public domain photos. Unless something is clearly marked as being copyrighted, you can assume it is free to use.

Public Domain Pictures
a repository for free public domain photos. You can upload your own pictures and share your work with others.

Public Domain Images
Public domain images ,copyright friendly -safe images, royalty free stock photos. All photos on this site are top quality high resolution public domain images, explicitly placed in the public domain.

made up of 129889 images with 172 sections organized into 3554 categories. is the largest collection of free photographs on the Internet (link back and attribution required)

4 Free Photos
a collection of public domain images for free personal, commerical and educational use

Free Photo 1
what you need, when you need it

The content we provide is royalty free. No need for annoying links and no limits to the amount of images you can use.

Images on this site are under creative commons and are free to use on web sites and other projects. We're always adding new pictures: subscribe via RSS or Email.
Car pictures on this site can be used freely under Creative Commons

Images for Education
The key emphasis is on bringing to life “Our History” – in particular, film and digital images that capture local history, UK history and world history during the last 25 years.

Black and White Clipart
tons of back and while clipart images

Smithsonian Flickr PhotoStream

Flickr/Library of Congress: The Commons
Goals--To increase access to publicly-held photography collections and to provide a way for the general public to contribute information and knowledge. Check for licensing on individual images.

art and architecture from the Mediterranean, India, Japan, and Cambodia

PBase World Gallery
Find photos and photogrpahers for all over the world, amateur photos organized by country

Digital Librarian Images

is maintained by Margaret Vail Anderson, a librarian in Cortland, New York
check for licensing

Flickr-Related Tag Search
interactive way to search Flickr, not all CC

Free Military Photos
Photos are Public Domain - Most provided by the wonderful DVIDShub. The Rest © kpaul media

free collection of stock photos, backgrounds and desktop wallpapers
. These images are free for personal and commercial use provided you post a link to GeekPhilosopher from an active web page. Instant download and no photography royalty!

American Memory Collection
American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.

American Memory Maps Collection

Map Collections is organized according to seven major categories. Because a map will be assigned to only one category, unless it is part of more than one core collection, searching Map Collections at this level will provide the most complete results since the indexes for all categories are searched simultaneously.

America From the Great Depression to World War II: FSA/OWI 1935-1945
among the most famous documentary photographs ever produced. Created by a group of U.S. government photographers, the images show Americans in every part of the nation. In the early years, the project emphasized rural life and the negative impact of the Great Depression, farm mechanization, and the Dust Bowl. In later years, the photographers turned their attention to the mobilization effort for World War II. The core of the collection consists of about 164,000 black-and-white photographs. This release provides access to over 160,000 of these images; future additions will expand the black-and-white offering. The FSA-OWI photographers also produced about 1600 color photographs during the latter days of the project.

Art Images
A Free use education resource

Open ClipArt Library
This project aims to create an archive of clip art that can be used for free for any use

Centre for Bioscience ImageBank

This resource consists of freely available images contributed by academics, researchers, Learned Societies,industry and individuals with rights cleared for educational purposes.

Daguerreotype Portraits and Views 1839-1864

The Library's daguerreotype collection consists of more than 725 photographs dating from 1839 to 1864. Portrait daguerreotypes produced by the Mathew Brady studio make up the major portion of the collection. The collection also includes early architectural views by John Plumbe, several Philadelphia street scenes, early portraits by pioneering daguerreotypist Robert Cornelius, studio portraits by black photographers James P. Ball and Francis Grice, and copies of painted portraits.

Department of Agriculture Image Gallery

You can also search the Image Gallery—along with our complete online catalog of more than 2,000 photo images.


Any clip art may be used (without) our written approval on any web site, intranet site or within a document or publication.

Great Images in NASA (GRIN)

GRIN is a collection of over a thousand images of significant historical interest scanned at high-resolution in several sizes.

Images of American Political History
A collection of images and other media believed to be in the public domain that illustrate the political history of the United States. Please feel free to download these for personal use.

Internet Moving Images Archive
This library contains thousands of digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Many of these videos are available for free download, read Conditions of Use

NASA Image Exchange

The NASA Image eXchange (NIX) is a web-based search engine for searching one or more of NASA's online multimedia collections. Searching is performed using keywords. NIX returns thumbnail sized images, textual descriptions, image numbers, links to higher resolution images, and links to the organization that stores each image.

National Health Museum

Graphics Gallery is a series of labeled diagrams with explanations representing the important processes of biotechnology. Each diagram is followed by a summary of information, providing a context for the process illustrated.

National Library of Medicine
Images from the History of Medicine

Picture Collection Online
NYPL Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over 700,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections

NOAA Photo Library
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, The NOAA Photo Library has been built so as to capture the work, observations, and studies that are carried on by the scientists, engineers, commissioned officers, and administrative personnel that make up this complex and scientifically diverse agency

Picturing the Century
100 Years of Photography from the National Archives

Selected Civil War Photographs

The Selected Civil War Photographs Collection contains 1,118 photographs. Most of the images were made under the supervision of Mathew B. Brady, and include scenes of military personnel, preparations for battle, and battle after-effects. The collection also includes portraits of both Confederate and Union officers, and a selection of enlisted men.

Springer Images
SpringerImages provides a new way to access hard-to-find scientific content of the utmost value to researchers: images.

Training Reference: Images for Learning Materials

If you're looking for pictures for your learning materials, courseware or presentations, why not browse Training Reference's free to use collection of original images. The galleries below contain over 170 photographs, covering a wide range of subjects. The images are on average around 80k each, so they shouldn't take to long to download.

US Air Force Link
Photos and Art

US Fish and Wildlife Services Images
pictures and graphics

US Navy Images
The Online Library is the Photographic Section's readily accessible index to Naval and maritime history pictures.

University of Cambridge
List of Freely Available Images Links

EduPic Graphical Resource
Free Photographs and Graphics for Education

Image Editors

Adobe PhotoShop Express
online photoshop, free

Be Funky
turn you phots into digital artowk, 147 different effects

upload your photos and create rubics cubes, jigsaw puzzles, pencil drawings and more.

Create dazzling phot effects for free in your browser

Phoenix Aviary
From basic image retouching to complex effects, Phoenix delivers the key features of a desktop image editor with the simplicity and accessibility of a web-based application.

Take fun photo with your webcam right from your browser.

photo editing and add special effects

Fine Tuna
Add comments to your photos

edit, add effects, text, and turn into artwork. Also order prints.

Create and share talking photos

add speech bubbles to your photos

Image Chef
Express yourself instantly, turn your photos into incredible things

ImageLobe allows you to very easily apply complex effects to your image files. Simply drag an image onto the ImageLobe window and select the effect you wish to apply. Over 40 image effect types are available, many of them highly configurable. Then drag the image back out to save it. It's as simple as that. Try it out. All the features of ImageLobe can be tried in demo mode. Purchasing a license for $20 will allow you to use the application with large image files.

Free Image Editing on a Mac. LiveQuartz is a simple and powerful free photo editor. It is based on non destructive layers and filters. The layers are at the left and the filters are at the right of the window. To edit a photo, just drag it into the window (or layers' list) and it will be added as a new layer.

40 different photo effects to add to your phots and retain orginal quality

Great tool for creating thumbnails of photos, websites, about anything

TiftShift Generator
add subtiles to your photos

edit and animate your photos

The GigaPan Epic and new Epic 100 make it easy and fun to capture brilliant high resolution panoramas with a broad range of point and shoot digital cameras, including several DSLRs. The GigaPan Stitcher software comes with the Epic Series and automatically combines photos to create gigapixel panoramas then uploads them to

ICO Converter

ICO converter is a simple online .ico image converter. It will take any image and convert it to ICO file. Aspect ratio is not preserved, so squarish images are recommended.

for making profile images for websites, social networks, and a variety of online accounts

online photo editor


photo collages in seconds

Picnik makes your photos fabulous with easy to use yet powerful editing tools. Tweak to your heart’s content, then get creative with oodles of effects, fonts, shapes, and frames.

Picasa is free photo editing software from Google that makes your pictures look great. Sharing your best photos with friends and family is as easy as pressing a button

Need a quick fix for that photo? With you can edit your photos online using only your browser.

Pixenate is the photo editor of choice for photo printing and photo sharing businesses.

Fun with photos. Add stickers, paint, special effects, word bubbles and then share from Google.

Resize Images
resize your images

is a powerful editing tool and photo manager. With the features professionals use and novices want, it's easy to use, works in real-time and allows you to edit many images at once. Splashup runs in all browsers, integrates seamlessly with top photo-sharing sites, and even has its own file format so you can save your work in progress.

release your inner artist with this painter software

Big Huge Labs Flickr Toys
Helping you do cool stuff with your digital photos since 2005. :-) Have fun with your photos

Big Huge Labs for Education
Are you using BigHugeLabs in the classroom? Sign up for a free Educator account and get the following benefits: Pre-register your students so they can sign in without requiring an email address. View and download content created by your students. Use the site advertising-free. Ready to print ID cards for your students and much more.

Image Chef
Drop your own photos into over 40 fun picture frames. Add your own text and share via email, MySpace, Facebook and more.

ALA READ Image Generator
American Library Association Graphics is pleased to present the READ® image generator. This tool allows you to create small, web-based READ images for nonprofit use in online applications such as avatars, blogs and web buttons. Simply upload a photo in jpg, .png or .gif formats, select one of the cropping options and style backgrounds and click create. Save this new READ image for use in all of your online outreaches! Interested in making your own READ posters to print for display? The ALA Graphics READ® CD provides many backgrounds, bookmarks, and licensed fonts for you to make your own READ posters based on the popular celebrity READ® products.

Fake magazine covers and comics with your picture

Create a poster from images and letters, works better in Safari.

Says image makers allow you to create your own funny photos and graphics - simply type in some text and choose from a few simple options. You can create your own church sign, make an official seal, have your own fire or police badge, and more. Once you've picked your options and created your image, you can use it for whatever you like - save it on your computer, upload it to ImageShack image hosting for use in blog or forum posting, or have it applied to a variety of high-quality merchandise from, including stickers, mugs, keychains, and magnets.

Glass Giant's Make pictures
If you sign up for free with, we'll host the pictures you make and give you the code to include them in your blog or website! You can use the links below to make fun, custom pictures. You can use them on your Facebook Photos application, MySpace, Bebo or other websites.

AutoMotivator is for making printable motivational posters or parody demotivational posters. You choose the picture, colors, and text, and we make your poster. You can even get the poster you create printed at poster size directly from with a single click.

Free Web Page Headers
Large collection of page headers are provided under a Creative Commerical Noncommericial license. You can view/download them without logging in; however, you'll need to be logged in to post a comment, rate a photo, or upload your own images.

13 Fantastic and Fun Image Generators
From Mashable,
Most of the tools on this list are web-based and as easy to use as filling in a web form. We’ve added a couple of desktop applications that make visual communication a lot quicker and easier, even for those of us without a ton of graphic design skills.

Text 2 Pic
Upload a photo so you can add special effects to touch-up or add some creativity to the image. Here you can mash-up your digital photographs to make fake magazine covers, motivational posters, sports cards, photocards, funny scenes, newspaper headlines, novelty styles and much more (almost 1,000 template layouts). Add 3D borders, frames, comic speech/thought bubbles and even custom text messages! Create large sized nifty touchups to your photos, give them a touch of personality or fantasy. Try out the Image Processor (darken, lighten, sharpen, blur, contrast, warp/twist, etc) to manipulate the image beyond reality. Mashup your photos to photocards, funny templates, calendars, posters, magazine covers, sports cards, etc.

an online photo editing tool that gives you a fun filled experience. Create a cartoon of you.

Image Mosaic Generator:
Choose an image to create your own image mosaic (Supports GIF, PNG, JPG or JPEG image formats)

National Gallery of Art KidZone
Make interactive art and interact with the masters

Shape Collage
is the only collage maker that: optimally arranges photos, creates collages in different shapes, can handle thousands of photos, generates super high-resolution images (up to 200 megapixels), makes collages in just seconds, exports to Photoshop PSD file format

(image sharing for the Mac) fast and fun image sharing. is a webservice that works hand in hand with the application Skitch to give you 1-click uploading of images for fast and fun image sharing.

A generator is a web 2.0 tool that allows you to input text and then a graphic is created for you.

Giant Cookie
Type any message you want on a cookie

This could be a fun way to introduce a new unit - turn it into a newspaper headline. Then put it on your title slide of your presentation (Keynote or PowerPoint) or in a flipchart.

Movie Clapper Board
Use this as your opening clip when your class makes their own movies.

Generators are all over the Internet.
The Generator Blogis a site that has pulled them altogether so we don't have to go searching. I'm NOT suggesting that your students use this site. There are some inappropriate graphics for younger students especially. But for teachers, use this blog to find some of the generators that might be useful in introducing units to students or for images for printed materials. They are linked to many different sites. You will find that some of the linked sites are fine for students.
Chocolate Candy Bar
use this for your chocolate unit or for the literature book, Charlie and the Chocolate Fact

Chocolate Candy Bar
make candy bars with your students' names. Or vocabulary words fromCharlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Chalkboard Message
Write a short message for your students.

Plane Banner a banner to your flipchart. Or add these to their nametags for their desks.
didn't you just love snow globes when you were little? This could be fun to use with any of the Gary Paulsen books that take place in snowy areas. Upload a snowy scene from Minnesota or from Alaska - ah, the Iditarod.

Restaurant Sign
Add your own quotes or messages to students.

Word Mosaic
add your text and select a shape. This is a little like Wordle.

Face in Hole
this site has several images where you can add your own face to them.