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As a professional designer, I do encourage other designers to spend money on high resolution images, specially if you are looking to work with high quality projects and clients. Although, if you are on a tight budget and want free stock images, here are some helpful links that can come really handy. Specially if you are interested in photo manipulation or photo illustration like I am. Enjoy the links an use them wisely.


++++- http://www.powstock.com - good recent list
+++-- http://vecteezy.com - small, but excellent vector art collection
+++++ http://www.brandsoftheworld.com - excellent collection of brands and logo's; real lifesaver
++++- http://www.freephotostation.com

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Stock
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+++++ http://www.airliners.net - you need airliners, this is the place!
+++++ http://commons.wikimedia.org - ...
+++++ http://www.freeimages.co.uk
+++++ http://www.freephotosbank.com
+++++ http://www.photolib.noaa.gov - the american elements; huge library
+++++ http://www.morguefile.com - where photo reference lives
+++++ http://www.sxc.hu - huge
++++- http://www.adigitaldreamer.com/gallery/index.php - good stuff, 400+ images
++++- http://build.tripod.lycos.com/imagebrowser/index.html
++++- http://davidniblack.com/imagebase active people and more
++++- http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov - the gateway to astronaut photography
++++- http://www.fromoldbooks.org old books, old illustrations etc.; tip!
++++- http://www.freephotostation.com
++++- http://www.geekphilosopher.com
++++- http://www.holylandphotos.org extensive collection of archeological pictures
++++- http://www.openphoto.net
++++- http://www.pixelperfectdigital.com/free_image_archive
++++- http://www.photocase.com
++++- http://stockcache.com/gallery
++++- http://www.realimagebank.com
++++- http://www.stockvault.net/gallery
++++- http://www.twicepix.net - deutch
++++- http://temabinastock.deviantart.com - alot of good quality stock
++++- http://visipix.dynalias.com/index_hidden.htm - huge library - including art
+++-- http://www.freemediagoo.com - also textures, audio and flash
+++-- http://www.freephotos.com
+++-- http://freestockphotos.com - eastern world and religion oriƫnted
+++-- http://gallery.hd.org - cranky navigation
+++-- http://gimp-savvy.com/PHOTO-ARCHIVE - very divers; not too big in resolution
+++-- http://www.aarinfreephoto.com
+++-- http://www.amgmedia.com/freephotos
+++-- http://www.artfavor.com
+++-- http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/graphics/photos - agricultural
+++-- http://www.burningwell.org
+++-- http://www.bigfoto.com - organized by country/city
+++-- http://www.creatingonline.com/stock_photos
+++-- http://www.cepolina.com/freephoto - alot of animals
+++-- http://www.dreamstime.com - free section of good stock
+++-- http://www.freedigitalphotos.net - small collection
+++-- http://www.freephotosbank.com
+++-- http://majesticimagery.com
+++-- http://www.nwyhstockimages.com - office-stock with a twist; just 50 pics, we want more!!
+++-- http://www.o2-photo.com
+++-- http://www.pdphoto.org
+++-- http://www.photorogue.com - Photorequest site; you ask, they shoot
+++-- http://www.piotrpix.info
+++-- http://www.photosharingforum.com - organised by licence (see the gallery)
+++-- http://stock4figureartists.deviantart.com - bodyposes and stock for figureartists; contains nudity
+++-- http://stockcache.com/gallery
+++-- http://www.unprofound.com - only sorted by color..
+++-- http://www.vintagepixels.com - vintage photos
+++-- http://wallpaperstock.com - wallpapers
+++-- http://www.woophy.com - huge lib of snapshots+, organized by city/country
++--- http://www.barrysfreephotos.com - Good stuff, only a bit small sizes (480x307)
++--- http://www.buzznet.com - Flickr lookalike
++--- http://www.fotolia.com/free_photos - good site, but very small (random per day) free section
++--- http://www.free-photographs.net - free for non-commercial use
++--- http://majesticimagery.com
++--- http://www.pics4learning.com - copyright friendly site; not sure what that means + not all in highres


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Textures

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+++++ http://www.cgtextures.com - excellent textures, neatly organized
+++++ http://www.spectralogue.com - textures + seamless material, the good stuff
++++- http://www.3d.sk - human photo reference + textures, partly free; contains nudity
++++- http://amazingtextures.com - small collection of good textures, part of them tile-able
++++- http://www.mayang.com/textures - over 3000 images, good quality
+++-- http://www.autofx.com/utc.asp - royalty free for members
+++-- http://www.freemediagoo.com also photos, audio and flash

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Vector
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+++++ http://www.brandsoftheworld.com - excellent collection of brands and logo's; real lifesaver
+++-- http://vecteezy.com - small, but excellent vector art collection

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Stocklists
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+++++ http://www.bluevertigo.com.ar - very complete list of free stock photography and more
++++- http://www.powstock.com - good recent list
++++- http://stock.deviantart.com - list of deviant stocksites
++++- http://stock-shadows.deviantart.com - list of deviant stocksites devoted to the darkside
+++-- http://temabinastock.deviantart.com/journal/2529439 - direct links to stockphoto's on Deviantart. Categorized.


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Stocksearch
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+++++ http://www.yotophoto.com - find free photo's, fast
++++- http://images.google.com - duh..
++++- http://www.faganfinder.com - search combiner
++++- http://nix.nasa.gov - space and beyond


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Other
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+++-- http://www.picturestation.net - links
+++-- http://forums.ego-farms.com/index.php - references list
++++- http://www.brick.com/md/md2.swf - [software] texture maker
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