Open Stock Photography – Your home for free photos!

clip_image002Here is a great resource for designers, artists, and even bloggers! On Open Stock Photography, you could find free stock photographs much easily than doing a regular Google search. Plus the search options are quite flexible. It is a multilingual system, which means you can search for stock photography in virtually any language!


  • Search by Term, Tag or Color
  • Search Suggestions by Concepts
  • Search Translations
  • Image Light-boxing
  • Implicit Image Tagging

In addition to on-site features, it also integrates the following off-site features:

  • Image Cropping
  • Image Resizing
  • Photo Printing


All images listed at Open Stock Photography come from Wikimedia Commons and as such “can be used by anyone, for any purpose”

There are no restrictions of use. However, licenses which limit commercial use are considered non-free.

Photographers can directly submit their photos to the site via Wikimedia. To store photos in your lightbox and to make comments, you’ll need to log in with your Yahoo ID.

Try it out!

Link: Open Stock Photography

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Emad May 13, 2009