Public Domain Images

Welcome to my page on Public Domain Images. I created this pages because of my need to find public domain images vs. royal free images. You see royal free images are not really free, as they have restrictions on what you can and can’t do with them. This is fine if you have a small personal site, although if your doing anything commercial you want to be really careful with the images that you use. As copyright violations can be really expensive.


Sites of Public Domain Images That I Like

Open Clip Art
This is a fantastic site for getting vector images that you can use for logos and illustrations.
Here is another good public domain image site with the following purpose “WPClipart is a fast, clean and safe site for children and others to find good-quality, printable images that have no copyright restrictions.”\\

Sites of Public Domain Images that are borderline.

Wikipedia Commons then do a search for “x public domain” where x is the thing that you want to find. For example farm public domain should give you some pictures of farms that are in the public domain. I try and stay away from the creative commons images, although if your not doing anything commercial then you should be find. This Site looks great and all of the pictures that I have found are public domain but they have this headline on their site “Public domain images, royalty free stock photos, copyright friendly free images. Not copyrighted, no rights reserved. All pictures on this site are explicitly placed in the public domain, free for any personal or commercial use.” Note the use of royal free.

Sites that are royalty free and that you should get something in writing from before you use their photos.