A few months ago I presented you with a list of 12 excellent image banks that offer free material to illustrate our work. I also published the video that you can see here, showing the step by step to get good quality free photos on flickr:
Time passes, the options grow and now it is dzineblog.com who provides us with 25 options for this purpose.
Update: This list, from 2010, includes links to banks that are no longer free. You can consult an updated list in the article List of free image banks
An essential list for those who work in the publication of content, although what is free today, in 2010, may stop being so in the future, so I recommend you always look at the license of each image you are obtaining:
An extremely famous gallery with over 350,000 high quality photos taken by over 30,000 photographers. We can also use it to publicize our photos, as well as consult a forum dedicated to the authors of the images.
More than 9 million free images for sale. If you are a photographer you can sell the photos earning from 30 to 60% commission.
We can download free photos without registration. It also contains a buy and sell section.
We can download free one photo every day without registering, 5 photos daily with registration and 10 if we offer personal information.
Search in several banks of free images, being a search engine similar to the famous Veezle
Free Stock Photos Bank
Similar to Stock Xchng, where graphic designers can choose from a huge collection of high resolution images completely free of charge, without registration.
Free Digital Photos
We can get medium resolution images for free by linking to the image bank. High resolution ones are not free.
One of the most famous to share this type of work. We can download the photos without registration, many of them of excellent quality.
5000 Free Stock Photos
5000 free photos and 8000 completely free cliparts and registration is required.
Created by a graphic designer and a number of collaborators who created the photos shown. They receive donations from all over the world.
After registration we can download as many photos as we want. We can contribute with our works.
Specialized in artistic photography, using old cameras with special colors. The images do not have good resolution, but you can contact the artist of each work.
Without registration and with many categories to choose the material needed. We can see the gallery of works made by the author of the site here.
We can download the photos of the artists and get in touch with them, as well as comment on their images.
We can obtain the photos we want, but we must always indicate the link of the corresponding image bank.
Very well structured by subjects, being very easy to find the image of the category that we specify.
Photos in various resolutions that can be obtained without registration.
Photos, flash files and audio. Although there is not a lot of content, the quality is good.
4000 high resolution photos to download without registration.
25,000 free images and textures for personal or commercial use. No registration is necessary.
Huge amount of images that we can obtain as long as we refer to the image bank with a link.
It has 3D images and models, as well as Flash animations. No registration is necessary.
A collection of over 15,000 photos available for free download
Although they are starting, the idea is good. If you need a certain image, you can make the request and wait for a photographer to read the request and take the photo. Based on goodwill and today for tomorrow for you.
Photos are geographically located. They cannot be used for commercial use, as the license does not allow it.