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Free Graphics

If you do a search for free graphics, you'll get tons of returns. However, just because you can find graphics on the internet doesn't mean they are free to take and use as you want. Most everything that has been uploaded to the internet is under copyright.

However, some folks create graphics that they share freely. Some of the images are in the public domain. Some are released under various Creative Commons licenses. Others require a link back to their site. It's always best to look for the terms of use (TOUs) on any site to determine how those graphics can be used.  

The lists below are sites which have been recommended in The Studio.


Backgrounds | Clipart | Photographs 

Backgrounds

  • All Free Backgrounds - http://www.allfreebackgrounds.com - You can also check to see how different colored fonts will look on the background you choose. 
  • Backgrounds Archive - http://www.backgroundsarchive.com/ - requests a link back. Very nice tileable backgrounds and screensavers
  • Backgrounds Etc - http://backgrounds.mysitemyway.com/ - "stock images, stock textures & background graphics are royalty free and free for personal and commercial use."
  • Bittbox Freebies - http://www.bittbox.com/category/freebies - Be sure and read the TOU's. Most of these images require a link back, but the graphics are great!
  • Free Backgrounds and Textures - http://www.backgroundlabs.com/ - Click on the image you like to be taken to a preview page. Click on the Image Link below the preview to go to the image. Right-click and choose "save image as" to save it to your computer.

Clipart

  • Animation Library - http://www.animationlibrary.com/ - "Here's a pretty neat free site that has tons of animations you can download to your computer, or upload to Photobucket" 
  • Free Clipart Now - http://www.freeclipartnow.com/ Quote from site: "FreeClipartNow.com is a large collection of high quality, public domain clipart graphics for presentations, web pages, documents, emails..."
  • Hassle Free clipart - http://www.hasslefreeclipart.com/ - no link back required
  • Icons Etc - http://icons.mysitemyway.com/ - "All royalty free stock icons, clip art and other design resources on this website are free for use in both personal and commercial projects. . but, "You may NOT redistribute them"
  • Open Clipart Library - http://openclipart.org/ - "has an extensive collection of public domain clip art. The formats available are generally .svg and .png, but you can take these into editor like irfanview and resize and convert to any other format. You can import them into inkscape or other vector graphics editor and stick them into other things. You gotta love open-source."

Photographs