Where to find Public Domain Images?

There are many places on the Internet where you may find public domain pictures.
We have composed a list of these resources for your convenience.

IMPORTANT. When you have found a beautiful picture for your new landscape, rember the link to the page. You will need to enter this link on submission to the Landscape Collection.

Search for pictures

1. Google.
  • Open Advanced Image Search page

  • At the bottom-right corner of the page you will find a choice box with "not filtered by license" option selected.
    Change it to "labeled for commercial use and modification"

    Google public domain images
  • Enter the search keywords and click "Search" button.

Example: Search for London (Labeled for commercial use and modification)

2. Flickr.

  • Open Advanced Search page

  • Scroll to the bottom and then check the following marks

    [x] Only search within Creative Commons-licensed content
            [x] Find content to use commercially
            [x] Find content to modify, adapt, or build upon

    Flickr copyright free images

  • Enter the search keywords and click "Search" button.

Example: Search for Barcelona (Labeled for commercial use and modification)


Landscapes (Cities and Nature)

1. www.bigfoto.com
Navigate via the top-menu to a specific place of the world
Example: Germany/Berlin

2. www.morguefile.com
Search for a place.
Example: Search for Paris

3. www.public-domain-image.com/architecture-public-domain-images-pictures

4. www.public-domain-photos.com/travel

5. www.public-domain-photos.com/landscapes

6. www.publicdomainpictures.net/browse-category.php?c=architecture&s=11

Landscapes (Nature only)

1. www.morguefile.com/archive/browse/#/?qury=landscapes&terms_all=landscapes
2. www.public-domain-image.com/nature-landscapes-public-domain-images-pictures
3. www.publicdomainpictures.net/browse-category.php?c=landscape&s=12

General public domain image collections

  1. www.morguefile.com
  2. www.bigfoto.com
  3. www.sxc.hu (gigantic archive, but registration required)
  4. www.public-domain-image.com
  5. www.publicdomainpictures.net
  6. www.public-domain-photos.com

Collection of public domain image resources on Wikipedia

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