Free Stock Images

Be sure to check image licenses for information about how to credit images you find from free stock image providers. A great blog post with links to a variety of free stock image sites can be found here:

Fee-Based Stock Images

What are stock images?

Stock images are pictures that designers use to illustrate publications. Generally, stock image providers require a per-image payment or a subscription, although some are free. Cornell University Library does not subscribe to stock photo services. But in the column opposite, you'll find examples of free and fee-based stock image sources online.

Stock Image

Image: example of stock photo from Foodies Feel site

Image: Foodies Feed website offers free food pictures.