Image searching can be quite time consuming when you are on a creative project.
This list is my top 7 places on the internet I go to to find high resolution images for comping, reference for illustrations or to use in your design work.

Flickr: The Commons

The key goal of The Commons is to share hidden treasures from the world’s public photography archives.


Find some really excellent photography here, some may need attribution.

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Free graphic resources exclusive for Freepik: we want to offer you high quality resources, and that’s why we upload daily dozens of original designs created by our own designers team. They are exclusive resources, available only in Freepik, that have been carefully designed following the latest trends in graphic and web design.


You’ll find a library of stock photography for use on websites, printed media, products and anywhere you need a photo to help with illustration and design.





Looking for high resolution stock photos for your illustration, comp or design needs? Search MorgueFile for free reference images. Yes, they’re all completely free. whether you’re an illustrator, art director, instructor or looking to add a defining visual to a presentation.

I seriously could not find a tiger in my neighborhood to photograph. I am so happy that The Morguefile has such diverse  amazing photographers!


 Over 320,000 free photos, vectors and art illustrations

Finding free images of high quality is a tedious task – due to copyright issues, attribution requirements, or simply the lack of quality. This inspired us to create Pixabay – a repository for stunning public domain pictures. Your source for free vectors, free drawings and free photos. You can use any Pixabay image without attribution in digital and printed form, even for commercial applications.

This site some photos are taken in everyday situations but a great for blogging. There are links to paid stock photography sites like shutterstock.



Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos.

I have to say do whatever you want is fantastic! There is no catch! Love the photography here as well.