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     Imagery is the cornerstone of current PowerPoints. On this page, you'll find resources and tools that will focus on image manipulation. * indicates those that I constantly use.
 
FREE IMAGES
FREE---Copyright friendly images for education.
FREE---Copyright friendly images for education.
The term "morgue file" is popular in the newspaper business to describe the file that holds past issues flats. Although the term has been used by illustrators, comic book artist, designers and teachers as well. The purpose of this site is to provide free image reference material for use in all creative pursuits. This is the world wide web's morguefile.
FreeFoto.com is the largest collection of free photographs on the Internet
has images taken by photographers of different abilities (amateur and professional) which you can use according to their Creative Commons license.
Sunipix is a picture library for students, teachers, architects, website designers, advertising and marketing executives, civil engineers, business executives, travel agents, government agencies, and media/Information Technology professionals. Sunipix provides royalty free photographs (100 DPI) free of charge for personal and business needs.
Get high quality stock images, photos and graphics free of charge. 4 Free Photos offers a collection of public domain images free for personal and commercial usage (unless a model release is required) from contributing photographers. Please check image usage license for details about allowed usage of the images.
Art Images for College Teaching (AICT) is a personal, non-profit project of its author, art historian and visual resources curator Allan T. Kohl . AICT is intended primarily to disseminate images of art and architectural works in the public domain on a free-access, free-use basis to all levels of the educational community, as well as to the public at large. The images displayed on this site have been photographed on location by the author, who consents to their use in any application that is both educational and non-commercial in nature.
We are a search engine for free photos. These come from many sources and are license-specific. You can view a photo's license by clicking on the license icon, below and left of photos. Membership is free, without advertising, and allows you to rate, tag, collect and comment on photos.
GRIN is a collection of over a thousand images of significant historical interest scanned at high-resolution in several sizes. This collection is intended for the media, publishers, and the general public looking for high-quality photographs. Please note that downloading these image files may take some time, although searching and browsing should be relatively quick.
Image*After is a large online free photo collection. You can download and use any image or texture from our site and use it in your own work, either personal or commercial.
The WebPath® computer-aided instructional resource at this website contains over 2000 images with text that illustrate gross and microscopic pathologic findings along with radiologic imaging associated with human disease conditions. For self-assessment and study there are over 2000 examination items. There are more than 20 tutorials in specific subject areas
FREE---Copyright friendly images for education.
PDPhoto.org is a repository for free public domain photos. Unless something is clearly marked as being copyrighted, you can assume it is free to use. But if you intend to use an image you find here for commercial use, please be aware that standards for such use are higher. Specifically, you should assume no model release was obtained. And pictures featuring products or property should be used with care. The photos are here to be used, but I don't want you to get either of us in trouble over it.
FREE---Copyright friendly images for education.
The NOAA Photo Library has been built so as to capture the work, observations, and studies that are carried on by the scientists, engineers, commissioned officers, and administrative personnel that make up this complex and scientifically diverse agency.
Here you can find   one of the internet largest copyright friendly - free photo archives, several thousand pictures in high resolution, and all are free public domain images / photos.
Much of the information critical to the communication of public health messages is pictorial rather than text-based. Created by a Working Group at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the PHIL offers an organized, universal electronic gateway to CDC's pictures. We welcome public health professionals, the media, laboratory scientists, educators, students, and the worldwide public to use this material for reference, teaching, presentation, and public health messages. The content is organized into hierarchical categories of people, places, and science, and is presented as single images, image sets, and multimedia files.
Most of these images and graphics are available for use in the public domain, and they may be used and reproduced without permission or fee. However, some images may be protected by license. We strongly recommend you thoroughly read the disclaimers on each site before use. For information about obtaining seals of Federal Agencies and the United States, please see the Government Printing Office website.
The internationally recognized WorldImages database provides access to the California State University IMAGE Project. It contains almost 75,000 images, is global in coverage and includes all areas of visual imagery. WorldImages is accessible anywhere and its images may be freely used for non-profit educational purposes. The images can be located using many search techniques, and for convenience they are organized into over 800 portfolios which are then organized into subject groupings. To explore them click below.
Programs / Websites
Aviary, a powerful online image editor, is now free; so if you’re uploading pictures to your blog or Web site you now have the capability to crop, resize, and edit them, as well as create images from scratch, from your browser window. It’s fast, nicely featured and free.
is a popular free utility for creating accurate thumbnail images and scaled-down/up copies from a wide range of popular picture formats. An elegant interface makes it a snap to find your images and select them for processing individually, in groups, or in whole folders, using a simple file selector and built-in image viewer. You can use slider controls to rotate images and adjust their contrast, brightness, sharpness and quality, and check out the results with the built-in viewer.
Adobe Photoshop * Adobe® Photoshop® CS4 and Photoshop CS4 Extended software — to meet the diverse needs of professionals in a wide range of fields.
Adobe Photoshop Elements Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 8 software combines power and simplicity so you can make your photos look extraordinary, share your life stories in unique print creations and web experiences, and easily manage and protect all your photos and video clips.
GIMP

GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc. GIMP is expandable and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation procedures to be easily scripted.

Xara 3D is solely designed to create the highest quality 3D text and graphics , such as logos, titles, headings and buttons. It's the perfect way to add impact to your web pages, mailshots and presentations (all images are fully anti-aliased for that smooth, professional quality). Xara3D can also create awesome 3D animations in seconds - GIFs, AVIs and simple Flash movie sequences - and you can even enhance your desktop by saving any animation as a screensaver!
Royalty Images for Purchase
Photospin FIVE THINGS THAT MAKE PHOTOSPIN.COM YOUR BEST CHOICE for royalty free photos, illustrations and fonts! 1. Forget credits. PhotoSpin offers a simple hassle-free annual fee. 2. Bigger file sizes. 17" at 300dpi...the BIGGEST! 3. Excellent Quality. 4. Unlimited Downloads of photos, illustrations, audio, video and fonts. No limits, really. Check the fine print of "other" services. 5. Cool system fonts available. BONUS - 1000's of new images added every month - guaranteed!
Dreamstime Community of royalty free images and stock photos.
Stock.exchg Browse through the categories of our huge gallery containing over 100.000 quality stock photos by more than 9.000 users! Need a wallpaper for your desktop? Need a pic for your commercial website design? Looking for inspiration? Have a look around.
Glasshouse Images Glasshouse Images is a boutique stock photo and representation agency that caters to a select group of creatives who are always on the look out for exceptional and distinctive imagery.
UKStock Images We carefully select models and environments to ensure that the images fit the specific requirements of British designers. We listen to advice and comments from designers throughout the UK and tailor our shoots accordingly.
iStockphoto iStockphoto was originally founded in 2000 as a solution to the perpetual designer's need: access to high quality images without breaking the project budget. Working on a system of micro-payments, iStock images are available through a credit system that allows you to purchase images individually or in bulk discount for the starting rate of just $1.00 each.
Bigstockphoto Download as many images as you like, each download costs one Download Credit. The price you pay for the Download Credit is between $1.40 and $2.50 depending on how many you purchase at a time...that's it!
Artzooks Artzooks is proud to offer you royalty free images, photos, illustrations, motion and sounds from a wide variety of world-class vendors.
Master New Media image links * Finding quality images and photos for complementing an important article, essay or news report is already a challenge for many. Imagine when the goal is not only to find good images, but also to find some that you could openly and freely use without needing to pay royalties or one-time publishing rights. Nonetheless the task would seem, at first, a tough one to carry out; however, times are changing fast, and there were few and little-known online free image resources available — until today. New ones are appearing and offering a great assortment of quality pictures, an alternative to the expensive ones at traditional stock image libraries. But as long as your subjects do not require photos of art masterpieces stored in world museums, or faces of popular stars, you may be likely to find highly interesting visual alternatives by exploring the world of free and grassroots image clearinghouses. Absolutely awesome listing of resources!!!
Age Fotostock age fotostock produces three collections, one of Rights Managed imagery, age fotostock, one Royalty Free, pixtal, and one Low Budget Royalty Free, easyFotostock. The agency carefully produces and edits the images shot by thousands of photographers worldwide, always looking for the most original themes and perspectives to make sure that they meet the creative and functional needs of clients. Moreover, these images go through the most strict and rigorous post-production process, and if necessary they are digitally retouched to maximize their quality.
Corbis Images  
Jupiter Images

Jupiter Images is one of the leading suppliers of stock photography in the world – with a comprehensive photo library covering royalty free images and stock illustration. You’ll find top collections including Ablestock, Comstock and PhotoObjects. Between them, they offer imagery for almost any project, with a wide range of conceptual and lifestyle photography, including everything from holiday photos and sports stock to industrial shots.

Getty Images We are the leading provider of digital media worldwide, creating and distributing a range of assets – from royalty-free stock photography and editorial images to footage, music and multimedia – that help communicators around the globe tell their stories.
Photos.com Photos.com is the #1 place on the web to get professional, royalty-free stock photography by subscription. For one low price, you can download all the stock images you need.