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Stock Photography

To find free stock photos that you can use on your website, check out these great sites:

Pexels: Best Free stock Photos in one Place: All photos are licensed under a Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. Attribution is not required for personal or commercial use.

Unsplash: Beautiful Free Photos. Gifted by the world’s most generous of photographers. All photos are licensed under an irrevocable non-exclusive copyright license.  Attribution is not required but is appreciated by the contributing photographers.

Pixabay: Beautiful Free Images. 

All contents are released under Creative Commons CC0 license, which makes them safe to use without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist - even for commercial purposes. This site is recommended to find photos for corporate and medical markets.

CC Search: Find content you can share, use, and remix. Search here for content available under a creative commons license.

Freerange: Great Photos. Totally Free. All images are licensed under Equalicense and can be used for commercial or personal websites. No attribution is required but attribution is appreciated. This site is recommended for medical markets.


For free icons, and free fonts, have a look at Google:

Google Material Design - Icons: All icons are licensed under Apache Licence Version 2.0. Attribution is not required but is appreciated.

Google Fonts: These open source fonts are published under licenses that allow you to use them on any website, personal or commercial.

From the Stacks Collection of Photos and Icons:

These are collections of free images we have put together over our many years working with organizations of the following types.

Stacks Icons can be found here:

Medical Background Images:

Academic Background Images:

Public Library Background Images:

Corporate Background Images:

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