CC0 Images

Creative Commons Zero (CC0) licenses are assigned to images whose creators specifically choose to release them into the Public Domain for FREE legal use (personal or commercial). Read the official “legalese” on the official license page. Or read more about Image Copyrights here.A simple breakdown of the rights of this license can be seen below:

  • Pictures are FREE for personal and commercial use
  • You may modify, copy, or distribute the photos
  • No attribution is required (no permission, no linking to the source)

Single restriction:

  • No identifiable person may appear in a bad light or offensive manner unless they specifically consent to such use

This license makes CC0 images the BEST option for FREE high-quality images. Over time, I’ve gathered quite a collection of CC0 websites that I’ve shared below to help you find just the images you’re looking for.

My Top Picks
Sites I Haven’t Tried Yet
Vintage Images
Sites that Require Attribution