Frequently Asked Questions
Below are answers to some of the most common questions we receive regarding our site. Please review these frequently asked questions before contacting us
with your questions.
- Are the images really free?
- Where do the images come from?
- What are sponsored images?
- Can I use this image for...?
- Do I need to provide a link to your site if I use an image?
- Can I contribute images to your site?
Are the images really free?
Additionally, we do offer a membership program to help support the site that provides over 10,000 bonus images and perks not found on the public site. Click here
for more information or to join.
Where do the images come from?
The images available on our site come from a variety of sources. Below is a short description of some of the sources we use:
FreeStockPhotos.biz Staff Photographers
- Our site has photographers on staff that create images exclusively for our site.
- A select few images are provided by contributors who have offered their work to be distributed through our site.
- FreeStockPhotos.biz has also paid for distribution rights from various image production companies and photographers.
- Some of our images come from other websites that have images licensed in a way that permits redistribution through our site.
- Our Vintage Collection
is a new project we are undertaking to increase our image library, and preserve classic work at the same time!
Images in this collection have been scanned and digitally transferred by our staff directly from the original works. Images published in the United States prior to 1923 have fallen in the Public Domain. This is our attempt to save many of these classic images from the trash bin. Each image in this collection also contains the full source information, so you can tell exactly where the image came from.
The source of each image is clearly displayed on each image download page.
What are sponsored images?
To help cover the cost of providing our images for free, we do include "sponsored images" in our search results. Sponsored images are provided by 3rd party stock photo companies, and may require payment or registration to use the image.
Can I use this image for...?
The images on this site are available under various different licenses, depending on the source of the image. Each type of license may have different permitted or restricted uses.
On every image download page is a link to the license that covers that particular image. You need to review the license information to determine if a use is permitted or not. If you have a specific question that is not covered in the license information, feel free to contact us
with your specific question.
Do I need to provide a link to your site if I use an image?
No, you normally do not need to attribute the image to our site, unless
it is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution license, which DOES
require attribution to the original author of the image. Be sure to review the image license associated with the image to know for sure if attribution is required or not.
Although not required, we always appreciate any attribution that may help others learn about our site!
Can I contribute images to your site?
Yes, we are always looking for new images from contributors. Please contact us
for more information.