A wonderful compilation of the best free (and legal) sites for free stock images.
Having spent way too much time over the years looking for a photo or image for a small project, I was thrilled to run across this site. Sort of. You see, I've been spending an inordinate amount of time looking at images from the sites on this list.
I'm highly impressed with the quality of the images available from the sites I've viewed.
The sites are grouped by category and contain most everything related to images.
Sites feature Design Packs, Textures, Pictures from Old Books, Photoshop Support, even the NOAA Library. Note: NOAA recently created the National Marine Sanctuaries Media Library - I didn't see a link to it on the NOAA photo site so I'm adding it at the end of the article.
Creative Commons and deviantART are listed, there's a category of Community Powered Content and one titled "Artists Welcome".
If you get a little overloaded at the amount of links available, I can recommend the NOAA sites, morgueFile, Lightmatter, and everystockphoto as good starting places.
Signing off, Rhiannon