List of online image archives

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This is an incomplete list of notable online image archives, including both image hosting websites like Flickr and archives hosted by libraries and other academic or historical institutions.[citation needed]

List of archives[edit]

Site Type Number of Images Videos? Sounds? Search Languages
Adobe Stock Stock Images 100,000,000+ Yes No Yes English, French
Age Fotostock Stock Images Yes No Yes English, Español, French
AirTeamImages Stock Images 200,000 Yes No Yes English (Default)
Alamy Stock Images 95,000,000+ Yes No Yes English (Default)+ German
Arenapal : The Performing Arts Image Library Performing Arts
Associated Press
BFA: Images Matter
Bridgeman Art Library
California Digital Library
California State University, Northridge, Oviatt Library Digital Collections
Chicago Daily News (1902–1933), collection of over 55,000 images on glass plate negatives
Corbis Images
Flickr Commons Yes No No English (Default) + 9 other languages
Fotolia Royalty Free 51,000,000+ (Feb 2016) Yes No Yes English
Frick Digital Image Archive
Geograph Britain and Ireland Commons 5,100,000+ (Nov 2016 [1]) No No Yes English
Getty Images
Harvard University Library
Library of Congress
Life magazine (1895-present) collection of over 23M images 23,000,000+ No No Yes English
Nationaal Archief (1945–1989) collection of over 400.000 (Dutch) press-images Commons approximately 400.000 No No Yes Dutch (Default)+ English
National Geographic Image Collection (1888–present), collection of more than 10 million digital images, transparencies, b&w prints, early auto chromes, and pieces of original artwork
New York Daily News (1880–2007), online photo archive DailyNewsPix, with photographs dating back to 1880
New York Public Library
New York Times
Pixabay Commons 950,000+ (May 2017) Yes No Yes English (Default) + 25 other languages
Pond5 Royalty-free 11,000,000+ (Jan 2017) Yes Yes Yes English (Default) + 7 other languages
Shutterstock[2] Royalty Free 75,037,891 (Feb 2016) Yes Yes Yes English (Default) + 19 other languages

United Press International (1907–2007)
United States National Library of Medicine, images from the history of medicine
University of Southern California Libraries
Unsplash Commons with additional restrictions[3] 15,000+ (2015) No No Yes English
Wikimedia Commons Commons 40,000,000 [4] Yes Yes Yes English (Default) + other languages

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Progress So far... :: Geograph Britain and Ireland". Retrieved 2017-12-14.
  2. ^ Stephen Shankland "Shutterstock Buys Rival, Shifts Photo Sales Strategy", CNET, September 23, 2009
  3. ^ Unsplash. "License | Unsplash". Retrieved 2017-07-16.
  4. ^ Statistics page on Wikimedia Commons