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Here you can find free stock photographs for your art. You can use them for manipulations, reference or even for tutorials you're free to use them without restriction.


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Rules for submitting:


1. The photographs MUST have been created by YOU.
If you submit images of a person that is not you, you MUST have a signed full release before you can put their image in such a resource.

3. Blurry images as well as very small and grainy pictures will not be accepted.

4. Images that you submit here will be considered public domain.
If you don't want the images to be public domain, but for example use creative commons license, then the wiki or the photos have to be clearly marked as such. (Non-free images will only count as 1/10 of a free images for the photograph badges.)

Users are encouraged to link back to this wiki-page and credit the creator of the things they are using. This is not essential. Other than that it is absolutely free to use these images.

5. Upload your Photographs to Elftown.
The images must be uploaded to Elftown. To upload directly to the wiki you need priv (privilege) 99. Ask by commenting here or on privs and you'll generally get it. Although because Stock Photographers usually uploaded by the bulk it is better to use the "Upload a Folder of Images" feature that is shown on your house.
This feature allows you to upload one, multiple images or zip-files in their original size to a wikipage.
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Once you click this link you can follow the instructions. See also uploading images.

6. Remember to follow the Uploading Art Rules.
If you are unsure, ask one of the Photo Reference Bosses.

How to place your donation:


Post your photo submissions in the Reference Pictures Submissions page for approval by the Photo Reference Bosses. Please write under the images what they are!



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Reference Pictures Sections


[#Animals] | [#Backgrounds] | [#Model Stocks] | [#Objects] | [#Plants] | [#Other Images] | [#Weapons]



Animals
Amphibian Reference Pictures
Armadillo Reference Pictures
Bear Reference Pictures
Big Cat Reference Pictures
Birds Reference Pictures
Bison Reference Pictures
Cats Reference Pictures
Deer Reference Pictures
Dogs Reference Pictures
Dolphin Reference Pictures
Elephant Reference Pictures
Ferret Reference Pictures
Fish Reference Pictures
Fox Reference Pictures
Giraffe Reference Pictures
Goats, Sheep and Cows Reference Pictures
Horse Reference Pictures
Insect Reference Pictures
Kangaroo Reference Pictures
Koala Reference Pictures
Meer Kat Reference Pictures
Otter Reference Pictures
Pig Reference Pictures
Prairie Dog Reference Pictures
Primate Reference Pictures
Rabbits Reference Pictures
Raccoon Reference Pictures
Reptiles Reference Pictures
Rodents Reference Pictures
Sloth Reference Pictures
Swan Reference Pictures
Water Fowl Reference Pictures
Wolf Reference Pictures
Zebra Reference Pictures

See also:
- Animal Feet Reference Pictures
- Bird Nest Reference Pictures
- Pet Food Reference Pictures



Backgrounds
Autumn Reference Pictures
Buildings Reference Pictures
Cave Reference Pictures
Cityscape Reference Pictures
Desert Landscapes Reference Pictures
Fog Reference Pictures
Forest Landscape Reference Pictures
Haunted House Reference Pictures
Lakes & Oceans Reference Pictures
Landmark Reference Pictures
Landscape Reference Pictures
Lawn and Garden Reference Pictures
Moss and Peat Reference Pictures
Mountain & Hill Reference Pictures
Nature Reference Pictures
Plains Reference Pictures
Rain & Floodwater Reference Pictures
River Reference Pictures
Sky Reference Pictures
Stem & Leaf Detail Reference Pictures
Sunset/Sunrise Reference Pictures
Swamp and Bog Reference Pictures
Tropical Landscape Reference Pictures
Waterfall Reference Pictures
Water Fountain Reference Pictures
Waterscapes Reference Pictures
Winter/Snow Reference Pictures


Model Stocks
Ears Reference Pictures
Eyes Reference Pictures
Feet & Legs Reference Pictures
Full Body Reference Pictures
Hair Reference Pictures
Hands & Arms Reference Pictures
Mouth Reference Pictures
Nose Reference Pictures
Portrait Reference Pictures

Objects
Basket Reference Pictures
Bench Reference Pictures
Bird House Reference Pictures
Bird Nest Reference Pictures
Bone Reference Pictures
Book Reference Pictures
Bowls Reference Pictures
Chain Reference Pictures
Clock Reference Pictures
Cloth Reference Pictures
Clothes Pins Reference Pictures
Computer Reference Pictures
Coral & Seashells Reference Pictures
Crayon Reference Pictures
Cups and Tumblers Reference Pictures
Dice Reference Pictures
Dolls Reference Pictures
Drum Reference Pictures
Fan Reference Pictures
Feathers Reference Pictures
Furniture Reference Pictures
Glass Bottle Reference Pictures
Guitar Reference Pictures
Harp Reference Pictures
Holiday Decorations Reference Pictures
Jewellery/Jewelry Reference Pictures
Keys Reference Pictures
Lights Reference Pictures
Pen & Pencil Reference Pictures
Perfume Bottle Reference Pictures
Playdough Reference Pictures
Playing Cards Reference Pictures
Potpourri Reference Pictures
Props Reference Pictures
Rusted Objects Reference Pictures
Statues Reference Pictures
Stone and Rock Reference Pictures
Tealight Reference Pictures
Tea Pot Reference Pictures
Toy Reference Pictures
Trunk Reference Pictures
Utensils Reference Pictures
Violin Reference Pictures
Watch Reference Pictures
Wire Reference Pictures
Wooden Box Reference Pictures


Plants
Cacti Reference Pictures
Flowers Reference Pictures
Fungus Reference Pictures
Misc Plants Reference Pictures
Swamp & Marsh Reference Pictures
Trees Reference Pictures


Other Images
Creation Reference Pictures
Fire Reference Pictures
Food & Drink Reference Pictures
Ice Reference Pictures
Mystical Reference Pictures
Pet Food Reference Pictures
Rainbow Reference Pictures
Snow Reference Pictures
Texture Reference Pictures
Vehicle and Travel Reference Pictures


Weapons
Bladed Weapons Reference Pictures
Blunt Tip Weapons Reference Pictures
Firearms Reference Pictures
Misc Weapons Reference Pictures


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Thanks go to [H3_six] for the wiki idea.


Elftown Photo Reference Marathon - Help us expand the stock photo collection!
Reference Pictures Manipulation Challenge & Reference Pictures Creations
Reference Pictures Links

See also:
Figure Artist Reference
SPADNAA
Elftown Tutorials
Digital Art Resources
Reference Photographers
Reference Pictures Submissions
Photo Reference Bosses

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2007-01-04 [Hedda]: Horse photo reference might also be related.

2007-01-04 [H3_six]: Thankyou, I've added it.

2007-01-04 [sequeena_rae]: Cat References, do you think this could be of use to anyone?

2007-01-04 [sequeena_rae]: They are free btw :P But yeah x)

2007-01-04 [Hedda]: Well, it said that they weren't free... You better edit here, when you have changed then <img:stuff/zabuN-gif.gif>

2007-01-04 [sequeena_rae]: :o They are free!
Until of course you pass the actual photograph as your own
Oh damnit xD

2007-01-04 [Hedda]: I mean: It said "They still belong to me, [sequeena_rae]" which is pretty unclear about what you can use them for. That you "don't mind" doesn't mean that you maybe suddenly can drag the users to court and demand royalties, so people will avoid using the images.

2007-01-04 [Hedda]: I like the term "free for any kind of usage".

Then if someone lies about that they took the photos, they are assholes that should be shot (at least a little in the butt), but that goes without saying.

2007-01-04 [sequeena_rae]: Pfft, Like I'd ever do that >.>

Fair enough :P

2007-01-04 [Hedda]: Well, people kind of tend to become greedy when they see their photo on the front-page of www.cnn.com or something like that... <img:stuff/$-sign-gif.gif>

2007-01-04 [sequeena_rae]: Meh, money isn't of importance to me :P

2007-01-10 [Hedda]: *puh* It's hard to to photo one's foot <img:stuff/mood15-gif.gif>

I guess it will be worse with making 57 faces and try to get them all on camera...

2007-01-11 [H3_six]: *laughs* Feet are funny.
Another great wiki [Hedda], foot references can be so hard to find.

2007-01-11 [Hedda]: Now I have made a bunch of female hands too <img:stuff/zabuN-gif.gif> hand photos

2007-01-16 [Hedda]: I realized I had forgotten a relaxed hand <img:stuff/mood33-gif.gif>

Now even more hands! <img:stuff/dand-gif.gif>

2007-02-20 [Galatea]: Ooo!<img:44166_1164145253.gif> Wonderful reference pictures! Especially the hands and feet!

2007-03-06 [Hedda]: Some trees added. I'll harass [Acronymous] to see if he has a bunch more...

2007-03-12 [Hedda]: I put some notes on the links to my pages about that they are totally free to use. It's good to know if the images only can be used as a reference or if they can be used for photo manipulations or commercial work.

2007-03-14 [H3_six]: Cool, I'll see if I can't start building a database of Australian trees and stuff.

Just for reference all the pictures on this page are totally free to use. (:

2007-05-13 [Draco Dralion]: Hello, I have some reference pictures that might be useful. I'm not sure where to put them, so just put the link somewhere you think is appropriate: Draco's reference pictures 1 and Draco's reference pictures 2. Have fun with it.

2007-05-14 [Hedda]: OK, thanks [Draco Dralion]! I've used them for a couple of pages now. Add notes and stuff to these pages, if you want!

2007-05-14 [Hedda]: 43 Eye Photos added
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2007-07-29 [Sunrose]: [H3_six], would you like to be the bossette of Sourcerers?
We would like to expand the reference pictures and encourage members to donate them, by having a badge for it. But it would be nice if we had someone to look after it and since you created this page you would be the best choice :)

2007-09-25 [pixish]: Are these available for use in photo manipulation, or only as references?

2007-09-26 [Hedda]: The license are written on the respective subpages. All my photos here are public domain, so you can use them for anything. [sequeena_rae] just wrote that her images were free too.

2007-09-28 [Jitter]: I added 73 images in Jitter stock (They are more but some are on the same image ^^;)

2007-09-29 [pixish]: I have koala photo reference that can be used :)

2007-09-29 [Hedda]: Same two problems there:

1) The pages aren't exported. That makes them very hard to find.
2) They aren't "free" (liberated) images. [pixish]'s might be OK, if you read the demand for credit as a suggestion. [Jitter]'s demand for a link back and restrictions of usage is not compatible with free images. Have a look at the definition on http://www.opensource.org/docs/osd

But apart from being "free", I would strongly suggest that the images are also usable in "closed works". Otherwise they can only be used in GPL:ed environments like GPL-programs, Wikipedia or free Elftown wiki-pages.

2007-09-29 [Sunrose]: What are 'closed works'?

2007-09-29 [Jitter]: Ah yes I had in mind to change it to "Give credit if you like but you're not compelled" or something like that ;) Thanks for reminding me it is fixed now!

I'm a bufoon. I exported all the subwikis and forgot the index page x)

2007-10-09 [H3_six]: *is guilty* I haven't been around for quite a long time. It's good to see this place so lively!

2007-10-09 [Jitter]: Ok I tidied it up a bit and have 1-2 people searching for stock at the moment :D (I had [H3_six]'s permission to alter her page!)

2007-10-09 [Hedda]: You're too happy to create sub-pages. I killed your horse-page as Horse Reference Pictures is exactly made to be an index-page of horse reference pictures. No point of having index-pages to an index-page about the same thing.

Trees Reference Pictures seems a little pointless to me. Only 4 links there. But OK, if there is coming more stuff there.

2007-10-09 [Hedda]: [Sunrose]: "Closed works" are things that you aren't allowed to alter and copy without permission.

2007-10-09 [Sunrose]: Thanks :)

2007-10-09 [Jitter]: Yep I will add some trees later :3

Yeah I'm usually quite wiki-happy ^^;

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