Smithsonian Open Access is described as 'Open access is a unique opportunity to bring Smithsonian collections to people in new ways, to engage with the public, and provide important context for challenging 21st-century issues' and is a Stock Photo Service in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Smithsonian Open Access, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, iPhone, iPad and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Unsplash, which is free. Other great sites and apps similar to Smithsonian Open Access are CC Search (Free, Open Source), Pixabay (Free), Wikimedia Commons (Free, Open Source) and Pexels (Free).
Two years ago I created SplitShire with the simple aim of giving life to photographs that would have gone into oblivion without any utility. In the course of almost ten years of photography I have accumulated many files, thousands, who were in the hard disk gathering dust.
Gratisography - Free, use as you please, high-resolution stock photos for personal and commercial projects. Click on an image to download the high-resolution version. New awesome pictures added weekly! This project was created by Ryan McGuire.
We aim to unify creators via a free exchange of the world’s best visual content. We are creatives. We know that being a creative professional is more than just a 9 to 5 grind. It’s a lifestyle. It’s a passion. It’s making something from nothing.