bigfoto.com is a royalty-free photo agency offering free download of all
pictures for personal and commercial use (see
Copyright for details).
The website’s name reflects the fact that it was started in 2000 in order to
provide internet users with large pictures, at a time when most online
photos were very small because internet connections tended to be very slow.
We also wanted to make private use of images easier by providing pictures
without watermarks or complicated copyright regulations. And we still do
In the beginning, we scanned in transparencies and then retouched them with
image editing software, as it seemed that a transparency without dust or
similar faults did not exist. We first changed to digital photography
several years later.
As digital cameras became more affordable, a true flood of pictures swept
across the internet.
More and more websites appeared through which internet users were able to
publish their own pictures online. Most of bigfoto's photos are from amateur
photographers who enjoy seeing their images on the internet, and are quite happy
for other people to use them.
Today, picture search is a much-in-demand function of many search engines,
used by many people looking for pictures to use as desktop wallpaper or for
See Copyright for details of how you can help us in return.