Cat Image Resources

Something I just LOVE doing is creating my own greeting cards.

(I use the Hallmark software) and using, of course, cat images. The Hallmark software comes with cat images, yes, but I like having my own HUGE selection!

Here are some great resources for cat images:

Public Domain

Another fantastic site is Public Domain Pictures (PDP.)  Here images are available to download for free. The free versions are small and low resolution. BUT, for $5.99, you can download 100 large high resolution versions of the photos.  A large high resolution image means it can be blown up to a large size (like blog wallpaper background) and still be in focus.

I have several of my own cat images on PDP:

linnaea cat pdp

Dreamstime is one of the less known high-end stock photography sites.  Here there is a seemingly endless amount of cat photos and illustrations to purchase.  I often get the smallest image and it is good enough for my needs – and not expensive at all.  Below is a screen shot of PART of the images on page 1 of 197 pages.  Unbelievable choices here:


Morgue file contains free high resolution digital stock photography for either corporate or public use. Below is a snapshot of results when I searched “cats.”  All free. And there are many more than who show on the screen capture image!

cat image resources morgue file

The site explains: “The term “morgue file” is popular in the newspaper business to describe the file that holds past issues flats. Although the term has been used by illustrators, comic book artist, designers and teachers as well. The purpose of this site is to provide free image reference material for use in all creative pursuits. This is the world wide web’s morguefile.”

I use it and PDP extensively. Not just for cat images, but all sorts of images for my various creative projects and greeting cards.




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