random pictures

Here you can find a variety of free wallpapers for your desktop. Of course it doesn't make a difference if you use Linux, Mac OS X or Windows. Everybody is invited to use my pictures as long as you respect the given license

Maybe I should explain why I started this project. I uploaded quite a few pictures to different microstock companies. To do this there is quite a bit of work involved and many pictures are rejected with reasons like: "sorry - we already have too many ones like this on our database"! Also, the microstock companies have quite an unfair system if they do actually take a picture. Most of them only display the best selling pictures at the top of the page, so as a newbie, you don't get to the top. Because of this I'd rather give my pictures away to non commercial projects and Non-Profit organizations.

The only microstock company I really can recommend is Shutterstock (my gallery). Their system is quite fair and you really sell some pictures there. Personally I think Fotolia is the worst and I quit there after 6 month and took all my pictures off. I think their system is very very unfair. Dreamstime is also OK but I sell more on Shutterstock.

Most of the pictures here are published under the CC BY-SA 3.0. Next to every picture you will find the chosen license - to avoid any confusion. Non of the pictures includes a visible watermark or anything else disturbing. The license that is chosen for the majority of the pictures states:

  • Attribution — You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). - atrribution is free-underwater-photos.com - a backlink is highly appreciated but not mandatory!
  • Commercial — You may use this work for commercial purposes.
  • Share Alike — If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.

Over time the collection will grow. Most pictures are available in a resolution of 2160x1440 or 5184x3456 pixels and should be suitable for most screens. Almost all the picture I do have in a resolution of 5184x3456 pixels (18 megapixels). At the moment I shoot with a Canon EOS 7D. If somebody has a question about the pictures please contact me under presse [at] bitblokes.de

If you create a non-commercial Linux distribution and you like the pictures or need them for something else (even commercial) - help yourself. Same is valid for animal welfare, environmental organisations and so on. They are of course also free for personal use.

In my collection you can find pictures of animals, underwater, macro and so on. Most of the photos are here because I like them :). If you like my work please share, donate and so on.

Enjoy browsing through the galleries and I hope you will find a picture that will find a home on your desktop.

Taking pictures makes you very thirsty! A little refreshment is highly appreciated if you enjoy my work. I'm happy about every little donation!

I'm also happy about BitCoins. Address: 1NacVNwcLLePUVv8uSafu5Ykdwh8QyDfgK

Thanks a lot and Cheers!