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Freeware Graphics Providers

    How'd you like a really cool (or I should say hot) custom logo that looks like it's on fire (complete with animated flames)? That's what this innovative free service offers. Other designs here include Alien Glow, beveled pattern, chalk, chrome, comic, metal, drop shadow, frosty, glowing, neon, particle trace and many more. You may select from their pre-made images or generate your own custom logo. ( is WebTV-friendly).
    With a domain like, this site has a lot to live up to. And Claire Schaeffer's site delivers quite nicely: it's a well-organized, searchable database of free graphics links. Graphics include buttons, bullets, control panels, bars, sets, backgrounds, animations, and more. All sites are rated and reviewed.
    Looking for desktop wallpaper images? This site serves up over 50,000 free wallpapers, as well as thousands of other graphics. Here, you'll also find free screen savers, Flash games, ringtones and loads of other fun free goodies. The site is in English and French.
    A helpful resource for Webmasters, this site offers a good roundup of graphic resources. Categories include animations, backgrounds, clipart, Flash, fonts, icons, interfaces, photos, templates and other Webmaster goodies.
    This well-organized site offers a large collection of free Windows desktop wallpaper. Unlike most sites of this kind, doesn't pester you with banner ads or popup windows. Besides wallpapers, you'll find Windows startup and shutdown screens, themes, cursors, icons and more.
    The top resource of its kind, offers loads of free, original background images for your Web site. No matter what type of look you're trying to achieve with your page, you'll find just the background you need at this new site. Backgrounds here are available in all colors and in hundreds of designs, suitable for both personal and business sites.
  •  Bannerz-R-Us 
    Looking for free clipart? This site serves up a good collection of free graphics, as well as online tools that let you customize them. Images here include banners, backgrounds, background sets, GIFs, lines, buttons, image maps, animation and more.
  •  QuantumCloud 3D Graphics 
    Here, you'll find an eye-catching, surreal collection of free high-resolution computer-generated graphics and tiled backgrounds, suitable for use as desktop wallpaper. The site also offers free E-cards and screen savers.
    Interested in getting a custom logo? While the logos at this site aren't free, this is one of the few services of its kind that offers free, no-obligation logo design mockups. Just fill out the contract form here and you will receive three to five concepts for a logo.
  • Wallpaper 
    Looking for desktop wallpaper? This freeware program displays thousands of wallpaper images in searchable thumbnail galleries. The wallpapers (which are free) are sorted by categories and are available for download. (For Windows).
  •  DrawShop 
    Do you need a custom mascot or logo for your Web site or business? At this site, you can get a free professionally crafted image, courtesy of Danish graphics artist Poul Carlsen. The images he creates are colorful and high quality. (Note: a linkback is required).
  •  T.C. Design 
    This site offers a good selection of free and linkware original graphics, including clipart, buttons and bullets, textures, avatars, desktop wallpaper and more.
  •  Peapod Design 
    This nicely designed resource offers an eye-catching collection of free graphics, including fractals, Web sets, textures and wallpaper, buttons, ornaments, BladePro Presets, and more.
  •  CD Graphics 
    This site contains a good collection of original, free graphics, suitable for Web pages. Here, you'll find button, banners, headings and more.
  •  Background City 
    An impressive graphics resource that offers loads of free, original background images and textures. Image categories here include embossed, rainbow, dark, starry, clouds, patterns, space, lines and more. Images here are intended for personal, non-profit use only. They may be used for free on noncommercial personal Web sites or as desktop wallpaper.
  •  iqAuto 3D Graphics Generator 
    Here's a free online service that lets you easily create cool, custom graphics. Just type in the text you want and specify the options, (which range from font texture to depth of text) and within minutes, you'll be able to view your graphic. A new feature here offers an online image editor, which allows you to crop and resize your graphics, as well as add special effects.
    This site offers an impressive collection of free, high-resolution nature photos, suitable for use as desktop wallpaper. Images include flowers, wildlife, birds, insects, reptiles, landscapes, sunsets and more. The photos are free for personal use.
  •  Digital Repose 
    This site offers an eye-catching collection of free original, high-resolution 3D-rendered desktop wallpaper images. Categories here include Abstract, Aquatic, Cosmic, Landscape and Surreal Art. You'll also find art tutorials, users' galleries and more.
    This well-designed site ranks the Web's top free graphics resources by the number of votes they've received from their visitors. Each site is reviewed and the index is updated throughout the day.
    An impressive resource, this site serves up hundreds of free desktop themes. Categories here include anime, art, fantasy, games, horror & occult, holidays, movies and music. New themes are added each day.
  •  GraphX Kingdom 
    This major free graphics resource site serves up over 3,000 images, including a nice assortment of icons. A local search engine makes it easier to find what you need. Graphics are also offered in ZIP format, for faster downloads. There's also a section on "How to Download" for newbies.
    This fun-to-browse site is one of the Web's leading resources for freeware desktop skins (which allow you to customize the look and feel of many popular software programs). Here, you'll find hundreds of custom skins for ICQ, MSN Messenger, Winamp and many other programs. New skins are added here daily.
  •  180DegreeZ 
    An excellent free desktop and wallpapers site that offers many eye-catching original images in many categories. Images are available here for both Windows and Macs.
    Here's an index of Webmaster-related sites, ranked by the number of votes they're received from visitors. Site categories here include graphics, JavaScript, CGI, CCS and HTML.
    Here's a nifty archive of free animations for your Web site. Graphics here are helpfully categorized. Topics include aliens, animals, books, flags, hearts, money, numbers, signs, sports, zodiacs and more.
  •  Fractal Desktop 
    This is the place to go if you enjoy the fascinating world of fractals, a computer generated artform. Here, you'll find over 500 colorful free fractals. They're 640-by-480 pixels in size and are in JPG format. Ideal for use as desktop wallpaper. Artist Roberto Novegno created these images using nothing more than various freeware graphics programs, proving that you don't need to spend a lot of money on graphics software to create worthwhile art.
  •  ASCII Art Gallery 
    (Note: this site is occasionally unavailable). Here's a graphics site with a twist: it features ASCII art only. Now, I hear you saying, "But ASCII art is boring!" Well, obviously you haven't viewed the masterpieces that Joan Stark has turned out. There's some pretty amazing stuff here, available for personal use. Categories include: cartoon characters, animals, seasonal items, animations (!) and more.