Today, I’m happy to announce a new account on PicsArt named @FreeToEdit, but first I want to tell you a story…

The other day, I saw a super awesome edit that used photos of stars. I thought, “Man, I want to make that!” So I searched through my photos for star pictures. Meh. Didn’t find anything. I searched through ‪#‎FreeToEdit, but I still couldn’t find the perfect image. It was then I decided to check out public domain images from the Hubble Space Telescope on my computer.

And that’s when it hit me: why doesn’t PicsArt help surface free-to-use, royalty-free, attribution-not-required, public domain images to its users? Now we do.

photo editing with picsart photo editor
Left: Original from Unplash, Right: Edit by @michlbrenner

That’s why we now have the official @FreeToEdit account. It exists to help you and others beautify the world without being restricted by your location, quality of camera or ability to travel. The account will post public domain images from a variety of legitimate sources (including NASA, Unsplash, etc.). You can expect landscapes, starscapes and, well, every other kind of “scape.”

public domain images on picsartBe sure to check out the account’s Memboxes too! We’ve sorted the public domain images into some classic categories for you to easily find. When you edit one of the images, don’t hesitate to mention the account on your edit. We’d love to see, repost, and add it to our Membox!

Happy creating.


More about the ‘Public Domain’

All of the images on the @FreeToEdit account are part of the public domain, which you can read more about here. Essentially, the person who associated a work with this deed has dedicated the work to the public domain by waiving all of his or her rights to the work worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.

You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission or attributing the original photographer or artist. There’s nothing wrong about doing this. Their work can be manipulated however you like.