It’s actually a lot of fun to create your own images and it also provides you with the opportunity to create just the right image for your specific blog post.
However, sometimes you may be in a hurry and need to find an image quickly. Or, maybe your creative imagination isn’t creating as fast as you would like…(that happens).
Although it’s easy to go to Google images and find lots of images but sometimes these may be copy written and you may not find the one you want.
Here are 18 Free sites (or a small fee) I found for that has amazing images you can grab for your blog or website.
First of all there are no restrictions – you do not need to give credit the author when using images from this website. Many new photos are uploaded every day and organized accordingly. They furnish a wide range of images depending what category you’re looking for.
In addition to the large collection of high quality photos, Flickr gives you the option of sharing and saving your photos. You can organize all of your pictures and not worry about losing them. You can edit your pictures. One thing I suggest is when using someone else’s photo is to ensure that you link your picture to them. You will need to register as a member to be able to gain access to the variety of options offer by Flickr.
These are really easy to download photos. They focus more on abstract shots, architecture, landscape, nature, backgrounds and patterns etc. Keep in mind that you do not any to create an account.
4. Wikimedia Commons
Is a free use database with millions of images, sounds, and videos.
This is one of the largest free image directories. It has collated photos from many other free image.
6. Morgue file
This is a mix of CC0 licensed images and images with other licenses.
A small one-column site that was built on tumblr. They post 10 fantastic images every ten days. No need to be registered. You can subscribe to receive photos directly into your inbox.
This one allows you to credit them if you want to but you don’t need to. They upload high quality illustrations of backgrounds and many other photos. They have plenty of visual mediums you can choose from. Images have no restrictions.
This website allows photos to be uploaded by users as in Creative Commons. You can search and sort your pictures. There are no image restrictions. It offers a range of high quality photos and thought to be one of the best internal search engine sites.
Actually, there are plenty of free images. The disadvantage is the loose image restriction that comes with it.
In Blog photo, there is more than just getting you the photo you need. They offer resources such as templates, articles planners etc. to help you grow your digital footprint. In addition to that, there are articles published weekly as well as live interactive shows with media mogul to make you outstanding at whatever it is you are trying to achieve.
For high quality photos with no image restrictions whatsoever, then this is the resource for you. These are high-resolution pictures taken by Ryan McGuire . You can find them on one page, not group. Just scroll down as the page loads and pick the one want. You are not required to credit the owner.
There is a variety of image restrictions. However, they offer a massive selection of images covering a wide spectrum including abstract, events, architecture etc. You can share photos whenever and however you want. Sorting can sometimes be a little difficult. The good news is that the search tool is straightforward and getting what you need is simple and fast.
With over thirty million registered users, Deviant Art is the leading community in free image online communities. The work of photographers is under Creative Commons. You can use their images as long as you give them credit. There is wealth of high-resolution photos.
They offer the best picture at reasonably low price. They have a collection of over four million. If you want your website to stand out then use Photodune.
This is probably the largest place to find free images online. In one month they upload up to thirty five million photos. They have a wonderful collection of people and capture different activities so perfectly. If you want to get the picture, click on the icon on it and then paste the code onto your target page.
16. New Old Stock
New Old Stock is a collection of antique photos, many taken by government agencies or discovered in estate sales. You can scroll for hours without growing bored.
17. Creative Commons Search
is an online tool that allows you to find resources you can share, use, modify of remix. You can use find things to use for commercial purposes as well. No registration required. It is a convenient search engine. However you need to find out about the copyright terms of the image before using it.
It is great it doesn’t offer a clear division for royalty-free CC images. It is a useful search engine especially for those who don’t know exactly what they are looking for. Picsearch will help your search by indexing pages for you.
These tools come in very handy whenever you are in need of a photo. You no longer have to hassle with Google trying a dozen keywords to find just one. These websites allow you access to a variety of relevant and high-resolution pictures.
I’ll admit I have not used all of the websites but I did find that New Old Stock was extremely interesting and gave me a “good” feeling when just looking at the images.
These are great tools/resources and I hope you will share this post with others.
If you prefer to create your own images, you can use these 12 tools for creating visual content, to create your own images for your blog or website. (Don’t get me started on the importance of a blog).
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