I love photographs.
Great pictures attract more people as compared to regular ones, so we all love to see great images on a daily basis.
When I started blogging, I was using images after searching on Google and then used them directly on my blog without giving any credit to actual owners. Using images directly on my blog seems to be illegal, so I decided to read more about the licence of images.
One day while surfing the internet I came across an article saying “Legal Lesson Learned: Copywriter Pays $4,000 for $10 Photo.” This was completely shocking to me as I was also using images after finding from the internet.
Here we are going to talk about some of the best sites which will help you to grab free stock images which you can use in your blog posts. But before proceeding further I would like to explain about licences of images.
You must always search images with a creative common licence, because these are the images which can be used in your blog posts.
Watch this video about creative common.
This image will help you to understand what a creative common licence is.
You can copy, distribute, and display the photo or image placed under a Creative Commons license providing the photo or image is correctly attributed to the owner. Creative common license are applicable worldwide, they are non-revocable, not exclusive, and lasts for the duration of the works copyright.
All images on Internet has various licences so always check the licence before using any image online.
Here are few of them.
For more details, you can check this Infographic: “Creative Commons: free photos for bloggers.“
Here are Places For Bloggers to Get FREE Stock Images
I love this site more than any other site. The design of this site is so awesome that this is on my first preference when I start searching images for my articles.
They have fetched all the images from Flickr, which are under creative common licence so you can use them in your blog posts and on various other places.
From this site, you can download images of various sizes, and they provide attribution code which you can place directly on your blog after copying.
You can download images of various sizes and directly copy-paste the code in your blog post.
This was the very first site I started using for finding free images. Almost all old articles on my blog have images found from FreeDigitalPhotos.net.
They offer royalty free images for business and personal use. You can use these images for your blog, advertising purpose, various newspapers, your ebooks and on various other places.
By surfing their categories or using search option, you can grab many premium looking images at free of cost.
On StockVault, you will get a very high-quality collection of stock photos, as well as logo templates, clip arts, textures and backgrounds.
The quality of the images is damn awesome, and professional designers can pick images from here for non-commercial use.
stock.xchng is other great option for getting free images.
When you will start searching images here (like all other sites) then they will suggest you premium images form other image providers. So if you are not satisfied with the free images, then you can spend a little money and buy from there also. As the images which they will show as premium will be very much targeted to your search keyword.
They have over 350,000 awesome images uploaded by 30,000 photographers from world-wide, so finding images on this site will be much easier for you.
Fotolia is a large website having 20 million premium royalty-free stock photos, Fotolia offers few photos for free.
Image sizes vary from about 425x280px up to 3,400×2,300px. Both crowd-sourced and professional images can be found on this site.
If you are using images after searching on Google then STOP.
I have shared these excellent resources for you so that you can find some quality images from here and use them in your articles to make them more professional.
If you are using any good sites other than these, then please share with us so that we can get some more awesome images.