Whether new to blogging or a seasoned vet, bloggers are always in search of images to use with their posts. Images on the internet number in the billions, but each one belongs to someone so we cannot just help ourselves and use them without permission.
There are numerous sources for purchasing images, but what about that blogger’s budget? This is where some free resources can come in handy.
Below I have listed some resources where you can legally find images. Everyone knows about the big boys like iStock, Creative Commons and others, so I set out to find some lesser known sites to highlight.
Let’s start with these 10 stock image sites;
Public Domain Photos – This site boast 5000 photos that are in the public domain and listed in a variety of categories. They are free to use for any purpose and I found some really great stuff there, just be sure there are no visible trademarks on your selections and that you extend the courtesy of attribution.
Photo Rack – The layout of categories here was nicely done. You can see how many photos are in each one and the description section contains links to quickly land you on your choices. Most images here will have the watermarks removed when you download them.
Free Pixels – Nearly 4000 images in 40 categories.
Free Digital Photos – After selecting your image you will find the download button for “medium” sizes in the right sidebar. Larger sizes of the same image have a fee. For blogging, the medium sizes are all you will need.
Turbo Photo – There are only 10 categories on this site, but they have some really nice high resolution images.
Free Image Files – I found more than 1100 images here that you can browse through.
PD Photo – Thousands more public domain images from all over the United States.
Free Large Photos – More than 3000 images in a variety of categories.
The 10 sites above can provide thousands of free images for you usage. Search them when in need and remember to give credit where credit is due.
Image courtesy of Free Image Files.