When you create content for your blog. You should use the image to get the attraction to the visitor and get more views. However, it is hard to find a free image to use without any complaint about copyrights. This article will guide you about how to find free image resources without any charge.
Finding great stock photos is so difficult. You’re left with either low-res amateur photos, people wearing cheesy headsets, or photos that are out of budget for the project you’re working on.
Before we get started, there are a few things to know about free image sources. Read over the terms and conditions of each website you try so you understand exactly when and what type of attribution is required.
What is Creative Commons?
Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that is allowed to share and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. There are various licenses types of Creative Commons you need to read carefully before using the image.
What is public domain?
Works in the public domain are those whose copyrights have expired, have been forfeited, or are inapplicable. Finding something on the internet does not mean it is in the public domain.
What is royalty free?
Royalty-free images are not necessarily free. In some cases, you will have to pay a one-time fee to get the rights to use or edit the image. After that you can use such an image as many times as you want. The “free” in “royalty-free” only means that you do not have to pay royalties to the owner of the image every time you use it.
Below is an ongoing list (so bookmark it) of the best stock photo sites I’ve come across.
- Death to the Stock Photo
- New Old Stock
- Superfamous (requires attribution)
- The Pattern Library
- IM Free (requires attribution)
- Jay Mantri
- Women of color in tech
- Public Domain Archive
- ISO Republic
- Free Images
- Life of Pix
- Google Advanced Image Search
What free image sites did I forget? What tools do you like the most to find or create images? I would love to update the list growing in the comments!