Finding Copyright Free Images
If you’re like me it can sometimes be a little tiresome searching the internet for an appropriate image or pic to compliment the articles or blogs you publish on your websites or indeed anywhere else you publish such as ezines, forums etc etc.
Also a standard Google image search might yield some amazing results, but are those images safe to use? Sometimes it’s hard to answer that question. And licensing agreements on websites offering free images can be hard to interpret. Plus, you always want to avoid using a clichéd stock photo that screams out at you from the page – “this image was free!”
To help people find copyright free images/pics/photo’s I’m giving links to a whole lot of sites I’ve used on a regular basis over the years. Between them these sites have literally millions of pics/images that will surely help people locate high-quality, interesting photos.
If you are a member of Wealthy Affiliate these 20 photo/image sources I’ve listed below will be a very useful addition to your arsenal for your articles/blogs/posts and pages within your WA websites.
This site is great for niches and is search-based. The results yield high-grade images that will be useful in many marketing promotions.
Foodie’s Feed offers high-quality food photos on an easily navigable site. There is a useful search function and helpful categories, which makes looking for specific food photos even easier.
Jan Vasek’s offerings are categorized and searchable. Although there aren’t as many offerings as some other sites, the website is simple to use and worthy of a look.
This site offers unique categorizations and media. Besides the free photo offerings, there are also “textures” and “digital backgrounds.” The site is not yet searchable.
With 6 categories and many options, Imagebase is a great combination of simplicity and quantity. There are enough images for you to have a wide and varied choice when it comes to something simple and generic.
This site isn’t very old and founded by designer and photographer Tom Eversley, ISO Republic offers stunning images in the following 6 categories: architecture, nature, people, textures, urban and various. This site is searchable.
If you’re looking for quality, don’t ignore Death to the Stock Photo. The quality is brilliant and you only need to supply your email address to receive high-resolution photos by email every month.
Combining beautiful images and easy to use, Gratisopraphy offers high-resolution images and is updated weekly.
Although Little Visuals hasn’t been updated for some time, there are still some great landscape and abstract shots in the archives.
I’m sure you will appreciate the beauty and simplicity of Jay Mantri’s work and website. He offers 7 new photos every Thursday, but the site is not searchable.
New photos are added to Life of Pix weekly. The collection is composed of high-resolution options, but again the site operates without a search function, so it might take more time to search – but the outstanding image quality is worth the extra time.
Searchable and categorized, Pickup Image offers many impressive nature photos and is linked to Foodie Live. The site has over 40 contributing creatives.
Cole Towsend’s site offers vintage photos captured pre-copyright law. Check it out if you’re in need of some unique, old-time photos for your website/article or blog.
This site offers Asian inspired, urban photos, which are both distinctive and high-quality.
Pixabay offers over 280,000 photos. The site is user-friendly, offering a simple search function and many categories for your niche-photography needs. The site is available in 20 languages, which is a testament to its many free image contributions.
MorgueFile asks that you give attribution when able, but it’s not required. The site offers a useful search function that also yields matches from iStock, Getty, Fotolia, Dreamstime, and DepositPhotos.
Offering free “do whatever you want” photos, Cupcake has original, high-resolution nature photos. Photographer Jonas Nilsson Lee created this website specifically for those in need of free images. The site isn’t searchable, but it does have an archive and recent additions are on the homepage.
This site offers an impressive collection of royalty-free images. Be sure to check the licensing information for yourself before you use any of the photos, as the information is a little complex.
MMT is a collection of outstanding and gorgeous nature photos. The site is not searchable, but is well worth your time to explore.
That’s it folks and I hope I’ve given you enough links for all the pics/images you will ever need for your marketing campaigns.
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