6 Sites to Find Free Photos to Use on Your Blog
Use These Sites to Find Free Photos and Images for Your Blog
By Susan Gunelius , About.com Guide
Finding free photos to use on your blog that don’t have stringent copyright restrictions can be challenging. The following five websites offer free photos that bloggers can download to use on their blogs. Make sure you check the copyright restrictions on any photos you use on your blog. Some of the free photos on these sites could require you to provide attribution (which you should do anyway), notify the photographer of your use of their photo or more. Always follow the copyright and creative commons licensing rules related to any photo you use on your blog and obtain any necessary permissions.
1. Stock Xchange
Stock Xchange is a great resource for finding free photos to use on your blog. Different photos have different restrictions, so be sure to check the copyright and attribution requirements before you use a photo. Stock Xchange also includes many photos that are available for a fee.
Flickr is growing in popularity everyday. To find free photos that are available for use on your blog, begin by searching using creative commons license. Be certain to provide attribution and link back to the source.
MorgueFile has a large selection of free photos that you can use on your blog. Typically, you’ll need to ask for permission and link back from your blog post to the source.
Dreamstime provides a good selection of royalty free stock photos as well as images available for a fee (as low as $0.26).
FreeFoto offers over 100,000 free photos that you can use on your blog. Typically, you’ll have to provide attribution and link back to the source. Most photos include a small watermark in the lower righthand corner of the photo that says “FreeFoto.com” which is fairly unobtrusive.
Picapp offers bloggers free access to and use of high-resolution images from Corbis, Getty Images, Jupiter Images and more. Simply search the database, copy the provided code and paste it into your blog post HTML editor, and publish your post. The image you selected appears in your post. The catch is that gadget strip appears with the image. When a person clicks on the gadget strip, they’re taken to another web page where related images and ads appear. You should take a look at the site’s terms and conditions before you use Picapp images. Image owners receive a royalty each time the image is used by a blogger and viewed by visitors.
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