September 25, 2019

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219 Sites With Free Images For Blogs

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You should check out these 219 websites to find free images for blogs now.

Yes, you can find tons free amazing pictures, photos, illustrations, vector graphics, icons, cartoons and lots more.

Most of these websites have their own gallery of original photos and pictures, while some of them are search engines for finding images .

One of the key problem of using images available on the Internet is the issue of copyright.

Many of us are still confused over whether certain images found on the Internet can be used without infringing on copyright.

Even some of the photographers themselves are not too sure the meaning of these copyright licensing terms as well.

Many a time, you find the term "FREE" is not very accurately or even correctly used.

We have royalty-free images, images for non-commercial uses only, editorial use only, some rights reserved, public domain, some rights reserved, neighboring and related rights, Creative Commons Zero (CC0), and what-nots.

Do you know the "free" in royalty-free does not mean there is no cost for the license?

The word "free" refers to the royalty.

The fact us you still need to pay a one-time fee.

The only thing is you can use the image as many times and in as many places as you choose, but you do not have to pay royalties to the owner of the image every time you use it.

free images for blogs

Still confused?

Then under Creative Commons, there are six main licenses:

1. Attribution
2. Attribution-ShareAlike
3. Attribution-NoDerivs
4. Attribution-NonCommercial
5. Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike
6. Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs

Yes, I know all these definitions can be overwhelmingly confusing.

Here are two sites where you can find out more details about about public domain or copyrighted.

Creative Commons

Public Domain Sherpa

If you are not too sure, the rule of thumb is always check with the owners of their so-called copyright-free pictures before using them.

All the sites below, I have enclosed their terms of use.

If there is no proper page on its copyright licensing, I would mentioned as what is stated on the website.

 Where To Find Free Images For Blogs


This ultimate collection of websites with free images is a great list of resources to be used for your blog posts, Twitter tweets, Facebook cover, both e-book & physical book covers, posters and all your creative needs.

Note: Not all the images found in all the websites listed below are FREE.

But there are FREE images in all the sites mentioned here.

Which means you DON'T have to pay a single dime.

They are totally free of charge.

No doubt many of these images, you can use them anyway or anyhow you like.

But there are images which have their restrictions. It could be attribution required, or  for non-commercial use only.

Make sure you check with their licensing policies or Terms of use carefully, before using these images.

If you are ready, let's check them out:

Yeah! Stock Photos: Terms of use

PicJumbo: Terms of use

ISO Republic: Terms of use

Pixabay: Terms of use

Viintage:

New Old Stock: Terms of use

*Stated on the site: Vintage photos from the public archives. Free of known copyright restrictions.

Unsplash: Terms of use

 Burst: Terms of use

 Canva: Terms of use

Foodie's Feed: Terms of use

PixZoyd: Terms of use

Free Stock: Terms of use

Crello

*It is a free graphic design tool which has many free images you can use. You need to create a free account to use it.

Aarin: Terms of use

Abstract Influence: Terms of use

DNS Fotografia Digital: Terms of use

*Stated on the site: DNS Digital Photography is a totally free image bank site. To access high resolution photos you just need to register on the site. (Translated from Portuguese)

TOFZ: Terms of use

Studio 25: Terms of use

Visual Hunt: Terms of use

1 Million Free Pictures: Terms of use

Getty Images:

*You can access over 66 million images to create stunning non-commercial websites and blogs for FREE. But you have to embed the image onto your site with the code provided.

Magdeleine

*There is no terms of use page. But if you hover your cursor over the image you can see the word "CC0 photo"

Nara: Terms of use

Morgue File: Terms of use

LIFE photo archive hosted by Google

*There is no terms of use page. But if you go to the image,  you can see the licensing term: "For personal non-commercial use only" below it.

Good Free Photos: Terms of use

Realistic Shots: Terms of use

FreeImages: Terms of use

The pattern Library

*There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: This on going project compiles patterns shared by the most talented designers out there for you to use freely in your designs.

OpenPhoto

*There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: Images © their respective owners. To know the licensing rights of each photo, click on the image. You can find the details mentioned under: Attribution.

Negative Space: Terms of use

ImageFree: Terms of use

*For registered users, they have access to both free and paid images.

Startup Stock Photos: Terms of use

RGBStock: Terms of use

Stockpic: Terms of use

The Jopwell Collection: Terms of use

Free Range Stock: Terms of use

Gratisography: Terms of use

FreeMediaGoo

*Terms of use is stated on the site.

SplitShire: Terms of use

Image Free: Terms of use

DryIcons: Terms of use

*It has thousands of unique icons, icon sets, vector graphics, and web templates, for with their Free License.

Stock Vault: Terms of use

Cepolina: Terms of use

ABSFreePic: Terms of use

Freestocks: Terms of use

Ancestry Images: Terms of use

Pickup Image

*There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: Free download high quality premium free stock images, public domain photos. You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.

Photogen: Terms of use

Big Foto: Terms of use

PicoGraphy: Terms of use

PD Posters: Terms of use

JÉSHOOTS: Terms of use

Pexels: Terms of use

Public Domain Files: Terms of use

Skitterphoto: Terms of use

FOCA Stock: Terms of use

Designer Pics.com: Terms of use

DesignerPics: Terms of use

Life of Pix: Terms of use


Pdpics

*The terms of use page is not working. Stated on the site: Pdpics.com is a repository of thousands of free public domain pictures and photographs. Use these stock photos freely in any project.

Libreshot: Terms of use

StockSnap: Terms of use

Foodiesfeed: Terms of use

Little Visuals

*There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: Use them anyway you want. (CCO)

Jay Mantri

*There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: Free pics. Do anything (CC0).

Kaboom Pics: Terms of use

Wunderstock: Terms of use

PhotoRack: Terms of use

PicNoi: Terms of use

Photo Crops

*There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: All photos are free to use any way you choose.

Photy: Terms of use

WOCinTech Chat

*The terms of use is on the site.

The Harry Ransom Center: The Harry Ransom Center has determined, to the best of its ability based on available information, that this material is unlikely to be protected by copyright interests and is in the public domain.

Getty Search Gateway : Terms of use

Getfere: Terms of use

CreateHER Stock: Terms of use

*The free images are hosted on Dropbox and Pixieset.

Wikimedia Commons: Terms of use

Public Domain Pictures

*There is no terms of use page. The copyright details can be seen below each photo. It says:
License: CC0 Public Domain

Note: If you intend to use an image you find here for commercial use, please be aware that some photos do require a model or property release. Pictures featuring products should be used with care.

Old Book Illustrations: Terms of use

Barn Images: Terms of use

Jeshoots:Terms of use

IM Free

*There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: A curated collection of free web design resources, all for commercial use.

Davalign

There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: All images on this website are part of the public domain and available for personal, commercial and educational use. To the extent possible under law, Davalign has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to the Davalign Public Domain Image Library. All images on this website are published from: United States.

Photo EveryWhere: Terms of use

Marble Pictures: Terms of use

123RF: Terms of use

*You need to register as a member to use its free images. The free stuff comes in smaller size: 450x450 px (15.9 cmx15.9 cm)

Death To Stock

*It doesn’t have a gallery of images. You need to sign up for its newsletter, then it will send you 20 new photos every month.

Victorian Illustrated Shakespeare Archive

*All the illustrations found her are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Stockvault: Terms of use

Fancy Crave: Terms of use

Public Domain Photos

*There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: All photos on this web site are public domain. You may use these images for any purpose, including commercial. But if some photo contains logos and products you need to be careful. Using someone else's trademark commercially can get you sued.

Watercolor World: Terms of use

Snapwire Snaps

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There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: License and commission photos from 200,000 of the world's most talented photographers.

All photos here are licensed under CC0 1.0

StokPic: Terms of use

Crow The Stone

*There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: Free photos to use any way you want.

A Digital Dreamer/Free Photos

*There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: These stock photos are 100% free and are also royalty free. We just ask that you don't redistribute them, or use them with anything that could be viewed as offensive (hate / pornography)

The Pic Pac

*There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: All pac are pay what you want. Do whatever you want with the pic."

Freely Photos: Terms of use (Scroll down until The License)

Free Digital Photos: Terms of use

Travel Coffee Book

*There is no terms of use page. Stated on its site: All photos are listed under cc0. That means you can do whatever you want with them.

Cupcake: Terms of use

Deviant Art Creative Commons

*There is no terms of use page. You can know the type of Creative Commons license, as it is mentioned below the image and also at the bottom right hand corner of the page.   

Splashbase

*There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: It is a search and discovery platform for the following sites: travelcoffeebook, startupstockphotos, littlevisuals, gratisography, getrefe, jaymantri, superfamous, mazwai, unsplash, snapographic, moveast, snapwiresnaps, newoldstock, splitshire, camarama, mmt, lifeofpix, crowthestone, skitterphoto.

But you can see the copyright license below each photo.

IMC Photo: Terms of use

Creative Commons: Terms of use

*Stated on the site: This site has no control over the results that are returned. Do not assume that the results displayed in this search portal are under a CC license. You should always verify that the work is actually under a CC license by following the link.

FreePhotos.cc: Terms of use

StockPhotos.io: Terms of use

My Free Photos: Terms of use

Superfamous

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Stated on the site: Images are available under the conditions of a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. This means that you can use the work for your own purposes if credit is provided.

This means that you can use the work for your own purposes — including commercial use — as long as credit is provided.

From Old Books

*There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: For non-commercial or educational use they are generally free. Some of the images are available through Alamy.

You can find out about the copyright details together with the images.

BucketListly: Terms of use

Free Media Goo: Terms of use

Image After: Terms of use

Shutterstock: Terms of use

My Public Domain Pictures: Terms of use

The Public Domain Review: Terms of use

Good Stock Photos: Terms of use

FreeRange: Terms of use

Negative Space: Terms of use

Big Foto: Terms of use

Reshot: Terms of use

Dreamstime: Terms of use

Unrestricted Stock: Terms of use

*Stated on the site: Free and unrestricted stock photos and vectors.

FreeJPG

*There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: Free Image stock for Commercial and Editorial Use, Blog.

Alegriphotos: Terms of use

Albumarium: Terms of use

PDPhoto

*There is no terms of use page. When I clicked on the image, it takes me to Google Photos. It has the word "Shared".

Stock Free Images: Terms of use

Duion: Photos: Terms of use

Clker: Terms of use

Snappy Goat: Terms of use

Pond5: Terms of use

Free Stock Photos: Terms of use

Pickup Image

*There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: Pickupimage is the largest collections of free photographs. Free download high quality premium free stock images, public domain photos.

You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.


Depositphotos

*You need to sign up with a free account to download free photos, vector images and videos for commercial and editorial use.

Toper's Photos: Terms of use

PicDrome: Terms of use

Free Foto: Terms of use

Open Galleries

*There is no terms of use page. Stated on its site: Royalty-free photo galleries.High resolution pictures with no water-marks!

Free Images: Terms of use

Free Pixels: Terms of use

Free Images: Terms of use

Logo Designer Web: Terms of use

Burning Well: Terms of use

Pics4Learning: Terms of use

DHD Multimedia Gallery: Terms of use

Copy Right Free Photos

*Terms of use is stated in the homepage under "About Us".

Pixnio: Terms of use

4Free Photos: Terms of use

Stock Photos.io: Terms of use

DesignersPics: Terms of use

Free Large Photos: Terms of use

Free Stock Photos: Terms of use

Soul Photos: Terms of use

Internet Archive: Images: Terms of use

*This library contains digital images uploaded by Archive users which range from maps to astronomical imagery to photographs of artwork. Many of these images are available for free download. You can find the Creative Commons License mentioned below the image, next to the word "Usage".

Karen's Whimsy: Terms of use

*Stated on the site: They are all from material printed prior to 1923 and are in the public domain. You don't have to buy any of the images here; they are all free.

Unrestrictedstock: Terms of use

Normad Pictures

*Terms of use is stated at the bottom of the homepage.

Free Nature Stock: Terms of use

Moveast

*There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: Help yourselves and use them wherever you want (CC0)

Streetwill

*There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: Free vintage photos to use any way you want.

The Pic Pac

*There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: Do whatever you want with the pics.

Made In Moments: Terms of use

Graphberry: Terms of use

Skuawk: Terms of use

XXL Stock Photo: Terms of use

*There are free images here.

LibreStock: Terms of use

FreeImages.co.uk: Terms of use

StockMedia CC: Terms of use

Photo Stock Editor

*The terms of use is stated on the site: You may use the photographs for personal and commercial works. This includes Part of Website or Mobile App, Articles or Websites, Templates for Sell. You would not sell these photographs or add these images to your free image gallery. Attribution is highly appreciated but not a necessity.

Iwaria: Terms of use

BlogPiks: Terms of use

Rawpixel: Terms of use

500px Creative Commons: Terms of use

Photober: Terms of use

Unprofound: Terms of use

Chamber Of Commerce

*There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: Stock photos across multiple free and paid stock photo sites

 Pikwizard

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The is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: Royalty free and safe for commercial use, with no attribution required.

IM Free

*There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: A curated collection of free web design resources, all for commercial use.

Shuteroo: Terms of use

ImageBase: Terms of use

Commons:Free media resources/Photography By Wikipedia

*Here Wikipedia has gathered a big list of sources of freely licensed and public domain images on the Web.

Take note. The resource on this list does not guarantee that all or any of the images in it are freely licensed and/or in the public domain.

You are still responsible for checking the copyright status of images.

Free Pik: Terms of use

*To get the free images or vector:

1. Select the "Free" option in the search bar in the homepage.

2. Then type in your search term in the empty space provided.

3. Click on the magnifying glass icon or press your "Enter" key.

Pablo

*Background templates to create inspirational quotes or memorable one-liners.


Find Free Images With Search Sites


188. Google Image Search

1. Scroll down to the bottom of the page.

2. Next to "usage rights", click on "not filtered by license".

3. It will drop down a list these options for you choose: "free to use or share", "free or use to share, even commercially", "free to use share or modify", "free to use, share or modify, even commercially".

189. Bing Images

1. To search for free images which are public domain, first type in your search term in the search box.

2. Click on the search icon (magnifying glass symbol).

3. Next click on "Filter" (funnel symbol) which is on top right hand corner.

4. A menu with a list of filter options will drop down above the images.

5. Click on "License", again another drop down menu appears.

6. From the list, you can choose any of these options: "public domain", "free to share and use", "Free to share and use commercially", "Free to modify, share, and use" or "Free to modify, share, and use commercially".

 
Search Creative Commons

This search site makes it easier and more convenience for you to search for free images from various sites that include Europeana, Flickr, Google Images, Jamendo, Wikimedia Commons, Open Clip Art Library and Pixabay.

On the site, you can choose: use for commercial purposes or modify or adapt.

Stated on the site: Please note that CC does not verify whether the images are properly CC licensed, or whether the attribution and other licensing information we have aggregated is accurate or complete. Please independently verify the licensing status and attribution information before reusing the content.

 
Let's CC

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Stated on the site: Content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Korea License, except where otherwise noted.

On the site there is a filter which you can: Find content to use commercially or/and Find content to modify, adapt or build upon.

 
Every Stock Photo: Terms of use

 
Free Photos Web

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There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: Free Stock Photos

 
PicFindr

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There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: It searches the web for stock photos that are completely free to use commercially. It is a web app that helps you search several stock image, public domain and photo community sites simultaneously.

 
Photo Pin: Terms of use

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It uses the Flickr API and searches creative commons photos.

 
Veezle

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This is a search engine for finding free stock photos. It gets them from from various sources that include: Flickr, Freebase, Wikimedia and OpenClipArt.

There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: Veezle is a leading search engine for finding absolutely free stock photos.

When you click on the image, it will take you to the original source.

 
Image Finder: Terms of use

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A search engine displaying images license under Creative Commons from various stock image sites.

 
Can We Image

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This site searches images from Wikimedia Common.

Check the box: "Only show public domain results?" to find public domain images.


Where To Find Free Images From Flickr 


 
Flickr Commons: Terms of use

 
Flickr Advanced Search

How to use:

1. On the left side of the page , click on the "Any license".

2. A menu of options will drop down for you to choose from:

"All Creative Commons", "Commercial use allowed",  "Modification allowed", "Commercial use & mods allowed", "Not known copyright restrictions" and "U.S. Government works". 

3. After making your selection,  click on the photo you wanted.

4. Then re-check with the Creative Commons license stated on the right side below the photo.

If you are not too sure of the definition, click on the link and it will Creative Commons site with full explanation.

 
TinyEye Labs: Terms of use

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Find Creative Commons images on Flickr by colors.
Here is a guide on how to use TinyEye.

 
Simple CC Flickr Search

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You can use this search site to look for CC Flickr images, and stamp with attribution.

The photos found by the search are all ones with licenses that allow derivative works.

Flickr safe search is on.

 
Foter: Terms of use

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It uses the Flickr API and searches Creative Commons photos. Once you find your photo, check the license which is on the right side of the page.

 
Photo For Class: Terms of use

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This search site is meant for school use, to search through Creative Commons images that are appropriate for the classroom. Downloaded images automatically cite the author and the image license terms.

Stated on the site: All photos shown are, to the best of our (and Flickr's) knowledge, licensed by Creative Commons for public use.

 
Compfight

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It is an image search engine which helps you to locate images from Flickr.

After typing in your search term, press on the "Enter" key.

Compfight
will gather all images related to your search term from Flickr.

Then you need to click on the filter "Creative Commons" on the left side of the page.

From there you can see the eight (8) different Creative Commons licenses.

 
SpaceX: Terms of use

 
Creativity 103

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There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: Only images available for use under free of charge with a creative commons license are accepted.

 
Wylio: Terms of use

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To use this site to look for free pictures available on Flickr under Creative Commons licenses, you need to sign up a free account. It comes with an image re-size function.

No need to download a picture, open it, resize it, save it, find it on your computer, upload it and then manually add credit information. It generates embed code for your platform.

 
The Library of Congress Photos (Flickr): Terms of use

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All the photos here are from Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information.

 
FDR Presidential Library & Museum

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There is no terms of use page. Not all photos here are public domain. You need to check out the copyright licensing details from each specific photo.

 
NASA On The Commons: Terms of use

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You can find free images from NASA available on Flickr. Most of them are labeled as "No known copyright restrictions".

 
Click on the photo and you can find out its copyright status.

 
The British Library (Flickr)

* There is no terms of use on the site. You can find more from each individual picture. From my random checking, many of the images are listed as "No known copyright restriction".

New York Public Library

*Stated on the site: No permission is required and there are no restrictions on use. 180,000 of the items in its Public domain collections: Free to share & reuse.

*Here is a link to its Public Domain Picks.



Free Images Sites: You Need To Provide Personal Details 


 
Assorted 80 Stock Photos

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Terms of use is found on the site. Stated on the site: These photos are 100% free to use, no attribution required.
 
 
75 More Assorted Stock Photos

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Terms of use is found on the site. Stated on the site: These photos are 100% free to use, no attribution required

 
160 Business-Themed Photos

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There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: No royalties, no fees, no worries. You can use these photos on your blog posts, social media channels, landing pages, emails -- wherever you'd like!

 
250 Holiday-Themed Photos

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There is no terms of use page. Stated on the site: Download these 250 photos, a $1,500 value, for free.



Search Free Images With WordPress Plugins


 
Picture Finder

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This WordPress plugin allows for a user to search images from Flickr for their blogs. The user can add attribution to the picture before adding it into their blog post.

By using CC-BY licenses this tool is built to limit the potential copyright pitfalls that may occur.

 
PhotoDropper

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A WordPress Plugin designed to help you find the perfect image for your blog posts with just three clicks. This plugin even handles the attribution.

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