Everyone likes pretty pictures to accompany their blog articles. Being that all of us aren’t photographers or artists, we need access to images that we can use to fancy up our articles.
Of course you can pay an artist or a photographer for images, but you can also get them for free.
Also be warned that just because the images are free doesn’t mean that you don’t have rules to follow. There are different types of “free” images out there.
When taking images from any of these website’s you must comply with their rules. For example, some websites won’t let you use their images as or in your logo. Some also require accreditation and/or a link back to their website.
That being said, here are 15 websites with free photos for your blog:
- Open Clip Art – My Personal Favorite
- Stock Xchng
- Free Foto
- Free Digital Photos
- Dreamstime (Some cost, starting at 20 cents/image)
- Stock Vault
- Every Stock Photo
- Free Pixels
- Stock Free Images
- Foter ( They even have a wordpress plugin)
I also recommend reading this article on Creative Commons and free images for better a better understanding of the usual rules.