Where is the best place to get free images for websites?
Let’s face it… the easiest way to find images for your craft blog (whether it’s for banner, blog post, thumbnail image, etc,) is just to do an image search in Google – free images, quick and easy, many to choose from, no problem… right?
It is not legal to use images from other websites without permission from the owner.
The way to go instead is to use royalty-free photos for commercial use. You can use the Creative Commons to search for images you need across the web, from Flickr to Wikimedia Commons, and source and attribute images that you find.
Also, WordPress announced embed support for Getty Images, which means you can also access and share photos from Getty’s extensive library for non-commercial use.
But there’s more!
Here are some sites where you can find great images that are free to use for your personal projects — like your blog — or commercial work. New photographs are added weekly and are also free of copyright restrictions.
- Little Visuals
- Death to the Stock Photo
- New Old Stock
- Superfamous (requires attribution)
- The Pattern Library
- Im Free (requires attribution)
So what are you waiting for? bookmark it!
Note that a few options on the list require attribution.
Know of any other great sites? Leave a comment and I’ll add it to the list.