One of the things that has been growing in popularity these days is showing thumbnail images for your blog posts on your homepage and category pages. However, I would say that well over half of the images you find on blogs shouldn’t even be there due to the copyright of such. Many bloggers will simply go to google images find whatever picture they need then add it to their blog. The problem is that by doing this you could potentially run into some serious legal issues.
For those of you that do like to add images to your blog, here are some of the best places to find Free Images that you can use without having to link-back or deal with any legal stuff. But make sure you see the terms of each picture, because every once in a while you will find an image that does have some sort of usage agreement.
Where To Get Free Images For Your Blog?
Below are 3 places where you can find tons of free images for your site.
- Flickr: Flickr is a really great source for free pics, however make sure to contact the owner of the picture and ask permission before using it. I have done this a lot in the past and a lot of people are willing to share their pictures. Give them a good reason, maybe a quick complement and offer a link back to their Flickr profile.
- Stockvault: Stockvault has a lot of nice stock photos, just be warned that this site is filled with adsense.
- deviantART: This is a huge community of artist sharing all sorts of images and graphics. Again, checkout the license of the graphic as a lot of these aren’t free, yet it is still a great source for free images if you become familiar with the site.
- Stock.xchng: Saving the best for last here you’ll be able to find a lot of great stock photos as well as PSD’s, templates, background images and more. Please checkout the restrictions before using