If you’re a blogger you’ll appreciate the saying ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’. The saying holds true for blog posts too. Which is perfect, because you can add a little extra to your post with a few nice images.
If you’re wondering where you can get these images? Well, there are a ton of online resources, and we’ve compiled a list which highlights some of our favorites.
A word of caution, even though many of these images are free from copyright restrictions or licensed for use under public domain CC0, we encourage you to do your due diligence (research) before use.
One of our go-to places for images. Unsplash is a user-friendly site with a search feature that makes it easy to find images with themes like sports, landscape, gardens, cities, etc. Unsplash releases 10 photos every 10 days. If you haven’t used it before, definitely have a look here.
There’s a wide assortment of images available on the FreeImages website. Categories are defined which simplifies the search process and there’s also a convenient keyword search option is provided. Images are free and if there are restrictions – like notify artist, provide credit to artist, etc. – they’re mentioned next to the ‘Download’ button in the preview of the images.
Pixabay is a great resource for free high quality images. They offer over 890,000 free stock photos, vectors and art illustrations. All images and videos are released under CC0 and no attribution is required. Try it today and never go without images for your personal or commercial use.
StockSnap is an easy-to-use resource for beautiful free stock photos. Every week CC0 Licensed images are updated and there’s such a vast selection. The only problem you’ll face now is what image to choose.
SplitShire has a great philosophy of sharing a piece of the county (shire) with everyone. Italian photographer Daniel Nanescu is the mastermind behind this great site. You can find interesting images using this resources. The images are free and have no copyright restrictions, see details on SplitShire website.
Life of Pix has a great collection of high-resolution photographs. All images are donated to the public domain and are free for personal and commercial use. The website is by Leeroy Advertising Agency in Montreal and its network of photographers. New photographs are added weekly, which will ensure that you keep coming back to this site.
Public Domain is the best place to find copyright-free pictures on the internet. They feature a varied collection and have easy-to-locate categories for any theme you need.
Jay Mantri has an exceptional collection of photographs. Every Thursday a new collection is released, which is accessible and free to use under the CC0 license. Take a look and get inspired.
Skitterphoto has a wide range of photographs which are all public domain. You’re able to use them for personal and commercial purposes, as mentioned on their website. You can locate images by searching through keywords or categories. Some unique and inspiring images to be found.
Martin Vorel is the man behind LibreShot, he has provided some breathtaking and unique Photographs on his website. All images are free and CC0 licensed, no attribution is required, but as Martin mentions on his website, he’ll be grateful if you do.
Pickup Image has a searchable database of public domain images. They can be copied, modified, and distributed for commercial use too.
At Gratisography, all photos are taken by Ryan Mcguire and are free of copyright restrictions. New high-resolution pictures are added weekly. If you are searching for whimsically inclined photographs, then you’re in the right place.
freestocks has CC0 licensed photographs available for personal or commercial use. Pick and choose from a wide sample with different categories. Easy to both download and use.
New Old Stock has a collection of vintage photos from the public archives and free of any known copyright restrictions.
Adding high-quality images makes all the difference in your blog post. It renders it more interesting and provides a visual break for your reader. We’re off to a good start and if you would like to mention any other resources that are not on the list here, do let us know in the comment section below.