How often are you working on a project but can’t find that perfect image to use? I have put together five fantastic sites that are FREE and all contain Royalty-Free images. These are perfect for your blog, presentation or any other project that you may be working on.
Flickr :: Flickr is great because the libary is very extensive. However, most of the content is user uploaded so there is a hit or miss when finding quality images. Be sure to check the requirements for each image that you intending to use.
PhotoPin :: PhotoPin is a fantastic search tool for royalty free images. It searches both Flickr and CreativeCommmons. You can easily select commercial or non-commercial use to narrow the search results.
Google Images :: With Google being the number 1 search engine it goes without saying that you can find plenty of royalty free images to use in your work. But how do you narrow down the results so that they are more specific to what you need. Simply set up search parameters under the advanced search settings. You can choose between reuse, commercial use, and reuse with modification, commercial use with modification.
Morgue File :: Morgue File is a filled with images for both commercial use as well academic use allowed. It also allows you to search some other great websites like DepositPhoto, Dreamstime and iStock.
PicMonkey :: This isn’t exactly an image search but it lets you easily create your own graphics or edit your images. With this tool you know that there is no question of who owns the image. This is my favorite of the five because I live to create title images for my blog posts.
Do you have a great resource for finding images for your blog? I would love to hear about it in the comments below.