As a professional content writer part of my job is scouring the web for the best FREE copyright free images to use in my articles. While I probably use them more than the average blogger and I know we all strive to create our own images and take amazing photos ourselves, sometimes you need a little help whether it's a beautiful photographic image, a background, vector image or blog buttons and social media icons.
In no particular order, here is my top 10 list of Copyright free FREE image sources for bloggers.
Freeimages (formerly Stock Exchange)
see the original image here.
Yep, the old Microsoft Office is still a great source for finding pics. I use it for work all the time! Always check the details as usual. They have lots of great photos and vector art and of course a huge selection of business oriented pics.
Unsplash is absolutely my new favourite copyright free photo source. While it's not a great tool if you're looking for something very specific ALL of the photographs are absolutely amazing! The top pic in this post is also from there. Unsplash is a blog with 10 new photos every 10 days and all the images are free to do what you like with!
Wikimedia Commons is another great source for searching for copyright free images. I don't use it too often but it's usually my number one source when I need photographs of celebrities. It's licenses are also extremely easy to understand but once again, always make sure you check before sharing.
Finally, finally Google is helping us search for copyright free images through google image searches. All you need to do is search for what you want, as usual, click on search tools and select "labeled for reuse". After you find the image you'd like make certain to click through to the original site and check for the license.
Morgue File has another huge selection of copyright free images to use for free. It's easy to search too!
Another good source is Free Range Stock. You do need to sign up, however signing up is free and the only catch is you'll get an email from them once a month.
Freepik is my favourite source of vector and illustrations to use for blogging. The only catch is you do need to credit them. But look how beautiful they are!
So, have a missed anything? What's you're favourite source of copyright free images for Free OR do you pay for them or simply ONLY use your own?