Places to Find Free Images for Your WordPress Blog

Posted on Jan 05 2016 by in Freebies 

One picture is like a thousand words, or so they say. This applies whether it is content targeting adults or children. This is because research suggests that 90% of information that is relayed to the brain is visual and the brain processes visual signals 60,000 times faster than text.

When it comes to websites, 46% of internet users say that website design is the most important criterion used to determine a company’s credibility. Images count for a lot of this but getting images that make an impact is not that easy. Thankfully there are places to find free images on the internet. Images that will give your website a great and unique feel.

Unsplash

This is one of the places to find free images ranging from product images to landscapes. You will find ten new images every 10 days. The best part is that all the hundreds of images available have no copyright. In simple terms, the photographers have willingly chosen to dedicate their work to the public and have relinquished all rights to the work under copyright law.

You may however not be able to search the image archive fast enough to find what you are looking for.

Creative Commons

This website allows you to look for free images on other third-party sites like Wikimedia Commons, Google Images, Pixabay and Flickr. You can search for images for commercial purposes and those that you can adapt, modify or build upon. You can quickly search through multiple sites that contain both professional and amateur photography, illustrations and video.

picjumbo

This is definitely one of the places to find free images on nature, technology, food, people and fashion and many more. You will find high resolution images that are all free and can be used for personal works as well as commercial uses. Searching the website is easy because there is a category listing that allows you to filter through all the images. Authors on this website ask that you credit them.

Free Refe

Free Refe is a free version of the main Refe site and it contains modern photos and natural looking photos all originating from the premium Refe website. The resolution is very high and the images are mostly comprised of street scenes and landscapes.

IM FREE

This boasts a collection of free images for commercial use. There is a wide range of subjects covered including sports and fitness, people, education and technology. The images are all from third-party sites so you will need to check for licenses for every individual image before you use them.

 Gratisography

This is one of the few places to find free images of peculiar situations. These will definitely spice up your website a great deal if you are looking for something uncommon. The images are all free high resolution and can be used for commercial and personal projects. There are no copyright restrictions on any of the images but there is no search tool so prepare yourself to do a manual search through all available images.

The images are all free high resolution and can be used for commercial and personal projects. There are no copyright restrictions on any of the images but there is no search tool so prepare yourself to do a manual search through all available images.

Jay Mantri

A recent addition to photography sites, this site features images of city outdoors and coastal scenes. All photos are available for free and have no copyright restrictions.

Picography

Here you will find beautiful, natural-looking photos that may remind you of a personal memory. They have no copyright restrictions and there is no search tool to make searching easier.

Public Domain Archive

As the name suggests, this site contains images available to the public domain. It is like a large storehouse for the site owner to place different kinds of high quality images that he comes across while surfing the internet.

It is very easy to maneuver through the website and the different categories allow you to find what you are looking for a little faster.

Pixabay

This is one of the places to find free images that do not require any attribution to the author and have no copyright restrictions. You can modify, copy, distribute and use the images for personal and commercial purposes. They are under Creative Commons public domain dee CC0.

Magdeleine

Think vintage style photos in high resolution all free and submitted by photographers. You can search and filter through images by category as well as dominant color.

Photo Pin

The images are taken by amateur photographers and are aimed at helping bloggers get images for their posts. The website uses search Creative Commons and Flickr API to find free photos thus making it easy to find different images.

Remember to check the licenses linked to the photos. Also, remember to always credit the author if you choose to download any of the images from these sites.      

Now you know some of the best places to find free images. Pair those images with a powerful theme and make a great impression to your visitors. Take a tour and transform your website!

 

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