Where can I get Royalty free images for my blog?
If you are a blogger then definitely you need the images for your blog posts, unless you create screenshots of your own or create the images by yourself. So where can you get royalty free images for commercial use? Are the images free without copyright? Let us find answers to all these questions below.
“The Picture is worth a thousand words,” a great proverb says how important an image would be on the post. People do visit the post by looking at the image when you share the post into social media picture post plays an important role in capturing the users attention.
You can’t just copy paste any images you find on search engines or any websites as it will have legal implications and you might have to pay a huge penalty if you get caught.
What are Royalty free images?
First a quick introduction on copyright and creative commons. Any content which you create ( eg: blog posts, images, audio, video etc) are “copyright” to you. It means no one can republish the same thing without your permission and it is illegal to use for commercial purposes.
Any content which you create ( eg: blog posts, images, audio, video etc) are “copyright” to you. It means no one can republish the same thing without your permission and it is illegal to use for commercial purposes.
On the other hand some of the content creators choose to use “creative commons” license, it mean you are allowed to use their images/videos for free on your website under certain conditions. Most of the time the attribution and the linking to the author need to be provided. There are various types of Creative Common licenses here
Where do I Get Royalty free images for my blog posts?
- Pixabay has collections of Over 570000 high-quality photos, illustrations, and vector graphics. It is Free for commercial use. No attribution required.
- Unsplash Do whatever you want free high-resolution photos. Download 10 new free photos every 10 days is their motto.
- Realisticshots Free stock photos (high resolution) for personal and commercial use. 7 new royalty free images every week. Just make something creative!
- Gratisography Free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects.
You could always download the high-resolution version of the image. New awesome pictures added weekly!
All pictures were photographed by Ryan McGuire and free of copyright restrictions.
- Magdeleine Free photo of the day on Magdeleine.co, a blog that features the best free high-quality royalty free stock photographies for your inspiration.