It can sometimes be a challenge to find the right image to use in an article you are writing. Searching Google will often turn up a number of great images, but using some of them can land you in hot water – I’m talking about fines of 1000s of dollars for using a photo that is copyrighted.
There are paid stock photo websites you can buy images from, like iStockPhoto, but they are often very expensive. My personal favourite paid stock photo site is called PhotoDune, and images there start at just $1 each for a good sized image (good enough for a blog post).
But what if you want free images?
I’ve put together a list of my favourite 8 royalty free image download sites, and recorded a video to show you the types of images each one offers. One of my criteria for these sites is that they must be searchable. There are a lot of photo sites that offer free for commercial use images, but you cannot search their database. That makes it very difficult to find an appropriate image.
Royalty-free images sites
My Favourite Paid Image site
- PhotoDune – Starting at just $1 per image. If I am stuck and cannot find an image on a free site, then Photodune is my go to place for finding those elusive images that I am 100% sure are royalty-free.