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Best Place To Find Royalty Free Image For Your Blog & Social Media Post

Images or photos always create great impacts on readers. A good quality image always makes your blog more eye-catching than a normal image. But how many publishers have this artistic talent? Similar things happen to social media sites also. In social media, everyone thinking about visual content. More or less every users share a selfie or visual images on social media.


But there is one question arise where do you get royalty free and good quality images for your blog articles and social media posts.  In today's world it is not hard to find such images. There are many websites which offers free image and encourage users to reuse.

What is Creative Commons (CC) License ?

A Creative Commons license is a copyright license that enables the reuse or free distribution of a copyrighted work. Creative Commons licenses are only used when the owners of a copyrighted work wants to give people the right to share, reuse and build upon a work that they have created. Creative Commons licenses protect the owner of the original licensed work without applying a full copyright, meaning others can only use it with possible restrictions.

The following websites offer royalty free photos that bloggers can download and reuse on their blogs and social media users can post on their timeline. Before download and reuse, make sure that you have checked the copyright restrictions on any photos. Always follow the copyright and Creative Commons licensing rules related to any photo and obtain any necessary permissions.

BigFoto 

BigFoto is a royalty free photo gallery where most of the photos have been contributed by amateur photographers. There are no watermarks or complicated rules for BigFoto's image. To download any image no need to register and no login is required. Anyone can use these images in their work without worrying that they are infringing copyright. Photos are arranged continent wise. I prefers BigFoto rather than others.


Freeimages

Freeimages is a huge gallery of more than 3,50,000 quality stock photos by more than 30,000 photographers which are searchable and categorized. When you get an image on freeimage.com always check right-hand side Usage details where you will find Royalty free. To download the photo with actual size you need to signup on freeimage.com.


Flickr 

Flickr is more popular image hosting and video hosting website. Flickr grows more popularity after the site acquired by Yahoo in 2005. To get royalty free image on Flickr you need to search with "creative commons licensed content" and when you find a photo you like just check the right-hand side for a link like "Some rights reserved". If that photo has a link like "Some rights reserved" then you can click the link to see how you can use. that photo. Be certain to provide an attribution and link back to the source. 


MorgueFile 

MorgueFile has a large selection of high resolution free photos that you can use on your blog. You have to check individual image whether it is available under creative commons license or not. Once it is available just click download and post it on your blog.



Unsplash 

Unsplash is a another royalty free and stocks of high resolution photos. Unsplash offers 10 free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos every 10 days.


Pixabay 

Pixabay offers high resolution royalty free image and which can be downloaded easily according to our own requirement. These images can be included in your blog without attribution to the source.


FreeMediaGoo

Free Media Goo offers royalty-free and cost-free media that can be used in print, film, TV, Internet or any other type of media both for commercial and personal use. To download any image no need to register, no need to login on Free Media Goo.


Gratisography

Gratisography provides free high-resolution images both for personal or commercial use. New photos are added weekly. No registration, no login required to download any image. Simply click on image to download. Images are almost 10 MB in size.


Unprofound

Unprofound is a large collection of photos which are strictly non-profit. This photos are anyone to use in just about any way they had like. No registration and no login required to get images from Unprofound.

Free Photos Bank 

Free Photos Bank has a nice collection of free photos which are available for download without login. They  have quick navigation button to select desired category.


PhotoPin .

PhotoPin‘s photos are free for blogger and creatives. PhotoPin's interface allows users to search millions of Creative Commons photos via Flickr.


Getty Images

GettyImages declared in march that they allow non-commercial sites to embed some of its photos free of cost. GettyImages don't allow users to download any image. Instead GettyImages allow users to embed their photos. An embed photo keeps GettyImages own frame, share buttons and branding. To get a royalty free photo from GettyImages just go to that site and click Creative Images and then select Royalty-free.


Public Domain Pictures

Public Domain Pictures is a repository for high quality and wide variety free images uploaded by amateur photographers. Premium download allows users to download large size images and requires free signup. Otherwise it requires to provide a link to its particular page. For a simple download right click on Image and click Save image as...

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New Old Stock 

If you want vintage photos then New Old Stock is a nice place to land. New Old Stock is a collection of vintage photos from the public archives which are free of known copyright restrictions. Below image shows a street car with sign "This is fire prevention day, clean up rubbish" in New York City. The below photo was created on 10 Sept, 1914.


Dreamstime 

Dreamstime provides is a good selection of high resolution royalty free stock photos as well as images which are well arranged into different category. To download any image you need to signup on Dreamstime.


Free Digital Photos 

There are numerous royalty free images here. Compares to other website relatively low resolution photos are only available for reuse under creative common license. It requires a credit if you use an image.


Openphoto

Openphoto has a huge selection and high resolution stock photos which are well arranged in different categories.


Free Range Stock

Free Range Stock offers high resolution images and textures which are free to use. But to download any photo from Free Range Stock you must be a registered member. Without registration no one can download any image.


Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons is a database of more than 21,532,732 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute. The images are categorized are Featured pictures, Quality images, Valued images etc. To get images from Wikimedia Commons go to the main page of Wikimedia Commons and click Images and then to get Featured pictures, Quality images, Valued images etc. click Good Pictures and select desired one.

Creative Commons Search

Creative Commons Search is not a search engine but rather offers convenient access to search services provided by other independent organizations like Flickr and Google etc.

Superfamous

Superfamous is a Log Angeles based studio which houses the work of Dutch interaction designer Folkert Gorter. Mind blowing photography of Folkert Gorter is available here under the conditions of a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. This means that any one can use the work for their own purposes including commercial use. But credit must be to provided. Different resolutions photos are available for download.  If any one don't want the original resolution image then he/she may choose the required resolution.

Image Finder

Image Finder allows users to search Creative Commons photos from Google Image, Flickr and other similar services.

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