Find Free Images for Your Website
If you need images for your website, you shouldn’t “steal” images from other website or you might get a threatening letter in the mail or get hauled off to court. That’s not good.
Photos are worth 1,000 words right? Make sure you have great photos to go along with what you post on your website with good stock photography (if you’re not an expert photographer). They’re getting cheaper now and most are royalty free, which means you can use the images about anywhere and use them as much as you want.
Here are a number of good free stock images sources that I use – there are about 47 free ones in this list:
- 1 Million Free Pictures (Free)
- Alegri Photos (Free)
- British Library, The (Free)
- CompFight.com (Free-ish)
- Cupcake (Free)
- Death to the Stock Photo (Free – sign up)
- DesignersPics.com (Free)
- Dreamstime Free Photos (Free)
- FreeFoto.com (Free)
- Free Pixels (Free)
- Flickr Creative Commons (Free)
- Foodies Feed (Free)
- FreeImages.com (Free)
- FreeRangeStock.com (Free)
- FreeStockPhotos.biz (Free)
- Gratisography (Free)
- IM Free (Free)
- Jay Mantri (Free)
- Jé Shoots (Free)
- Kaboom Pics (Free)
- Life of Pix (Free)
- Little Visuals (Free)
- Lock and Stock Photos (Free)
- Magdeleine (Free)
- Morgue File (Free)
- New Old Stock (Free)
- PD Pics (Free)
- Photl (Free)
- PhotoPin.com (Free)
- Pic Jumbo (Free)
- Pick Up Image (Free)
- Pixabay (Free)
- Public Domain Archive (Free)
- Public Domain Pictures (Free)
- Raumrot (Free)
- Refe (Free)
- Refe – tumblr (Free)
- RGB Stock (Free)
- Snapwire Snaps (Free)
- SplitShire (Free)
- Start Up Stock Photos (Free)
- StockSnap (Free)
- Stock Media (Free)
- Studio 25 (Free)
- Super Famous (Free)
- Unsplash (Free)
- Viintage (Free)
- Free images for your website
- Instant download
Using Free Images Legally
The best way to use images for your website legally is to use CC0 images. CC0 is the free, public domain version of the Creative Commons license. People can create images or photos and release them with the CC0 license, which means they waive the maximum amount of rights (all rights) to their work and anyone can use it and do with it what they please.
CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication (creativecommons.org)
The person who associated a work with this deed has dedicated the work to the public domain by waiving all of his or her rights to the work worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.
In no way are the patent or trademark rights of any person affected by CC0, nor are the rights that other persons may have in the work or in how the work is used, such as publicity or privacy rights.
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the person who associated a work with this deed makes no warranties about the work, and disclaims liability for all uses of the work, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.
When using or citing the work, you should not imply endorsement by the author or the affirmer.
There are websites above like Pixabay that offer this license with images and there are other websites as well.
These are the images you should be using on your website in order to avoid any trouble (fines, lawsuits, etc.).
Pixabay says this: “All images and videos on Pixabay are released free of copyrights under Creative Commons CC0.”
How to Use Google Images Without Copyright Issues
Here’s a video explaining a free way to find tons of free images for your website:
WordPress Plugin for Adding Free Images to Your Website
If you’re using WordPress, then get the WP Inject plugin to easily add free images to your posts and pages. This plugin uses CC0 image sources like Pixabay.
Online Image Editors
Need to edit images but you don’t have the software? Use this online software to edit images: