How do I get free images for my blog?
I've heard horror stories of Getty images and other stock photo companies slapping a $250 fine on bloggers for taking their images off Google search. I always thought that public images on Google were free game. Where can I find free images for my blog that still hold some originality and are visually appealing and attractive to my readers?
most images on the Web are not free. The list of websites below from others will serve you well.
Here is a good resource to get quality photos that don't look like there generic stock: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/237094
I really like http://pixabay.com/. I have used their photos extensively with great success.
Images on Google are public. Stock photo companies are just trying to get money out of you. In no way do you have to pay the "fine" they send you (which is actually just an invoice).
Though, to answer your question my favorite site to use is Stock Free. www.stockfreeimages.com
Here's a couple:
Try these pages mentioned on LinkedIn:
Bing offers a service where you can find public domain, free to use, and other types of pictures and clip art:
When visiting this site, I think you'd want to be sure that you are indeed getting free or public domain images. You may have to look that one up.
Unfortunately, almost all the images on Google have some kind of copyright or other. And they come right out and tell you that some images may be subject to copyright.
I like this wordpress plug-in called ImageInject at