As a blogger for blog posts copyright free images for blogs or royalty free images is a big issue for many of us. Because to get high rank in search engine a blog should have unique content on it. Today, if we use other’s copyrighted images then we may caught by google in any next algorithms update. There are many sources on internet from where you can get copyright free photos or images. Using these images you don’t need to publish any credit link of creator or website. This is very hot topic on internet that “how to get copyright free photos or non-copyrighted images for free”.
What is meant by copyrights of images?
If a photographer or graphic designer publish his photos or images on any website or blog then he mentions some limits that how this image access by public free or paid. Or using of that image for personal or professional? The designer/photographer defines this criteria.
The most common copyrights using for online content is Creative Common or CC. There are different versions of CC license. For example Creative Common 2.0. There are many graphic sites using this CC 2.0 which provide free images only for Personal. But if we use these images for commercial then we need to put Credit or Attribution of copyright holder.
Free images for Blog Posts?
Now, I am going to show a list of sources that provides images with this right that you can use that images everywhere personal and commercial use or modify that images without giving any credit/attribution to its original author/creator. Because these sources provide images or graphics with Creative Common 0 or CC 0. Now, you don’t need to pay heavy amount to paid sources of images like ShutterStock, istockphoto, fotolia, Gettyimages and many more.
These are free image providers:
If you need high resolution images then unsplash is heaven for you. Unsplash publish/upload 10 new images with high resolution in 10 days. These images are licensed under Creative Commons Public Domain License.
SplitShire is a stock of charming and high Defination images. SplitShire also provides free images under license Creative Common Public Domain. You can use these images for your personal and commercial use without any credit of creator.
PixAbay is most popular royalty free image stock on internet which gives you rights to use its images for any purpose which may be Personal or Commercial. You don’t need to pay or credit of original author.
PublicDomainArchive.com is also a free image stock. PublicDomainArchive’s images are cool and close to nature.
Some images contains logos or links, you can easily remove these logos, names or links by using tools like Photoshop or any other. There are different techniques to modify or remove these logos by cropping or Eraser tool etc. You can also put the link of your site or Logo.