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Smiles for everyone! free for use My photos that have a creative commons license and are free for everyone to download, edit, alter and use as long as you give me, “D Sharon Pruitt” credit as the original owner of the photo. Have fun and enjoy! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Where to Find Free Images for Your Blog

presented by Fred Horstman January 1, 2014

If you’re looking for free stock photos for your blog, look no further! I love using stock photos on posts if they don’t have any images already, or even just to dress them up. Before using photos from any of these websites for your blog, review their terms of use. You don’t want to plagiarize somebody’s content. Below you will find 16 different sites to find photos or images that you can use on your blog.

1. Free Digital Photos

Freedigitalphotos requires a linkback/credit but makes it easy. You just copy and paste. Their search bar doesn’t turn up much when you’re super specific, but the quality of photos is great.

2. Every Stock Photo

Search engine for free photos – membership is free.

3. Free Pixels

Free stock photography for any use. Using the tag cloud to browse their 3,000+ images is great.

4. Photo Gen

High-resolution images available for free download, no sign up required.

5. MorgueFile         

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These aren’t usually very high quality, but they are more “real life” photos. They are good for illustrating emotions.

6. Free Stock Photos

Download free images to use for professional or commercial use. The weather category is very good.

7. Unsplash

These photos are amazing. Mostly scenery. 10 new photos added every 10 days.

8. Free Range Stock

Free membership, full of high-resolution free stock photos and textures. Images are at least 2400 x 1600, and can be used for personal and commercial use.

9. Mayang’s Free Textures

Free texture library with over 3,800 free high-res textures available to download. Great for designers.

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10. Photo Pin

Photo Pin is a free tool that helps bloggers and designers find beautiful photos for blogs and websites using Creative Commons licensing.

11. ImageBase

Free high resolution photos and PowerPoint Templates.

12. Turbo Photo

Download over 2,000 free stock images.

13. FreeFoto

Over 3,000 categories and over 100,000 images! A link back and attribution are required for some.

14. BigFoto

Great variety of free images, sceneries, etc.

15. StockVault                                             

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Over 13,000 free stock photos. Also has lots of helpful tutorials!

16. Geek Philosopher

Beautiful photos! Required to post a link back/credit.

There are twice as many other sites on the web. You have probably heard of Flickr and others. These 16 are not so famous, but they will help you get started. I hope you can find something that is appealing to you. Maybe use a few for different reasons.

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