Images are one of the most important elements of a good blog post. Although written word is crucial images help in visually improving the blog posts as well as better explain the subject of blog posts to the readers.
If you spend time online visiting blogs you will notice that all of them, regardless of their niche use some sort of images like photo, infographic, or drawings. Many bloggers use drawings, infographics and photos that they make by themselves using digital cameras, cell phones and computer software.
The easier way however is to search for images online you can download and insert in your blog post. There are many websites online where you can find images for your blog. Before downloading images make sure to check the terms and conditions under which you can use images on your blog.
- Free images – which means you can download and use the images for free without paying a fee. Although their use is free you should always check conditions under which you can use them.
- Royalty free – are images that you will need to pay a certain fee to buy the photos after which you can use them as many times you like without paying a fee every time you use the image.
- Rights managed – means the license to use the image can be negotiated concerning how many times can you use it, where can you use it, the duration of the license etc.
If you plan to download and use the images you don’t have right to use, their owners can file complaint and you can be sued for copyright infringement. Because of this always check the terms and conditions under which you can use certain image on your blog.
Where to find images for your blog
There are many websites online where you can find images for your blog:
- Rgbstock.com – is an excellent site where you can find free quality photos and graphics for your blog.
- Morguefile – has a large collection of free photos you can insert in your blog
- Flickr.com – is the greates photo sharing site online. To find free images for your blog you can search creative commons section.
- Stock.XCHNG – has over 350.000 images to choose from you can use for your blog.
- StockVault.com – is another website where you can find over 44.000 free images for your blog
- Freerangestock – has large number of high quality photos to choose from
- Public Domain Photos – has some 5000 photos and 8000 cliparts divided in many categories that are free for personal and commercial use.
- Photl.com – has ove 500.000 images in the database and members can download up to 10mb of images daily.
- PixelPefectDigital – Another website that has many free photos divided in categories.
- FreeFoto – is a website where you can find over 130.000 photographs organized in many categories you can use on you blog.