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Top 5 Places to Find Free Photos for Your Blog


Are you looking for places to find free images you can use in your social media post, blog, or website? I have good news; today I am excited to share with you 5 top places to find free photos for your blog. I know from experience that trying to find high-quality images for your blog or social media posting can become time consuming and costly.

A common mistake many bloggers make is copying other bloggers. They place disclaimers in their website about the images their using. Please, beware of copying what other bloggers do even if they are known in the blogging industry.

Be diligent about doing your research about copyright images. For the most part, many bloggers find pictures on Google and paste it on their website giving attribution back to the owner thinking this is fair use. However, there are waiting for a lawsuit to happen.

In order to avoid any issues you can buy images in places such as Creative Market  or use the top 5 copyright free images sources for bloggers below.

If you are looking for FREE styled stock images, you might enjoy: 13 Places to Find Free Styled Stock Photos.

1. Unsplash is ultimately one of my favorite new platforms to get images for my blogs. Every 1o days they post 10 new photos. You can use them for whatever you want with the high-resolution photos!  All photos published on Unsplash are licensed under creative commons zero.


2. Pixabay offers free high-quality images with over 530,000 free photos, vectors,         and art illustrations. All images and videos on Pixabay are released of copyrights under Creative Commons CCO. You can download, modify, distribute, and use them royalty-free for anything you like, even in commercial applications. Attribution is not required.


3. Free Images  have a huge collection of copyright free, illustrations, vector art, and photographers. The images are free to copyright. Make sure to read the licensing of the image and give proper attribution if required.

  • Browse over 390,000 free photos and illustrations.
  • Browse 2.4 million premium photos and illustrations.


4. MorgueFile Another great place to find high-resolution stock photos is MorgueFile. All the images on MorgueFile are completely free. The purpose of the site is to provide free image reference materials for illustrators, comic book artist, designers, teachers, and all creative pursuits.


5. FreePik get more than a million free vectors, photos, and free icons. They offer exclusive freebies and all graphic resources that you need to for your projects. Most of the pictures do require to add attribution. Freepik makes it easy to use with the license instructions right underneath the image you wish to download.


I hope this article comes in handy for finding free photos for your blog or website. Please, make sure to spread the word and share these top 5 sites with your fellow bloggers or any one who would benefit from these sites. 

Please comment below of any sites you are currently using for high-quality images that are not listing in this article!

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  • Reply
    May 19, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Hi Nancy, I was just looking for a place where you can download pictures for free for my blog! Thanks for the tip and the insight! Best regards, Robert
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    Charles Onwugbene
    May 29, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Hi Nancy,
    I want to say thank you for these free image recommendations. I have only been using pixabay and these other four additional you mentioned will help me on my blog. Thanks for the information.

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      Nancy Badillo
      May 29, 2017 at 11:13 pm

      Hi Charles,

      I’m so glad this post was useful and you’re able to find new sites for images. Thank you for the feedback.

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    Rajdip Das
    June 3, 2017 at 8:47 am

    I have been following you on twitter from past one and half year, got to know many things about SEO. Still I did not find any site where I can get free images and those are not violating google web master rules. Here I got today, hope the above mentioned site list will help me a lot. Thank you.

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    July 13, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Nancy, its great to get such helpful sites to get images without violating google web master rule.

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    Rishabh Mishra
    August 4, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Great article . It is very helpful .

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    Niki @ Toot's Mom is Tired
    November 30, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Oh I haven’t heard of a few of those. Thanks! I’ve been using Unsplash for a while but needed some that weren’t on there.
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