Looking For Some Free Images To Add To Your Website?
If you are like me, I have been looking for a source for free images for website design for a while now. I understand that people need to make a living. But writing blog posts and putting a little art work on the page should not require shelling out $75 or more. Most of my clients I work with are small mom and pops and that could double the cost of their site.
These free image use can actually be very beneficial to the owner of the image or picture. It is a great way to spread the word about their services.
The following are links to Royalty Free Images at no charge. There are many website out that that provide royalty free images or stock pictures but they carry a fee.
Of course your should read the license agreement at each site before using. You want to make sure your use does not infringe on any ones copyrighted material. Some websites make request you credit the creator the image or artwork. I my self make a thank you page when I borrow an image and put a link back to their site. And send an email asking them to let me know it the image usage is a problem.
Images and Photographs
Checkout “Attrition Licence” which says “Attribution means: You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your copyrighted work – and derivative works based upon it – but only if they give you credit”
Nice source and links to 74 choices for free stock photos.
Their terms of service is listed here. A quick summary is “We’re happy to say you can pretty much do anything with our stock check out the long list of permitted ….”
They state “a database of 17,979,625 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute.” Their re-use guide is listed here. What I saw was “almost all content hosted on Wikimedia Commons may be freely reused
Google Advanced Search offers options to only search documents that are licensed under the Creative Commons. Unfortunately, however, they seem to have omitted that feature from the Google Images search. This tool helps to add that back in.
Yes the name is Morgue File. No it does not have anything to do with a morgue or deceased persons. Why is it is called MorgueFile? “A morgueFile is a place to keep post production materials for use of reference, an inactive job file.” Their home page states “Yes, they’re all completely free.” Their about page contains more details on their free images .
To check their terms and condition look here . They do state “You must publish an acknowledgement, on the same page or screen where the image is used, to FreeDigitalPhotos.net. ” If you do not want to attribute FreeDigitalPhotos.net there are pay option 4 of which are in the $3 to $10 range.
There terms of service are listed here. Upon reading they say “You are free to adapt and use the Images for commercial purposes without attributing the original author or source. Although absolutely not required, a link back to Pixabay would be nice.”
Stockphotgram’s term of service are here .
For terms of service check here. They do say “Clker.com is an online sharing service where users share free public domain vector cliparts, or share public domain photos and derive vector cliparts from those photos using clker’s online tracer.”
Terms of service are here. Item #3 states “Fees and Payments: Usage of StockPhotosforFree.com is completely free. In exchange for your usage of Footage Firm’s Stock Files as provided hereunder, you must have a registered StockPhotosforFree.com account at the time of downloading….”
Iconmostr offers close to 2000 icons for no charge.
Stockfreeimages has over 900,000 images that are available at no charge. For terms and services click here. They state that “all images can be downloaded and used free of any charge at web size”.
All content is free of charge for both commercial and private use. Check here for terms and conditions.
***Disclaimer – Check each website above For A Listing Of Legal Rights To Use Any Images. We did our best not to list any restrictive sources but we are not perfect.***
This website offers links to 17 other websites that offer free stock photos. And the list the creative commons license details.
Looking for Royalty Free Music?
If you are looking for Royalty Free Music check out this link .
Looking for Royalty Free Video?
Here are some options . This would really save me sometime putting videos together for clients.