Affordable and Legal Graphics and Photos for Blogging

Taping up a free graphic.If you’ve been wondering how bloggers or web designers add photos or graphics to their posts without “lifting” them off of someone else’s site (which is uncool and illegal), I’ve got some bookmarks for you to check out.

Most of these are inexpensive to purchase the “small” size which is usually fine for blog posts. Beware of completely free photos/graphics as there is usually some fine print to read – make sure you do!

Read the Terms or Licensing information for each site AND for individual images to be sure you are not violating copyright. It is your responsibility to do so.

Most of the images I use are around $1. On some of these sites you purchase a block of credit, say $10, then as you find what you need, you purchase a download and the price is in credits based on the size of the photo. Check them out.

  1. SnapStock.io – Free Images, No Attribtion
  2. PDClipart.org – Public Domain Clip Art
  3. Public Domain Pictures, Royalty Free Stock Photos, Free Pictures
  4. Dreamstime: Download Free Stock Photos & Royalty Free Images
  5. Royalty Free Stock Photos at Fotolia.com
  6. Stock Photography: Search Royalty Free Images & Photos
  7. CanStockPhoto Stock Photography Images and Footage
  8. Free Images – Free Stock Photos
  9. Royalty Free Photos, Stock Photos, Photography and Royalty Free Images at Inmagine
  10. Getty Images | Stock Photography, Editorial Photos, Footage & Music
  11. 123 Royalty Free – Stock Image and Photo Subscription
  12. PUREBUDGET
  13. Shutterstock: Royalty-Free Subscription Stock Photography & Vector Art
  14. stock.xchng – the leading free stock photography site
  15. Free Nature Pictures, Wallpaper
  16. Iconfinder | Search engine for free icons
{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Julia Stege February 8, 2010, 2:04 am

    Hey Karen, thanks for this resource. I will share this with my peeps too!
    Best
    Julia

    Reply
  • Karen
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    February 8, 2010, 2:44 am

    Great! Let me know if you have any to add!

    Reply

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Karen Clark, Social Media and Direct Sales Speaker.When she was an active direct sales leader, Karen Clark walked the walk as she sold, booked, and supported a team offline, while expanding her reach and service online. Now working with direct selling companies and their field representatives as a speaker and social media corporate consultant, Karen uses her nearly 20 years' online marketing and direct selling expertise to teach audiences exactly where, when, and how to establish an ethical and effective online presence with social media, while remaining true to their principles and personal direct sales business. Read more

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