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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. – Free Images, No Attribtion
  2. – 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
  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
  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
  17. GoGraph: Your Ultimate Source of Web Graphics
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  1. Julia Stege on February 8, 2010 at 2:04 am

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

  2. Karen
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    on February 8, 2010 at 2:44 am

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

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