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32 Free Image Sources For Your Blog

32 Free Image Sources For Your Blog

When it comes to writing online, the photos you use can make or break a post! To ensure your site is as beautiful as it is inspirational here are 34 free image sources you can use:

1. Dreamstime

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    Frequently updated and completely free, all Dreamstime requires is for you to make an account, free of charge.

    2. Free Images

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      With an impressive gallery of over 350,000 pictures, Free Images is worth the slightly lengthy sign-up process.

      3. Free Digital Photos

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        With absolutely loads of free images ready for the taking, all that’s required of you is that you’ll occasionally need to credit a photographer.

        4. Free Range Stock

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          Free registration is compulsory, but the high-quality photos will be worth the sign-up.

          5. ImageFree

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            With a mixture of free and paid for images, you’re bound to find the right image on ImageFree.

            6. IM Free

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              These stylish and handpicked photos will look great on anyone’s site.

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              7. Morguefile 

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                Photographers from around the world have contributed these photos for anyone to use, so why not reward their generosity by using their works of art!

                8. Free Photos Bank

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                  No log in required so you can start downloading images instantly!

                  9. Public Domain Pictures

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                    After a quick signing up process you will have access to an extensive gallery of amateur photography.

                    10. Pixabay

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                      Over 310,000 free photos and illustrations that you can use anywhere!

                      11. Stockvault

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                        Designers, students and photographers can all share their photos and illustrations on Stockvault and you are welcome to download any of them for free.

                        12. Bigfoto

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                          If you’re looking for a specific country or city, then Bigfoto will almost certainly give you relevant, free images for you to use.

                          13. Ancestry Images

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                            Maps, prints and photos that span back throughout history!

                            14. Gratisography

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                              A personal favourite of mine, Gratisography is easy to use and their gallery is perhaps the most interesting one on this entire list.

                              15. Rgbstock

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                                Register with one click and download any of these creative photographs and graphic designs.

                                16. Death To The Stock Photo

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                                  High-quality photos are sent to your email monthly, all they need is an address!

                                  17. Hubspot

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                                    Like Death To The Stock Photo, marketing platform Hubspot will send you premium standard photo collections that you can use anywhere!

                                    18. FreeMediaGoo

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                                      If you have a specific need such as beaches or forests, then chances are FreeMediaGoo can help you out.

                                      19. iStock

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                                        With a new selection of free photos available every week, iStock is almost certain to have what you need and all you have to do us sign-up.

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                                        20. Little Visuals

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                                          Seven unique, high resolution photos delivered to you every seven days: Little Visuals is a must-have tool for any blogger.

                                          21. PicJumbo

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                                            No cost, no registration: just high-quality photography you can use anywhere!

                                            22. PickUpImage

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                                              If you want some high-resolution photos of mother nature at work then this is the site for you.

                                              23. New Old Stock

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                                                Vintage photography from the free archives!

                                                24. Superfamous

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                                                  Superfamous is the online gallery of Dutch interaction designer Folkert Gorter, as long as you give him credit then you are free to use his photography.

                                                  25. Unsplash

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                                                    Ten photos are added to Unsplash every ten days, and their existing gallery is extremely impressive. No sign up and completely free, Unsplash is an incredible site.

                                                    26. Wikimedia Commons

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                                                      With over 21 million media files, you are almost certainly going to find everything you need for your blog on Wikimedia Commons.

                                                      27. Compfight

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                                                        Using the Flickr search engine and API, Compfight will supply you with all the relevant Flickr images you need free of charge.

                                                        28. Creative Commons Search

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                                                          The creative commons equivalent of Google: you’re bound to find anything you need using CC search!

                                                          29. Foter

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                                                            Use Fotor to look through every Flickr photo and find one of their 228 million stock images!

                                                            30. Photopin

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                                                              Another way to get your hands on one of the millions of CC Flickr images online!

                                                              31. StockPhotos.io

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                                                                Over 25,000 free photos all displayed in in Pinterest-esque fashion.

                                                                32. Canva

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                                                                  Last but certainly not least is Canva! Using their tools you can accompany beautiful free images (or your own!) with beautiful fonts to create stylish feature images or even posters!

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