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32 Free Image Sources For Your Blog

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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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                                                                  How to Make Private Browsing on Safari Truly Private

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                                                                  How to Make Private Browsing on Safari Truly Private

                                                                  There comes a time when we may be searching online and don’t want the browser to remember our footsteps. The reasons don’t always have to be what we obviously think of as the main reason; for example, sometimes, you may not want Safari to remember your passwords or prompt you to enter your password when surfing the web.

                                                                  Whatever the reason, we may think that we are totally in the clear with Private Browsing on Safari and the other browsers on a Mac. However, a quick Terminal command can bring up every website you’ve visited. How do you do this? Also, how do you clear your tracks for good? We will provide both answers and more today.

                                                                    What Does Private Browsing Do?

                                                                    When activated, Private Browsing on Safari prevents your browsing history from being kept in the history tab of the application. Along with this, it doesn’t autofill information that you have saved in the browser. In this mode, you essentially become incognito and any references of previous use is essentially hidden when you are in private mode.

                                                                    For example: if you are on Facebook or filling out a form and some information or your login is already filled in in the spaces provided, this is called autofill. It’s activated by simply clicking Safari next to the Apple symbol in the menubar and selecting Private Browsing, then clicking “OK” to the prompt.

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                                                                    The reasons behind private mode differ for each individual. While we won’t go into all of those reasons, one thing that is  important to remember is that private browsing doesn’t forget the websites you visit. As we will see later on, Macs keep a second copy of the websites you visit in either mode. If you are in frantic mode looking for a solution to this, look no further.

                                                                    The Terminal Archive

                                                                    While Safari does a good job of keeping your search history out of prying eyes in the history tab, there is a less-than-obvious way to view a full list of visited websites on Mac. This is done in Terminal; the command-line emulator that allows you to make changes to your Mac.

                                                                    Terminal is located in the Utilities folder on your Mac. Once activated, simply add the command:

                                                                    dscacheutil -cachedump -entries Host

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                                                                    Once you hit “enter”, a list of the visited sites appear. Showing only the domains, the sites appear in a format of:

                                                                    Key: h_name :(website domain)ipv4 :1

                                                                    However, there’s no need to fear—there is a way you can clear this information from Terminal with a command that’s just as simple.

                                                                    Clearing Your Tracks

                                                                    Just as simply as you were able to enter the command to view the websites, you can clear the cache that Terminal showed you with the comamnd:

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                                                                    dscacheutil -flushcache

                                                                    As the command denotes, this literally “flushes” the domains from Terminal. This does not prevent the record from continuing to be recorded for future sites, however, so if that’s an issue for you, repeat this process regularly.

                                                                    Other Browsers and Private Browsing

                                                                    Other browsers have this form of privacy mode for their service. They promise many of the same things as Safari, but they do not have the same Terminal issue due to how this command only presents websites visited on Safari (the browser Macs come shipped with).

                                                                    If you use Firefox, you’ll notice that its private mode is also known as Private Browsing. Chrome calls private mode Incognito, while Internet Explorer refers to it as InPrivate Browsing. Opera is the newest to the scene, denoting it as Private Tab. Safari is the oldest well-known browser with this feature.

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