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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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                                                                  Last Updated on February 15, 2019

                                                                  7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

                                                                  7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

                                                                  Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

                                                                  Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

                                                                  Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

                                                                  So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

                                                                  Joe’s Goals

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                                                                    Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

                                                                    Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

                                                                    Daytum

                                                                      Daytum

                                                                      is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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                                                                      Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

                                                                      Excel or Numbers

                                                                        If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

                                                                        What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

                                                                        Evernote

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                                                                          I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

                                                                          Evernote is free with a premium version available.

                                                                          Access or Bento

                                                                            If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

                                                                            Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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                                                                            You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

                                                                            Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

                                                                            All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

                                                                            Conclusion

                                                                            I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

                                                                            What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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