Free images are a boon for WordPress blogs. As you know we are very visual people. Images on our sites grab attention and make the site more interesting. WordPress makes it easy to upload images to your blog posts. It is easy to find free images for your site.
3 great sources for finding free images.
Creative Commons Search: http://search.creativecommons.org/
“Do not assume that the results displayed in this search portal are under a CC license. You should always verify that the work is actually under a CC license by following the link. Since there is no registration to use a CC license, CC has no way to determine what has and hasn’t been placed under the terms of a CC license. If you are in doubt you should contact the copyright holder directly, or try to contact the site where you found the content.” CC Search
You will love this search tool. You will also love the FireFox CC Tool bar that makes finding free blog images fast and easy.
This site make is easy to find Creative Commons images and other from Google, Flickr and 9 other sources.
A Google tool for finding free use images
Google has an advanced tool that you can use to find images: Google Advance Image Search.
Just enter in your search terms, scroll down and the select free usage you want. Sooo easy!
Free Blog Images for commercial and personal use
Public Domain Photos has over 5,000 public domain images. You can use these free images for both commercial and personal endeavors. I thought this would be a great resource for videos. Use the search in the left hand side bar.
Note that he has listed some stock photos sources…they are some of the cheapest on the web.
Free image licensing
Remember when ever you come across any free images for blogs, check and follow the license. Most free images usually require some kind of attribution or permission of the photographer.
Don’t you think it is worth forwarding the good name of the photographer that has made his images available to you?
Check out my tips and tricks for uploading Free Blog Images to your site.
P.S. Take a few minutes to checkout these resources for finding free images for your WordPress site. Add the Creative Commons Tool bar and use it.