Royalty free images are those images that are free and you can reuse or modify it for commercial purposes. For bloggers, it is not always easy to find a good royalty free image, but we need them for our each and every new article. However it is also true that many bloggers use copyrighted images on their blogs and that includes me and certainly we’re not allowed to use others work. So, here in this article I’ve mentioned some websites to get Free stock Photos and royalty free images.
Get Royalty Free Images and Stock photos
You can perform an image search on Google for Royalty Free Images. To do that:
- Go to Google Image Search
- Click Advanced search
- There you’ll see an Option called Usage Rights, Select ‘Only images labeled for reuse’
Similarly On Yahoo! image search:
- Click on Options and Choose Advanced search.
- Under Creative Common License option check ‘Creator allows reuse’.
- Note that at present only Flickr images are supported under creative common license.
Many Flickr users have allowed their work to be used commercially under creative commons license. To Explore Flickr Royalty free images:
- Go to Flickr and Enter the keyword in search box
- After appearing the results go to Advanced Search
- Now Check ‘Only search within Creative Commons-licensed content’
- Alternatively you can also visit www.flickr.com/creativecommons
Picasa web albums allows you to search images that comes under Creative commons license or Free for Commercial use. To search Royalty Free images on Picasa:
Go to Picasa and Enter the keyword in search box
After appearing the results, in the navigation bar under All Licenses option choose your desired option.
Creative Commons Search uses Google, Flickr, Wikimedia Commons and Spin Express to Search the Images that can be used for commercial purposes. It could be a good option when you’re not in hurry and want to explore many images.
Other Free Sources of Stock Photos and Royalty Free images.
Gettyimages is another source of free stock photos and royalty free images. However You won’t find a very huge collection of free images but It is the site that might help you.
Personalized royalty free image search. Specially designed for Images related to India.
Large collection of free Digital Photos.
Widely used by Bloggers and webmasters across the globe. Good Collection of stock photos.
Another Free Source of Stock Photos.
If you’ve any good site of this kind, Please do let me know.