Finding the perfect image to use in a blog post sometimes takes just as long as writing the post! Gone are the days when you can borrow an image from another site and just give them a credit link back. A few years ago I did this, and it turned out that the site that I credited did not have authorization to use that photo. I was sent a threatening letter to remove and pay up for using it. Luckily I had an attorney review the letter, and they did not have a legitimate claim, but I immediately removed the photo anyway and now make sure I’m able to use any images I use on my sites.


I asked my friends which online sites they use to grab free images to use in blog posts, and they came up with dozens of different resources. I compiled the list of free image sites to share with fellow bloggers who also may need help finding images. Some may require a link back to credit them, which I think is fair. List updated 3/4/18.

Free Images For Blog Posts

  1. 123RF
  2. 1 Million Free Pictures
  3. 365psd
  4. 4 Free Photos
  5. Burst Photos (from Shopify)
  7. Compfight – some can not be altered (i.e. adding words to them) & some require photo credit
  8. Creative Commons
  9. Creative Market
  10. Cupcake
  11. DepositPhotos – offers free photos, vectors & videos; changes weekly
  12. EveryStockPhoto
  13. Flickr – search Creative Commons licensed work
  16. GoodFreePhotos
  17. Google Images – select “Labeled for reuse” under “Search tools”
  18. GraphicBurger
  19. GraphicStock – limit 20 free images per day, and you do need to enter credit card
  20. Gratisography
  21. HubSpot – links to more stockphoto searches
  22. Jay Mantri
  23. KaboomPics
  24. Kozzi – 7 Days Free Downloads
  25. Life Of Pix
  26. Little Visuals – 7 free hi-res images
  27. Magdeleine
  28. MMT Stock
  29. MorgueFile
  30. Move East
  31. MyCuteGraphics
  32. New Old Stock – vintage photos
  33. OpenClipArt
  34. PDPics
  35. Pexels
  36. PhotoPublicDomain
  37. Photos-Public-Domain
  38. Phototeria
  39. PicDrome
  40. Pickup Image
  41. Picography
  42. Pixabay (my personal favorite go-to)
  43. Pond5
  44. Public Domain Archive
  45. Public Domain Vectors
  46. Public Domain Clip Art
  47. Public-Domain-Image
  48. Public-Domain-Photos
  50. SkitterPhoto
  51. Snapwire Snaps – 7 free photos every 7 days
  52. SplitShire
  53. Startup Stock Photos
  54. StockSnap
  55. StokPic – 10 new photos every 2 weeks
  56. Travel Coffee Book
  57. TurboPhoto
  58. Unsplash – 10 new photos every 10 days
  59. Ultra HD Wallpapers
  60. Wikimedia Commons
  61. Wikipedia
  62. WP Clipart

Once you find an image(s) to use, you can add text such as your blog post title and website URL as well as borders, etc. I use Stencil that searches free image databases (or I can upload an image), then and add text to create images for social media. Pinterest images bring me the most traffic.

P.S.S. Want an image that not everyone and their dog is already using? You can buy images relatively inexpensive (i.e. $1 each) at

Which resource is your favorite to use for free images? Am I missing any to add to the list? Leave comment with your favorite sites for free images.

List of Websites That Offer Free Images You Can Use In Blog Posts

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