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How To Find Royalty Free Images -Top Free websites

Searching  images for blog post is really painful task and I really don’t like it. But we all know pictures are better than words. So in this article I will show you some great places to find royalty free images for your blog post.

Yes I know some is thinking royalty free images? What the hell is that? Most of us google the term and search for the images. But its illegal.

So, what are royalty free images?

Royalty-free, or RF, refers to the right to use copyrighted material  without the need to pay royalties or license fees for each use or per volume sold, or some time period of use or sales.

Here are some places to get royalty free images online.

1) Every Stock Photo

Every Stock Photo Every Stock Photo

This is the great place to with over 16 million free photos. There are different license options available and allows you to rate, tag, collect and comment on photos.

2) Stock.xchng

Stock.xchng royalty free images

This is one of the most popular place to search for images. Finding images on stock.xchng is very easy either you can browse images by categories or go for a search option the images here are good quality images.

3) Creative common search

 Creative common search  royalty free images3

Creative common search provides you a great option to search across multiple websites to find images for your blog. But its important that you understand creative common license. The images are really unique and great for blogs.

4) Photo Pin

photo pin royalty free images4

Photo pin is visually appealing website and easier to use than the creative common search. For each search the photo pin shows some sponsored images if you click on it, it will redirect you to the third party stock images website with links to download images in various sizes.

5) WikiMedia Commons

WikiMedia Commons royalty free images5

This is the project  by Wikimedia foundation. Wikimedia commons is a great website to search for images, audio, and videos. The website have very huge numbers of images and most images are on Wikimedia Commons are in public domain means you can use it for free without any attribution.

6) Morgue File

Morgue File royalty free images6

This is the another place for getting royalty free images. The tagline of the site is public images for creative’s by creative’s. There are some great images available on this site for download especially the images for nature are awesome give it a try one time.

7) StockPhotosforFree.com

StockPhotosforFree.com royalty free images

Stochphotosforfree.com is simple website for images. This website have very nice interface and images are arranged creatively. Images of this website are still shots taken from HD videos.

About Uday Ghulaxe

Uday Ghulaxe is a passionate blogger ,loves writing quality technoposts.He writes about latest technology views/insights, in depth reviews, tips & tricks, how-to-guides related to Software, Gadgets and Emerging Technology.


  1. Thanks for the list Uday. I use Flickr sometimes to search images but most of the times I use Google images. Glad to know about these sites.
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  2. Hi uday,
    Very useful list.I was unaware about some above mentioned site. thank you for sharing.
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  3. Hi Uday,

    Thanks for putting up such a resourceful list. Most of the times, I use Google Advanced Image search to hunt for such images. That search usually leads me to either Flickr images or Wikimedia Commons. :)

    Recently, I started using Pixabay too. They have some good quality pics to share.

    After going through this list of yours, I guess I have lot more sources for finding Royalty free images! Having more alternatives is always better! :)

    Thanks again for sharing.

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  4. Hi Uday thanks to you for this post but I was just asking ! When we download Images on stock website so we find text write image. So is there any website where we can download any image without write text.

  5. Hello Uday
    nice post. All blogger needs attractive images for their blog posts as i do. thanks for sharing these sites with us.
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  6. A very nice and useful compilation. I am going to bookmark this post !

  7. Hi Uday,

    Nice list!

    Most of the times i use Flickr or FreeDigitalPhotos.net images; FreeDigitalPhotos.net has some quality images.

    Thanks for sharing!
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