Royalty-Free Images for Blogs and Newsletters

Our wonderful IT guru, Tom Gruber, just told us about a new website with more than three hundred thousand royalty-free stock photos in every possible category you can possibly think of. These are great for those of us who write blogs and/or create newsletters for non-profit associations that don't have the funds to pay for images. There's no catch to the site, but be aware that if you search for say, dogs, the first results you will see will be "sponsored" - that means, those images won't be royalty-free, and it clearly says so. The really free images appear on the same page. We've used several different royalty-free image websites, and are delighted to hear that a new one has become available. The website also includes a myriad of free tutorials about useful photography and web issues, such as changing eye colors in Photoshop, making a flag wave in GIMP, and all sorts of other things you hadn't even thought of. Check out the stock.exchnge site. You can also contribute to the free photo movement by uploading images that you'd like to share with the world. Sharing is good.


7 comments:

Fabio on February 8, 2010 at 3:11 PM said...

Hi, twins! Thanks for the tip. The website definitely will be a great resource for me. To make thinks quicker, I just installed its search function into Firefox's search bar using the "Add to Search Bar" add-on that I've explained on my translation blog.

There you are: you share something with me, and I share something with you. As you say, sharing is good. (But you two probably know the Add to Search Bar add-on already.)

Greeting from Germany!
:-)

Ryan Ginstrom on February 8, 2010 at 3:23 PM said...

Nice find, thanks for sharing.

Thomas Gruber on February 9, 2010 at 1:13 AM said...

@ Fabio: thanks for posting the tip about "add **any** website with a search box" I haven't known this addon.

Ashleigh Grange on February 9, 2010 at 5:26 AM said...

This is one of my favourite image/photo/stock sites! I often use it for community and non-profit work when I need a new photo to jazz up the content, and the organization can't pay for it.

Michael on February 9, 2010 at 8:19 AM said...

Thank you for bringing them back onto my radar screen. They were in my bookmarks and I had tried them out way back, but felt disappointed. Looks much better now and a good complement to the ubiquitous istockphoto.com.

Thomas Gruber on May 18, 2010 at 8:51 AM said...

At http://www.clker.com/ you can get a lot of royalty free public domain clip arts

Thomas Gruber on May 18, 2010 at 8:55 AM said...

And http://www.openclipart.org/ isn't bad either

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