Images are important to the success of content marketing. They are what attract consumers to your articles because before anyone reads a headline, they look at an image. If the images are clear, relevant, and meaningful, more people will stop to read your content.
There are two types of images online. There are free ones and paid ones.
For free images, you have public domain and Creative Common. Public domain images do not need attribution, while Creative Common images need to have the owner attributed.
There are a few sites providing high quality public domain images:
This site has a large database of public domain images. You can simply download the image and use it however you wish without attributing the creator. There is a steady stream of photographers and graphic designers adding images, so check back often.
All of the photos on this website were taken by the site’s owner. Some of the categories of images they have are animals, birds, vehicles, flowers, landscape, objects, food, money, technology, sports, fish, nature, art, and architecture.
You can find pictures, fonts, and clip art on this website. Currently, they have 60,655 pictures, 85 fonts, and 4,956 clip art images.
This website has animals, holidays and seasons, places, objects, food, and textures for you to use freely. These can even be used commercially.
Free Images with Attribution
Sometimes, you just can’t find the image you need in the public domain. This may lead you to browse sites, which have free images, but you’ll have to attribute them to the photographer, graphic designer, etc. Each website has a different policy for attribution, so make sure you read what they require you to do before using any of the images from these sites.
This site has thousands of photos to download. All you have to do is click on it, check off download, complete the CAPTCHA or video code, and wait for it to download to your computer. You do have to make sure to copy the uploader’s name and attribute the image to the website and the uploader. The site provides instructions on attribution with every download.
Flickr is a popular Creative Commons website. Be sure to check the attribution guidelines for every image you save or download because sometimes some require users to use more information for attribution.
This website is different from the others in that you can search all of the Creative Commons sites at once with their search engine. Sites such as Flickr, Wikimedia Commons, Fotopedia, and more are included.
Paid Image Sites
With free image sites, you may not be able to find the right picture for your content. It can be time consuming to weed through all of the free ones, which is why some people choose to buy their high quality graphics. When you purchase images, you don’t have to attribute them because they are legally yours to use in any way you wish.
The following are some sites you can purchase images from:
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