By Alan Graner
Images on your blog draw attention, attract more comments and make your blog look more inviting.
Finding images is no problem if you’re willing to pay, and trust me: for some photos you pay through the nose.
But what about the small blog that really can’t afford to pay? Fortunately there are several excellent sources for finding free images.
Free images are different from royalty free images. Free means free, as in no cost. Royalty free means you pay once for the image and can then use it forever without having to pay more.
Even if the photos say “free,” be sure they are truly so. If you simply grab an image from Google Images and it turns out to be copyrighted, you can end up with a bill for thousands of dollars.
Herewith are some articles for finding free images.
Not all images are created equal, and using the wrong one could land you in serious legal trouble. This guide covers the 4 best online sources for free images for your blogs.
As the title suggests, the author is advising you to use Google image search for finding images, but he will be sharing the trick by which you will get royalty-free images within Google search that will be free to use for your post.
Unless explicitly noted, any image you find on the internet could be copyrighted, which means you could be held liable for copyright infringement. Are you up for taking that chance? Those of us who prefer to stay legal will typically be looking for images with some form of a Creative Commons license.
What sites do you recommend for free images?
Alan Graner is Chief Creative Officer at Daly-Swartz Public Relations, an Orange County, CA marketing communications firm. For a public relations campaign that makes you stick out from the crowd, email Jeffrey Swartz at email@example.com. Or visit www.dsprel.com.