12 Websites to Find the Perfect Images for your Blog

free images for website

Despite of countless images available on the internet, it is not easy to find free images that are incredible and unique to use on your website or blog posts.

And with so many blogs and websites popping up everyday on a particular subject, it gets harder to stand out among millions.

Soon the website with the better design, typography, usability and the best images takes the lead. Quality images indicate a greater concern with design that conveys greater credibility, an essential relationship of trust between you and your visitors.

Here are 4 important reasons to use quality images on your website:

  1. To attract the attention and interest of your readers, even before they start reading your text.
  2. To hold people’s attention when reading through the content you have to offer.
  3. To strengthen or raise a point of view, argument, fact, opinion or statement.
  4. To help keep your best posts and easily distinguishable from others.

Below is a list where you can find free images and paid ones to use on your website or blog posts.

Best places to find free images to your website

#1. Creative Commons

creative commons

On this site, you’ll find high quality images from free sites like Google Images and Flickr, without worrying about assignments and licenses to use them.

#2. Stock.Xchng

sxc Over 400,000 images online to use for free, with good quality.

#3. Every Stock Photo

every-stock-photo

If you are looking for quantity rather than quality, this site can help you with more than 20 million images.

#4. Stock Vault

stockvault

This site has a relatively small number of images, but it offers a higher quality of images.

#5. RgbStock

rgbstock

Another free option to find your images.

#6. Photl

photl

If offers many high quality images for free, but you can download only 10mb per day.

Best places to find paid images to your website

#7. Shutterstock

shutterstock

This is my favorite place to find paid images for websites or blogs.

#8. iStockPhoto

istockphoto

Very similar of Shutterstock, with a huge base of high quality images.

#9. Photodune

Photodune

They offer high quality images for only $1.

#10. Big Stock Photo

bigstock

They offer one month free trial. It’s a great alternative if you want to test their services before spending money.

#11. Deposit Photos

deposit-photos

Images and quality videos for your site.

#12. Fotolia

fotolia

Another great option with 26 millions of images and videos.

Where to edit your images for your blog

Finding the perfect image is the first step. Now you need to make your images even more attractive. You can cut the image, add effects and mainly use texts to make them better.

I selected below two great options that lets you edit your images online, without having to download any paid software.

PicMonkey

picmonkey

With PicMonkey you have several options to make your images better. You can cut, add effects or text in your images.

Pixlr

pixlr

As good as PicMonkey, another option to edit your images.


It doesn’t matter if you are using free or paid images for your website. You need high quality images to stand out in your website or blog. Below you can see the list again:

Free Images

  1. Creative Commons
  2. Stock.Xchng
  3. Every Stock Photo
  4. Stock Vault
  5. RgbStock
  6. Photl

Paid Images

  1. Shutterstock
  2. iStockPhoto
  3. Photodune
  4. Big Stock Photo
  5. Deposit Photos
  6. Fotolia

There many other places to find images for your website. However these are the best in my opinion.

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