How can I find pictures for my blog?

Samrudh Shetty March 28, 2012

I want to start a blog. And I want pictures to use it on. How can I find some that are available for free?

  1. Gianna Marie Lanete
    November 10, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    You can have ur pictures if you love photography.
    in my blog , i have anime pictures. I make gif from anime. :)

  2. Chris Hoffman
    April 2, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Click the "Actions" menu at the top of the page and select "View All Sizes." From there, you can select an image size and use the Download link.

  3. Chris Hoffman
    March 29, 2012 at 1:36 am

    CompFight is a Flickr search tool that can help:

    Make sure to select the appropriate license when searching on CompFight or Flickr.

    Remember that you will have to credit the images in your blog post!

    • Samrudh Shetty
      March 29, 2012 at 7:48 am

      Ok then after finding the photo we should download and put the credits is it right?

      • Chris Hoffman
        March 29, 2012 at 8:00 am

        Yup. As long as it's Creative Commons-licensed, you should download it, upload it to your web server and use it in your post.

        At some point in the post -- either near the photo or at the bottom of the article, you'll have to include a link giving credit. Check out the bottom of this post: //

        See what I did in the "Image Credit" section there? That's the kind of thing you should do.

        • Ibrahim Nadir
          September 1, 2012 at 8:09 pm

          i saw your post of trojan virus etc... how do you download a photo from flickr. i dont see any download link. Do you have to be a friend with the person you are seeing a photo of or what?

  4. ha14
    March 28, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    you can try search for photos by name... 

    Abelssoft CCfinder (Creative Commons Finder )

  5. EarnaLot
    March 28, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Google search the topic you are interested in, in the left hand column click 'images', on the top right click 'options', click 'advanced search', scroll down to 'usage rights' and click on the box.
    You can now filter the results to show various license types.

  6. Dave Parrack
    March 28, 2012 at 10:13 am

    As Matt said, Flickr is a great resource. Many of the images I use here on MakeUseOf are taken from Flickr following Creative Commons guidelines (be sure to check the license for each image you're thinking of using).

    • rishi1592
      April 8, 2012 at 10:47 am

      but how to check images licence on flickr or many other images sites. 

      • Dave Parrack
        April 18, 2012 at 11:51 pm

        It's all about narrowing the search only for CC images. Both Flick and Google Images allows you to do this.

  7. Denis Paley
    March 28, 2012 at 5:53 am

    Here's a site that offers free stock photos. The site is called stock.xchng. Here is the link: stock.xchng - the leading free stock photography site Hope this works for you.

    • Samrudh Shetty
      July 18, 2012 at 3:54 pm


  8. Matt.Smith
    March 28, 2012 at 4:59 am

    Flickr lets you search for photos that are available under the Creative Commons license. That's a good place to find free images. You often have to credit them and sometimes aren't allowed to modify them, but those restrictions usually aren't a problem.

    If you are blogging about a product made by a company, the company will often offer press photos that you can use free of charge. They can be found in a company's press relations page.

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