You probably know how important images are on your website, your blog and in your marketing materials . . . after all – when was the last time that you picked up a magazine or newspaper because the body text caught your attention? Knowing is one thing – finding the perfect image without blowing your budget is an entirely different matter. While you need to be careful when searching for “free stock photos” on the internet there are some tools that you can leverage to make your search easier while providing sufficient cover for your backside (meaning the images are legal for you to use).
So where do you find that image for your new blog post or social media posting? While I’m fortunate enough to have a massive library of stock photos to choose from thanks to our companies Adobe Stock photo subscription, you may not work for a web design firm that has such resources. In this case I recommend taking a look at LibreStock – a free stock photos search site.
LibreStock free stock photos search searches over 40 stock photo websites to locate images that you can use for any purpose that you would like. All the photos indexed on LibreStock are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. this means you can use these pictures freely for any legal purpose.
- Free for commercial & personal use
- You can modify copy and distribute
- No attribution required
While there are many other free stock photo sites I like the simplicity of being able to search LibreStock and find images on over 40 sites that are licensed for almost any use you can imagine. It’s also MUCH safer than trusting that “some image” you happen to find on Google is safe for you to use (as it likely is not). Best of luck with your image searches!