Images play an important role in web content. The post will be more attractive with the presence of images and they are useful for gaining more content traffic through image searches. But how to find the best, high-quality royalty-free images for your post?
There’re several websites from where you can download and use the royalty-free images. But before downloading, read their licensing conditions carefully. In most of the cases, they will ask for copyright credit with a proper linkback.
Flickr is one of the best sites to get stunning, free images. You can find hundreds of high-quality images on Flickr on any topic. They are taken by professional photographers around the world. Flickr allows you to utilize the images for commercial, personal as well as designing purposes with a proper license credit.
To get relevant images, go to Flickr’s advanced search page first. Search images by keywords. Suppose, you are searching images for photography-related posts, type ‘photography’ in the Search box.
If you want to search for relevant videos, uncheck Photos from the content type. Filter your results by license type and opt for Commercial use allowed to find images that are allowed to use for commercial purposes. ‘Us Government works’ is another license type to get copyright-free images and you can use them even without the attribution note.
Go through your results, click on an image to read the licensing terms. At the bottom of the taken date, you can find license information of the image.
Click the link to view the conditions under which you can use the image in your blog. Once you finished the search, click on the drop-down arrow that appears at the bottom of your image. Choose a size for the image or view all sizes to download. Don’t forget to add proper copyright credits in your post as per the licensing terms of your stock image.