I was working on upcoming posts for my blog
tonight and decided that I wanted to add a stock photo or a fun cartoon picture to one of the blogs. It has been a while since I went looking for pictures that are out there to use - free.
I started out at Google Images. After looking at pages of pictures, I noticed that they now have the following stated under the pictures: "Image may be scaled down and subject to copyright." Like I said, it has been awhile since I searched for pictures so this may have been on there for awhile but I just saw it. Not wanting to worry about copyright, I kept going thinking that I would find one that did not say this. Of course, I did not.
Deciding on a generic picture I clicked on one and saw that it has istockphoto written across it. I checked out istockphoto.com
and noticed that you have to pay for the pictures. While I understand that this is a business for someone, I was looking for a picture that was free.
Continuing on my search for a fun, free picture I then did a Google search for free, royalty-free pictures. Of course it brought up many websites to check out. After looking at many websites and not finding one that I wanted, I decided that this was crazy and why not ask others where they like to go for this type of pictures.
Do you add pictures to your blog posts? If so, where do you go for the pictures you use?