Three Websites I Use For Free Stock Images

Pictures draw your eyes to content.

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Posts with pictures please you eyes and draw you into the content. I’ve always tried to include visuals every time I communicate. Why? Because they help you connect to the content.

But finding good visuals is difficult. Sure, you could use Google Image Search, but the problem is that 1) most of those images are copyrighted, and/or 2) most images aren’t high resolution or have high dpi.

So what can you do?

Here are three websites with free stock images.

1) SXC.hu
I’ve used this site for years. Whether it’s an image I’m looking to spruce up for use as a background slide, or if it’s an image that makes a message “pop,” SXC has never let me down.

2) Morguefile
This one is new to me. I needed an image for that “Shaken, Not Stirred” post I did recently. I wanted an image of Peru, but particularly one of people going about life. Finding a free image was difficult, but morguefile came through.
From their site,
“The term ‘morgue file’ is popular in the newspaper business to describe the file that holds past issues flats. Although the term has been used by illustrators, comic book artist, designers and teachers as well. The purpose of this site is to provide free image reference material for use in all creative pursuits.”

3) Creationswap
Want high quality .jpg and .psd files that are stellar? Look no further. And, if you’re like me and do a lot of faith-based work, then make this your go-to site. You won’t regret it.

Here are the links:
http://sxc.hu/
http://www.morguefile.com/
http://www.creationswap.com/

What free photo sites do you use?

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