Both creativecommons.org and pexels.com are good for nice pictures. But, I think creativecommons.org requires your registration with them.
I don't know if this is reliable, but Qwant (the search engine) lists images that have been designated commercially free to use. It's Qwant.com, popular in Europe, they say. Google had (had?) something similar too. I still list the source. Also, any US government site and wikia are all royalty free, etc.
@tritrain Qwant is cool. Thank you for sharing Are sure they show 100% copyright free images?
You can go to Google and click on images and search by keyword. You can filter your search results to photos you can "share, even commercially" by going to Settings, clicking on advanced search, and resetting the license. You can click on the photo to get the credit, license info, and a link to the original page. Another option is to go to Wikimedia Commons.
It is my understanding that you now always need to credit the photographer and provide a link to the original source on HubPages these days.
Flickr is another option, but you need to always check if it is available and make sure to credit the source. Another publisher I used to work work required that the user name of the photographer as well as Flickr should be included in credit.
If you look at Flickr's rules, crediting the photographer is a requirement
by Eric Dockett 2 days ago
I notice a lot of people recommending Pixabay lately. Does anyone know anything about their process for vetting images uploaded by contributors?In other words: What's to prevent someone from stealing copyrighted images and uploading them as their own?I used images from "free" sites when I...
by Sondra Rochelle 4 days ago
This morning it was Pinterest. This evening it's Pixabay. I am totally unable to pull up any images or even get past the home page of this site now. Anybody else having this problem? Seems strange that both sites would suddenly be having problems on the same day!
by ofmelancholy 8 years ago
Picture covers bon jovi by the way.
by Brittany Banks 19 months ago
Hi, I'm running out of places to find photos for my articles. Is there a website that you go through to be able to use pictures for free? (And attribute them of course).
by Anagha V Mahishi 5 years ago
Is anybody using pictures from pixabay or using own images? What is better?
by Jennifer Arnett 5 years ago
Where do you get free photos for your hubs?Is it true that you need a model release if someone's face is in the picture. How about posting a pic of a celebrity? If I'm doing a product review can I post a picture of the product? What about logos in your pictures?
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