Free and Royalty Free Photos and Illustrations for Your Website

Last Update: August 18, 2014

Photos and Illustrations really make a blog or website stand out. In most cases, we can take our own photos. Sometimes, we need some help. There are several different sites we can find either Royalty Free Photos or Free Photos. There is a difference.

Free Photos and Illustrations are just what the say. You agree to a set of terms, and you are allowed to use the photo on your website free of charge.

Royalty Free Photos and Illustrations do cost an upfront fee, but you only pay one time according to the licensing agreement that you sign when you make your purchase.

I use totally free images on and they suit me just fine. This allows me to give some life to my blog and saves me some cash in the process.

My favorite place to get free images is - I do love the cost, which is $0.00. There are thousands of free images to choose from and the quality is outstanding.

One of my favorite places to find good quality, Royalty Free Photos is Pond5. I have dealt with Pond5 in the past and have never been disappointed. The sell stock music, videos and photos. All are amazing quality and ready to use. They do cost a minimal fee, but when you need that perfect photo for your blog or site... it's worth it.

Untill you can afford to start purchasing images, free is the way to go.

So remember:

Free Images =

Royalty Free Images = ,

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MasterEd Premium
Thanks for Sharing
geney33 Premium
Thank you John very helpful. Gilles
JohnWiser Premium
No problem at all. I remember looking and looking. So why not pay it forward
LegacyVal Premium
Thanks John. Free is always good.
JohnWiser Premium
You are welcome.
JeanR Premium
Thanks for the Info..For now FREE is good....:)
JohnWiser Premium
For me too! I did see quite a few royalty free photos I want when I step up my music site, but I will go with free all day!