When starting out nobody wants to spend money buying photos to use on their own sites, many people simply can't afford to buy premium stock photos at a $1+ each. So I've decided to try help you find free images that you can use without any link back attribution.

*** WARNING - PLEASE READ START ***

Using free images on your website even when it states you can use them freely, can still result in being fined by large companies like Getty, you also risk losing your site ranking if DMCAs are filed against your site.

Why would this happen if it says I'm free to use the images?
It's possible that someone may have added copyrighted images they didn't own to the site collection, you then download them and add to your own site. The copyright owner that comes after you.

Use free images at your own risk - but be aware that there are monetary and ranking risks, ie. if a someone like Getty or Disney goes after you, there's not a lot that you can do but pay up. The record in the UK is £30,000 for a thumbnail image and that's before it got to Court!

*** WARNING - PLEASE READ END ***

Free Image Bookmarklets

I've created 7 free bookmarklets that you're free to use and add to your own browser. However to understand what I'm offering and how to use them, it's best to watch the video first.

After watching the video you can visit: http://Mynewsite.siterubix.com to access the 7 bookmarklets.

Can I Use Any Image They Return?

I personally DO NOT want to be held responsible for any images you decide to download and use, that's why I've pointed out in the video how to check the licence details. ALWAYS CHECK THE LICENSE AGREEMENT

PLEASE keep in mind that when it comes to royalty free images etc, it's possible that someone may have added copyrighted images they didn't own to the site collection.

Related resources:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/where-to-find-images-for-your-website

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/how-to-find-add-images-to-your-website

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Pelleborg Premium
Thanks for warning me that free does not necessarliy mean free.
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Thanks for the info
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abc09 Premium
Thanks for sharing. Good start for a newbie like me. Very helpful
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Thanks for sharing your knowledge!
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Thanks for sharing this valuable information
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Thanks for sharing.
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Hi, thank you! This video is excellent...very helpful!!
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This video and blog rocks! Thanks so much, it was very helpful!
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gentak Premium
thanks for this tutorial...very helpful..more power to you
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JSiers Premium
Thanks for the bookmarks, very helpful, and saves a lot of time!
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sg1fannz Premium
I find these bookmarklets absolutely invaluable since I added them to my bar. I use them all the time
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EileenMays Premium
Great info... however l do have one question, when l click on SXC it looks different to yours. My comes up "freeimages".

Cheers
Eileen
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sg1fannz Premium
mine does too:) think thats the new name of the site these days.
cheers Robyn
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Asianaaaa Premium
Exactly what I needed! Thanks very much :-)
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tracyT Premium
good to know this! thanks
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sg1fannz Premium
absolutely brilliant! I have spent hours trying to find good pictures by going to some of these sites individually and searching only to see a picture and then discover I had to pay!
This will definitely make my life a lot easier:)
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Prestones Premium
Nicely done Craig - great share, and much appreciated!

Dennis
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GMetaxas Premium
That was exactly what I needed.
The most important is that you made it seem very easy for a newbie like me.
Thank you very much.
George
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Zyanhard Premium
Does this still valid/works in 2015?
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Zyanhard Premium
Thank you so much Upsgirl!
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upsgirl Premium
You're welcome...much easier...agreed!
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tammyT Premium
Thanks for taking the time to make this tutorial it was very helpful
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ColinM Premium
Fantastic tutorial. It has given me the confidence to download free images, thank you.
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CShepherd Premium
Extremely helpful information, Welshy. Everything I was looking for and then some. A value added experience! Thank you so much.
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Great resources, Thanks
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BrandiMW Premium
Great video, thank you.
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Campino Premium
Hello Welshy and thank you for this video :-)
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JoC Premium
Great welshy, just wanted I needed! Thank you.
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welshy Premium
I'm pretty bad at responding to comments. So I'm going to say this in one comment but it goes out to you all.

Thanks for all the comments, I appreciate them all very much.
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AStephens Premium
Thank you! Amazing information for newbie websites that want to be done right!
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Great information. Thank you so much.
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Inspiration1 Premium
It was a wonderful video. Thanks a lot for your guidance. My best wishes for you.
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Fantastic.......really most useful!
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Great training. Thanks
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glycogen Premium
Unbelievably helpful information welshy - awesome!
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ChrisTowers Premium
great video and great information to know .. thanks :)
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GwynnGriffin Premium
Very helpful video tutorial, Craig =] So good of you to add elements of organization at the end also. Thanks for taking the time and effort to put this together. Kudos, Gg
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Sethtra Premium
Thanks a lot for the video. This was a great help.
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LuisDuran45 Premium
I found this webiste http://pixabay.com/ and added some images to my website etoolsforenglish.com. They have some great images.
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Tallell97 Premium
Yes Pixabay is listed in the above training, it's quite a good site to use
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RegC Premium
Thanks for this video Craig!
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Sherion Premium
Thank you Craig for another wonderful resource. I just love it.
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chris71 Premium
Thanks Welshy this is really going to help get my site in order.
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LisaShuman Premium
Awesome, I got it.
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NMBMajor Premium
Very informative...thanks so much!
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Tallell97 Premium
Great, thanks for sharing
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MarilynM Premium
Thank you for this information and how to download the websites. Incredibly helpful.
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WCooper Premium
Thank you for sharing. :)
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Bephenomenal Premium
Enlightening...I was clueless on this. Thanks
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BERNARIUX Premium
Hello Welshy, thanks for sharing this. Do you know about FLICKR, Creative Commons, how is the ideal with them?
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MarcosV Premium
Creative Commons is a great way to use photos. Just take a look at the cc license of each picture and give appropriate attribution. Here there is a link for best practices on CC attribution: http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Best_practices_for_attribution
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BERNARIUX Premium
Now I get it, thanks Marcos!
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steve71 Premium
Excellent tutorial. I've been freaking out about imagery on my sites recently. This has cleared everything up for me. Thanks so much ;)
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Freedomseekr Premium
Very helpful Craig! This make things so much easier and it was so easy to follow. Thank you and best wishes to you :)
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jmreth49512 Premium
Very good presentation and very informative. Thank you so much for all your work on this!
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Very helpful. Thank you!
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Karo1yn Premium
Thank you for sharing, this will be useful.
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LuckyLarry Premium
concise and to the point, thanks.
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JimK99 Premium
Thanks for sharing the picture links.
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veejay23 Premium
Thanks Craig, very useful info
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Fantastic Craig! Love this little tool dude!
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DoubleTap Premium
Yah, Craig... you way out did yourself on this one... crazy good dude!
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SquidooSlfMstr Premium
Craig:

This is an awesome resource! Thanks for making this and the mynewsite... website.

Is there any foolproof way to check if an image is REALLY OK to use (and wasn't uploaded to a repository by mistake?)

Thanks, and Happy 2014 in case I didn't wish you one;)

Charlie
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Such excellent video.
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Very useful training,thanks.
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Great post. Thank you. It is very helpful for me.
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Really appreciated. Thanks
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Thank you welshy! It was indeed helpful!
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Thank you for a awesome tutorial, this will help me out a lot!
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Awesome video! This is going to be very useful. Thanks for sharing.
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howmuch Premium
This is great. I really needed this training module. Thank you so much!
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Colm Premium
Excellent training. Thanks a lot!
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jacob4987 Premium
Great video on free images for your website!!!
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nathaniell Premium
Great training! Images is one of those things that beginners struggle with, so the more sources available, the better!
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hart48 Premium
Thanks Craig, for great video and information.
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smurray Premium
Excellent, thanks for this post.
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Jenna7 Premium
Craig, thank you for creating this tutorial. This is terrific. :)
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AnnieB Premium
Hi Craig, thanks for the vid, but what about microsoft images? I use them a lot and they are free. I'll add pixabay to my list.
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OldCodger Premium
An excellent post, Craig. Instructions are easy to follow and clearly spoken. :) george
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alexisnilo Premium
Thank you, very much.
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guy0404 Premium
Thanks a lot Craig.Very useful.
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Hari S Nair Premium
I m afraid to you use them..I dnt want a guarantee but still a little suggestion about trying them can help..
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breadtalk Premium
Priceless information, as always, Craig. Thanks so much!
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MarianMartin Premium
Thanks a lot! This is very useful information!
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lauradews Premium
Great information on getting images, thanks.
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Shields Premium
VERY NICELY DONE. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
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nancykaye Premium
I agree. The Free sites are risky especially for a non legally trained person to understand. When in doubt I stay out.
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Jenna7 Premium
Thanks so much for taking time to post this. It helps a lot-I have studied how to use images but they are so tricky, and some sites have different rules.
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pcook410 Premium
Finding those free images is the one thing that slows down my adding content to my website. I have found that putting an attribution to the owner of the image is not all that difficult when I copy and paste it at the bottom of my post right when I download the image. That's why I don't look for images until after I've written the whole post. I used to download the pictures first, but then I couldn't remember where I got them, and the attribution got lost in the confusion. By pasting the attribution immediately when I download the picture, I can keep up with things a lot better.

Thanks for the bookmarklets. I'll check out those sites for images, too.

Pat
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