There are several great benefits to using CC0 images and one of my favorites, other than them being 100 percent free to use without attribution, is being able to modify them. You have total permission to use any CC0 picture and image in any way you desire.

You can modify the photo by placing text over it, super impose another image within it, and even find hidden images within it. Now you might be wonder how you can find hidden images within a picture? Take a look at the image below from Stocksnap. Notice the areas I outlined in green.


Let us say I wanted a picture of an alarm clock or a home office set up. I could choose both of those images, but I do not want all of that other imagery that surrounds the clock or the home office desk. So I can modify the picture in any photo editing tool like MS Paint by cropping out what I do not want to see.


For the above picture of the alarm clock I loaded the bigger photo into MS Paint, enlarged it just a bit, and then cropped out just the clock from the rest of the larger photo. I did the same thing in the below picture of the home office desk. I cropped out the distracting imagery and focused more on the desk.


With a little bit of imagination you can find hundreds of new photos and images hiding within bigger pictures. All you have to do is modify the picture by cropping out what you do not want to see. This can only be done on Creative Commons Zero, CC0, royalty free pictures and images.

If you would like the links to my Top 12 Favorite CC0 Free to Use Picture Websites, I list them all in my training tutorial at the below link.

Free Images for a Website - Free to Use - No Attribution

For an additional 12 links to both CC0 and a couple of Public Domain Image Websites, you can find them at the link below, along with other information on why CC0 is much better than Public Domain.

Free Images for Websites - Use Without Any Restrictions

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yessharon Premium
Love the idea of cropping out an item from a photo.

Lately, I have been using the SiteRubix Content Writer to find free photos. We have over 1,000,000 free photos available for us at WA.

I keep one document on Site Content (Titled Photos) that I use to keep photos that I find while browsing my keywords on site content. Then I download them to a folder on my computer so that they are easy to view and find when I need them.

If you use Site Content to write your articles then you just insert the photos into your document.

Sometimes I cannot find what I am looking for, so I appreciated you listing these other resources.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.

The photos in Site Content are pulled from the Pixabay, Pexels and Unsplash websites but there are millions of more free pictures available online. Plus when you can crop out images from other pictures, even more become available.

Personally I do not use Site Content. I have been creating content the same way for 5 years and I see no reason to change now. I write all of my content using MS Word because it has an automatic real time spelling and grammar checker.

All I do is copy the content from MS Word and paste it into WordPress. Then I upload my images from My Website Images folder on my computer, where I have all of my saved images, I click Publish, and I am done.

But regardless of whether you use Site a Content or not, using CC0 free image directory websites are the best way to go, seeing how images on Google are not free.
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3dandelions Premium
Thank you! Very helpful. I have bookmarked :)
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Happy you found it helpful.
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Give It A Go Premium
Hi Rob.
Thanks again for your wonderful training on the free photos. I especially liked your idea on how to find hidden pictures. I had never thought of looking in other photos for what I am specifically trying to find. Duh! I normally use Pixabay so thank you for reaffirming for me that I am using the photos there correctly. I will definitely check out Stocksnap. I haven't heard of that one yet. Or if I had I have forgotten it.
Great work and thank you for your training. You always seem to know what people are looking for.
Ange
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Ange. It is quite interesting when you can find an image you may be looking for within another larger image. As long as the image is a CC0 image like those on Pixabay, you can modify the image by just cropping out what you do not need.
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MelaniLukito Premium
Great idea to get the images from bigger free pictures, thank you.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Melani. I have been able to create some great images by just cropping them out of a bigger picture.
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tommo1968 Premium
Great tips Robert on getting FREE images.

I am one for cropping larger images to make them more unique as I see images being used again and again all over the web.

Adding text is a great way to personalize it.

I also like adding the website logo to images I use on Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook something I have recently started to do.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you. I too have not only cropped images from larger ones, but on some of them I would add my website URL to the bottom. It gives my site some extra exposure should the picture get shared on social media.
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