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Monday, March 20, 2017

Top 50+ Sites Free Images For Your Social Media Posts

Update on our previous post. I got a nice email from, Sylvester Jalmaiz, Community Outreach Specialist for Canva, and he requested if I can include Canva to the list of Free Images Sources...

My original post includes the Author of the article 50+ Free Images for Your Blog & Social Media Posts, Courtney Seiter, she heads up content marketing at Buffer, pet every dog she sees and collects vintage coats. Follow her on Twitter @CourtneySeiter and Google+ +Courtney Seiter

As for me, I am a work at home mom, I design and build mobile apps for Small and Medium-sized Business to advertise their business to people on the Go! I also research and curate articles on Marketing, Branding, Productivity, Women Entrepreneurs, Mobile Marketing, Small Business and more. I use my blogs and mobile app directory as another way to promote Women In Business, whether they are new or seasoned entrepreneurs, as well as Small Business Owners.

Why I love Canva:

  • I don't need design skills, just a great imagination and creativity. 
  • I can create fabulous graphics for all my social media posts.
  • My favorite part: "It's Free"
  • Visit Canva the Offical Website: Tell Sylvester Jalmaiz, Community Outreach Specialist for Canva, that Nicky sent you.
I have been using Canva for a number of years now, I use Canva for every blog post, Tweet, and everything in between. Canva designs are simple for everyone, you can create flyers, business cards, brochures, invitations, resumes, letterhead, Magazines, Twitter, Google, Facebook covers, and more, and look like you are a Graphic Design Specialist. I love Canva, and I highly recommend them.

 I found a really great articles that did a fantastic job on how to use Canva. How to Use Canva to Create Beautiful Graphics for Social Media, by Debra Garber

Courtney gives a  breakdown of more than 50 different sources and tools for visual content. In her post she will cover the following: Searchable photo sites, Free-form photo libraries, Photo search tools, Create-your-own image tools, Embeddable media.

Searchable photo databases

If you want a photo or image on a specific topic, you'll want that's searchable. Here are a few to check out. (I randomly picked sites, they are not all in order) For complete list go to: Click here...

1. Dreamstime

Dreamstime offers a free section that's searchable and frequently updated. It requires you to create a (free) account.

2. Free Digital Photos

Free Digital Photos houses a wealth of free images-categorized and searchable for business, personal or educational use. They're smaller sized and larger versions are available for purchase. Using the free images often requires a credit to the photographer. Continue reading....

3. Free Images

Free Images is a large gallery of more than 350,000 stock photos, searchable and categorized. Downloading a photo does require a longer than most signup process but the bigger selection might worth it.

4. Free Range Stock

Free Range Stock offers access to free high-quality, high resolution stock photos. A (free) registration is required.

5. Free Photo Bank

Free Photo Bank has a nice collection of free photos available for download without login. They're extensively categorized with a few different ways to search too. Continue reading....

6. ImageFree

Image Free's registered users can download both free and paid images to use in corporate and personal projects. The free selection seems fairly limited though.

7. IM Free

IM Free offers a curated collection of free resources, all for commercial use. Search for a keyword or browse through the stylishly crafted categories. Continue reading...

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8. Hubspot

It's not a photo source per se, but marketing platform Hubspot often offers packages of free photos in exchange for your email address.

9. iStock

iStock release new batch of free stock images every week. )Signup for a free membership-a slightly confusing process-is required)

10. New Old Stock

New Old Stock is a collection of vintage photos from the public archives, free of known copyright restrictions. Continue reading...

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