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20 Websites to Find Free Images

Friday, October 7th, 2022

Paid vs Free

Paid sites like iStockPhoto and Getty Images traditionally have lot more images than free sites because more photographers are drawn to them to earn income.

Free can be a misnomer because there are different types of “free” images:

  • Creative Commons Images– this non-profit organization allows its images to be shared and used under various conditions. Some free images may dictate that you provide attribution (author of an image) or for certain uses only (print vs. web)
  • Public Domain Images – Images fall under this category if the copyrights have expired or forfeited. However, grabbing a random image does NOT mean they are public domain images!
  • Royalty Free Images – Most images under this category requires you to pay a one-time payment.

Royalty Free Image Sites

  • Adobe Photo
  • Getty Images
  • iStockPhoto
  • Shutterstock

Free stock images

Reference Links

Everyday Apps and Online Tools for 2022

Friday, September 23rd, 2022


  • GIMP (link) – free, open-source, Photoshop equivalent
  • INKScape (link) – free, open-source, vector graphics software
  • OBS Studio (link) – free and open source software for video recording and live streaming
  • Share X (link) – screen capture, file sharing and productivity tool
  • Shotcut (link) – free, open-source, cross-platform video editor
  • VirtualBox (link) – free, open-source, virtual box container software

Online Tools

  • Blush (link) – easily create and customize illustrations with collections made by artists
  • Coverr (link) – free business and work stock video footage
  • Flourish (link) – data visualization and storytelling
  • Should I Remove it (link) – helping you decide which PC programs to purge
  • untools (link) – collection of thinking tools and frameworks
  • Whatruns (link) – find out what runs a websites
  • What WP Theme Is That (link) – free online tool to detect a WordPress theme and plugins

Other tools

Reference Links

  • Canva – 73 best sites to find awesome free images (link)