Showing posts with label Royalty Free Photos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Royalty Free Photos. Show all posts

Wednesday

Creative Commons Images-Royalty-Free Photos for your blog or website- 2014




How and where to find Royalty free (rf),Creative Commons, Public Domain photos, Images for your blogs or websites without violating copyright laws


 Creative Commons Royalty free imagesThe 5 best places to get Royalty free photos,Creative Commons images, and stock picture photos for your blog or website are listed here with all the instructions and image licenses to free download royalty free,creative commons,stock photos. The free stock photo websites in this list are the best place to find and free download royalty free images and stock pictures with these image attributions: free, royalty free ( RF), Creative Commons (CC), share alike, and public domain free photos.
The free stock photo websites in the list allow to download free royalty free photos with the type of attributions that says that you can use those royalty free photos and pictures for your personal use and can also use them on your websites. You can use and share these photos on Facebook as well, but you need to read copyright laws carefully for any type of free photos that comes under the attribution of "royalty free photos", "creative commons images", or "free stock photos" before using them on your blog or anywhere else.
You will find the three types of free stock photos websites listed here . And all the free images come under these 3 labels:
  1. Royalty Free Photos or Images.
  2. Creative Commons Attributive Free Photos.
  3. Public Domain free Photos.
But Before rushing to these free stock photos or royalty free photos sites you need to learn about below described 3 types of main copyright licenses involved while using these ‘intellectual properties'  or ‘creative works’ shared by the license holder. It won’t take you more than 5 minutes to grasp the concept. And it’s worth it !

Find below given best websites for downloading professional-looking photos for free use on your blog or website !





Understanding the copyright laws for downloading images for your blog, website

If you are a blogger, writer, or online publisher, then you must have heard about copyright laws involved in downloading royalty free photos,stock pictures, creative commons photo images offered by others, since these images come under certain copyright law/license and you need to abide by the copyright laws and rules defined by the author/publisher/photographer. Some novice bloggers just take away images from any other websites on the internet being unaware by the copyright laws involved in the creative works.You should always avoid this malpractice.  You need to give full credit to the publisher/author in order to use it for your own blog or website writing works.


Stock photo websites offer photos, images, or graphics downloading under following types/categories
  1. Paid Images-You need to pay some amount to buy these stock photos for your blog or website.Paid images come under Stock Photo License (SPL)
  2. Royalty Free(RF) –You pay one time for buying these types of royalty free photos and you are not charged any royalty and are free to use/reuse it for multiple times in future.
  3. Free Royalty Free Images (RF)-If i buy a royalty free image and give it to you for free, then its said,” Free Royalty Free Images”. Make sure that the license you bought provides you the right to resell it or give it others for free .
  4. Creative Commons (CC) Free Images-This license has become very popular and most of the content on the internet is shared under this attribution. You can use the images/any work on your blogs for free if the works are available under this Creative Commons license. More on this later…
  5. Free Images- Absolutely free in every sense.No strings attached. No license required.
  6. Public Domain--Those images that fall in this category are “unlicensed/delicensed ” and you can take them free of cost and can use on your blog sites. These are free for public use. No license required. No credit or link back required.

Creative Commons cc Photos

Types of Creative Commons Photos

Creative Commons (CC) is a non-profit organization and it facilitates and governs the creative work shared under CC license by authors and license holders in order to share their published creative work with others. The other people who build upon this shared work need to follow Creative Commons license . Creative Commons license protects the CC works and comes under following categories-
  • Attribution (CC BY)
  • Attribution Share Alike (CC BY-SA)
  • Attribution No Derivatives (CC BY--ND)
  • Attribution Non-Commercial (CC BY-NC)
  • Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike (CC BY-NC-SA)
  • Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives (CC BY--NC-ND)

Using Creative-Commons creative-works on your blog-

  • If you are going to free download an image for your blog or website, first of all read the Creative Commons license properly and attribute accordingly
  • Always give full credit to the Creative Commons license holder. Attribute the Creative Commons license work as specified by the author/photographer.
  • Creative Commons license doesn’t need a permission and you don’t need to inform the author or photographer in writing, but you can do so. You are getting the images free of cost and if you leave a comment in appreciation of the work then it would make the author happy.You are also giving something in return !
  • For e.g, the above image logo is a property of Creative Commons Organization, but its available for use under CC license and i have provided the link back to the original website-http://creativecommons.org/ as was explained in CC Attribution license.

Where to get Free Photos-5 Best Places



Bloggers need free royalty free photos for their blogs everyday. And, there could be some posts where you need lots of royalty free photos.So, the real question is, where to get these royalty free photos for your blog site? What are the best places to find the royalty free images?

Nowadays due to a high demand for free photos for blog posts many photo stock websites have started providing “free royalty free” photos with high resolution, best quality, and content. These photos fall under creative commons attribute and you need to give proper credit in the form of a link back to the original website of the photographer or photo stock websites as required in the terms and conditions policies for use.


#1 Royalty Free Photos



What is Royalty free images? This “royalty free or RF” term is applied to give the right/permission to use any copyrighted material without the requirement to pay the royalty for each or multiple use for some period of time.
Royalty free images are of the two types-
  1. Free royalty free images: you get the royalty free images free of cost. You are free to use for personal, corporate, or project work (still its better to check the license).
  2. Royalty free images: you have to pay one time small charge for buying royalty free photos and you can repeatedly use it for without paying a royalty for any secondary or multiple use.
The websites listed below are a few of the best stock photo websites for downloading royalty free images. You just need to give full credit to the photographer/author by linking back to the original site of the author, or as mentioned in the website.


Open Photo.net : An Open Place to get Royalty Free Photos

Creative Commons ImagesOpen Photo.net is a very big site for royalty free images and stock photos. All the royalty free images and pictures on this website are of high resolution and good quality. You can free download royalty free photos from this site for personal or commercial use only by giving a link back to the author/owner of the selected picture as explained in the site. Find your favorite royalty free photos on Open Photo.net


Free Digital Photos : A big Hub for loads of royalty free, Creative Commons and stock photo 


Creative Commons Free ImagesFree Digital Photos Offers an outstanding collection of stock photos for royalty free and creative commons images. To get  royalty free images for your website or blog from this one of the 5 best stock photo websites, all you need to do is give a link back to the author’s Home page URL which is provided at the time of downloading royalty free photos.'Free Digital Photos'  really has a cool royalty free photos resources for bloggers, website owners.Royalty free photos found on this site are of very high resolution and outstanding quality..Download Royalty Free Photos for your own blog

To find more such royalty free images websites check my other post : Top 10 best royalty free web sites-2011




#2 Free Images With Creative Commons Photo Attribution

As explained above Creative Commons license permits you to distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon this work. And you can even use it commercially. You need to take care of one thing that you provide full credit to the Creative License Holder in the form of a link back to the holder’s specified page.
There are so many websites that provide free images or photos under CC license, i have mentioned only the one very famous website for such type of images. That is Flickr ! Flickr is the best website for getting free images under Creative Commons license. Just find your favorite photos and check for CC license.


Flickr :The Best Website to find Creative Commons Images 

Flickr is the world’s #1 website or community for online photo uploading, sharing, and downloading.You can find millions photos listed on Flickr. You can free download any type of image to use for your blog. You just have to be aware about all the above mentioned 6 categories of the Creative Commons work. And you need to give credit to the author accordingly. For eg, the simplest and most welcoming CC license is “Attribution”.In this you just need to give a link back to the author. And if someone else uses it from you, then by linking back to the original author will do the work !Find Creative Commons Photos on Flickr.


#3 Public Domain: Free Photos and Graphics

Photos found under the term- “Public Domain” are absolutely free for any type of use. You are free to download any picture or image, can use it anywhere. No strings attached! Free for all purpose!! No attribution required !!!

Pixabay:All free Photos

Creative Commons CC Images
Public Domain Free Images
 All photos on Pixabay are very high quality and uploaded mostly by professional photographers. Free for all purpose photos! You don’t need to register to get free photos images from this site. You can also upload your own photos on Pixabay.Pixabay is really a very good website for free downloading of any type of photos.Pixabay has pictures for every occasion , mood , and use! No attribution required.Its Really a very famous site for getting free images for your blog or website. Find free photos on Pixabay


Public Domain Photos: Free Photos in every sense 


Creative Commons Best Images
Public Domain Stock Photos
 All stock photos listed on Public Domain Photos are free for use, re-use and these images and clip arts are free for commercial use as well. You can find more than 5000 free photos and 8000 clip arts on this public domain pictures site. Everyday more and more quality pictures are being uploaded on this public domain site. You can get every type of picture that are uploaded by photographers and picture lovers.Great website to find free images for your blog or site! Get free images for your blog

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Monday

10 BEST Photo Websites for Royalty FREE Images-2014



List of 10 Best Websites for free royalty-free photos-2014

Note- Please don't download or use images and photos that are protected by copy rights laws. Read before using them

Royalty Free images are in! Every blogger,webmaster needs royalty free photos and stock images for their blogs and websites.That's what prompted me to write a full list of only the top 10 best free photo websites for year 2014! The Free photos websites here in the top 10 list have 3 types of free photos: # 1-Royalty free Photos, # 2-Creative Commons Images and # 3-Free Stock Photos.


royalty free websites list
There are so many royalty free photo sites on the Internet claiming to be the " best royalty free photo sites" and it makes really difficult to judge which website offers the best quality and most updated stock of free royalty free images. Some royalty-free image sites ask for sign up and some offer you royalty free images straightly without any sign up. The best royalty free photo sites listed here are also good place for getting creative commons images and commercial license free images.But, some of the best websites for royalty-free images ask you to give credit to the author/submitter/photo uploader/photographer. In this case you need to give a link back to the original url of the photo uploader. If you are looking for a really genuine and sophisticated photos, then you can also buy images at many these websites for as low as $1. And you could find, in that case really great, awesome photos for your blogs.
On these top 10 best websites for “Royalty-Free Images”  you can find and search millions of images that have excellent quality and resolution that could make your blog look wonderful !
Make sure that if a website requires link back and attribution for the free downloaded image then you need to give credits in a proper way from wherever on your blog you post this royalty-free image.

To find more about how to use,get,share creative commons photos and "royalty free" images without violating any copyrights, visit the blog post and also find lots of  top best websites for "royalty free photos", "public domain photos", and "creative commons images" for your your website.


Why This List of 10 Best Royalty free Photos?

For a blog, “A picture is worth more than writing 10 lines”. But finding royalty free photos could be a daunting task.That’s why i have made the list of top 10 best websites ( i could list top 20 or 50 best websites list, but this list is the hottest of ‘em all, and short !) where you can get royalty-free, free for commercial use, and Creative Commons licensed pictures/images for your blogs/lenses/articles or any web publications.
This top 10 websites list for royalty free images becomes more important when there are several thousand websites out there on the Internet (self) claiming to be " the best free photo or best royalty free images website in the world" !! 




Top 10 best sites for royalty free photos , 'free for commercial use' photos and Creative Commons Images








 




 



 

 

 

 

 

 





Free Stock Deck- A good place to get good stock photos for your website or blog. "Free stock deck" offers royalty free and stock photos totally free: for commercial use, business use, and for any type of professional use.

What types of photos you can get it from here

Landscapes, Nature, Architecture, Urban, Business, Objects, Food, Transportation, Health and Beauty, Social, Travel, Science and Technology, Concepts, Abstract, People.


Best part of Free Stock Deck:

  • You can take as many stock photos as you want without giving any attribution or link back to the original photo site. 
  • You can use stock photos from this website for multiple purpose; and all photos are totally free to use, modify,edit,and redistribute.

Free Stock Deck: free stock photo website


Bloggers Clip Art- This photo website is focused to attract bloggers to use its stock photos for their blog posts. "bloggers clip art" provides stock photos and clip arts for many mainstream photo sections like, clip art photos and graphics, stock photos, digital art photos, web graphics images.

What types of images you can find on this website-

Animal stock photos, Architecture related photos, Art stock photos, Business stock photos, Car photos, cartoon stock photos, Celebrity stock photos, Christmas stock photos, Family stock photos, Industrial stock photos, Interior design, sports, science, technology stock photos, and lots more..!

Why to use Bloggers Clip Art-

  • All stock photos on this website are simply high quality and resolution. 
  • Attribution is not mandatory (not mentioned anywhere in "the privacy policies of the website for using stock photo") 
  • A wide range of quality stock photos to choose from. 
  • Quality of the images on this stock photos website is good enough to be used for your website designing-free of cost! 

Bloggers Clip Art: Find stock photos for your website



Please leave your valuable comments : If you have seen/visited/used any other websites where users can get free photos under the label of Commercial use/re-use/Creative Commons/Royalty-Free Images, then feel free to put your remarks-Thanks for Dropping By !!

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