Writing Wednesdays: 10 CC0 Sites Where You Can Legally Get Images for Your Blog Posts for FREE

Writing Wednesdays - 10 CC0 Sites Where You Can Legally Get Images for Your Blog Posts for FREE

CC0… Wait, what?

CC0 is a license that can be applied to images, videos and songs. In short, it means that the creator/copyright owner is allowing you to get that image (or video, or song, etc.) for free. You can then edit it however you want and use it – again, without paying.

The images I use on my blog are CC0 (except for my avatar; it’s custom-made for me and I bought the copyright) and today I’m going to share with you where you can get such images so you can also use them.

  1. Pixabay. This one offers photos, graphics and, as of late, short videos.
  2. SplitShire. Photos and videos.
  3. LifeOfPix. Photos only, but they have a sister site – LifeOfVids, for videos.
  4. Unsplash. Photos only.
  5. PDPics. Photos only.
  6. Pickup Image. Photos only.
  7. Shutteroo. Photos only.
  8. Gratisography. Photos only.
  9. Openclipart. Graphic images only.
  10. SilhouetteAC. As the name suggests: silhouettes only.

Note: Some of these will require you to create an account in order to be able to download the images. There’s no fee to creating the account.

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PS: As with every site, changes might be made. For example, my post might state “Photos only”, but a week after I upload is, one of these sites might add graphics to their library. Or maybe they’ll start including images with other copyrights. I cannot go onto every site every single day to make sure this post is up to date, so if you notice any changes, I’d appreciate you dropping me a comment.

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