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Social marketing, PR insight & thought leadership - from The PR Coach
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Free Images for Blogs and Marketing (39 sites)

Free Images for Blogs and Marketing (39 sites) | Public Relations & Social Marketing Insight | Scoop.it
Free images for blogs and marketers. I have collected a bunch of sites that give you free images for commercial use. Check it out regularly as we add sites

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Great resources, especially Pixabay which I use daily.

Everett Bowes's curator insight, July 10, 2017 4:15 AM

Great resources, especially Pixabay which I use daily.

Everett Bowes's curator insight, July 10, 2017 4:15 AM

Great resources, especially Pixabay which I use daily.

Oskar Almazan's curator insight, November 1, 2017 8:13 AM
En marketing, a great image is often a key component of the message. Constant need for pictures can dig deep into your pocket when using stock photography. If you want a particular image, then it makes sense to pay for the stock images as it will be a lot cheaper than to hire a photographer. What to do when you need images all the time, but their marketing lifespan can be measured only in days, maybe hours? Images for Facebook posts, email newsletters, individual slides in presentations that you use only once… Paying 10 or 20 dollars per image for these adds up. So where do you get free images? I have collected a bunch of sites that give you exactly that… free images for commercial use.
 
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Free Images for Blogs and Marketing (38 sites)

Free Images for Blogs and Marketing (38 sites) | Public Relations & Social Marketing Insight | Scoop.it
Free images for blogs and marketers. I have collected a bunch of sites that give you free images for commercial use. Check it out!

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Here are 38 useful sources for free commercial -use stock photos.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 17, 2017 11:06 AM

Here are 38 useful sources for free commercial -use stock photos.

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13 Ultimate Free Stock Photo Sites for your Presentation or Online Course

13 Ultimate Free Stock Photo Sites for your Presentation or Online Course | Public Relations & Social Marketing Insight | Scoop.it

Some of these sites I’ve been using for years, like when I was creating my most recent SlideShare deck: 7 Ways to Grow Your Online Course Audience.

 

Others are newer finds from some trusted resources, like Buffer blog, nu School, andBootstrap Bay.

 

The following sites made the list because one, the photos they share are beautiful, and two, the photos are compelling images that do not look like the typical, generic stock image. The photos make an impact. Plus searching around the sites aren’t difficult either.

 

Importantly, I’ve done all the hard work for you. I’ve checked to make sure that each photo site in this list falls under the Creative Commons Zero license. AKA they are free to use for your commercial and personal needs!  (Find a more detailed legal explanation at the end)...

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Allison Haag shares 13 best commercially free online stock photo websites to use in presentations, social media, online courses and more, featuring high-resolution photos and vector icons. The icons are terrific too!

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November 1, 2016 10:27 AM
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Visual Hunt - Pick from 354 million+ licence-free photos 

Visual Hunt - Pick from 354 million+ licence-free photos  | Public Relations & Social Marketing Insight | Scoop.it

High quality free photos in one place. We hunt for best free images from many online sources and pull them all together in one spot. Most of our photos are CC0 license (do whatever you want). Additionally we offer all Creative Commons and Public Domain photos from sources like Flickr and make it possible to embed them directly from our website.

Photo: Ian D Keating

Jeff Domansky's insight:

VISUAL HUNT is a high quality, free stock photo source all in one place. 354 Million Free Stock Photos. Great resource suggested by Robin Good. Highly recommended.  10/10

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August 18, 2016 1:40 AM
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Find quality Public Domain and CC-licensed images instantly: VisualHunt

Find quality Public Domain and CC-licensed images instantly: VisualHunt | Public Relations & Social Marketing Insight | Scoop.it

VisualHunt is a meta-search engine designed to find only CC0 (Public Domain) and CC (Creative Commons) licensed images from tens of available online image libraries.


Pre-defined filters let you single out images by license:


- Commercial use


- Non-commercial 


- Public domain


- by pre-defined popular thematic categories


- by popularity, freshness, interestingness, by relevance and also by pre-defined colors.


All images can be downloaded and also embedded (embed code provided).100% free.


My comment: Another useful image search engine for web publishers looking for free quality images to use inside their content.


Try it out now: http://visualhunt.com/...

Jeff Domansky's insight:

Cool photo search tool for rights-free photos.

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July 29, 2016 10:54 PM
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Free Images - Pixabay

Free Images - Pixabay | Public Relations & Social Marketing Insight | Scoop.it
Free images and videos you can use anywhere

All images and videos on Pixabay are released free of copyrights under Creative Commons CC0. You may download, modify, distribute, and use them royalty free for anything you like, even in commercial applications. Attribution is not required.
Jeff Domansky's insight:

In my humble opinion, Pixabay is the single best free source for photos illustration images and video available. An outstanding resource and tool for bloggers, marketers, designers and more. Recommended highly. 10/10

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 29, 2016 11:09 PM

In my humble opinion, Pixabay is the single best free source for photos illustration images and video available. An outstanding resource and tool for bloggers, marketers, designers and more. Recommended highly. 10/10

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Heineken Taps an Automated Process for Image Production

Heineken Taps an Automated Process for Image Production | Public Relations & Social Marketing Insight | Scoop.it

When you are marketing a variety of products to 170 different countries, content production time is of the essence.


With this in mind, Heineken partnered with Grip, an online platform that automates the production of visual content for physical goods, for a beta test for its first solution Still Shots.


Grip processes photo input and generates virtual version of the product (like a beer bottle) that can be edited, manipulated, and downloaded for use...

Jeff Domansky's insight:

How an online platform that automates the production of visual content for physical goods helped the beer brand cut down on content production time. Great marketing problem solved.

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Free Stock Photos | StockPhotos4Free

Free Stock Photos | StockPhotos4Free | Public Relations & Social Marketing Insight | Scoop.it

Are you searching for the perfect image for your website, blog post, advertisement, or media project, but don’t want to spend a dime? StockPhotosforFree.com has you covered, providing a selection of over 100,000 completely free stock photos that you can use in all types of projects (even commercial!), and there are never any fees.


Who we are and why we’re free:


StockPhotosforFree is your best resource for high-quality free stock photos. Most of the free stock photos found on our site originate on our parent sites, GraphicStock and VideoBlocks. It is because of these two sites that we are fortunate enough to provide you with the high-quality stock photos found on StockPhotosforFree. Explore our content and check out our parent sites to find amazing free stock images and build your collection.


Where our free stock photos come from:


Most of the original 100,000 photos on our website are from still frames pulled out of HD videos on VideoBlocks.com. That said, we are constantly adding new photos to our site. This includes super high resolution shots provided by professional photographers from around the world. Everything is free, so check back often!...

Jeff Domansky's insight:

Download thousands of free stock photos and royalty-free stock images, only on StockPhotos4Free.

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The New York Public Library just uploaded nearly 200,000 images you can use for free

The New York Public Library just uploaded nearly 200,000 images you can use for free | Public Relations & Social Marketing Insight | Scoop.it

The New York Public Library just released a treasure trove of digitized public domain images, everything from epic poetry from the 11th century to photographs of used car lots in Columbus, Ohio from the 1930s. Over 180,000 manuscripts, maps, photographs, sheet music, lithographs, postcards, and other images were released online Wednesday in incredibly high resolution, and are available to download using the library's user-friendly visualization tool. It's a nostalgist's dream come true....

Jeff Domansky's insight:

An excellent, free resource for high quality historical photos when you need them.

Margarita Saucedo's curator insight, February 6, 2017 11:39 AM
Cuando se anda en búsqueda de buenas imágenes
Mike McCallister's curator insight, February 6, 2017 4:20 PM

Blogs and social media posts are always enhanced by graphics. More people look at and interact with posts with photos. Here's another place to find compelling graphics.

ROCAFORT's curator insight, February 7, 2017 2:48 PM
The New York Public Library just uploaded nearly 200,000 images you can use for free
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Say Cheese for These 7 Free Stock-Photo Sites

Say Cheese for These 7 Free Stock-Photo Sites | Public Relations & Social Marketing Insight | Scoop.it

Whether you promote content that is fresh or seasonal, evergreen or topical, your endeavor will be meaningless if it doesn’t make your readers sizzle and pop with excitement. How do you capture the attention of your audience without crafting content from scratch?

Perhaps all you need is a high-quality photo. Not a bland, lifeless image, but an attention-grabbing picture — one with a story behind it. Maybe you need a series of compelling images if you’re marketing a lengthy content piece.

Research shows that:

  • Color visuals increase a person’s willingness to go through a content piece by 80%.
  • Posts or articles with images receive 94% more views than posts or articles without images.
  • Understanding of content jumps from 70% to 95% with the integration of images....
Jeff Domansky's insight:

These seven free stock photo sites are an excellent resource for bloggers, PR and marketers. Highly recommended. 10/10 

Also my personal fav is Pixabay.com.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 30, 2016 11:05 PM

These seven free stock photo sites are an excellent resource for bloggers, PR and marketers. Highly recommended. 10/10 

Also my personal fav is Pixabay.com.

GwynethJones's curator insight, October 2, 2016 3:05 PM

LOVE me some free cool pics!

NEVER forget though, Flickr Creative Commons!

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In Praise of the Peculiar: How and Why to Use Surreal Images - Web Design Ledger

In Praise of the Peculiar: How and Why to Use Surreal Images - Web Design Ledger | Public Relations & Social Marketing Insight | Scoop.it

“Humans are complex and unpredictable, and there’s no reason why brand visuals can’t be, too.” – Lauren Catten, Art Director at Getty Images

Imagination is one of the four factors that make for a powerful image, and nothing stirs it more than Surreality – one of iStock & Getty Images’ 2016’s top visual trends.  

The reason is simple: these original and sometimes peculiar compositions trigger a feeling of pleasure in experiencing the unpredictable. The aesthetic can transform an ordinary topic into something new and exciting. It can help distinguish a brand in a sea of similarity, making for memorable content that leaves a lasting impression. And, thanks to its hyper-immersive, psychedelic visuals, it has very broad appeal.

Nature-related images work as a particularly potent metaphor in this realm, leaving room for interpretation and creating meaningful connections with your content....

Jeff Domansky's insight:

Some interesting ideas on how and why to use surreal images to generate interest and attention.

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Have You Heard of the Flat Lay or Boho Design Trends?

Have You Heard of the Flat Lay or Boho Design Trends? | Public Relations & Social Marketing Insight | Scoop.it
You’ve probably seen Flat Lay designs, even if you haven’t heard the term.  Flat Lay design refers to a shot of items lying flat on a table, floor or other surface, shot from above. You see these kinds of images on eCommerce sites and other websites frequently. The Flat Lay design trend is up 160 percent according to the just-released Creative Trends 2016 report by Shutterstock.


This fascinating report outlines a number of other visual and creative trends that Shutterstock predicts will be popular during 2016.


If you’re looking for design ideas for your website, social media headers, advertisements or other graphics — this is one report you need to check out....

Jeff Domansky's insight:

Several smart design ideas to refresh your website creatively. Recommended viewing. 9/10

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