How to find royalty free images for my website
Just like body language is more than half of human communication, we at Sugarsnap believe visual communication holds a similar sway in your website. You don't want to step on toes by violating copyright laws. Thankfully there are many free resources that can get you started with beautiful imagery. If you decide to use Sugarsnap to create your site, we've got you covered. We integrate many of these tools into the creative process so that you can stay in flow.
Use Your Own Images
Obvious, but worth mentioning... The best way to ensure that you are not violating copyright laws is to use your own images. If you have a smartphone with a good camera, you can take your own pictures and use them on your website. This will carry with it a sense of authenticity, something we value highly at Sugarsnap.
Use Creative Commons Search
Creative Commons is a non-profit organization that provides free tools that enable creators to share their work. You can use the Creative Commons search engine to find images that are free to use. When you search for images, select the option to filter results for commercial use.
Use Public Domain Images
Public domain images are images that are not protected by copyright and are free to use for any purpose. You can find public domain images on websites like Wikimedia Commons and the Library of Congress.
Use Stock Photography Websites
There are many stock photography websites that offer royalty-free images for a reasonable fee. Unsplash is great because they offer a wide choice for free. The other popular stock photography sites include Shutterstock , iStock, Adobe and Getty Images. You can search for images by keyword, and the websites often provide different pricing options depending on the size and resolution of the image.
Use AI generated images
Generative AI is getting increasingly good at generating impressive imagery from a text prompt. Its really fun to play with. Try Open AI's DALL-E... they offer a number of free downloads to experiment with. Generative AI is also useful for creative inspiration.