Stealing images is indeed something wrong in the online world, but some images are legitimate and available for use by anyone at no cost. Here are a few ways to find free images.
In the world of blogging, images are important in sweetening content. but images are not everything, unless your content is amazing and and does have a specific niche. Obviously you don’t want to get into trouble for stealing images, copyright laws are very real and can lead to serious fines and even court action, maybe in Indonesia it doesn’t seem like it yet.
Just because an image is indexed on Google image search doesn’t make it free to use. However, Google recently added a tab of the rights to use the search tools so you can filter the licensed images to see if they are already available under a Creative Commons license. Please search through Creative Commons.
This tool is great for searches that let you find images from various sources such as Google Images, Flickr, Fotopedia, and the Open Clip Art Library. As well as searching for images, you can find music on the Creative Commons website.
Most of the images on Flickr are copyrighted, but some are copyright free. With the help of advanced search tools you can find photos of events, places or celebrities by users who are willing to let you use them on terms of supporting sources for credit.
3. Free stock-photo websites
Stock.xchnge, now owned by Getty Images, is a popular website with around 400,000 photos taken by amateur photographers worldwide. Morguefile and Stockvault is another similar source, although Stockvault only allows images to be used non-commercially.
Free Digital Photos is a good resource for more classic types, businessmen and the like. But remember, not all images are free.