We can easily find images to use on our blogs. Just need to search on Google, download that image and uploading on our blog post. But is that legal? Does we have the rights to use any images? The answer is ‘No’.

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Here we should learn about Creative Commons.

What is Creative Commons?

According to Wikipedia “A Creative Commons (CC) license is one of several public copyright licenses that enable the free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted work. A CC license is used when an author wants to give people the right to share, use and build upon a work that they have created.”

What is Creative Commons Organization?

Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. Their free, easy-to-use copyright licenses provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work — on conditions of your choice.

Creative Commons and Blogging?

You don’t have rights to use copyrighted images on your blog. But it is easy to find image Creative Commons images through Wikimedia Commons or Flickr. Also you can use some more sites to free images for your blogging purpose.

Here we listing the top 25 sites.

1. Free Digital Photos

2, Free Images

3. Free Range Stock

4. Image Free 

5. Free Photos Bank

6. Morgue File

7. Im Free

8. Public Domain Pictures

9. Pixabay

10. RgbStock

11. Stockvault

12. Bigfoto

13. Ancestry Images

14. New Old Stock

15. Pic Jumbo

16. Pick Up Image

17. Little Visuals

18. Super Famous

19. Compfight

20. Google Advanced Image Search

21. Every Stock Photo

22. Image Finder

23. Photo Pin

24. Tin Eye

25. Canva

This is not a complete list, but just listed the top 25. If we missed your favorite one let us know through comments.