Where to Find Royalty Free Images for WordPress Blogs ?

One of the challenges that most bloggers face is: How to find Royalty Free Images for Blogs?

Written content and appropriate images complement each other. This is why most of the top bloggers include amazingly attractive images to draw their users’ attention while impactfully communicating their intent.

But, how to find good royalty free images? Which are some of the best sites to find royalty free images for your WordPress site?

I share with you, some of the top sources to find Royalty Free Images. Read on and make your content stand out!

Find Royalty free images

1. Unsplash-Royalty Free Images

Unsplash Royalty Free Images

A well-known destination for high quality royalty free, CC-0 Licensed, and public domain photos. 10 photos are released every 10 days.

Unsplash has a good enough filter feature, which can be used to find images matching specific themes like nature, office, work, etc.

This site also offers a Google Chrome extension which shows a random image in the background when you open a new tab. You can then download that image on your computer.

2. Public Domain Pictures-Royalty Free Images

Public domain pictures

Public Domain Pictures has a large collection of royalty free images and photographs. You can find images by utilizing the search feature, or browsing through categories.

3. stock.xchng-Royalty Free Images

Stock.xchng Royalty Free Images

We like stock.xchng because of its amazingly wide collection of photographs which are neatly categorized and tagged. It is damn straightforward to find an image you would want to use. You can either browse image by categories or use the search feature.

High quality images which can be used in your website or your presentations are available.

4. Pickup Image-Royalty Free Images

Pickup Images Royalty Free Images

Pickup Image offers a large collection of royalty free photographs, images, and clipart. Easy to use search feature, categorised images and tags for easier browsing are some of the highlight of Pickup Image.

5. Pixabay-Royalty Free Images

Pixabay Royalty Free Images

Pixabay is popular destination to find royalty free CC0 licensed images. The website offers a large collection of images sorted into categories and tags.

You can filter your search with the advanced search options. You can search by prominent color in images.

6. Photo Pin-Royalty Free Images

Royalty Free Images

Photo Pin helps bloggers find photographs to use in their posts and articles. It uses Flickr API to search for creative commons licensed photographs. Just like the Creative Commons Search, most photographs you find here require that you give attribution.

7. New Old Stock-Royalty Free Images

New Old Stock Royalty Free Images

This beautifully curated website promotes vintage photographs that are now in public domain. The photographs are uniquely interesting as they give you a look into the past.

8. Public Domain Archive-Royalty Free Images

Public Domain Archive Royalty

Public Domain Archive offers high quality royalty free stock photos. The site offers a mix of both modern and vintage photographs. You can browse through images using categories or use the search feature.

9. Skitterphoto-Royalty Free Images

Skitterphoto Royalty free wordpress images

Skitterphoto offers high resolution royalty free photographs. All images on the website are licensed under CC0 public domain. The site features works of theirs own photographers so you will find less used and unique photographs.

10. SplitShire-Royalty Free Images

SplitShire No Royalty Images

SplitShire is a collection of photographs by Daniel Nanescu released under CC0 license. You can browse the site by using tags filter, or view in mosaic view. New photos are uploaded to the site regularly.

11. Free Images Royalty Free Images

A beautifully curated and easy to use website for royalty free photographs and CC0 Licensed images. allows you to browse images in categories and tags. You can also use the search feature.

12. WikiMedia Commons-Royalty Free Images

A project of Wikimedia Foundation, WikiMedia Commons is a large library of images, audio, and video files that can be freely used. Library can be browsed by media type such as images, photographs, drawings, illustrations or by file type like audio, video, image, etc. Images can also be browsed based on license. A large number of images on Wikimedia Commons are in public domain which means you are free to use them without any attribution. Some images may have a creative commons license requiring attribution. Make sure you check the license information below each image.

13. PDPics-Royalty Free Images

Pdpics Royalty Free Images

PDPics offers a large collection of thousands of public domain images. At first, the site may look very basic but it has images neatly structured into categories and tags.

[info]Note: This is the third part of the 3 Part Ultimate Guide About Images in WordPress series.
To read the 1st and 2nd parts, refer Ultimate Guide About Images in WordPress-I and Ultimate Guide About Images in WordPress-II[/info]

Also, read about the role of images in long scrolling websites. Click here.


  1. Yinan Chen

    August 11, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    Hi, very informative article.
    Please also check out for thousands of unique public domain photos, all high-resolution and free to use for any purpose.We specialize in photos by location as we document cities, national parks, state parks, national landmarks, and more. We update with 20+ photos each week. Appreciate it if you could add us to your list of sites.


    • Nidhi Nair

      August 12, 2016 at 2:07 pm

      Hi Yinan,
      I sure will.Thanks for the appreciation.


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