November 16, 2022
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How to get royalty-free images

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The Internet is by definition a free place. Youcan share images, videos, opinions, trips, personal information, photographs of your pets, etc. However, there is a line that is marked, and that is that you have to respect copyright, royalty free images. On the internet there are regulations that prohibit the sharing of material that is protected under the umbrella of copyright.

The author, as the creator of a work, deserves respect for the use of his work as he deems appropriate. Being a huge catalog of Internet information, sometimes it can happen that a photograph is shared for which the author does not want it to be disclosed, or wants it to be disclosed with attribution. In this article I will share several websites that allow the use of images under a free license.


The Freepik website has millions of graphic resources such as vectors, photographs, icons, free downloads, and much more. With high quality images in your hand.

Vectores. Always spectacular projects, in any size and of high quality.
Fotos. For everything you need, from motivational images to 3D.
PSD’s. Save time to present your work with our simulations and templates.

If you download a free image you must keep in mind that it is allowed to be used according to a license that can allow you to:

  • To use the image in ads and personal projects.
  • Use in digital or print media.
  • It can be used an unlimited number of times and without time limit, the license does not expire.
  • For use anywhere in the world.
  • Works can be modified and create derivative works.
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Morguefile is a free photo archive “for creatives, by creatives”. The site was created to serve as a free image exchange for creative professionals and teachers to use in their work. This same mission is still true today: a free community-based photo site, and all the photos found in the Morguefile archive are free for you to download and reuse in your work, whether commercial or not. The photos have been contributed by a wide range of creatives from all over the world, from amateur photographers to professionals.

Why is it called Morguefile? The morgue is where corpses are deposited and this website is a place to store post-production materials for reference use: an inactive work file. This term (morguefile) was popular among newspapers to describe the archive containing plans from previous editions. Although it has also been used by illustrators, comic artists, designers and teachers. It has evolved and in modern use, its scope has expanded to cover many post-production materials for reference use.

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Pexels allows you to find the best free stock photos, images, royalty free, and videos shared by creators. It is allowed to use the photographs and videos since they are free to use. Attribution is not required, although it is appreciated that it is done (in fact this website uses images of Pexels and always attributes them to their author). They also allow you to modify photos or videos to create new works.

It is not allowed to identify people who do not want to appear or who appear in a way that may be offensive. Nor sell copies of photographs and videos without asking permission to do so. Do not sell photos from other platforms.

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Pixabay has over 1 million images and videos that you can download. The images and videos are free (royalty free) but in the terms of use it does not allow the sale of copies of the content without significant modifications, that is, you cannot sell an exact copy of a stock photo to create posters, greeting cards, mugs, etc.

StockSnap you will find thousands of beautiful free photos, all free of copyright restrictions. Whether it’s creating a business website, creating a print brochure, creating a digital or magazine ad, or some other brilliant creative project, you know that a great image helps your content transcend “good” and become “great.” Convincing, eye-catching, and eye-catching work on the web especially needs sharp and eye-catching visual images to succeed.

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Finally, Unsplash, another page of free and free photos and videos royalty free. Where you can find images of very good quality and subjects as varied as: nature, business and work, interiors, etc. It has a catalog of more than 3 million free high-resolution images submitted by the world’s most generous community of photographers.

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