Finding good free Christian images for blog posts can be a real pain. You have to be careful browsing “free” stock photo websites. Use the wrong picture and you could end up with a letter from some not-so-nice lawyers…
Fortunately, there are a few places where you can find great images to use for free. Here are some of the best.
Morguefile has been a go to image resource for bloggers for a long time now. All of the images on the site are either in the public domain, or have no known copyright restrictions.
The one downside is that the search is a little clunky. So, instead, use this handy little google trick to find the image you’re looking for...
Go to Google’s image search and type: “site:morguefile.com keyword” (without the quotes).
Replace “keyword” with a word describing the type of image you’re after. I typed in “site:morguefile.com jesus” and found the image above in 20 seconds! You can use the same trick on other stock photo sites, but you have to make sure that all of their images are copyright free. Otherwise you may end up using a copyrighted image.
Prayers for Special Help
Prayers for Special Help is a small christian ministry that decided, “hey, we’re spending all this time creating great images, why not let other Christian bloggers use them too?”
They have a growing collection of beautiful bible verse pictures that are free to use. If you do use them, just provide a citation so that more people know where they can go to find more.
Need some high quality, high res images for your blog redesign? Unsplash is the place to go.
Though not strictly Christian themed, the photos on this site are some of the highest quality, high resolution copyright free images on the internet.
Christians Unite Clipart
When I hear the word “clipart”, I think 90s church bulletins.
Well, I’m not going to lie, the images on this site are pretty dated. But, there are some great gems as well. I would just spend an hour combing through it, and download all the images you might want to use.
If you need images of historic places or people, the place to find them is Wikimedia Commons.
You may or may not know this, but all the content on Wikipedia is available to use under the creative commons license.
Finding images here is a real headache though. So, use the same google trick from earlier. Go to Google’s image search and type: “site:https://creativecommons.org/ keyword” to find the image you need.
Where do you find images to use on your blog? Let me know in the comments.
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