Sources for graphics

Graphics sources        
Source Address Comments
Royalty-free images but you have to pay for the download
iStock http://www.istockphoto.com/

 

Images cost, but they are great. Also owned by Getty Images.

 

Getty Images http://www.gettyimages.com/

 

Also owns iStock. You can embed an image for free if you attribute Getty. Otherwise, pricey.
Shutter-stock www.shutterstock.com

 

Offers free image and free vector of the month.
Fotolia www.fotolia

 

Now owned by Adobe
Free graphics
Bing www.bing.com/images

 

Be careful to pull down the license tab to make sure you are seeing images that are free.

I use the “Free to share and use commercially” option.

 

Pixabay https://pixabay.com/

 

Anything at the bottom is free, although you may have a choice to send coffee money to the creator of the image. Probably nice to give attribution. May not have as many choices as other sites. Images at top of webpage are Shutterstock.
Free graphics.
com
http://free-graphics.com/

 

All free original clip art. Full of ads, some deceiving.
Free section of Dreams-time https://www.dreamstime.com/free-photos

 

Have to register but you can get some photos for free.
Google images https://images.google.com/

 

 

Find free-to-use images here: https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/29508?hl=en&ref_topic=3180360

 

Creative Commons https://creativecommons.org/

 

“Please note that search.creativecommons.org is not a search engine, but rather offers convenient access to search services provided by other independent organizations. CC has no control over the results that are returned. Do not assume that the results displayed in this search portal are under a CC license. You should always verify that the work is actually under a CC license by following the link. Since there is no registration to use a CC license, CC has no way to determine what has and hasn’t been placed under the terms of a CC license. If you are in doubt you should contact the copyright holder directly, or try to contact the site where you found the content.”

 

Other comments in general:

Minimum 72 dpi for web, 300 dpi for print (needs high resolution)

If purchasing for the web, small and Xsmall is better.

PLEASE, please send me any suggestions or corrections at efrick@textdoctor.com. Thank you!