Monday, November 10, 2008

Free Images for Your Blog

Blog Pictures | I like using pictures in my blog posts. Ideally, I'd use my own pictures all of the time, but I don't always have the exact image I need. I could go out and take pictures and then write the post, but I'd usually rather just get the post written.

Sometimes I just don't use an image, and other times I grab one of the images suggested by Zemanta, search for images on Flickr, or just do a Google image search. The problem with some of those searches is that, while they do turn up some great images, many of them are not really available for use. Many of the image owners have an All Rights Reserved license on their images, and would not be happy to see them used as blog pictures. I hate finding the perfect image, only to see that I'm really not supposed to use it.

Today I found a site full of images, and they're all available for use. It's called acobox, and you can search through the galleries or search by keyword, look at recently added pictures, or just choose 'show me any picture' for some random images. Find one you like, choose alignment and image size, click for the code, and paste it into your blog post. There's no downloading or saving images, no hosting them yourself, and no resizing, because acobox does it all for you. All images are properly licensed, optimized, and ready to use. Best of all, it's free. How do you like them apples? I mean lemons. (this was one of the random images I just had to use)
Blog Pictures |

If you'd like to try acobox, just click on one of the images in this post.


  1. I usually use Google Images, but sometimes it takes a long time to find the right image to use. :o(

  2. So ... which site did you find and what kind of permission for us do they grant?
    Hugs and blessings,

  3. storyteller - Sorry, I should have been clearer. It's called acobox, and clicking on either of the images will take you there.

    I edited the post - thanks for pointing out what I missed!

  4. Not to worry ... thanks for the info and the link. I'll check it out myself when time permits ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,


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