Google Images is still best if you want to see a picture of something. But for content creators there are a number of problems.
- It’s not super easy to tell when you’re allowed to use an image or not, and if you care about being courteous to artists and photographers, this matters.
- The site is infested with stock images, which—if you think about it—are nothing but advertisements.
- If you create a lot of content, you’re likely to be using the same images as other content creators, and after a while it cheapens the look of your site, almost like using clipart from the 90’s.
Happily, there are better alternatives for quality and free images that you can use for your blogging.
- Even though these sites have non-copywrited images, I still recommend including the artist / photographer’s name under the image you use (when available). It’s just the right thing to do, and spreads good karma among fellow creators.