Royalty free & Copyright free Images
Images matter because….
Studies show that people remember 80% what they see and only 20% what they read. In fact, there’s research that suggests that 65% of people are visual learners. On the Internet, images are used for all kinds of reasons: to enhance websites, to illustrate stories, in ad displays, to present products or services, as stand-alone “a picture is worth a thousand words” meaning-rich tools, and sure, on social media.
Images provide better user experience : – When it comes to websites, images matter because their role is to capture the attention of the visitor.
Improve on-site SEO : – Provided that the image used matches the text, it will rank better in the image search section of the search engines. And image search matters a lot for traffic to your site.
That’s how images play an important and crucial role in designing an developing a website.
But there’s one question we get asked quite often: Where can you find free images that are high quality and cleared to use for your blog posts or social media content?
Understand these terms before using any free images :
A few things to know before we get started. The following terms will come up often as we discuss free image sources.
What is copyright free ?
Copyright free means just what it says — a copyright free work is not protected by copyright. While you might have to pay a fee to obtain a copy of the work, your use will not be restricted unless you’ve agreed that it will be (in an enforceable contract). The term “copyright free” is often used, mistakenly, where copyrighted works are licensed to the public for free … but with some restrictions on use.
What is Royalty free ?
Royalty free generally means that you pay a one-time fee in exchange for the right to use a photograph (or some other work protected by copyright, patent, or trademark) according to agreed upon terms, with no ongoing license fees due for further use. It does not mean that the work is copyright free. That’s a misconception.