The best place for stock images is a stock photo site such as istock.com or photos.com. However, we know it’s not always in the budget to pay for images for your emails. So, I asked all of our designers in the office to share their favorite sites to find free images when budgets are tight.
One important note: Google images are not free images! 9 times out of 10 those images are copyrighted and you need to get permission from the owner of the image to use them.
So what about those free images? The sites below generally don’t require any permission for commercial use, but sometimes you will need to sign up for a free account. Also pay attention to the specific license requirements for each image to make sure the image is free for your intended purpose.
Wikipedia also has an article with additional links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Public_domain_image_resources.
Did we miss your favorite image source? Share it with us and we’ll add it to the list!