Where To Find Curated Collections of Free Commercial Photos?

By Anthony Carranza
Anthony Carranza
Anthony Carranza
Digital Media Journalist! Existing contributor for Examiner and Social Media Today with a track record for web news. A former freelance writer for CBS Local Minnesota. Writing and reporting on the latest social media happenings.
December 4, 2014 Updated: April 23, 2016

One of the most difficult tasks in today’s ever evolving internet world is the use of a visually appealing photo to accompany great content. Whether you are a webmaster, a blogger, a marketer, a journalist or any other type professional you know it is important that any work you present or feature has to come with a superb collection of visuals. Otherwise you will lose instantly the attention very rapidly from your audience.

There are probably tons of websites out there on the web that offer the ability to find royalty free images, but we it comes to professionally looking photos IM Creator’s free images is a valuable resource online. Another cool website you can use is PixaBay.

IM Creator, the image-rich website builder, has dedicated a part of the website to featuring curated images that have been beautifully provided from freelance designers. The portion of this website has over 3000 photos available for commercial use without having to pay licensing fees.

The categories span over many different topics and are the following:

  • Business
  • Technology
  • Food & Drinks
  • Education
  • Sports & Fitness
  • Objects & Items
  • Fashion & Beauty
  • Nature
  • Inspiration
  • Arts & Music
  • Lifestyles

There are a few more categories listed than the ones previously mentioned. IM Creator’s free images are perfectly tailored to the needs or interests of those diving into the web design business, according to Noupe.com.

One of the driving forces behind the explosive growth in internet traffic is the use of images. Social media platforms like Pinterest, Instagram, Snap Chat and others have reached far into the stratosphere in large part because of the exponential use of images. You may just be the wizard of Oz when it comes to generating good quality writing or content, but you must include an eye-catching photographs.

Subsequently, in today’s online business world one must remain extremely organized and diligent when keeping track of information. Specifically, keeping track of content (photos, infographics, graphs, and other types of images) that needs to be organized, classified and archived. In other words, if you do not have a system of where these images are stored you will spend many hours trying to locate and find the stuff you need.

Free images serve the basic needs and how often do you run into a website that offers great looking image? Sure there more than half a dozen platforms out there, when it comes to fulfilling your generic needs in most cases.  Free options like these will eliminate having to browse through hundreds of images with different licenses and render the use of your time much more efficient.

Monetizing and using images effectively on your blog

The internet today is very much different compared to the earlier days of the World Wide Web. It is hard to image that social channels along with other cutting-edge technologies and devices would be indirectly be responsible for making the web so photo-centric. Visual content is one of the main drivers for traffic and centering online strategies on images is key for any business looking to monetize images.

According to a Forbes.com report it highlights how online world has increasingly more visual. Therefore, using the in-image advertising system may be of the fundamental keys to tapping into a new revenue stream. Publishers with the decline of advertising have continued to struggle figuring out what the next business model should be tested.  The mighty commercial enterprise of newspapers went away quite rapidly when the internet made a splash on the scene.

How in-image ads work is sort of a form of contextual advertising where a group of specific images for any sort of industry is matched with a related advertisements. The usage of this system was developed subsequently since web banners or banner ads failed to produce profitable results.

One of the innovative and leading providers of in-image ads is Imonomy. They have developed a technology that can automatically read and recognize text from a web page and insert the most suitable photo onto the page from the company’s database of copyright images, according to Hellboundbloggers.com.

Finally, if you are looking for one, two, three or more tips on finding or using image effectively browse through Imonomy’s nifty blog post. Now that you know what has to be done in terms of the strategies and plans tailor them one way or another towards photos. Most if not all online services feature visual content to attract and generate a transactions with online visitors.


Digital Media Journalist! Existing contributor for Examiner and Social Media Today with a track record for web news. A former freelance writer for CBS Local Minnesota. Writing and reporting on the latest social media happenings.