Adding good quality relevant images onto pages of your church website will increase visual interest. Below we list some great places to source images. To use their images you need to comply with the terms and conditions for each image.
Terms to know before using any free images
There are some terms that you should understand before using any free images. Here are the most important terms when looking and using free images. Please take the time to read over these terms to avoid any embarrassing and potential legal issues.
- Royalty-Free: Royalty-free images aren’t always free. In many cases, you will need to pay a fee to obtain the rights to use the image. Then you can use the image as many times as you wish. The free part of “royalty-free” simply means that for each time you use the image you do not need to also pay a small royalty
- Creative Commons: You can use these images for free since the artist has waived their rights to their work. However, always review the terms before publishing these images.
- Public Domain: If any image was created in the United States prior to 1923 then they’re part of the public domain. This means that you’re allowed to copy, modify, or distribute these images without permission.
- Attribution: You can use these images as long as you give credit to the author.
- Commercial Use: You’re permitted to use royalty-free images for any type of business venture.
- Membership: Some sites require you to sign-up to the site in order to use the royalty-free images. Some sites will also charge you for membership.
- Pexels (https://www.pexels.com)
- Pixabay (https://pixabay.com)
- Unsplash (https://unsplash.com)
- Morguefile (http://morguefile.com)
There are many more sites that offer Royalty-Free images a Google Search for "Royalty-Free Images", or
"Free Royalty-Free Images".
Always double-check the usage rules before downloading an image or using it in your website or other project.