Accept it, when you google for that perfect image to go with your excellent blog post, it seems like you are going in circles. There’s usually nothing decent to go with the post. I have written posts in 30 minutes and then spent 2-3 days looking for a perfect image.

So I finally decided to google, google and google some more – 10 pages and beyond. I found few sites that “don’t suck.” Not the absolute best, because there’s nothing that great out there, but there are sites that get the job done.

Here’s the list:

Lock and Stock Photos

Good quality stock photos, wish they would update more often.

Unsplash

After my first visit, it felt as if no one really updates the site. It promises 10 new stock photos every 10 days.

Little Visuals

Decent stock photos in your email every 7 days. I have yet to receive anything, 3 months and counting but they have posted some photos on the site that can be used to your heart’s desire.

Death to the Stock Photo

Sends you free stock photos every month. This one is for real, I have received one email every month since June.

morgueFile

Gets the job done and has a good search feature.

picjumbo

Has quite a few categories but it’s little slow to load and will often lead to “page not found.”

Flickr

I know, you love to hate Flickr. Trust me, sometimes, you can find some really good images on Flickr.

Photo credit: Louish Pixel