Images for your website

Web pages should not just be about text but also contain images. It is good to have at least one image per page to break up the text.  

There are plenty of places to get images from - some of these are free, but some charge a small fee. The benefit of using one of these images is that they can also be used in newsletters as well as your website.

Source of images

Image of camera and keyboardhttps://pixabay.com - Free - you can use anywhere

https://unsplash.com - Free - you can use anywhere

With most image providing sites you purchase a package of credits - which you can then use to purchase various images and depending on the image will depend upon how many credits you use up.  

All providers rate their images differently in credits so it's worth checking the best value for money.

http://www.istockphoto.com/ Credit Packages can start at £7.00 for 1 credit which can be 1 image.

http://en.fotolia.com/  Credit Packages can start at £10.20 for 10 credits will images using different value of credits.

http://www.123rf.com/ Cred Packages start at £16.00 for 20 Credits with images using different value of credits.

http://www.sxc.hu/ from FREE - and there is also premium photos to purchase the use of.


WARNING: Do not take images from websites without permission including Google Images. These images may be copyrighted and by using them on your website you could be breaking the law.  Images brought from the websites listed above can be used in websites.

If you would like to include images onto your Edit.com website the please see video tutorial Adding Images

If you are using your own photos for the website then you may find our guide on cropping and sizing images useful.


Website images
Webpage icon Free image resource
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