Reducing image file sizes
Images should be reduced for use on the web, both for storage size and page speed.
To have creative control to crop and re-size images we recommend using Adobe Photoshop.
For Bulk sets of images that are already the correct dimesions in pixels we use http://bulkresizephotos.com/
Find out more from our help sheet on Reducing image file sizes (PDF, 0.3MB)
Finding free images to use
Make your blog or website more interesting by using images
Free images requiring a credit
Most of these images will require an acknowledgement credit.
Britannica Rights cleared for educational use. Requires York St John Login.
Flickr Creative Commons millions of creative commons photos plus a good explanation of different creative commons licences.
Getty Images Best for embedding into websites but come with the Getty logo and link
Google Images Click on Search tools and usage rights to select images that are re-usable. Always check the original source page.
New York Public Library Lots of mainly historical images, not all USA based.
Icon Finder Computer Icons, clip art and symbols with free option.
Wikimedia A lot of Google search results come from Wikimedia
Free images not requiring a credit
Pixabay Images that are free to use without any credit required
Unsplash Some beautiful, high resolution images