Royalty-free Image Sources, Alt Tag Use

Follow these simple steps to find royalty free images using the Google Images advanced search.
  1. Enter a search term in Google Images search.
  2. Click  Settings, then select Advanced search.
  3. Scroll down and use the usage rights drop down menu to select free to use or share, even commercially.

I just tried this (above) with the band Queen, for example, and TONS of photos came up. Remember to use captions and alt-tag descriptions on each and every photo, for SEO reasons (or just to add humor).

Scroll past this Alt text section to get a TON of safe, royalty-free sources for images. Consider this an alt-tag interlude: 

Remember to use descriptive keywords in captions and alt tags:

Alt-text Best practices

  • Product images should be optimized for site speed and use the same keyword as the product page itself.

  • The text should be kept short to maximize its impact. Shorter alt texts are also more likely to be indexed by Google and the other major online search engines in a more efficient manner. Also, do not forget to mention the topic within the alt text.

  • Refrain from keyword stuffing, as Google and other popular search engines disfavor such antics.

  • Don’t prioritize alt tags over SEO deliverables such as titles, inter-linking, and meta descriptions. Alt tags should be prioritized for image-heavy pages that are very light on text.

Other safe image sources:

All promotional posters and other PR image materials are free for publication.
Wikepedia images are royalty free.
Sony’s free movie pics:
Universal Studios and Warner brothers:
WB movie posters:
These are free:
  • has large selection of high resolution images and is updated daily. …
  • Burst by Shopify. …
  • Dreamstime. …
  • Unsplash. …
  • Pixabay. …
  • Gratisography. …

Huge site of free photos — just enter your search term:

This is for endless royalty free images that are movie theater/film related:
Good site for more free movie images:
Even more free movie images: