I love making my own graphics, but I know there are other designers much more talented than I am. I avoid using Google image search results for graphics, because I don’t want to swipe something from the Internet and get in trouble later. I work hard to make sure I’m using graphics and icons that are free and allow for use on blogs. Every site has different Terms and Conditions so it’s important to read them!
In all my searches I found 5 icon/graphic sites that have incredible images to use.
These are the top 5 icon galleries I enjoy.
Dribbble.com Dribbble is a fully functional network for icon and graphic artists. Each artist has their own terms (in addition to Dribble’s terms) so you’ll have to look at each search result to be sure you use the icon accordingly. Free to join and upgrade memberships available.
IconArchive Icon Archive is a free site and no sign up is required. Each icon has it’s designer listed with a description of the type of license offered and a link to their site if you choose to purchase additional licenses from them.
IconFinder Icon Finder requires no sign up, lists designer, their website, and license description.
Iconspedia Iconspedia is free to join and allows you to search by license type you’re interested in. This makes it much easier and faster to find what you’re looking for.
As with any site you get photos, icons, and graphics from be sure you read and understand their terms in full. Most sites have their Terms listed at the bottom of their site.
Lisa blogs at The HomeSpun Life and is a contributor at The Homeschool Post. She enjoys blogging, photography, and cooking. Her homeschooling family is active in their community and enjoys traveling with friends and family.