Not from Google search. If you download images that way you are putting yourself at risk for getting sued for copyright infringement.
Just check out this story about a lady that did that:
The $7,500 Blogging Mistake That Every Blogger Needs to Avoid! by Chrystie
“In February 2014, I created a post about a green pepper coupon. (Yes, there are actually sometimes coupons for green peppers) Anyway, I finished creating the post and instead of doing the RIGHT thing which would have been to either pay for a stock image or take my own photo, I went to Google, typed in “Green Pepper” found one that I liked, Right click->, Save As and uploaded it to my blog post…and then I forgot about it.”
Continue reading on: www.livingfornaptime.com/starting-a-blog/blogging-mistakes-to-avoid
Yikes! I would soooo have a heart attack if that happened to me.
Here is some places that I recommend to avoid that.
Stock Photos – Paid Sites
Usually can find a lot more, but can be a bit pricy.
Stock Photos – Free Sites
There are lots of great ones, but you may need to search several sites to find just what you are looking for.
- www.css-tricks.com/sites-with-high-quality-photos-you-can-use-for-free – Index
- www.allthefreestock.com – Index of LOTs of free photo sites
Textures and Patterns
Let me know if there are any that you use and love.