Find reusable photos easily

Lifehacker has a splendid post on how to find cheap or free photos that you can use in your blogs, web designs and more.

Some of the tips include using a Creative Commons search interface, user-edited Wikimedia Commons, CCHits and CCMixter, EveryStockPhoto and some Google ingenuity by using the search term “this work is licensed under a Creative Commons.”

One of my favorite tricks not mentioned in the post is to search for content in Google using “” to retrieve only government sites. Anything the United States government (including state, county and local entities) publishes is free reign; you’ve already payed for it! This works great for finding things like space photos, satellite images and useful Excel files.