Blogger Tip: Easy Free-Use Images with Pablo by Buffer


I’ve gotten a few compliments lately on the images I’ve been using in my posts. Images help engage your readers. You should also set a “featured image” for each post for thumbnail usage in your theme or in RSS readers. But it can be kind of a pain to search for images and make sure the image copyright allows you to use and share it.

This got a lot easier with Buffer’s tool, Pablo. Create a free Buffer account and you can easily search images that allow you to re-share them, add captions, add your logo, and share or download the images. Pablo even uses one of my favorite sources of royalty images– Unsplash!

I’ve been using this for a couple of months and have found it to be super quick and easy. I often create two images: a square image for the featured image, and a rectangular header image. But I mix it up sometimes, depending on the post.

Curious about the details? Read up on Pablo’s licensing terms.

Thanks to the folks at Buffer for making Pablo free! I hope you like it as much as I do.

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2 Responses to Blogger Tip: Easy Free-Use Images with Pablo by Buffer

  1. James Anderson May 20, 2016 at 6:17 am #

    This is just what I need! I’ve not been adding images to my posts for the same reasons you mention. Thanks


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