Girls Horse Club Blog

Finding and Editing Horse Images

Published by • Apr 7th, 2011 • Category: How It's Made, LeadMare Tales

For those of you who would like to participate in Part 1 of our Every Picture Tells a Story contest but aren’t sure where to start, I wanted to provide some links to free source images and online editing tools. We’ve already received some good submissions, and I hope these resources inspire more!

Remember: If a photo is taken by someone other than you — even if it’s available for use — don’t submit it unless you alter it in a way that makes it original and uniquely your creation. If you see this symbol © on an image or associated with an image, it’s generally NOT OK to use. The goal is to create an original image that inspires a story — be creative and have fun!


  • Horses on Wikimedia Commons – Scroll down to see tons of horse images. Most are in the public domain (anyone can use them for anything) and some are creative commons (credit must be given to the original source).
  • BLM Library – Search on the keyword “horse” for many photos of wild horses. Because these are from a government organization, they’re in the public domain so anyone can use them.
  • – These photos have a watermark for the website, but I couldn’t see anything that says you’re required to keep the watermark if you edit the photos to make something original.


Here’s a list of websites that allow you to upload a photo, play with various effects, add clip art, and more. Many don’t require that you create and account, but some do.

Do you know of other sources for images or free photo editors? Do you have tips for using any of these photo editors and/or creating digital illustration? Is so, please share in the comments…

4 Nickers »

  1. I used phixr but thx for the other free online editors! ☺☻♥♦♣♠

  2. Thanks for the info LeadMare:)

  3. Cool!!!

  4. Oh my gosh, thank you so much LeadMare! Your advice will help me a lot! I didn’t take any horse photos because it didn’t work out- bad lighting, and I would rather be brushing and riding the horses because I don’t get to see those particular ones very often.