The search for good images, especially of religious subjects, can be challenging. My first go to place for these is Wikipedia. What I like about this site is that there are notations on most of their images indicating the copyright status. Remember all the content added to Wikipedia belongs to those who posted it.
For example, Wednesday, February 22 is the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter the Apostle. I wanted to create a picture quote for my clients’ Facebook Pages for that day. I searched Wikipedia for an article on “chair of St. Peter” and in that article I found an image that I wanted to use. I clicked on it, and this page appeared (click on the image to go to the page):
Below the image, the usage permission details are provided:
This photograph was taken by Dnalor_01 and released under the license(s) stated below. You are free to use it for any purpose as long as you credit the author, the Source (Wikimedia Commons) and the license (CC-BY-SA 3.0) close to the image.
When I clicked on the More Details button, I found information on how to download the image for specific uses.
Here is the picture quote that I created at Canva.com using this image and including the attribution details:
Usually the religious images that I use from Wikipedia are works of art that are in the Public Domain and do not require attribution. Again, that information will be found underneath the image.
You can also find images at Wikipedia’s partner site: Wikimedia Commons.
Have you used images from Wikipedia or Wikimedia Commons in the past? Will you look there for images in the future?