Here is a list of some sites offering free images. (You're resizing them before uploading and using them small, right?
When using Google Images, be sure to select "Search Tools" then change "Not filtered by license" to "Labeled for reuse" to find royalty-free images.
There are a number of free resources for modifying images. If you don't have Adobe Photoshop, try Pixlr on the web. You can change the pixels to 72dpi (screen resolution); as well as modify other image attributes. You can also crop an image.