Nowadays it is easy to find images online. However, many online images have copyright implications. Here is a list of sites (in alphabetical order) where you can find images that you can freely use for educational purposes.
Note: although many images on these sites are free to use, normally you need to credit the creator in the way they specify.
- Ccreative Commons – it has a search page where you can choose which site you want to find ‘free-to-use’ images from
- Everystockphoto – searches across several ‘free-to-use’ image
- Flickr – The Commons – a large number ‘free-to-use’ images submitted to Flickr by institutions around the world
- FreeFoto.com – FreeFoto claims to be the largest collection of free photographs on the Internet
- FreeImages.co.uk – Free to use images for both commercial and personal use under an attribution license sites including Flickr’s Creative Commons images
- ImageAfter – an image collection for commercial or non-commercial use
- MorgueFile – high-resolution images are free to use without attribution
- OpenClipArt – a free clipart gallery
- OpenPhoto – Creative Commons-licensed images
- PicFindr – searches across various ‘free-to-use’ image sites simultaneously
- Stock.xchng – around 400,000 free images submitted by a large community of users
- University of Exeter Digital Collections – an open access repository for images and multimedia
- VADS – a selection of visual art collections comprising over 100,000 images freely available and copyright cleared for use in learning, teaching and research in the UK
- Xpert -it contains metadata and resources for almost 120,000 learning objects including images from over 8000 providers.
- Wikimedia Commons images is a large collection of ‘free-to-use’ images
- http://burst.shopify.com/ – a useful site to find photos under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license
- Finding Video, Audio and Images Online http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/guide/finding-video-audio-and-images-online/
- Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/27727654@N05/2732488224