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Finding Images: Creative Commons and Public Domain

General Images

  • Clipart Library
    All images are for non-commercial use.
  • Flickr: Creative Commons
    "Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license."
  • Flickr: The Commons
    No known copyright restrictions exist on these photographs from the photograph archives of museums, libraries, and educational institutions.
    ", offers copyright-free vector images in popular .eps, .svg, .ai and .cdr formats. You are free to edit, distribute and use the images for unlimited commercial purposes without asking permission."
  • Unsplash
    "Unsplash grants you an irrevocable, nonexclusive, worldwide copyright license to download, copy, modify, distribute, perform, and use photos from Unsplash for free, including for commercial purposes, without permission from or attributing the photographer or Unsplash."
  • Wikimedia Commons
    "Almost all content hosted on Wikimedia Commons may be freely reused subject to certain restrictions (in many cases). You do not need to obtain a specific statement of permission from the licensor(s) of the content unless you wish to use the work under different terms than the license states."

Image Search Engines

  • CC Search
    CC (Creative Commons) Search searches across more than 300 million openly licensed and public domain images.
  • Google Advanced Image Search
    Use the "usage rights" filter to find images you can use, share, or modify. Verify that the license is legitimate and check the exact terms of reuse.