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Finding and using images
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Finding and using images
Finding and using images easily and ethically
We all use images to enhance information and when we create something visual. It's important to model and teach the use of excellent image sources which are free and easy to navigate.
It's good practice to know where to access copyright-free images - and there are many excellent sites with shared images under the creative commons licenses, especially when students are creating more multi-media assignments, and working within online platforms such as blogs, wikis, etc.
Here are some of the many sites where you can find free to use images:
is a free photo sharing site. Check the permissions if you want to use images, or register and upload your own photos. You can search images, create or join groups for specific subjects or themes. Find out more about Flickr on the
is an excellent Australian image tool which searches Creative Commons images from Flickr. You can edit the images on the spot.
is another way of searching Flickr photos under a Creative Commons license.
Public Domain Images
Copyright friendly images for any use, high resolution free images.
is a fun way of searching Flickr photos and getting help with specific search terms.
Simple CC Flickr search
is another way of searching for images in Flickr (provides licensing)
Creative Commons Search
allows you to choose the type of license you want to search for, and then you can search on Google images, Wikimedia Commons and more. Always check the license before using the image.
has over 10 million free-to-use media files
is a Flickr search tool that makes it easier for you to find CC licensed images on Flickr.
finds high quality images free to use
Life Photo Archive
The LIFE photo archive is great for finding historic images since it goes back to photos taken in the C18th century.
allows you to search for free to use, high quality photos in 20 different categories, including animals, places, still life, architecture, texture, and many more.
is a free stock photo site.
allows you to search images which are free to use, and you can specify if you want to be able to modify them or use them commercially.
searches different image sites, allowing you to click through to choose size and licensing permissions.
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H Dragon's Flickr photostream
- yes, the scorpion is still alive
What you need for your visual presentations
Free Creative Design Elements
have free images providing backgrounds, textures and design ideas in your visual presentations.
Free high resolution textures
For creative headings and titles, use
Spell with Flickr
Big Huge Labs
allows you to do cool things with your photos.
help on how to format text
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