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Calisphere - University of California
Calisphere is the University of California's free public gateway to a world of primary sources. More than 150,000 digitized items — including photographs, documents, newspaper pages, political cartoons, works of art, diaries, transcribed oral histories, advertising, and other unique cultural artifacts — reveal the diverse history and culture of California and its role in national and world history.
If your district has an account, this website allows you to search for 'editable' media. This means that you can use images (or even a frame from a video) and edit the image to suit your needs. Simply click on 'Advanced Search' under the 'Search' box, select 'Images' from the drop-down menu next to 'Media Type', and make certain that you have a check in front of 'Include only Editable Titles'.
We are a search engine for free photos. These come from many sources and are license-specific. You can view a photo's license by clicking on the license icon, below and left of photos. Membership is free and allows you to rate, tag, collect and comment on photos.
The Flickr search engine that 'drills down' use tags to locate an image.
There is no other Flickr search engine like this one. It will search according to the Creative Commons level you want. You click on the image you want and it places it in a 'tray'. When you are done, all the images in your tray are assembled and give one url (web address). Take that url and share it with your students so they can only use images from the pool you have selected. The pool also provides full citation information.
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.
FreeFoto.com is made up of 115123 images with 148 sections organized into 3240 categories. You must credit the FreeFoto.com web site on your website or alongside any non commercial printed use. If you use one of the full screen images you must place a hypertext link with the line Supplied by FreeFoto.com in a conspicuous place. We also ask that you add a (c) FreeFoto.com to the image alt tag. Our educational policy is as follows: (1) Students may download and use our images in their own work. A credit to (c) Ian Britton - FreeFoto.com is required. (2) An individual teacher may make use of our images in the course of their own personal teaching work. A credit to (c) Ian Britton - FreeFoto.com is required. FreeFoto.com images are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License and may be used in any students course work / Homework.
Free Large Photos
Individuals may use these images for their personal use if they note the source: © Copyright 2007 [name of photographer], FreeLargePhotos.com. If you use them on a web site, link to this site.
You may use the image in digital format on websites, multimedia presentations, broadcast film and video, cell phones. In printed promotional materials, magazines, newspapers, books, brochures, flyers, CD/DVD covers, etc.
A link to this site is required where an image is used. Acceptable credits include 'image: www.freeimages.co.uk' You are free to edit the images in anyway you want, crop, re-size, perform any operation you want... enjoy!
Images and digital creations downloaded from our website may be used for both personal and commercial purposes under the limitations of this license. Every Freepixels image or digital creation used must retain the domain name: freepixels.com when used on the internet, in a web page, in printed publications, or in any product, advertising, or packaging.
Image After is a large online free photo collection. You can download and use any image or texture from our site and use it in your own work, either personal or commercial.
Library of Congress and Flickr.com
Library of Congress is running a pilot offering historical photograph collections through Flickr. Doing so gives the Library of Congress a welcome opportunity to share some of our most popular images with a new visual community. The Library of Congress invites you to tag and comment on the photos, and will also welcome identifying information—many of these old photos came to LoC with scanty descriptions!
Combines a visual search engine with a social bookmarking utility. The search engine aspect of Middle Spot displays your search results as a series of screen shots of webpages that you can zoom in on and pan across while the links are listed in the left margin of the page. Also has the ability to save images to a 'workspace'. NOTE: Be sure to click on the Image radial, otherwise application searches the entire web. NOTE: Check for copyright issues.
A place to keep post production materials for use of reference, an inactive job file. This morgue file contains free high resolution digital stock photography for either corporate or public use.
New York Public Library Digital Collections
NYPL Digital Gallery provides access to over 600,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more. CC NOTE: Images may be freely downloaded for personal, research, and study purposes only.
NOAA Photo Library
Most NOAA photos and slides are in the public domain and CANNOT be copyrighted. Although at present, no fee is charged for using the photos credit MUST be given to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce unless otherwise instructed to give credit to the photographer or other source.
Open Stock Photography
Contains about 1,986,590 files* uploaded by over 30,000 registered users. Each of these files is available under a free content license or in the public domain; there are no restrictions of use beyond those relating to use of official insignia.
Free commercial use of photo images for unlimited circulation in: - books, newspapers, posters, magazines, catalogues, booklets, brochures and other printed matter; - congratulatory, advertising and other postcards; - various packing; - presentations, seminars; - in the form of reproduction on paper, plastics, glass and other physical carriers; - in the form of elements of design of sites, electronic and video publications; - on cups, T-shirts, mats, toys and other physical productsis allowed. NOTE: Requires registration w/ e-mail login
Pics4Learning is a copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students. The Pics4Learning collection consists of thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur photographers. Unlike many Internet sites, permission has been granted for teachers and students to use all of the images donated to the Pics4Learning collection. The Pics4Learning collection is intended to provide copyright friendly images for use by students and teachers in an educational setting. The original photographers of each image retain the copyright to these images and have graciously allowed their use in this collection. The images may not be sold as an image collection or partial image collection. Images in the Pics4Learning collection may be used by teachers and students in print, multimedia, and video productions. These could include, but are not limited to, school projects, contests, web pages, and fund raising activities for the express purpose of improving student educational opportunities.
Public Domain Pictures.net
Repository for free public domain photos. If you intend to use an image you find here for commercial use, please be aware that no model release was obtained and pictures featuring products or property should be used with care. The pictures are free for you to use and you should feel good about doing so.
The Day in Photos - A compilation of the best photographs of the past 24 hours. Camera Works editors select the 10 to 12 most compelling photos each day from the hundreds of images shot by The Washington Post, Camera WorksÕ worldwide network of free-lance contributors, as well as photo agencies and newswires, including Reuters, Agence France Press and the Associated Press. News Gallery Archives - An archived listing of photo galleries by news section/channel: Politics, Arts & Living, Nation, World, Metro, Business, Sports, Travel and Education. CC NOTE: Bear in mind that the Washington Post does not own the copyright to everything that appears in the newspaper. Washington Post owned material will carry the byline “Washington Post Staff.” For hardcopy reprints, e-prints, plaques and posters, PARS International Corp. will clear rights on your behalf. For all other uses, please contact the section of the paper where the material appeared for the author, artist, illustrator or photographer’s contact information. The Washington Post Main Number is (202) 334-6000.
WorldImages provides access to the California State University IMAGE Project. It contains over 60,000 images, is global in coverage and includes all areas of visual imagery. WorldImages is accessible anywhere and its images may be freely used for non-profit educational purposes. The images can be located using many search techniques, and for convenience they are organized into some 600 portfolios which are then organized into subject groupings. NOTE: Conditions of Use: You are free to use these images for non-profit educational purposes, but we ask that you give credit to the copyright holders who retain rights to the images. These works are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.5 License.
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