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Your source for free, high-quality images and photos for your papers and projects.
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All of the Creative Commons licenses require that users provide attribution to the creator when the material is used and shared. Some licensors choose the attribution requirement as the only condition for reuse of the material; this is designated as the BY license. The other five licenses combine the BY license with one or more of three additional license elements: NonCommercial (NC), which prohibits commercial use of the material; NoDerivatives (ND), which prohibits the sharing of adaptations of the material; and ShareAlike (SA), which requires adaptations of the material be released under the same license. (Adapted from http://wiki.creativecommons.org/ FAQ#What_are_Creative_Commons_licenses.3F.)
Find photographs, including images by amateurs and professionals. Additionally, many archives use this website to host public domain images, such as the IMLS Digital Collections and Content group (https://www.flickr.com/people/imlsdcc/) and the British Library (https://www.flickr.com/photos/britishlibrary).
Explore 745,656 items digitized from The New York Public Library's collections. Clicking on the "Public Domain" filter on the left side of the page will ensure freely usable items are returned in your search. Website includes prints, photographs, maps, manuscripts, streaming video, and more.
"Burst is a free stock photo site that is powered by Shopify. We have 1000’s of high quality and royalty-free images available and free to download. This includes a wide variety of images ready for you to choose from and create with."
"A search engine for free photos. We search almost 30 million free photos under 10 free licenses." Users must verify that the licenses on this site are accurate and current for the image they want to use.
"The Met collection has grown artistically, geographically, and culturally to represent more than 5,000 years of art from across the globe—from the first cities of the ancient world to works being created today." Be sure to select the 'Public Domain Artworks' box on the left hand side of the results screen.
"The Getty makes available, without charge, all available digital images to which the Getty holds the rights or that are in the public domain to be used for any purpose. No permission is required." More information at http://www.getty.edu/about/opencontent.html.
"We are not the only image collection on the web, neither will we ever be the largest one. We hope however to be a destination of choice for visitors more particularly interested in Victorian and French Romantic illustrations."