- The image is your own creation such as a photograph or a drawing.
- The image is in public domain; for example, a “stop” sign or the “Mona Lisa.”
You need permission to digitize and/or manipulate the image if:
- The image you want to use is from a printed source (and not in public domain) such as a book or magazine.
- The image is an original photograph.
- You found the image on the internet. Much content on the internet is already infringing copyright and the fact that someone else has used an image (with or without permission) does not mean that you may also. However, you may use free clip art.
Finding digital images which are free to use:
- If you use Google to search for images, use advanced search options and select “labeled for reuse”.
- Use Flickr’s advance search and select “Only search within Creative Commons-licensed content”.
- Use the Advanced Image Search in Yahoo to find Creative Commons Licensed content.
Check out these websites for free to use images:
- Free Tiiu Pix - hundreds of free, high resolution images in sixteen main categories.
- Classroom Clipart– Free clipart images. Browse by category.
- School Clip Art– Great site for free school clip art.
- FreePhoto– Contains thousands of nice quality images
- Pics4learning -Many pictures in different categories
- Free Stock Photos– Download stock photographs absolutely free for use in any website or publications you wish – personal or commercial
- Ookaboo– Creative commons (free) site for finding great images for class work.
- Free Photo Bank– Easy way to find creative common images.
- Cyclo.ps– Search engine that searches the most popular free image engines around and provides one-stop shopping
- Veezzle– Wonderful free stock photo search engine
- Digital Saskatchewan– Images, movies, and sounds from Saskatchewan and around the world.
- Image Chef– Have students create their own images for their blogs.
- Fodey – Newspaper Clipping Generator and more…
April 18, 2012