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Finding Copyright-Free Images: Stock Photos

This guide will help you to identify and use images that are not subject to copyright.

Clip Art

Hawk Owl, via Public Domain Clip Art

Finding Usable Images

  • Corbis Royalty Free Images: This selection of Corbis images may be used for commercial and non-commercial use, free of charge

  • MorgueFile Free Photos: Public image archive for creative work

  • Image*After: Large collection of free stock images and textures that may be modified and re-used for personal and commercial projects

  • The Commons by Flickr: Images from archives, museums, libraries and research centers such as the New York Public Library, Smithsonian, Library of Congress and Getty Research Institute. The images have no known copyright restrictions.

  • stock.XCHNG: Free stock images, powered by Getty Images

  • Clip Art History: Free high-quality public-domain clipart covering all ages of world history. Images may be used for any purpose

  • Public Domain Clip Art: Large collection of public domain clip art. Images may be used for any purpose and registration is not required


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