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Picking the Right Photographs
Open Access Clipart
"Join us in making the best high quality Openclipart community where anyone may use the clipart for any reason freely."
Crystal Clear Icon Set
"From Wikimedia Commons--Icons from the Crystal Clear icon set by Everaldo Coelho. – The icons are licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL)"
"From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository- This page mainly contains original Tango icons."
Public Domain and Copyright friendly Images
In Google Images you can search for a word or phrase. When the results are displayed, you can then choose to limit the results by usage rights. First, click on Search Tools, then on the dropped down titled, Usage rights. See screenshot below.
"Looking for high resolution stock photos for your illustration, comp or design needs? Search morgueFile for free reference images. Yes, they're all completely free. whether you're an illustrator, art director, instructor or looking to add a defining visual to a presentation."
Free stock photos.
Public domain images and clipart.
Public Domain Collections: New York Public Library
"...we are proud to announce that out-of-copyright materials in NYPL Digital Collections are now available as high-resolution downloads. No permission required, no hoops to jump through: just go forth and reuse! " (from website)
The PUBLIC DOMAIN REVIEW
"Founded in 2011, The Public Domain Review is an online journal and not-for-profit project dedicated to promoting and celebrating the public domain in all its richness and variety. All works eventually fall out of copyright – from classics works of art to absentminded doodles – and in doing so they enter the public domain, a vast commons of material that everyone is free to enjoy, share and build upon without restriction."
"All photos published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or Unsplash."
"Wikimedia Commons is a media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content (images, sound and video clips) to everyone, in their own language." --Be sure to check out their *quality images*.