Where to find Free Images for Projects

The age of Information! Educators and learners alike are increasingly involved in creating meaningful projects online – but where do we go to find images that we are allowed to use? How do we properly cite them? How do we promote digital citizenship?

Check out the following links that can help:

Creative Commons

This is the place to go to obtain information on the proper ways to cite our sources when they are not 100% public, or 100% Copyright: https://creativecommons.org/

Free Images:

New York Public Library: 180,000+ Images Free to Share and Reuse: nypl.org/publicdomain

Free Images: freeimages.com

Open ClipArt: http://openclipart.org

Google Images: 1) search your images 2) click on ‘Search Tools’ in Menu above 3) Click on ‘Usage Rights’ in new menu that opens 4) Click down Arrow and scroll to: ‘Labelled for Re-use’. Remember to cite the images you find here!  *Disclaimer: You have no control over the types of pictures that may show up. May not be appropriate for younger viewers.


Images 100% Safe for Students to Search


PixabayPixabay.com: License: CC0 Public Domain / Images Free for commercial use / No attribution required

Photos for Class: http://photosforclass.com/ – The images are automatically cited!

Free Images embedded in app: Shadow Puppet Edu (free iPad app) – has safe and free image searches built in that can be used it their slide show – the images are automatically cited at the end of the slide show!!!!

EduPic: http://www.edupic.net/  The images are only free for use without permission for educators and students!

Pics4Learning: http://www.pics4learning.com/ 

Totally Free Images.com: Includes drawings, paintings, maps and astronomy! totallyfreeimages.com


Remix Your Own Picture!

Adobe Post: iOS app  https://post.adobe.com/



Deborah McCallum

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