01-02-2018 09:20 AM - edited 01-02-2018 10:44 AM
We all like to use photos in our presentations. Finding ones that are open to the public is difficult and of course we want to model to our students the ethical use of web images. Instead of giving you a huge list of sites you could try, why not search a bunch of great free photo sites all at once?
For this, give StockSnap a try. Enter the word or phrase for an image you're looking for and it'll search a bunch of photo sites for you.
However, in case you'd like to use Google....here's a brief animation on how to find images that are "Labeled for reuse" on the web:
Google's image search using "labeled for reuse" is fine (especially if you forget the StockSnap URL, but the choice of the images probably won't be as good.
01-03-2018 01:38 PM
While working on an OER Grant last year I found Flickr Pics, Vimeo and Wikimedia Pics all contain open resources that are searchable by media type and can be screened for CCBY citations that insure they are open to use. Quick instructions for each follow here:
How to search for a CC licensed image in Flickr
The best way to search for a CC licensed image in Flickr is using the CC licensed image collection. Go tohttps://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/. Click See more under each license collection.
Type your keyword in the search window. After locating the video with your prefered license terms, check the license information.
The CC license notice is linked to each respective license deed.
All CC licensed images in Flickr are released under Version 2.0.
Wikimedia Commons is a media file repository that is completely dedicated to providing educational media that are released either in the public domain or under Creative Commons license.
How to search for the CC licensed image in WikimediaThe easiest way to search for an image in Wikimedia is using the search window.
All images are either released under CC licenses or in the public domain. There is no default CC license, so you have to double check the license information.
Vimeo hosts millions of Creative Commons-licensed videos. In addition, Vimeo provides a separate Creative Commons licensed video collection which makes the filtering process much easier.
Vimeo hosts videos released under all 6 types of Creative Commons licenses. To learn how to check the license setting of a Vimeo video, please see the directions below.
How to search for a CC licensed video in Vimeo:
There are two ways to search for a CC licensed video in Vimeo.
First, go to vimeo.com and type the key word in the search box on the right top of the screen. All of the matching videos will appear. Click More Filters from the left frame:
Click the desired CC license collection. The videos with matching CC license will appear.
Another way to search for a CC licensed video in Vimeo is using the CC licensed video collection. Go tohttp://vimeo.com/creativecommons and click Browse all 1M videos link under each CC license collection.
From there, click the magnifier icon to search within the collection. The search window will appear.
After locating the video with your prefered license terms, check the license information. Click the “more” link under the title of the video.
The About page will appear and at the bottom of the box with CC license elements which is linked to the respective license deed page.
02-07-2018 10:06 AM
I also use Pixabay which is sometimes hit or miss because members can submit their own images/illustrations. But, the photos are free (to use without fear of copyright infringement through Creative Commons Licensing). I've found useful images for many uses/projects. The quality of the images is typically pretty good too!