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Creative Commons

CC Search is a tool that allows openly licensed and public domain works to be discovered and used by everyone.



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Username:  crboces

Password: crboces

Places to search for Copyright Free Images:

Canva - free vectors (but not everything is free)

Creative Commons Search

Google Advanced Image Search

Wikimedia Commons

Compfight / A Flickr Search Tool


FoterPhotoPin, and Wylio (great for bloggers!)

Pixabay (public domain photos)

PicDrome (public domain photos)

Unsplash Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos.

TinEye (search by CC images by color)

Copyright Friendly Music and Sound

Copyright-friendly Toolkit Smore

Kathy Schrock's Respect for Intellectual Property

Smithsonian Institution Public Domain Images

New York Times Public Domain Archives

Project Gutenberg, a collection of public domain electronic books

Librivox, public domain audio books

Prelinger Archives; a vast collection of advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur films.

NYPL: The 180,000+ items included in the NYPL’s public domain launch have been remixed into various groupings through an interactive visualization tool.

Wikimedia Commons

Flickr: Creative Commons

500px (select CC licenses or CC0 in pull-down menu)

Flickr Blue Mountain

Pixabay (public domain photos)

Pexels (images have CC0 licenses)

Photos For Class (student-friendly, CC images collected by StoryBoardThat)


Pixnio high-quality, no-rights reserved images

FreePik (free graphic resources finder for vectors, PSD, photos, icons)


Compfight / A Flickr Search Tool



Image Finder (search Creative Commons photos from Flickr)

FoterPhotoPin, and Wylio (great for bloggers!)

Getty Images (embed images with symbol for noncommercial use)

ISO Republic

picjumbo (totally free photos for your commercial & personal works)

Picdrome (public domain photos)

TinEye (search by CC images by color)

Gratisography (free high-resolution images for personal or commercial use)


Pond 5 (adjust the scale to FREE)

Unsplash (subscribe for cc0 images)

Can We Image (searches Wikimedia Commons)

Morgue File

Negative Space

EduPic Graphical Resource (free photos & graphics for education)

World Images Kiosk (global images for academic use)

Public Domain Pictures (repository of free public domain images uploaded by amateur photographers)

Free Digital Photos )categorized and searchable small images for business, personal or educational use.)


Wellcome Images

Metropolitan Museum (look for OASC icons)

National Gallery of Art

Google Art Project




Creative Commons Zero 

(Citation not needed or already included)



Photos For Class 




Public Domain

(Citation needed, but free to use)

Public Domain Review

Library of Congress Images

Smithsonian Open Access

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