Friday, September 17, 2010

Free Image Sources (Updated)

http://imagebase.davidniblack.com/main.php
Source: ImageBase
Last week--or was it this week when  I was feeling lousy due to illness?--someone joined Plurk. I asked them, "What do you hope to get out of Plurk?" Her response was, "Find sources of free images."

Free images abound on the Web...in fact, I once carried around image libraries in PCX format (uh, someone tell me they remember PCX image format) on 3.5" floppy disks. Then, I started collecting image CDs, and then it finally sank in--the Internet is here! Don't need to do that anymore. Who needs black-n-white images when you can get color?

Below is a list of some of my favorite image sites, but what prompted this blog entry is ImageBase, a free image source that I just became aware of via Twitter (I'm home sick, getting ready to go back to sleep).

Thanks to evmaiden for the retweet! Some guidelines about usage:
What does "free to use" actually mean?
It means you can use the images for whatever you want, personal,
commercial or non-profit use for free.
Official license. 







This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
Surely there are some you can use...so jump on in!

Source: ImageBase

And, if that doesn't work for you, here are a few other sites (items in bold are usually allowed in schools):

  1. Stock Xchng - http://sxc.hu/ (suggested by Jesstern Rays)
  2. Every Stock Photo
  3. Open Clip Art Collection and how to add it to OpenOffice
  4. ImageBase
  5. Flickr Creative Commons Search Engines
  6. PicFinder
  7. Pics4Learning
  8. PD Photo
  9. Create Word Clouds from Text
  10. ClipArt Solutions (suggested by Kim Caise):
    1. Free Clip Art from Phillip Martin
    2. Free Classroom Resources Archive section
    3. SpiderPaws Images

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1 comment:

Paul Alex said...

what's a PCX image? :0D

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