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10 sources of Free Images and Slide Shows 10 sources of Free Images and Slide Shows Presentation Transcript

  • 10 SOURCES OF FREE IMAGES AND SLIDE SHOWS By Anita C. Reyes, Director Learn Online Academy Email: anitareyes@cox.net Web: http://omnicareworld.com/
  • SEARCHING FOR IMAGES IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES A while back I retrieved a picture I found from a search of Google Images—an earth globe. I did not see a copyright mark on the image, so I put it on my website. A few months later I received a letter demanding that I remove the image or pay a fee of $3,880. I promptly removed the image.
  • I FOUND OUT THE HARD WAY THAT I HAD TO BE CAREFUL ABOUT USING MATERIALS FOUND ON THE INTERNET! I knew that, from now on, I would have to search for copyright-free images, or write and ask for permission to use materials that others have created.
  • IN THE MEANTIME, I STILL NEEDED A GRAPHIC OF THE EARTH It occurred to me to check NASA’s website where I knew there were actual photographs of the earth from space. I found that NASA allows the use of these images as long as the words “Courtesy of NASA” are included under the image.
  • FREE MATERIALS ON THE INTERNET In fact, I’ve discovered a treasure trove of online free images that can be used on websites, newsletters, blogs, Facebook, brochures, flyers, etc. And now I want to share my top 10 favorites with you.
  • 1. IMAGES OF THE EARTH FROM NASA’S WEBSITE Beautiful NASA Images can be found here: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/ View the NASA Guidelines for Use of Images here: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/guidelines/index.html
  • 2. HUGE COLLECTION OF PHOTOS FROM THE MORGUE FILE Here you’ll find beautiful photos that can be used for any purpose without attribution: http://www.morguefile.com/archive
  • 3. COPYRIGHT-FREE BACKGROUND TEXTURES (155 in the set) These are attractive and free-of-charge: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hanne_exurban/sets/721 57622112724335/ Some photos, like this one, require acknowledgement to the creator. Texture by adamned.age / H.Adam: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hanne_exurban/3905274832/in/set- 72157622112724335
  • 4. GOOGLE CREATIVE COMMONS FREE IMAGE SEARCH: 1. Go to Google Images and click on “Advanced Search.” Or go here: http://www.google.com/advanced_image_search?hl=en 2. Type a term for the image you’re looking for. 3. Then select any specifications that you want under “Narrow your results by:” a. image size b. aspect ratio c. colors in image d. type of image e. region f. site or domain g. safe search h. file type i. usage rights—choose “free to use or share, even commercially”
  • 5. COPYRIGHT-FREE PHOTOS ON FLICKR Posted by institutions and museums all over the world. For access to images, you can sign up free for Flickr, and you can upload your own photos, too: http://www.flickr.com/creative commons/ Find out about the restrictions on these materials for each contributing organization: http://www.flickr.com/commons/ usage/
  • 6. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS This site is a huge of source of free images, sound and multimedia materials: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/M ain_Page The public domain images on the site are not copyrighted, and their use is not restricted. In addition to the available public domain images, there is a vast collection of Creative Commons copyrighted work: http://creativecommons.org/
  • 7. FREEDIGITALPHOTOS.NET You can have a free, small sized version of any image in their collection. When you download a free image--or purchase a larger one--you automatically receive their “standard license.” This allows you to use the image as an illustration for almost any business, personal, educational or charitable purpose anywhere you wish for as long as you want: http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/ If you choose to publish a free image, you need to include a credit to the creator of that image wherever it is used. You can review the terms of use here: http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/ terms.php
  • 8. OPENPHOTO.NET This is a high-quality photo sharing platform. Contributors offer their images for free under terms of Creative Commons licensing. Usage conditions vary from image to image. Check out this resource at: http://openphoto.net/
  • 9. THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS The Library of Congress has thousands of copyright-free images and materials: http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/ Find out about restrictions here: http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/195_copr. html#noknown Most LOC copyright-free materials can be used for non-commercial purposes. The LOC asks that they be credited in one of the following ways.
  • THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS (CONTINUED) When material from the Library’s collections is reproduced in a publication or website or otherwise distributed, the Library requests the courtesy of a credit line. Ideally, the credit will include reference to the Library of Congress, and the specific collection which includes the image, and the image reproduction number (negative, transparency, or digital id number).
  • THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS (CONTINUED) Example of Credit Line: Wright Brothers collection, Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress, LC-ppmsca-04598.
  • 10. SLIDESHARE SlideShare has more than a million free slide shows you can search for by topic. You can also upload your own slideshows to share. Click the image above to view a slide show about SlideShare. Find out more about SlideShare here: http://www.slideshare.net/about
  • I HOPE YOU FOUND THIS INFORMATION HELPFUL Please let me know if you have any questions. Warmly, Anita C. Reyes, MA, MS, Director Learn Online Academy OmniCare Education & Support Services 34145 Pacific Coast Hwy #185 Dana Point, CA 92629 Email: anitareyes@cox.net Website: http://omnicareworld.com/ Anita has 40 years of experience as a counselor, educator, writer/editor and business owner. Since 2009, she has provided online training on a variety of topics for people all over the world, including how to start and run an internet business from your home computer.