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Open Educational Resources

Open Images

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Avenue photo -- Pixabay CC0 license (no attribution needed)‚Äč

Open images are available for use on the open web and other unrestricted environments. You are free to use them in multimedia projects, websites, blogs, portfolios, etc, that are open and available to the public. When you use open images, you do not need to restrict access to your class or academic environment.

Always read and comply with the use restrictions for specific image sources. Always cite images someone else created.

Images should not be sold or used in commercial products or for commercial purposes.

These sites search multiple other sites for Creative Commons-licensed images. These sites may have ads or offer fee-based services as well.

These sites offer at least some images for free general use. These sites also contain advertising and/or offer images for sale.

Read each site's conditions for use carefully. Different images from the same site may have different use restrictions, too. Make sure you know what they are.

Open Image Repositories

These sites search multiple other sites for Creative Commons-licensed images. These sites may have ads or offer fee-based services as well.

These sites offer at least some images for free general use. These sites also contain advertising and/or offer images for sale.

Read each site's conditions for use carefully. Different images from the same site may have different use restrictions, too. Make sure you know what they are.