Wednesday, August 29, 2007

TechTip 8/29 - Finding Photos without Breaking Copyright Laws

So, you want to use great photos in your presentations, powerpoints, movies, whatever. You could also crawl through flickr - but the quality there isn't always the best. Sure, you could just steal stuff off of google images, but you don't want to break copyright laws. Plus you would like to teach your students how to be responsible when you have them do similar projects.

Where can you find this stuff?
Well, you want to look for sites that offer royalty free stock photos. Stock photos tend to be of a better quality and resolution. There are a bunch sites out there that sell stock photos and carry free ones like:
But you don't want to spend all day bouncing between sites looking for good free stuff. So where do you go?
Yotophoto is now indexing well over a quarter million Creative Commons, Public Domain, GNU FDL, and various other 'copyleft' images.
It does it all - it will go grab pics from flickr and from other stock photo companies. One stop searching!
Here is a sample of what you will get:


Hispanos y EspaƱol en India said...

Hi i am very interested in 2 things: to know how to get free photos without copyright (that site of youphoto is not opening)... and to know what i can do so that my blog appears in the net: when i write it in google it does not come. Thanks a lot. My email is :