For selfish reasons, I’m offering you this list of places to find copyright-cleared and royalty-free images. My scattered list of these sites is driving me crazy, and I need to keep track of these links for myself!
If you have a resource you really like, please let me know, and I’ll add it to the list.
- Digital Image Collection from the Folger Shakespeare Library
- Internet Archive Book Images on Flickr
- Library of Congress on Flickr
- NGA Images at the National Gallery of Art
- Open Content Program at the Getty
- Public Health Image Library from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Staff Copyright Guide: Copyright-cleared images from University of Derby
- Wikimedia Commons: Public Domain
Blog posts that list places to find copyright-cleared and royalty-free images
- “Viva Public Domain!” by Susan Branch Smith of Basecamp Productions
- “36 Free + Low-Cost Image Sources” by Colleen Gratzer of Gratzer Graphics
- 50+ Sites for Free Images, Fonts & Icons for Your Blog by Chase Reeves at the Sparkline blog
Many thanks to the members of the DC Web Women Tech List who recently shared some of these resources.