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Images and Art

What are Public Domain Images?

Public domain images are images that are free to use or have their own free to use license.

Images are public domain because:

  • They have been published on a public domain repository
  • Their copyright has expired
  • Their creator has assigned their work to public domain.

Public domain images are free to use in any context but it is still good practice to attribute the creators where you can.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ATTRIBUTING IMAGES SEE THE GIVING CREDIT FOR IMAGES PAGE

Where Do I Find Public Domain Images?

There are lots of places to find images that you can use for your work. These two are a great place to start searching:

 Pixabay is great, especially for photos but you can also search by vector graphics and illustrations. No attribution is required but it's good practice to at least attribute the source.

 

 Pexels is another great place to search for free images. No attribution is required but it's good practice to at least attribute the source.

Still can't find something useful? Here's some more options to try:

Public Domain Images, by azylstra