How to find free images?
Making a search
The first source is the search engine Google Images.
"The most comprehensive image search on the Web."
Google has created options for rights in its image search engine.
The Advanced Search interface offers a range of options to refine your search, including options about copyrights and right to reuse.
This may be defined in the query too, based on the following parameters:
You have this choice of filters (providing the engine still support them):
&as_rights=cc_publicdomain &as_rights=cc_attribute &as_rights=cc_sharealike
So if you're looking for royalty-free images about "programming", the request will be:
In a group keywords are separated by the %20 code, example:
Going directly to sharing sites
Some sites provide lots of images and icons available for free...
- A list of resources on Wikipedia.
- Commons. On the site itself.
- Wikiwix. The images tags allows to search free images on Wikipedia.
- Burningwell.org. Repository for public domain images.
- Vector buttons and images. QVector is a sharing site for vector elements.
- Splash Base. Stock of royalty free photos.
It is also possible to automatically create images with the guarantee that they will be unique!