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Using and Finding Images
Searching for anything on the Web can be rewarding, frustrating, but most of all, time consuming. Below are some sites that can help you find images of animals and people for your curated exhibit. Most importantly, these sites will give you images that are copyright free, so that you have no ethical or legal concerns about their reuse.
AP Images Collection This link opens in a new window
The Associated Press (AP) Images Collection™ captures the greatest events in history and brings them to life through photographs, audio sound bites, graphics and text. "The image may be printed for personal, non-commercial use; used in presentations for educational use consistent with the Copyright Act of 1976; but may not be posted on the Web or used in any other form of mass media without express written permission from the copyright holder." Citing Images
Artstor This link opens in a new window
Over two million high-quality images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences. If you create an account, you'll be able to save images, etc. Use the filters on the left to improve search results. "A citation can be generated from the detail page for any asset in the Artstor Digital Library. Options for citation styles are MLA, APA and Chicago style. Current citation data: MLA is 8th edition, APA is 6th ed., Chicago 16th ed."
Bridgeman Education This link opens in a new window
Over two million digital images of art, history, and culture from global museums, galleries, private collections and contemporary artists all copyright cleared for educational use. You can: add the image to a slideshow, open the zoom window, download the image. Cite works as: Title, Date of work (if known), Medium (if known), Artist, Location, Bridgeman Education. Example: The Last Supper, 1495-97 (fresco) Vinci, Leonardo da (1452-1519), Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan, Italy, Bridgeman Education.
Burst: Free Stock Photos for Websites and Commercial Use
Good for animals, good for people, not so good for animals and people together. When possible, credit for photos is appreciated.
Search for images you can reuse from a variety of sources - museums, Flickr, etc. You can also search the individual collections, for example, Animal Diversity Web
, and limit the search by image type and size, file size, etc. "You must attribute the creator when you provide material to the public by any means that is restricted by copyright or similar rights. If you are using the material personally but are not making it or any adaptations of it available to others, you do not have to attribute the licensor. Similarly, if you are only distributing the material or adaptations of it within your company or organization, you do not have to comply with the attribution requirement."
Google Advanced Image Search
Type in keywords and then limit your search by image size, type, region, domain, and most importantly, usage rights, so you can find images that are free to use.
Pexels: Animal Photography Photos
Provides high quality and completely free stock photos licensed under the Pexels license. All photos are nicely tagged, searchable and also easy to discover through our discover pages.
Copyright free images and videos. You can search by keyword or browse the category: Animals and Humans
. Attribution is not required. Giving credit to the contributor or Pixabay is not necessary but is always appreciated.
Freely usable images. Creating an account lets you create collections that let you organize photos you love or want to save for later projects.Has a category for People and Animals
. You do not need to ask permission from or provide credit to the photographer or Unsplash, although it is appreciated when possible.
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