Whether you’re trying to build a website or simply want to feature some images in a PowerPoint, using images plays a crucial role in capturing the attention of your audience.
However, whatever project your working on, you’ll want to be careful not to infringe on any copyright laws.
There are sites you can visit to obtain these images such as Pexels.com, StockSnap.io, Stokpic or Unsplash but some of these sites operate under different limitations or require subscriptions, so be sure to check each sites conditions.
As long as the media has CC0 then you’ll be safe. CC0 means relinquishing all copyright and similar rights that you hold in a work and dedicating those rights to the public domain.
You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.
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A simple way to get around this would be using Google as you typically do when searching for things online.
You can edit the settings for your searches to only include free use content.
However, for your protection and taking into consideration the artists work, you’ll want to always double check and verify you can use these images.
- Enter a search term in Google Images search. Such as: Yellow Boots
Then select enter to search Google.
- Once you select Enter, locate and click the Gear Icon right below the search bar.
In the drop down menu select Advanced Search.
- Scroll down and use the usage rights drop down menu to find and select ”free to use or share, even commercially.”
- Click the Advanced Search button.
This should give you a myriad of options to choose from. Just be sure to check that these settings are on each time you attempt to make a search.