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Free images

Animal photos - large collection of animal photos, many of birds                                      
Clkr - crowd-sourced clipart, can make and share designs online
Creativity103 - abstract backgrounds, textures and design ideas
Flickr - photographs of various subjects which you can filter by Creative Commons licenses

Getty Images: Embed - enormous collection of news related photographs, free to embed
The Getty: Open Content Program - thousands of works of art from The Getty Museum

Gratisography - random, artistic photographs
HubbleSite - explore the universe with images from Hubble's eye

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - a vast archive of 400,000 images from this New York museum

NASA  - NASA image galleries

PhotoEverywhere - geography, cities, landmarks

Pixabay - a vast library of public domain images
RIJKS Museum -  images of public domain artwork from this museum in Amsterdam

The State Library of Victoria - explore their digital image pool of over 170,000 historical images
Visible Earth - earth photographs from outer space


Search by Creative Commons provides excellent explanations about what Creative Commons licenses are, and offers a way to search throughout the web for images that have them.
The Japanese Language Course Support Site is a smaller, but useful, source of language-learning images.
Pics 4 Learning is specifically designed for teachers and students, and has thousands of images that can be used freely.

Clip Art ETC from Florida’s Educational Technology Clearinghouse offers over 38,000 pieces of clip art for students and teachers.

Edupics is one more source of clip art for use in schools.

I’m also adding a direct link to Darren Draper’s excellent post (including additional resources) called The Educator’s Guide To The Creative Commons.
Here are two more simple ways to search for Creative Commons images:


Simple CC Flickr Search

PicFindr lets you search many photo sites simultaneously and, in addition to defining the image you want, you can define the restrictions for use. For example, I typed in that I was looking for a picture of a lion for educational use, checked the “none” box for licensing requirements (which means anybody can use it — even without crediting the photographer) and got several hundred images to choose from.

Wikimedia Commons has four million images.

25 Places To Find Awesome Stock Photos

Free Foto: includes a search function but you must include an attribution to link back to 

Free Digital Photos

Public Domain Photos is a photographers' domain for public display with categories.

Free Historical Stock Photos 

Big Foto

Photos 8 

100 (Legal) Sources for Free Stock Images

Heritage Explorer has hundreds of thousands of British-related images available for free educational use.  

World Images

All Our Stock




Free Clip Art by Phillip Martin 


Burning Well

WP Clip Art 

180+ Resources sites to download Royalty Free Stock images

30 Websites To Download Free Stock Photos

The Open Clip Art Library 

Teaching students about Creative Commons and appropriate use of images.

Wylio is a new site for bloggers to find photos for their blogs. In seconds, it finds a Flickr Creative Commons photo, resizes it to exactly what you need, and provides an embed code, which automatically includes an attribution to the photographer..

Free Images has 6000 original stock photos — all you have to do is credit the site when you use them.

Free Media Goo

Free Stock Photography

Finding and using public domain photographs 

The Noun Project “collects, organizes and adds to the highly recognizable symbols that form the world’s visual language, so we may them in a fun and meaningful way.” It’s really quite an impressive collection.

PD Photo has many photos, with the vast majority being in the public domain.

Ken Thomas has lots of nature photos in the public domain.

4 Free Photos is another website that offers a good selection of public domain images

Here’s the main link to Yale Digital Commons.

A post about the Flickr Creative Commons Search tool.

Image After is a great place to find free stock images (you can read more about it at Richard Byrne’s blog).

Public Domain Pictures

ELT Pics is a project initiated on Twitter to collect photos helpful to English Language teachers.

Copyright Free and Public Domain Media Sources 

Kozzi You have sign-up for the site, but registration is free.

PhotoPin is new search engine for Creative Commons images. It also gives you the exact attribution to copy and paste. 
Unsplash - beautiful, free photos

(Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo for many of these links.)









Free music

Musopen - royalty free music
PublicDomain4U - great historical music recordings free to play and share legally
YouTube Audio Library - music you can download to use in projects online and offline
Flashkit - offers more than 7,000 royalty-free music loops 
Free-Loops - offers more than 7,000 musicians' loops, including many drum beats and various instruments
Open Music Archive




Podsafe Audio

Purple Planet

The Free Music Archive currently has 5,000 free tracks available for download.

Classic Cat


Free sound

Sound Jay


Free Sound Project

Absolute Sound Effects Archive

Find Sounds (No guarantee that all their sounds are copyright free).

Sound Bible 



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