Art Images for College Teaching

Website: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/aict/

Conditions:

Permission is herin granted:

  • to academic institutions to use these images freely and without further authorization in conjunction with educational activities such as teaching, research, and scholarly publication;
  • to academic personnel for creative utilization of these images–including electronic enhancement, modification, manipulation, or combination with other free use images–in conjunction with teaching and learning activities;
  • and to libraries and archives to store, display, transmit, and disseminate these images through any appropriate means–including photomechanical and electronic–in support of such bona fide non-profit activities. Web-based dissemination of these images, even if “re-purposed” by removing them from the AICT website and mounting them in other contexts, is specifically authorized for educational institutions.

Because it is AICT‘s goal to offer teachers and students absolute freedom to use these image resources in any application that is both educational in intent and non-commercial in nature, users may download image files from the AICT website pages, or may link directly to individual image files on this site. There is no requirement that AICT images so used be password protected, encrypted, or otherwise gated. AICT images may be incorporated into resource sharing projects with affiliated campuses and consortium partner institutions. Authorization is also specifically granted to educational institutions to make derivative copies available to their affiliated personnel, including students.

While identification of derivative copies with the source note “AICT/Allan T. Kohl” would be appreciated, omission of such credit does not invalidate the general permissions given above.

Please respect the integrity of this educational resource by refraining from any use of these images that is not truly educational and non-commercial in nature. All commercial rights pertaining to the utilization, publication, or distribution of these images for profit or revenue generation (including institutional development and promotional activities, as opposed to curricular support) are reserved by the copyright holder. Commercial publishers and producers wishing to make use of AICT images should contact the author about specific licensing conditions.

Source: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/aict?page=license

Art Images for College Teaching

FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Website: http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/

Conditions:

Download free and premium stock photos and illustrations for websites, advertising materials, newspapers, magazines, ebooks, book covers and pages, music artwork, software applications and much more. All our free images are of high quality, produced by our community of professional stock photographers and digital illustrators.

Royalty free photos for business and personal use

Our free photos and illustrations are ideal for business, personal and educational use. Every image is free, with an option to buy larger images at reasonable prices.

Standard Licence

When you download a free or purchased image from FreeDigitalPhotos.net you automatically receive our Standard Licence which allows you to use the image as an illustration for almost any business, personal, educational or charitable purpose. The image is yours to use anywhere in the world as many times as you need and for as long as you want.

If you choose to download an image free of charge you need to publish an acknowledgement to FreeDigitalPhotos.net and the creator of that image wherever it’s used – find out more about publishing an acknowledgement.

Extended Licence

If you wish to distribute products bearing one of our images, where your customers are likely to choose the product solely or mainly BECAUSE it displays that image, you will need to purchase an Extended Licence. This could be, for example, if you want to reproduce the image on greeting cards for sale or mass distribution.

How you can use our images

Below we have summarised the types of use which are permitted with each licence. If you would like further information we encourage you to read our full terms and conditions or contact us for advice.

This table shows a range of uses for our images and which licence is needed for each. Our images can be manipulated, edited, have text overlaid or be combined; the same licensing terms still apply.

How you intend to use the image Type of licence you need
Websites (unless it is a template for mass distribution). Eg websites for business (for yourself or a client), personal, educational or charitable use, plus blogs, forums and Facebook/Twitter/Google+ pages. Standard Licence
(free* or purchased images)
Printed media (eg newspapers, magazines, newsletters, booklets, flyers, advertising and promotional material). Standard Licence
(free* or purchased images)
DVD, Blu-ray, CD and digital music covers. Standard Licence
(free* or purchased images)
Book or eBook covers and inner pages (including books which are published through a print on demand service such as Amazon). Standard Licence
(free* or purchased images)
Television broadcasts. Standard Licence
(free* or purchased images)
Films (eg video productions and YouTube or Vimeo videos). Standard Licence
(free* or purchased images)
Facebook profile or cover pictures (unless it is a template for mass distribution). Standard Licence
(free* or purchased images)
Twitter avatars or backgrounds (unless it is a template for mass distribution). Standard Licence
(free* or purchased images)
Software, apps and video games – incidental use where the image is not important to the functioning of the software. Standard Licence
(free* or purchased images)
Emails (eg business, marketing and personal emails). Standard Licence
(free* or purchased images)
School or college projects. Standard Licence
(free* or purchased images)
PowerPoint presentations, Word documents and other end-user applications (unless it is for mass distribution). Standard Licence
(free* or purchased images)
Desktop wallpaper (unless it is for mass distribution) Standard Licence
(free* or purchased images)
Artists reference and canvas/framed artwork – where the resulting artwork is for personal use. Standard Licence
(free* or purchased images)
Artists reference and canvas/framed artwork – where the resulting artwork is for sale. Extended Licence
Flash cards, language courses and online learning systems etc – where the images are integral to the functioning of the system, eg a picture is shown and has to be indentified. Extended Licence
Product packaging or labels. Extended Licence
Products or printed merchandise for mass distribution where the image is the sole, or a main, reason the product would be chosen; whether the item is distributed free of charge or sold. This includes, but isn’t limited to:

  • Greeting cards, mugs, T-shirts, calendars, jigsaws and other puzzles.
  • End user application templates, eg PowerPoint presentation or Word document templates.
  • Desktop wallpaper.
  • Facebook profile or cover pictures.
  • Twitter avatar or backgrounds.
  • Web templates, eg templates distributed via Theme Forest or Template Monster.

This excludes distribution on merchandise sites, see below.

Extended Licence
Products or printed merchandise for resale on merchandise sites such as Zazzle and CafePress. Prohibited – no licence available
Logos and other corporate identity devices which may acquire trademark or copyright protection. Prohibited – no licence available
Pornographic, unlawful or defamatory uses. Prohibited – no licence available
Infringement of copyright, trade name, trademark or service mark. Prohibited – no licence available
Redistribution or resale as a digital or printed image. Prohibited – no licence available

* Images which are downloaded free of charge are all provided under the Standard Licence. You must publish an acknowledgement wherever the image is used to acknowledge FreeDigitalPhotos.net and the copyright holder for that image (ie the person who created the image).

Source: http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/terms.php

FreeDigitalPhotos.net

National Maritime Museum, Royal Museums Greenwich

Website: http://images.rmg.co.uk/en/page/show_home_page.html

Conditions: Getting images free from the NMM requires fulfilling certain conditions. They give a 100% academic discount for runs below 1000 editions, as below.

‘Discounts on reproduction fees are available for images used on interior pages of scholarly and not-for-profit publications, see the table below. This discount does not include supply fees. A minimum £50 spend applies per order.’

PRINT RUN DISCOUNT N.B. MINIMUM FEE £50 + VAT
UP TO 3000 30%
UP TO 2000 50%
UP TO 1000 100%

The £50 minimum fee is a cost but the images available for this cost if the conditions are fulfilled makes this offer a bargain. File under ‘nearly free’.

In addition:

‘Conditions of free images

As long as low resolution files are already available on the Picture Library website:http://images.rmg.co.ukyou can download these files for free under the following conditions:

  • Academic Press publications, scholarly journals and self-published family history books with a print or e-book run under 500.
    (this does not include front or back cover use which does incur a fee).
  • Academic thesis and student essays, which are not being published.
  • Free educational lectures or classes.
  • Private websites and blogs with a primarily informational purpose.
  • Low resolution files are 72 dpi and 800 pixels maximum length.
  • A maximum of 15 low resolution images can be used in any single project.
  • If you re-print the project at a later date, then a fee would need to be paid for the re-print.

High resolution files are subject to a fee.’

Source: http://images.rmg.co.uk/en/pages/pricelist_page.html

National Maritime Museum, Royal Museums Greenwich

University of Leiden / Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands

Website: https://socrates.leidenuniv.nl/R/?func=search-simple&local_base=gen01-disc

Conditions:

The Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) has brought in more than 2,400 photos to Wikipedia. Leiden University Libraries (UBL), which manages this photo collection, has made this donation possible together with the Working Group on Special Scientific Libraries (WSWB). Imports of these images in Wikimedia Commons (the “Image Database” of Wikipedia) was done by Special Wikipedian in Residence, Hans Muller. The importance of the donation is the improvement of access to the history of Indonesia and India. The photos may be used in articles in Wikipedia, but are also now easily accessible for research and use in articles, blogs and various other applications.

Due to this donation to the Wikimedia Commons, the historical photos are also available for the public domain. This means that everyone is allowed to use the pictures for free and thus this photo collection has a much more global audience. The worldwide public also has an opportunity to improve and supplement the captions of the photographs when needed.

Source: http://www.library.leiden.edu/news/wikimedia-commons-english.html

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University of Leiden / Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands

Openn, Primary Digital Resources (University of Pennsylvania)

Website: http://openn.library.upenn.edu

Conditions: OPenn contains complete sets of high-resolution archival images of cultural heritage material from the collections of its contributing institutions, along with machine-readable descriptive and technical metadata. All materials on OPenn are in the public domain or released under Creative Commons licenses as Free Cultural Works. Please see specific collections and documents for applicable license terms.

Source: http://openn.library.upenn.edu

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Openn, Primary Digital Resources (University of Pennsylvania)

Why?

Every academic author knows the pain of getting the image permissions for their articles, books and other publications. It takes a huge amount of time, money and frustration. However, many institutions will allow free reproduction of images of their collections for academic publications if they fulfil certain criteria, depending on the institution.

This site lists those generous institutions providing open access to images in various ways, and their conditions. Please drop an email if you know of more to add or contact me on Twitter @FourRedShoes.

Why?