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

The Lewis Walpole Library

Website: http://images.library.yale.edu/walpoleweb/

Collection: The Lewis Walpole Library Digital Images Collection (commonly referred to as the “DL”) presents images of visual materials from Library’s collection. The majority of the Library’s world-renowned collection of English caricatures and political satirical prints from the late-seventeenth through the mid-nineteenth centuries are presented in the Digital Image Collection, including works by Gillray, Rowlandson, Woodward, Bunbury, and Newton, among others as well as the Library’s extraordinary collection of works by William Hogarth.

Prints, drawings, and watercolors related to Horace Walpole’s collection and house at Strawberry Hill are also represented, including several extra-illustrated editions of Walpole’s Description of the Villa, once owned by William Bawtree, Richard Bull, Thomas Kirgate, and Walpole himself as well as other volumes formerly in Walpole’s library such as his A Collection of Prints Engraved by Various Persons of Quality, and albums of drawings by his friends Richard Bentley and John Chute, as well as an Album of Drawings with natural history illustrations by Maria Sybilla Merian. Recent additions include selected portraits, including ones by George Vertue, and topographical views, several groups of prints known as the Cries of London (both those by Marcellus Laroon and those by Paul Sandby), and a selection of ephemera: trade cards, advertisements, invitations, and bookplates, ballads and broadsides, and many playbills from Londona and regional British theatres.

Conditions:

As per Yale in general. Free to reproduce if Yale/Lewis Walpole Library holds the copyright. Permission must be sought for material for which Yale does not hold the copyright.

Source: http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/research/rights_reproductions.html#per

The Lewis Walpole Library

Flickr, Creative Commons Licensed Images

Website: https://www.flickr.com/creativecommons

Conditions: A range of access permissions as below. May be hard to find a specific image but is a huge and ever updating source.

Attribution means:
You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your copyrighted work – and derivative works based upon it – but only if they give you credit.

Noncommercial iconNoncommercialmeans:
You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your work – and derivative works based upon it – but for noncommercial purposes only.

No Derivative Works iconNo Derivative Worksmeans:
You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform only verbatim copies of your work, not derivative works based upon it.

Share Alike iconShare Alike means:
You allow others to distribute derivative works only under a license identical to the license that governs your work.

CC0 iconPublic Domain Dedication (CC0)means:
You, the copyright holder, waive your interest in your work and place the work as completely as possible in the public domain so others may freely exploit and use the work without restriction under copyright or database law.

Public Domain Work iconPublic Domain Workmeans:
Works, or aspects of copyrighted works, which copyright law does not protect. Typically, works become part of the public domain because their term of protection under copyright law expired, the owner failed to follow certain required formalities, or the works are not eligible for copyright protection.

Source: https://www.flickr.com/creativecommons

Flickr, Creative Commons Licensed Images

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?