Want to learn more about the Creative Commons and how to find fabulous free images to add to your blog posts? Would you like to have a handy resource for your students containing adaptable images to aid in project-based learning, social media posts, or presentations of any kind? TWA has found a resource which we LOVE and want to share. Behold can produce images using two search criteria, it is capable of recognizing a number of visual concepts in pictures. You can ask Behold to find images that look like one of these concepts. This new type of search can be flexibly combined with a regular text-based search. It also provides you with the link to ImageStamper, which is a free tool that allows you to keep track of images under the Creative Commons.
Behold is a search engine that is designed to help you find the best Creative Commons licensed images for your blog, student projects, or presentations. Behold searches the catalog of more than one million Creative Commons licensed images on Flickr. What makes Behold differently is that Behold searches not just by image tag but also by the quality of the content of the images. Behold uses both aesthetic and technical quality indicators to find some of the best images available online.
Image attribution - flickr, Behold
In addition, check out 53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts on the Buffer blog. This post gives you all the pointers you'll need. But beware, many of these sites are not as easy to use as we would like. Below is just a blurb from the blog post. Click HERE to read full blog
- Searchable photo sites
- Free-form photo libraries
- Photo search tools
- Create-your-own image tools
- Embeddable media
1.) Dreamstime offers a free section that’s searchable and frequently updated. It requires you to create a (free) account.
2.) Free Digital Photos - houses a wealth of free images—categorized and searchable—for business, personal or educational use. They’re smaller sized, and larger versions are available to purchase. Using the free images often requires a credit to the photographer and the site like the one you see below.
3.) Free Images - is a large gallery of more than 350,000 stock photos, searchable and categorized. Downloading a photo does require a longer-than-most signup process but the bigger selection might be worth it.
4.) Free Range Stock - offers access to free high-quality, high-resolution stock photos. A (free) registration is required.
5.) Free Photos Bank - has a nice collection of free photos available for download without login. They’re extensively categorized with a few different ways to search, too.
Written by Courtney Seiter