Thursday, April 30, 2009

Compfight - Creative Commons Image Search

Compfight is an image search engine that I learned about in Wesley Fryer's presentation about copyright for educators. Compfight allows you to search Flickr for Creative Commons licensed images that you can use in documents and digital presentations. Compfight gives you the choice of searching by keyword or by Flickr tag word. In the screenshot below you'll see the results page for my search using the tag "classroom."












Applications for Education
Compfight could be a great resource for students to find images that they can use in their digital presentations. If you do have your students use Compfight to find images, remember to turn on the safe search option.

Here are some related resources that may be of interest to you:
Photl - Free Stock Photos
Find Flickr Images By Tag or Location
Morgue File - Odd Name, Good Free Photos

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