Thursday, September 16, 2010

ImageBase - Hundreds of Free Stock Images

ImageBase is a personal project of professional photographer David Niblack. ImageBase contains more than one hundred pages of images that Mr. Niblack has released for free reuse and redistribution. In fact, the top of the ImageBase site says "treat like public domain." In addition to the hundreds of images that are available, ImageBase also offers nearly one hundred free PowerPoint templates.

I saw ImageBase posted on Twitter, but I forgot to note who shared it. If it was you, please let me know.

Applications for Education
ImageBase and sites like it are excellent resources to have your students use when they're creating multimedia projects. By sending students to sites that host public domain images or that release the images for free reuse, you remove the worry that students might violate copyright. Of course, you still want to have the conversation with your students about the difference between public domain, Creative Commons, and Copyright images.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
7 Places & Ways to Find Copyright-Friendly Images
Two Good Free Guides to Digital Photography
4 Ways to View the World in Panoramic

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