Showing posts with label stock images. Show all posts
Showing posts with label stock images. Show all posts

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Stockio - Free Images, Icons, Fonts, and Videos

Atlantic Puffin Pair -
Ray Hennessey via Stockio
Stockio is a website that offers free images, icons, fonts, and videos to download and re-use in your own projects. According to the notices that accompany each file on Stockio, attribution is not required but is appreciated.

To download an image, an icon, or a font set from Stockio you do not have to register on the site. Simply browse or search then hit the download button when you find something that you like. You have to be a registered user (registration is free) in order to download videos from Stockio. Update: you no longer have to register to download videos.

Applications for Education
I always recommend that students use their own pictures, sounds, and videos whenever possible. However, it is not always possible for students to use their own creations in multimedia projects. That's when I will have them turn their attention to a site like Stockio to search for images and video clips that they can download and use for free.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Pixabay Updates Make It Easier to Find Quality Public Domain Images

For the last couple of years Pixabay has been my go-to resource for public domain images. Pixabay was recently updated to make it easier than ever to find quality public domain images. Now when you visit the search page on Pixabay you can filter your search according to image type (photo, drawing, vector), image orientation (landscape or portrait), and image category (subject matter).

When you find an image on Pixabay you can download it in the size that suits your needs. Most images are offered in at least three sizes. Registered users (registration is free) do not have to enter a captcha code to download images. Users who do not register can download images, but they do have to enter a captcha code before downloading each picture.

One of the aspects of Pixabay that does confuse some first-time users is the display of Shutterstock images at the top of the results page. The Shutterstock images are not free. Everything displayed below the row of Shutterstock images is free.


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Wylio - Creative Commons Images for Bloggers

Wylio is an image search engine designed to help bloggers and others quickly find, cite, and use Creative Commons licensed images. Wylio results only return images that are listed with a Creative Commons license. Wylio makes it easy to give proper attribution to the creator of the image by providing you with html code that includes attribution. All you have to do is copy the code and paste it into your blog post or webpage.

Applications for Education
Wylio could be a great resource to have students use when they are writing blog posts for your class. There's no worry about students improperly citing work or not giving attribution because the html provided by Wylio includes attribution links.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Creative Commons Search
7 Places & Ways to Find Copyright-friendly Images
ImageBase - Hundreds of Free Stock Images