5 ways to find images for your website

Finding good images online to use on your website or blog is fairly easy but finding images that are licensed for reuse can be hard.

It’s often difficult to know when it’s ok to reuse an image that has been published online and when it’s not. The internet may be a global network but each country has different copyright laws and there are no simple best practice rules applicable to everyone.

In this blog I’ll look at a best practice example of online image attribution, some of the problems that face anyone trying to work out if they can reuse an image online and five ways to find great images licensed for reuse, including:

  1. The Creative Commons search tool
  2. Museums, libraries and archives
  3. Getty Images
  4. Gratisography
  5. Taking your own photo!

This is an excerpt of a post originally published on cilip.org.uk. Read the full post on cilip.org.uk

Image source: “Yellow and black squirrel monkey at London Zoo” by edwebdev is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 / Original cropped and resized