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Copyright: Need Free Images & Illustrations?

This work is a derivative of Hinterground Tapete, Background Wallpaper, by Kai Stachowiak, licenced under (CC0 1.0).

Moral Rights Laws 'Attribution is a MUST'

In Australia you must always attribute creative commons material.

Many of the free creative commons images on the internet are from international website. They often say 'no need to attribute or acknowledge', which would be true if you were in a different country. The copyright rules in Australia are different and you must always attribute creative commons or public domain material, even if the original owner says you don't need to.

The only exemption is if the user has specifically purchased royalty free images.

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A collection of free photographs.

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Selection vectors, free photos, free icons.

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An alternative for expensive stock photography. 

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Pictures free for personal and commercial use.

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Freely available public domain pictures.

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Large collection of free images and media.

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Can download 10 free images a day.

 

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The largest database of free icons.

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A search engine to help you find free icons.

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Free artwork, great for use in school research or reports.

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Images from Google

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How to find Creative Commons images using Google

 

You can narrow down your Google image search results to only include images are that are free to use under creative commons.

From the results screen select Tools > Usage Rights > Labeled for Reuse.

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You will still need to attribute all images you use.

Images from Flickr

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Anyone can upload images to flickr, but the photographer always reserves the right to decide what can be done with their picture.

Not all images on flickr have a creative commons licence. 

 

How to find Creative Commons images on Flickr

 

To search flickr, enter a keyword in the search box. 

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In the results screen click on 'Any License' >  select the relevant Creative Commons license for you. (For educational use, click 'All Creative Commons').

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The results will then be limited to images that have a creative commons licence. 

Don't forget to attribute all images you use.