Free photos


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Pictures in presentations, articles or blog posts are useful in a number of respects: they can compliment the text, they can convey emotion or they can be motivational. Furthermore, they are great for grabbing attention and getting a massage across. The age old statement, a picture is worth a 1,000 words is very true.

I have been using flickr and clipart for a long time and usually filter on images that have been CC licensed. It’s also good practice to include a link attributing the source of the image. 

I have recently come across two other sites with free images. The first is unsplash. You can select images by category or by using the search option. It’s also possible to submit photos. The second is dreamtime which also includes audio and video. There are some free photos but you need to pay to access the full set.

This site lists other examples.

2 Responses to “Free photos”

  1. Robert Schuwer Says:

    Thanks Grainne, especially for the link to the 10 websites. I have added most of them to my curated overview of open resources. See

  2. Gráinne Says:

    Great thanks Robert!

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