Images that are freely accessible on the web, for example found on Google images, can not automatically be used in UNE units. Checks are required to ensure the images have a compatible licence and they also require attribution.
Flickr is an excellent place to find images that are available under a Creative Commons Licence. You may embed these images on your own website as long as your intended use meets the conditions specified in the licence and that you give proper attribution and credits to the original author.
Flickr has a page dedicated to help you easily find images that are available under Creative Commons. Or you may use alternative tools like Flickr CC, Flickr Storm and Comp Fight that have a different search interface into Flickr.
Flickr has developed a guide to show you how to manage attribution.
|An advanced Google image search allows you to filter by the 'usage rights' and identify a Creative Commons Licence of your choosing. The 'usage rights' for CC BY the licence recommended for UNE units are free to use, share or modify, even commercially.|
|This site has free photos and illustrations which are ideal for business, personal and educational use.|
|The site includes a guide on how to acknowledge the content used. Importantly if you use a free image you must publish an acknowledgement to FreeDigitalPhotos.net on the same page or screen where the image is used. If you are unable to publish an acknowledgement, you must purchase the image|
|PDPics.com is a repository of free public domain pictures|
Contains high-resolution stock photography images free for either corporate or private use.
Thousands of free-to-embed images to choose from.
Photograps taken prior to 1955 are out of copyright in Australia, so are in the public domain.
Either of the following two forms of acknowledgement can be used.
Getty Images is a database of over 50 Million images, all free to embed into webpages using Getty's embed tool.
Find out more: The world's largest photo service just made its pictures free to use.
Below is an example of how it will look. Note:
- including the links and information at the bottom of the image are a condition of use
- it is not possible to resize the image.
Pixabay photos are officially given over to the ‘public domain’. However, as always, keeping information about a resource demonstrates to others you’re using the content responsibly and saves confusion down the track about whether the use is permitted.
Using images in UNE units
Any freely available online images with the appropriate creative commons licence can be embedded into your UNE unit.
Find an image
To find content that is free to reuse and repost, you can start by searching for Creative Commons licenced content.
Alternatively, use go directly to image sites, such as those listed in the Left Hand column, and filter for content that suits your purpose.
This guide to help provides some suggestions. See particularly the sections towards the bottom of the resource: Attributing in different mediums and Keeping track of everything you use.
Images with no known copyright restrictions
The Commons is the place to look for images with no known copyright restrictions.
The Commons is Flickr's partnership with nearly 30 publicly-held photography collections from around the world. The participating organisations have selected thousands of historic 'copyright-free' images from their collections and made them available via Flickr.
Used with Permission
See separate tab entitled 'Used with Permission'
CSIRO Gallery of Creative Commons Images
CSIRO has provided permission for anyone to freely use, repost and transform the collection’s 4000+ high definition images and videos. The library represents more than six decades worth of environmental, industrial, agricultural and technological research images.
Even More free images
From Internet Archive Book Images No known copyright restrictions