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Find Images: Beyond CSM

A quick guide to finding images.

Creative Commons Image Sites

These are some sources for images to use within your own projects. While most of these databases are meant to provide freely usable images, please check the exact licensing restrictions carefully.

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What is Creative Commons?

Creative Commons Trademark

Creative Commons helps creators share their work. With a Creative Commons license, you keep your copyright but allow people to copy and distribute your work provided they give you credit -- and only on specificed conditions (e.g. non-commercial, non-derivative, share-alike). 

How to Give Creative Commons Attribution

Here is a photo. Following it are some examples of how people might attribute it.

This is an ideal attribution

Creative Commons 10th Birthday Celebration San Francisco” by tvol is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Because:

How you attribute authors of the CC works will depend on whether you modify the content, if you create a derivative, if there are multiple sources, etc. Find out more about attribution on the CC Wiki.