Content creation is often accompanied by a necessary search for images. However, sometimes such a seemingly simple task can become a true problem and take a huge amount of precious time. More than that, not any appealing image can be used the way you want. Let’s talk about how to simplify image search without violating the copyright laws.
Google and Yandex image search – bad
That is the very way the majority of image searchers choose. They go to Google Search and type “Beautiful cat” or “Three pandas on hay” and choose what is most suitable for them. This method, however, is no good if you want to use images legally since almost every image has its author and license. You can, without doubt, filter images by usage rights, though Google doesn’t always guarantee the information being precise so don’t rely blindly on this method.
So where to search for images anyway?
It is a huge free image stock and a very useful website as all the images here can be taken without any remorse and modified however one wants. It’s all because the images here are distributed under the CC-0 license.
Quite a popular site on which you can find lots of free beautiful images of high quality.
Another popular photo hosting service that shares an immense stock of images. However, not all the images are free here, so it is preferable to check prematurely under which license an image is distributed.
Another place where one can find a large amount of free images under CC-0 license. That means they can be used and modified as one wants.
A couple words on licenses
The majority of images are distributed under the CC (Creative Commons) license. Except that this license has its own types, awareness of which will make dealing with images significantly easier for you.
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