Using Free Images from the Web

While the web looks like the worlds' biggest library, not everything that is available on the web is up for grabs for every use. We'll discuss how to search for and download photos, logos, and images from the web that you can legally use for your organization's newsletter, your blog, or for your company website. Find out if it is ok to use photos from the web for your Powerpoint presentation, or for a homework assignment.

Below you will find links to online resources, free downloads of the handouts we use in our programs, and links to Amazon for books, software, and hardware where appropriate. Using these links to purchase these items benefits Upper Valley Digital and helps us to continue to provide the free information and handouts you can find here.

Reference books

Patents, Copyrights & Trademarks For Dummies - Henri J. A. Charmasson and John Buchaca
Flickr Hacks: Tips & Tools for Sharing Photos Online - Paul Bausch and Jim Bumgardner
Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity - Lawrence Lessig
The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World - Lawrence Lessig

Links and Online Resources

Google Image Search
NASA image gallery
Morgue File
Public Domain Sherpa
Creative Commons
US Copyright Office

Program Handouts

Using Images from the Web[pdf]