We all use them...images from the web. We also all “know” the rules of copyright laws. The tough part is getting in the habit of only using copyright free images. If only Google had an easy way to do that...but it does! Below are a couple of quick and easy ways to find images that you can use on documents, newsletters, websites, and other media.
Searching Google for Copyright Free Images
Find Copyright Free Images with a Simple Google Search:
- Go to google.com.
- In the search box (or the omnibox) type in the subject of your search.
- When search results appear click on “Images”.
- You will see all images Google found for your search. These are ALL images, not only copyright free. Next, click on “Search Tools”.
- Select what level of copyright you are looking for.
- Not filtered by license
- will not filter your results
- Labeled for reuse with modification
- will locate images that can be modified and altered and used commercially
- Labeled for reuse
- will locate images that can be reproduced, communicated, redistributed or published for commercial purposes
- Labeled for noncommercial reuse with modification
- will locate images that can be modified and altered
- Labeled for noncommercial reuse
- will locate images that can be reproduced, communicated, redistributed or published
Find Free Images While in a Google Document:
- Open a Google Document.
- Click on “Insert” and click on “Image”.
- On the far right choose “Search”. The listed service are filters. I usually use Google. Type in your search.
- You can also filter by color, face, photo, clip art, and line drawing. This is useful when you are trying to narrow down to your specific need.
- Double click on the image you want to include or single click and then click “Done”.
- You are all set. The image is not in your document ready to use!
There are many sites that also allow free images to be downloaded. Whichever option you choose to use, please make sure to follow the copyright laws to protect you, your students, and the original creator of the image.
For these directions in a document click Here!