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Using Digital Images

Copyright and Digital Images

When using images to create a project or website, it's important to make sure you aren't violating the copyright. Here are some general guidelines for using digital images:

  • If you aren't sure about the copyright for a specific image, don't use it.
  • Look for public domain and public copyright licenses.
  • Provide a link to the copyright license.
  • Do not use more than five images from any one artist. 
  • Get permission to use any copyrighted images that are not public domain and do not have a public copyright license.

Public Domain and Free Stock Photos

The following websites are great sources for public domain and publicly licensed images.  Make sure to always look for a license so you know what use is permitted.