MS Multimedia Skills
The American School in Japan
The following resources have images that are more likely to be public domain
or have a copyright licenses that have reasonable restrictions. Please follow the licensing rules in
each page. (See the Multimedia
Skills Copyright page for more information about copyright and how to obtain
permission to use an image.)
Picture of the Day (APOD) Index
- The astronomy picture of the day has a wonderful photos and
illustrations. Work that is credited to a government
organization (such as NASA) is usually public domain. Work
credited to individuals or non-government funded projects most
likely needs permission to use.
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Central Library - Photo Collection
- This site has photos of weather and just about everything to
do with weather observation, including photos of the equipment
(including ships and planes) used. The same notes as on the
APOD site applies.
- Ditto.com bills itself as the premier visual search
engine. It does have lots of connections, but
you still need to determine copyright
links to public domain pictures
- Not all links lead to public domain pictures, so be aware of
the copyright restrictions.
- Images in the Public Domain
- This site has images in the public domain as they are taken
from a 1911 publication of Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.
of Congress Civil War pictures
- The Library of Congress has many Civil War pictures
available for download through their web site. These are all
public domain as the copyright has expired.
of Congress Prints and Photographs On-line Catalog
- The Library of Congress has many other images available, and
they can be accessed through this on-line catalog. However, read
rights section before browsing the pictures as
you are still responsible for determining copyright before
using any images.
- The following links are to various part of the About.com
site, either to the Web Clip Art or Desktop Publishing Areas.
Each of these provides more links to collections that are
likely to be free, not public domain, so still be aware
of potential copyright restrictions. This site is about two
years old so it does not necessarily have the best links.
Clip Art links
- Free Clip Art and Photos Net Links - Desktop Publishing
Tips: Finding Clip Art & Photos
- Graphics Tips Net Links - Desktop Publishing
And last, but not least, for the animated GIF aficionado,
- Animation Factory