I’ve previously written about obtaining images you can freely use. I just wanted to make a quick update (though I’ve got more to write about this topic in future) about the use of Google Image Search to locate images that you can freely use. So I put together a 2min 30sec screencast to quickly explain what to do.
So you need some photos and you haven’t taken any suitable pictures yourself. Well there are some sites where you can download stock photos for free or very cheap per item.
Freerange – you just been to register for the service and then you have access to thousands of high-resolution photos.
Freedigitalphotos – has a catalogue of photos nicely categorised. You can download small images for free, and pay for larger ones.
And them there are the user upload sites. The most well known is Flickr. You need to check the licence agreement the photographer has applied to the photos; if a suitable Creative Commons licence has been granted then you can use the photo, as long as you attribute appropriately.