Finding open images might be the first challenge. They are available on so many different websites, and sites all have different terms of service and license options. Grabbing an image from Shutterstock? Maybe not. Just going to pull images down from Google? Not so fast! There are lots of places where you can find openly licensed images, with more coming every month.* The places I tend to check first include:
Attributing that Perfect Picture
So you’ve found that perfect image to use in your course notes, course site, slidedeck, handouts, etc. and even checked the licensing on it (bravo).
Attributing a Flickr Image: Example
Pick one option, and copy paste. No need to go back and forth between pages.
- Featured image, by Wesley Caribe, originally published under a CC0 license.
- Marked screenshot of Another Old Thing Flickr photo by cogdogblog, by JR Dingwall displayed for educational purposes.
- Screenshot of an attribution statement from Professional Communication Foundations, by JR Dingwall, Chuck Labrie, Trecia McLennon, and Laura Underwood, published under a CC-BY 4.0 license.
- Cat typing GIF, embedded via GIPHY
- Screenshot of the Flickr attribution helper created by cogdogblog, by JR Dingwall displayed for educational purposes.
- Another Old Thing flickr photo by cogdogblog shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license