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Education: resources for teachers: Reusable Images

Subjects: Education

Selected image databases

Restricted Access


Open Access


     Image-sharing Collectives

     Library Collections & Photo Archives

     Museum & Art Gallery Collections

     Other Image Collections

Looking for copyright-free images?

When using material created by others, in teaching, publication or personal use (copying), there are many rights considerations. Here is a selection of resources, including Creative Commons licensed resources. These are usually free to use with some restrictions, such as crediting the creator (attribution).


Pics4Learning is a curated image library that is safe and free for education. Teachers and students can use the copyright-friendly photos and illustrations for classroom projects, web sites, videos, portfolios, or any other projects in an educational setting.

Google image search

Go to 

Search for whatever you're looking for

Under the search bar, click Settings -> Advanced search

At the bottom, click the dropdown menu for usage rights

Select an appropriate licence, e.g. free to use or share, even commercially, or free to use, share or modify, even commercially

Click the Advanced Search button