Note: Free royalty-free image and video databases are available in many of the web-based tools used in class including Wix, Weebly, Constant Contact, and Spark. Below are other resources you can use for content creation.

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More Royalty-Free Image sources

  • PikWizard: Over 100,000 completely free images on the site.
  • Negative Space: Free stock pictures from up-and-coming photographers
  • Google Images: Doing a basic Google search for images is not a good way to find free-to-use material. After accessing the site and noting your search term(s) go to Search Tools on the submenu > Usage Rights > Labeled for non-commercial reuse with modification to find royalty-free images
  • Flickr: Select from the “Any license” dropdown from the search results page.
  • Wikimedia Commons: Includes thousands of worldwide images licensed under Creative Commons or verified to be in the Public Domain.
  • FreeImages: More than 400,000 searchable stock images, textures and abstract graphics contributed by users around the world.
  • dreamstime: Several million royalty-free stock images contributed by photographers. Search in the “Free Images” part of the site.
  • morgueFile: More than 350,000 stock images, most of them available to download at high-resolution.
  • WorldImages: Access to the California State University IMAGE Project, which includes about 100,000 international images organized by content areas and searchable.
  • Shutterstock weekly free images: Every week, Shutterstock offers a small number of images for free. Every week varies, so it’s worth seeing what they’ve selected this week.

Royalty-Free Video Footage

Note: Some videos are free-access while others may have fees attached. It is recommended you focus on sources where free access is provided.

Royalty-Free Music, Sound & Audio Clips

Note: Some music, sound and audio clips are free-access while others may have fees attached. It is recommended you focus on sources where free access is provided.