Where to find good images for your presentation

There are many good alternatives to stock image sites (expensive, often staged images) and Google image search (copy right issues). I have listed a few here, click on the image to be taken to the relevant web sites.

Most of these sites offer their images free of charge under a creative commons license. But please note that you are responsible for double checking the precise licensing of the images that you end up using in a presentation.

 
500px ihas a big collection under a creative commons license, this image by Michael Williams  

500px ihas a big collection under a creative commons license, this image by Michael Williams
 

Unsplash images are free to use under a "do-whatever-you-want-license". It is particularly useful for landscapes.

Unsplash images are free to use under a "do-whatever-you-want-license". It is particularly useful for landscapes.

IM FREE mainly reposts creative commons images from Flickr, but it is a good collection. Image by Kate C

IM FREE mainly reposts creative commons images from Flickr, but it is a good collection. Image by Kate C

Arts Authority is an app that lets you search a vast library of art  

Arts Authority is an app that lets you search a vast library of art
 

Pixabay offers many free stock images (after the first search results which are paid)  

Pixabay offers many free stock images (after the first search results which are paid)
 

New Old Stock has many vintage images. There are some great original shots here, but search is a bit limited.

New Old Stock has many vintage images. There are some great original shots here, but search is a bit limited.

Photo Pin is a creative commons Flickr search engine. Image by Tofee  

Photo Pin is a creative commons Flickr search engine. Image by Tofee
 

The NY MET has put its entire collection online, a great resource with good search functionality  

The NY MET has put its entire collection online, a great resource with good search functionality
 

Thomas Leuthard puts great images under a CC licens on Flickr  

Thomas Leuthard puts great images under a CC licens on Flickr
 

TinEye Labs runs a colour-based search engine for creative commons Flickr images  

TinEye Labs runs a colour-based search engine for creative commons Flickr images
 

Vintage Ad Browser images are not CC, but can be shown in a fair use context  

Vintage Ad Browser images are not CC, but can be shown in a fair use context
 

The site startupstockphotos.com hosts images with a startup office feel to it  

The site startupstockphotos.com hosts images with a startup office feel to it
 

 

The British Library has put more than 1 million images on Flickr