Image Sources

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Visual Media Flickr

The Visual Media office at Luther College manages a Flickr account in which all of their recent and past photographs are available for viewing and download. All of the photographs uploaded to the Visual Media Flickr account can be used for any Luther College website.

When searching for certain images, select the Luther College _ Photo Bureau's Photostream option that appears below Search Everyone's Uploads to ensure only Visual Media photographs appear in the search results.

Each photograph's page contains a magnifying glass icon above the image that provides various download options. Select the View all sizes option after selecting the magnifying glass icon. The default Large 1024 (1024 x 683) option is recommended for downloading images from Flickr. This page also provides an option for downloading the photograph's original resolution image.

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Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons contains a wide collection of public domain images, which allows for their free use on other websites.

Many of the images on Wikimedia Commons are released under a Creative Commons license that allows for their free use on websites. Authors of the images may require that attribution is provided. lets you view Wikipedia pages as photo galleries. Just enter your search term at the top of the page.

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Flickr Advanced Search

Flickr's advanced search option allows for filtering search results to only contain Creative Commons images. The Creative Commons license allows for the free use of images on websites, which includes providing attribution if requested by the author.

At the page's bottom, there are filters available for Creative Commons. Select the option and proceed with your search.

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