We all remember being in school, making school projects and just filling it up with amazing images that we found online. And while that was a very easy thing to do and it worked out perfectly in the end, when working with public websites things just aren’t as easy as that. Simply performing a search online and using whatever images come up is really bad because you risk stealing someone else’s work so the safest thing that you can do is go directly to sources that will give you creative commons images that you will be able to use on any public forum that you want to. Today we are going to give some great recommendations for sources just like that, so definitely make sure to keep reading until the end.


Regardless of whether you are looking for stock images or clip art, despite of the name that sounds pretty spammy, this is still a great source for you to check out. The one thing that you need to remember when using this website is the fact that each image is licensed individually so you should make sure to scroll down on the image’s page and see if it has the right kind of license.

Open Clip Art Library

You may have seen some the OCAL images on Clker, but if you want to see everything that they can offer you, you should definitely check out their website. On the site you will find a variety of clip art options and images and while no images are censored on the website, they do ask up-loaders to mark them as potentially offensive. You can also install the OCAL on your pc and use it online if you want to, but you need to keep in mind that the offline collection hasn’t been updated since 2010 so won’t be getting the full scope.

Flickr Creative Commons

Even though Flickr is fairly popular, something that a lot of people don’t know is that there is also a creative commons images section on it. The photos are all user submitted and there are over 200 million photos and other kind of graphics under the CC license. Since some of the images are under some other types of licenses, they have made sure that you can browse the images by license as well as see the most recent uploads and you can even search for a particular license.

 When working with public forums making sure you are using images, or any kind of content for that matter, which has the right kind of license is essential. We hope you will take the time to check out the recommendations we gave you above because we are sure you are going to get the best creative commons images using them.


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