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Online resource: The British Library makes 1 MILLION images available for free

January 7th, 2014 · No Comments · General Posts

Welcome back and HAPPY NEW YEAR, OCAD U students!

Looking for images to use, repurpose, and remix for your upcoming projects?

The British Library is helping you do just that as they have released 1 million images through Flickr commons.

Read more about the project or browse the collection.

Don’t forget that you can access licensed image databases through OCAD U Library and browse the guide for other open source image collections too!



  • The Rijksmuseum has made masterpieces from their available for online viewing via their digitized collection.
  • You can also create your own “sets” (collections) of art from the Rijksmuseum’s works and use selected images to create personalized products such as tattoos, wallpapers, and smart phone skins using the Rijksstudio!

© J. Paul Getty Trust

  • The Getty via J. Paul Getty Trust has made 10,000 images available forfree as part of their Open Content Program.
  • Open content images have a “download” link and have no restrictions on use, modification, or reuse
  • Any downloaded images just need the credit line as indicated on their website (“Digital image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program”).


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