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Resources for royalty-free and public domain images

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When sourcing images for department/program websites, newsletters, promotional materials and social media accounts, it's important to be aware of copyright issues. One option is to hire a photographer to take images, or to pay for the rights to use stock photos through services like IStockPhoto, ShutterStock, etc. If you have a limited budget, or are simply looking for a wider selection, the links below are great resources for royalty-free or public domain (no copyright) images.

If you didn't pay for the rights to an image and it didn't come from one of the links below, be sure to investigate license/copyright terms on a particular image (i.e., don't simply download something from a Google Images search). If you're not sure about copyright claims/license terms on a particular image, contact Scott Haber at sah67@cornell.edu

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