McMaster University Specific:
Office of Public Relations:
In order to access advance tools such as the photo archive, or font downloads, please register for an account.
Free Image Editors:Pixlr Editor: http://pixlr.com/
Pixlr Editor: http://pixlr.com/editor/
Pixlr Express: http://pixlr.com/express/
Gimp editor: http://www.gimp.org/
External free image sources:
“The key goals of The Commons on Flickr are to firstly show you hidden treasures in the world's public photography archives, and secondly to show how your input and knowledge can help make these collections even richer. ... Under "The Commons," cultural institutions that have reasonably concluded that a photograph is free of copyright restrictions are invited to share such photograph under their new usage guideline called "no known copyright restrictions." If you go to http://www.flickr.com/commons/usage/ and scroll down, you will see a very impressive list of participating institutions.
"Browse through the categories of our huge gallery containing over 350.000 quality stock photos by more than 30.000 photographers! Need a wallpaper for your desktop or illustration for your blog? Need a pic for your commercial website design? Looking for inspiration? Have a look around."
NYPL Digital Gallery:
“NYPL Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over 700,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more.”
"a treasure trove of images in different areas. Some of these photos and images are available for use in the public domain, and they may be used and reproduced without permission or fee. However some photos and images may be protected by license. We strongly recommend you thoroughly read the disclaimers on each site before use.”
“Public image archive for creatives by creatives. ... Free images for your inspiration, reference and use in your creative work, be it commercial or not! See http://www.morguefile.com/license/morguefile/ for a summary of their usage policy.”
"Image*After is a large online free photo collection. You can download and use any image or texture from our site and use it in your own work, either personal or commercial."
"We are a search engine for free photos. These come from many sources and are license-specific. You can view a photo's license by clicking on the license icon, below and left of photos. Membership is free, without advertising, and allows you to rate, tag, collect and comment on photos."
"Fotegrafik is an online stock photography repository where you can find tons of beautiful stock photos to enrich your creative projects on a budget. All images are available in high-quality, in different sizes and are released under different types of licenses, royalty free included. Registration is mandatory to purchase photos. Photographers are also welcome to contribute their own photos and monetize their image inventory."
"Wylio is a web-based image search engine that you can use to find all images shared on the popular photo-sharing Flickr which are released under a Creative Commons license. Once you have found the image you need, Wylio also generates a standard snippet of embed code that you can paste on your blog to display the image. The embed code is complete with attribution to the original author and source."
"iClipart is a royalty free clipart site with also a large section dedicated to royalty free photos and royalty free photo objects. To purchase royalty free images from iClipart, you can either purchase individual images or pay for a monthly subscription (different plans are available depending on the kind of image you need) that allows you to download as many royalty free images you like. All images are available in high-resolution and in different sizes."