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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Puts 400,000 High-Res Images Online & Makes Them Free to Use - Open Culture

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Puts 400,000 High-Res Images Online & Makes Them Free to Use - Open Culture
On Friday, The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that "more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use." Even better, the images can be used at no charge (and without getting permission from the museum). In making this announcement, the Met joined other world-class museums in putting put large troves of digital art online. Witness the 87,000 images from the Getty in L.A., the 125,000 Dutch masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum, the 35,000 artistic images from the National Gallery, and the 57,000 works of art on Google Art Project. The Met's online initiative is dubbed "Open Access for Scholarly Content," and, while surfing the Met's digital collections, you'll know if a particular work is free to download if it bears the "OASC" acronym. Happy rummaging. via Kottke Related Content: Download Over 250 Free Art Books From the Getty Museum Related:  Stock

5 Tools for Helping Students Find Creative Commons Images Overview Photos, logos, graphics and images are an important part of any multimedia creation that students produce. A few well placed, high quality images can transform class work from amateur to spectacularly professional. So, unless you plan on taking your own photographs or creating your own artwork, finding legitimate Creative Commons images is an essential digital skill. To help students (and teachers) navigate and understand the often confusing space that is digital copyright, here are five tools that we recommend using to to search, reference, attribute and download Creative Commons images. 1. Photo Pin is one of the best tools for using with students for both the results it returns and its focus on correct image attribution. 2. Iconfinder is a little different to other Creative Commons image searches as it specializes in returning icons and logos. 3. 4. 5. Links and Next Steps What tools have you used to help students find Creative Commons images?

Banco de fotos e imágenes gratis de uso libre. Fotografias sin Copyright Download 35,000 Works of Art from the National Gallery, Including Masterpieces by Van Gogh, Gauguin, Rembrandt & More As a young amateur painter and future art school dropout, I frequently found myself haunted by the faces of two artists, that famously odd couple from my favorite art history novelization—and Kirk Douglas role and Iggy Pop song—Lust for Life. Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin, above and below respectively, the tormented Dutch fanatic and burly French bully—how, I still wonder, could such a pair have ever co-existed, however briefly? How could such beautifully skewed visions of life have existed at all? Van Gogh and Gaugin’s several self-portraits still inspire wonder. My younger self had the luxury of seeing these particular two up close and in person at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC: Van Gogh’s gaunt and piercing visage, Gauguin’s sneering self-parody. There you’ll find works by another obsessive Dutch self-portraitist, Rembrandt van Rijn, such as the lush 1659 painting below. Browse the various collections, including one devoted to self-portraits. Related Content:

A Resource of Over 100.000 Free Images to Use in Class August 1, 2014 Here is another great resource of free images for teachers and students to use in class.Welcome Library made freely available more than 100,000 high resolution images. These materials include a wide variety of historical manuscripts, paintings, etchings, early photography and many more. All of these images are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license which means that you can use them for free as long as you acknowledge Welcome Library as being the sources.

Copyright Subject Guide - RMIT LibGuides - Mobile Can you include images, figures, diagrams, photographs, journal articles & conference papers into your thesis - YES. The copyright act has fair dealing provisions that allow students to include copyright works into theses for research & study purposes that includes research and examination. Do you need permission to include copyright works into your thesis for examination – NO. You need permission to use copyright works in your thesis if it is published or used outside of research and study purposes. This includes publishing via the RMIT Research Repository, publishing a chapter as a journal article or chapter, presentation at a conference that is published or presented publicly. What happens if you publish your research as a journal article and then wish to include the article in your thesis? When publishing the final archive copy of your thesis you have two options with regard to images, figures, diagrams, photographs, journal articles & conference papers: 1.

Life Of Pix - Free Stock Photos & Images - Photography Folger Shakespeare Library Puts 80,000 Images of Literary Art Online, and They're All Free to Use Has a writer ever inspired as many adaptations and references as William Shakespeare? In the four hundred years since his death, his work has patterned much of the fabric of world literature and seen countless permutations on stage and screen. Less discussed are the visual representations of Shakespeare in fine art and illustration, but they are multitude. In one small sampling, Richard Altick notes in his extensive study Paintings from Books, that “pictures from Shakespeare accounted for about one fifth—some 2,300—of the total number of literary paintings recorded between 1760 and 1900” among British artists. In the period Altick documents, a rapidly rising middle class drove a market for literary artworks, which were, “in effect, extensions of the books themselves: they were detached forms of book illustration, in which were constantly assimilated the literary and artistic tastes of the time.” The collection’s enormous archive of 19th century prints is an especial treat.

The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources So, you need an image for your blog? We’ve spent some time categorizing our favorite sources for free images and organizing them in such a way as to help you find what you’re looking for. Here are the criteria we’ve examined: Subjects: Does a site focus on specific genres of images, or is it a mass collection of various image types? High Resolution: Lots of great image resources emerged in the pre-Web 2.0 phase, but it wasn’t until bandwidth dramatically increased that allowed for the uploading of much higher resolution images suitable for editing and printing. License: The licenses vary extremely from source to source. Safety: Government sites and many specific subject collections are extremely safe for students to use. Search Engines While these websites do not actually contribute image content themselves, they’re able to index images in a way that makes it easier to search for free content. Category Favorite: Bing Images Bing Images Compfight Creative Commons Search Everystockphoto HiveStock

14 Amazingly Free Stock Photo Websites If you've ever tried searching for free stock photos on the Internet, you probably know what a ridiculous hassle it can be. As a general rule, free stock photos are extremely difficult to find. A huge portion of the stock photo market is owned by professional companies like Shutterstock and 123RF, who charge $20 or more for a single photo. Lucky for you, there are a few ways to access high-quality stock photos without any hassle or significant cost. Here's a lovingly curated list of the world's best free stock photo websites for designers, business owners and anyone else: Related: Want Clickable Images? 1. Unsplash adds 10 new royalty-free photos every 10 days and they're almost always of breathtakingly attractive beautiful landscapes. Searchable? 2. Dutch artist Folkert Gorter and his graphic-design peers at SuperFamous curate this collection of incredibly high-resolution images, perfect for use in website design or as desktop backgrounds. 3. Searchable? 4. 5. Photo by John Hope 6. 7. 8.

Vintage and Modern Free Public Domain Images Archive Download - Public Domain Images | Free Stock Photos Internet Archive uploads more than 14 million public domain images to Flickr Kalev Leetaru programatically recovered all the images that were discarded by the OCR program that digitizes the millions of public domain books scanned by the Archive; these were cropped, cleaned up, and uploaded to Flickr with the text that appears before and after them, and links to see their whole scanned page. The resulting mosiac is just wonderful, like browsing Sean Tejaratchi's great zine Crap Hound, but weirder and more serendipitous. And each image is richly annotated with metadata, freely re-usable, and is a gateway to a book that you can have for free. What more could you ask for? Internet Archive Book Images (via Ars Technica)

Free Cliparts - ClipArtBest The 10 Best Sources Of Free, Beautiful Images If you are a business owner, software designer, app developer or any person who needs free stock images, then you probably have often got headaches finding good image sources. You google different options, and either you end up not finding a satisfactory one or you find sources that charge you. There are thousands of sites that provide you high quality stock images free of cost. But not many have varieties of good images that you can select from. Most of the images in these sites are offered under Creative Commons Zero License. 1. Gratisography is my personal favorite image archive. Mainly two photographers (Ryan McGuire and Bells Design) are involved in capturing the images. 2. Unsplash is another source of magnificent images to use for your blog. All the images this source provides fall under Creative Commons Zero license. 3. Superfamous was designed by Folkert Gorter. 4. Pexels contains thousands of images and adds 10 new images each day. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Read full content