Free Clipart Sites

    Much of the art work on the Internet is copyrighted. If you use Google Images to download your images and clipart for your website, do you check to see the pictures are copyrighted? Some owners charge for images and others want you to acknowledge them in some way. Before you use images from the Internet, it is your responsibility to make sure you are using them properly.

    Searching for images can be tiresome. Many sites are just link sites and others want to sell images. Other sites offer royalty free images. This sounds like a good thing until you discover what "royalty free" really means. Very basically royalty free means that you pay a one time fee to download the image or images. Once you have done this, you may use the picture as you like without paying "royalties" over and over. So be careful!

    Here are some sites that offer FREE clip art and images. However, please check each site to see if it would like a citation telling where the image came from.
    Click on the images to go to the sites
    Pd Clip art
    PDClipart.org is a HUGE collection of public domain clip art. The collection is FREE and NO REGISTRATION is required.     

    Clip Art
    Again lots of ads, but lots of free clip art, also.          

    At Clip Pal, make sure you stay in the Public Domain section. Others charge a fee.  

    Clipart History
    Free, high-quality, public-domain clipart covering all ages of the Worlds History from pre-historic. The site is designed to save time when looking for clipart.

    Here is one of the sites which requests a link. A: You may use any of our images for free, so long as you add the following link to your site: Some images on this site courtesy of iBAND.com  

    All photos on this web site are public domain. You may use these images for any purpose, including commercial. But if some photo contains logos and products you need to be careful. Using someone else's trademark commercially could be a copyright violation.

    Google has opened an online photo gallery that will feature millions of images from Life Magazine that have never been seen by the public before. According to the press release, the photos can be printed out and used for free as long as they aren't a part of an attempt to make money. Click here to visit the site.
     Classroom ClipArt    
    Classroom Clipart Over 100,000 free clip art images, clipart, illustrations and photographs for every occasions. Over 2,000 clip art, and clipart related categories

    Microsoft has a large selection of quality ClipArt.

    This has some good quality clip art. 

    Pics4Learning is a safe, free image library for education. Teachers and students can use the copyright-friendly photos and images for classrooms, multimedia projects, web sites, videos, portfolios, or any other project in an educational setting.
    Please check each site. Some require that you cite the source of the picture or give other information. Please adhere to their desires.

    If you have any good sites, please send them to Gene Kulbago, gkulbago@nfschools.net and I will post them and give you the proper credit.