Unsplash for free

Copyright and Creative Commons are topics that have been addressed on this blog before.  Picture yourself as a young learner.  It’s difficult to know and understand the difference.

And, grabbing any image is as simple as doing a Google Image Search, displaying the image full screen, right click to save it, and away you go.  Of course, we know that they should search for any limitations for the use of the image.  There is a time where that absolutely needs to be addressed.

What if there were no limitations?

What if the terms for the use of the images was …

All photos published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or Unsplash.

Too good to be true?  Then check out Unsplash for yourself.

Now, I still maintain that the best source of images is still with your own camera or your own drawing tools.  There’s also opportunity to search and attribute using some of the various Creative Commons licenses.  But there are times when you just aren’t able to do you own.

So, add Unsplash to your collection.

I’ll admit; it feels strange using someone else’s image without attribution.

The collection is pretty impressive.  I see lots of possibilities for desktop image pictures plus a number of other things.

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