Need copyright-free photos?

+32 votes

This came up in my RSS feeds today:

NY Public Library releases 180,000 free public domain pictures

Apparently, the images are all out of copyright, so you don't need to ask permission to use them. And with a collection that large, I suspect that there are going to be at least some which would prove useful to Wikitreers.


asked in The Tree House by Greg Slade G2G6 Pilot (204k points)
I like how easy it is to search too!

3 Answers

+5 votes
Best answer
Thanks for this Greg.  I am always looking for copyright free images.  This looks great and I think I will be useful for the scan-a-thon.
answered by Caryl Ruckert G2G6 Mach 9 (99.9k points)
selected by Susan Laursen

Unfortunately, we can't use photos from web sites in the SAT.

+7 votes
This seems to be very well indexed. I searched on a surname (Porterfield) I am interested and found 2 great images related to old Porterfields.

answered by Marty Acks G2G6 Mach 7 (74.7k points)
I'm glad you found something you could use, Marty.
+4 votes
Is this a potential resource for the upcoming Scan-a-Thon?
answered by Stephanie Ward G2G6 Mach 4 (46.3k points)

Alas, no. The participation rules for the Scan-A-Thon say that you can only count images that you have in your possession and scan yourself. I was all disappointed to hear that, because I thought the SAT would be a good chance to add images to a bunch of profiles of notables.

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