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Clip Art

Schools can use Free Clipart including Graphics, Photos, Templates, Graphics Sounds and Fonts, Animated graphics, backgrounds, borders, web buttons Icons,weddings, valentines, flowers, cupid, School, christmas,christian, valentine, plants, domestic animals, farm animals, wild animals, birds art; lots of images.

The GIF was first developed by a CompuServe engineer in 1987, and though Tumblr users have clearly taken to the animated version of format, statistics by third party tracking firms indicate that other image formats are actually more popular on the Web now.

Converseen can convert, resize, rotate and flip an unlimited number of images. It's an open source program that supports over 100 image formats and the user interface is easy to use. The site for the program includes a FAQ area and this version is compatible with Windows and Linux operating systems. 

GIFY Best Gifs on the Web.

2012 All the UK’s oil paintings online the Public Catalogue Foundation (PCF) and the BBC completed their hugely ambitious project to put online the United Kingdom’s entire collection of oil paintings in public ownership. This makes the UK the first country in the world to give such access to its national collection of paintings. In total, 3,217 venues across the UK have participated in the project and 211,861 paintings are now on Your Paintings


Buttons - containing a little graphic image; various themes such as books, doorways, phones, paperwork, etc.

Chris' Shockzone - original creations, bullets, buttons, bars and lines, animated GIFs and Shocklets.

ColorMix - By dithering 2 or 3 browser safe colors, it is possible to make over 10 million different combinations. At the left is an example, the beige used in this site is a dither of 3 browser safe colors. ColorMix provides a quick and easy way to dither these 216 hex values, reference the possibilities, and download new combinations

American Memory from the Library of Congress
"American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience." Although the Library of Congress provides some copyright information about the items in this collection, "it is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the Library's collections."

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" is the world's largest searchable database of classic print ads. You can search by category, by decade [from the 1940s], even by year. Membership is required.

Native American (Indian) - clipart, buttons, bars, and other design elements, with a native American theme. Large and colorful designs.

More Native American Icons - a few dozen, rather small icons; colorful graphics, useful as buttons or bullets or to accent a page design. Some medium sized graphics as well.
The world's leading visual search engine." "Ditto provides visual search of the web using pictures. Users are linked to the originating web site on which the pictures are located. Should you wish to use any picture, photo or artwork you see during the search process, you must obtain the appropriate permission from the owner of the material."


Finding Images on the Web
Compiled by Ruth S. Thomas, Art/Art History Bibliographer, Mugar Memorial Library, Boston University Libraries

"A free site where you can search the Web for sound effects and musical instrument samples."
"The photographs are free to private non-commercial users and for sale to other users."

Use the Images search to find graphics. Some may be copyrighted. Advanced Search options will focus your search, allow you to choose file types and sizes, and filter mature content.

Known as the "leading free stock photography site." Photographers can share their photographs with others. Collection is browsable by subject. The gallery contains "over 100,000 quality stock photos by more than 9,000 users."

Library Databases
ACC Library Services subscribes to several databases that offer image searching. You can use some of these images for ideas, but if you wanted to manipulate the original for a project, it would be best to acknowledge the source of it. Many of these are from API and other news sources. To get to the databases, begin at the library home page, then select A-Z List of Resources under Find Articles and Research Information. From that list, you might choose: Academic Search Premier, AccessScience, eLibrary, MasterFILE Premier, and Military & Government Collection. The eLibrary database offers audio and video as well as images.
This site, which contains high-resolution digital stock, is maintained by Michael and Kevin Connors "to provide free image reference material for use in all creative pursuits." "The morguefile contains photographs freely contributed by many artists to be used in creative projects by visitors to the site. To acknowledge the artist's accomplishments, we ask that you credit the photographer when possible."

National Geographic Online
Long recognized for the stunning photography that accompanies its articles, the online site provides a photography section that features photo galleries by subject and more.

Northridge Library maintains a file of pictures from magazines, pamphlets, book jackets, and other sources on various topics. The items are arranged alphabetically by subject in filing cabinets and can be borrowed for two weeks.

The NYPL Picture Collection Online
"The digital collection of images presented here ... is taken from the in-print collection of images that New York Public Library has been collecting since 1915. ...the organization and cataloging of the online collection is what makes these images so valuable. Users who wish to order images for commercial use may do so by paying a fee to cover the cost of permissions and licensing."

Picture History
Llibrary of high quality images and footage illustrating more than 200 years of American history,' this site has indexed still images of maps, postcards, photographs, cartoons, stereo cards, periodicals, and more, in addition to video and audio clips. Images can be licensed, purchased or sent as a free e-card from the website."

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