Royalty free images free for reuse with modification
How to get royalty free images free for reuse with modification from the Internet. In plain English it means how to get images free of cost without fear of copyright violations.
Today one of my client, working for polyhedron had asked me on how to obtain quality stock images. So I decided to write this post.
A common misconception is that if it is available on the net you can use it for your personal or commercial use. This will end up in trouble when the original owner of the images can sue you or ask for a huge amount as compensation. Besides, images that can be used for free in projects does not mean that it can be freely altered.
Even if the images are flagged for free use some may ask you to use them with an attribution to the original author. While this is not bad as it sounds, it could be acceptable or not acceptable depending on your clients and your needs.
So the trick is to make an advanced search in Google for images labeled for reuse with modification. I have given below a step by step guide on how to do it. This example shows how to search for Marigold flower Royalty free images.
- Google “marigold” like you normally do.
- Click on images and then
- Click on search tools and then
- usage rights and then
- select “labeled for reuse with modification.
That’s all it is to it.