I often spend too much time looking for the right image to use in a blog post or web page. My biggest problem is finding an image that I can use without worrying about copyrights. Most of the images you find on the web are not labeled with a clear message that says who it belongs to.
Since I’ve found OpenClipart.org, I think I’ll be saving a lot of time. Everything there is completely free. There are no strings attached. You can use their images in anything you publish.
OpenClipaï»¿rt.org has been doing this since they were founded in 2004. This is what they say about their project:
The usage of the name is to convey connection to Open Source software and culture. Also, the word conveys the concept of the project lowering barriers for participation for submission of artwork, development on the project, use of the site and use of the clip art stored.
If you just want to use the freebie art, you only need to go to the site and type in a search term or use the categories to find what you need.
They also offer several packages loaded with all of the clipart from the entire website. These can be downloaded in a couple of different formats.
If you are an artist, they’d love to get your help with this project. Here’s how to get involved.
If you’re just an average graphics-challenged person like myself, be sure to tell everyone you know about this cool website.