Saturday, January 5, 2019

High-Resolution Images for FREE

The Art Institute of Chicago placed more than 52,000 high-resolution FREE images - mostly from paintings and other artwork from their collection online, available to all without restriction. Here are some examples:

All it takes is going to the Art Institute’s website, and downloading a detailed photograph of an iconic painting from the museum’s collection.  If you like impressionists such as Manet, Monet, and Caillebotte: the photographs of their paintings are now up there and covered by a free Creative Commons license.

The Art Institute is following the path of other museums that have gone to open access, for example, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, or the British Museum in London, England.  However, not only museums but also some libraries, such as the New York Public Library, (NYPL) are offering free images to download.

Canva also lists some interesting - and free - stock photo websites you can choose from.

Where else to find a very long listing of free and royalty-free images?  It’s in one of the chapters of 111 Tips to Create Impressive Videos - available through this universal link:



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