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24tips: images you don’t need to bother attributing

Morguefile2 Dec: Want to bring your blog post, leaflet or web page to life with a nice image? Well, you can search Flickr Creative Commons-licensed images, but under most CC licences you need to be careful to attribute the photographer correctly. It’s not a big deal, but if you’re in a real hurry, try Morguefile. The name comes from the file of clippings left over from old investigations kept for future reference in case they came in handy. In this case, it’s site full of high resolution, royalty free images left over from other people’s projects, most of which are available for use without attribution in whatever way you want. If what you need is fairly general, it’s a great source.

To make it super easy, I’ve even made you a little bookmarklet you can drag to your browser’s bookmarks bar, so you can search the site for free images with a single click.

Morguefile Bookmarklet

And while we’re at it, here’s the same kind of bookmarklet for Flickr CC-licensed images:

Flickr CC bookmarklet

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