• Images

    • As outlined in the Copyright section, images should be the property of the presenter or contributor. However, if people are in the images, then further permissions are required from the subjects.

      If anyone can be identified in an image then written permission gained within the last two years will be required.

      Please note that it is not possible to include screenshots in presentations.

      Where to find images

      Remember to check the terms of use for any image you find, as these will vary. You should always acknowledge/attribute your sources appropriately and ensure that sharing, adapting and commercial use are permitted as detailed in the Copyright section.

      The following are helpful resources and repositories for finding images:


      Openverse searches for CC licensed and Public Domain images across multiple sources (including Flickr and Wikimedia Commons).

      Check conditions of the CC licence and ensure that you attribute the source appropriately.

      Disclaimer: Please note that Openverse does not verify whether the images are properly CC licensed, or whether the attribution and other licensing information aggregated is accurate or complete. Please independently verify the licensing status and attribution information before reusing the content.

      Open Attribute is a browser add-on allowing you to copy and paste attribution for any CC licensed work.


      Open-i® is an Open Access Biomedical Image Search Engine provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Reuse of Open-i® images is determined by the license type of the image - learn more.

      Servier Medical Art by Servier

      Servier Medical Art by Servier is a Creative Commons medical image library which can be used to illustrate presentations and publications.

      Google Images

      Go to Google Images > Enter search term > Click Tools below the search box > Select the appropriate level of permission in the Usage Rights drop-down menu.

      Bing Images

      Go to Bing Images > Enter search term > Click Licence below the search box (you may have to select Filter on the right to be able to see this) > Select the appropriate level of permission.


      Go to Pexels > Enter search term. As per Pixel's License, all photos and videos on Pexels are free to use and attribution is not required.

      Public Domain images

      Pixabay and PublicDomainPictures.net are repositories of Public Domain images, although terms of use may still apply so be sure to check these.

      Image collections

      You should always check individual image properties/metadata for licensing information and acknowledge appropriately.

      HEAL Collection: Medical images

      Public Health Image Library (PHIL): Public health images

      CSIRO scienceimage: Scientific images


      Before using any image it is important to check:

      • Who owns the copyright, and you are certain that you are following copyright legislation
      • The permissions that go with an image and that you are not breaking copyright
      • That permissions are in place for commercial use
      • Any identifiable people have recently (in the last two years) given permission for their image to be used for presentations and you can provide written confirmation of this